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A Guide To Sydney’s Good Food Month

We all appreciate a good feed every once in a while, so how about a month of it? Good Food Month have collaborated with some of the best chefs and culinary masterminds within Sydney to produce Hyde Park Palms – a custom built pop up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. From the 5th of... more info


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Oktoberfest Is Back

Become part of Australia’s largest and most popular Oktoberfest Celebration, Returning for its seventh year ‘Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ is bringing Munich to Sydney. On Saturday the 28th of October, The Domain will play host to Australia’s biggest Bavarian festival. This event attracts thousands to celebrate everyone’s favourite things: Food, Music and Beer. So throw... more info


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Oktoberfest In The Gardens Is Back

Are you a beer enthusiast? Do you love all things Bavarian? Or do you just love an excuse to dress up and have a drink with friends? Well either way, ‘Oktoberfest in the Gardens’ is returning to Melbourne, so break out your Lederhosen and Dirndl and become part of Australia’s largest Bavarian festival. On Saturday... more info


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Where to be this AFL Grand Final Day

The wait is almost over! That one, sweet day in September is almost here, the AFL Grand Final (and a much needed public holiday). Now a well-loved Melburnian ‘tradition’, the AFL long weekend means you can kick the celebrations off early and let’s be honest, Monday is probably a write-off as well. Sorry boss. Looking... more info


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

Well, it’s that time of the year again where dad’s get offered the limelight and the chance to celebrate their parenting skills, even though they struggle to make anything but a toasted cheese sandwich and have to rely on mum to remember when your birthday is. Despite all that, dads are always there to provide... more info


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Father’s Day: Where To Go For Lunch

Wait…is it August already? No wait, it’s September. I think so anyway. I remember celebrating New Year’s like it was yesterday (well, some of it anyway). It’s hard to keep track of every special occasion. We would just like to remind you that Father’s Day is fast approaching and this year, you’ll give him more... more info


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360 Presents: Truffle Degustation Dinner

Truffles are an affordable luxury with an empowering aroma to turn everyday dishes into extraordinary wonders. As Australia is the fourth largest truffle growing nation, 360 Bar & Dining is presenting a one-time-only exclusive dining event for guests to enrich their taste buds and experience a degustation feast. Located 305 metres above the city in the... more info


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Our Top 5 Stalls At The Winter Night Market

Not entirely sure where to go on a cold winters night? Your choices include cuddling on the couch with a block of chocolate (or whichever type of sweets you seem to enjoy) or weathering Melbourne’s gloomy nights. Tough choice…but we have found just the place for you. How could we write about night markets without... more info


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Bastille Day French Festival

Melbourne is in its 3rd year celebrating La Fête Nationale (National French Day) and a huge French festival is happening this 15-16 July at the Meat Market in North Melbourne where entry to all things Francais is only $2! From delicious croissants and pastries to countless cheeses and wines to enjoy, this year’s festival even has... more info


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Bastille Festival Takes Over Circular Quay

Food. Wine. Art. This Feast-ival has it all. Bastille Festival, the Food Wine Art Revolution, recently renamed from the BBR Festival, will not only celebrate all things French, but unify people and countries around the world for Bastille Day weekend on the 13th – 16th of July. Fun fact: BBR stands for Bleu Blanc Rouge, and if... more info


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Queen’s Bday Long Weekend – Whats On

Stuck on what to do this weekend? Well, HCS have your weekend all planned out for you. You have to celebrate the Queen’s birthday weekend off in style, right? Whats on in Melbourne 9th -11th June The Food Truck Park 518 High Street, Preston Friday 9th June 5pm -10pm Can’t consume gluten? Your friends make... more info


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Your Last Minute Guide to Vivid Sydney

Let me guess. You planned on making the most of Vivid Sydney but with the release of the new season of Orange Is The New Black and the wretched Sydney rain, life got in the way. Now, you’re feeling like a darn fool because the festivities end tomorrow and you’re stuck pondering whether all those... more info


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Have a n-ice day at the Common Man

It’s time to stop hating winter and start embracing it with South Wharf’s newest experience! The Common Man Lawn 39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf  Ever liked the idea of skating/tobogganing but never acted on it because of the hour-long car ride to Mt. Buller, the accommodation prices and the expensive equipment? Well now you can!... more info


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Sydney

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Sydney, and luckily,... more info


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Mother’s Day: Where To Go In Melbourne

Don’t be a bore this Mother’s Day and do the usual card, chocolate and flowers for mum. Instead, get mum excited, dolled up and ready for a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner – with the inclusion of a few glasses of bubbly of course. There are few Mother’s Day specials happening across Melbourne, and luckily,... more info


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Cinema with a View

Stop what you’re doing. We have found the best date night ever, available nearly every night in April! Spend a night under the stars, with breathtaking views and catch a flick at Luna Park. This iconic location will be the place to be this April, with some of the best movies in recent years, as... more info


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Easter Sunday: Rooftop Reggae Party

What do Easter Sunday, Rum and reggae have in common? Absolutely nothing. Other than your Easter Sunday could be spent in the best way possible, with booze, dancing, live music and the sounds of the Caribbean. The Cauliflower Hotel & Forgotten Cask Rum Bar are proud to present a FREE Rooftop Reggae Party to help... more info


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Our Top Picks For The Comedy Festival

Going to comedy shows and laughing for hours on end is really hard work, so thankfully, we’ve done all the hard work for you and reviewed a number of comedy shows going on in Melbourne at the moment. Yes, we know this was a hard thing for us to do so have some sympathy as... more info


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Bar Hopping Down Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane is synonymous with all things food and drink, and is arguably Melbourne’s best go-to dining destination. Its cobblestone pavement is always busy with people queuing for restaurants and bars – how very Melbourne – or those merely taking a stroll absorbing all the sites and smells of Melbourne’s beautiful CBD. If you’re after... more info


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A Comedy Duo To Watch Out For – The Lioness

Giveaway time! We have a 1 x double pass to give to a special someone to hilarious comedy show – The Lioness. The winner will be drawn this Friday the 31st of March, so get in quick! To enter, head to The Hidden City Secrets Facebook Page here and tag a friend you would take... more info


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A Picnic On The Peninsula Is Coming

Grab your picnic blanket and get ready for an afternoon of sun, music, wine and food on the Peninsula. The Peninsula Picnic will take over the beautiful grounds of the Mornington Peninsula racecourse on April 1st for a day long event, hosted by the very best restaurants and wineries the beautiful region has to offer.... more info


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Best Bars for Pre Footy Drinks

Tis the season to get rowdy. Let me hear you yell FOOOOTTYY! Soon the streets of Richmond will be taken over by colourful paraphernalia and colours of our favourite teams. Some of you are rejoicing, some of you are groaning in despair, some probably don’t even really care, but, since we are Melburnians, regardless of... more info


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Top 5 Picks For St Paddy’s Day

Don’t know what’s the craic for St Paddy’s Day? Fear not! This year St Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March, so prepare the liver for a long weekend of celebrations. We have complied a list of the hottest parties to satisfy the inner Irishman. Grab your Lucky Charms, your pint of Guinness, and check out... more info


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Top 5 Picks for St Paddy’s Day

It’s that time of year again where everyone channels their inner Irish. Whether you’re from the homeland, you’re pretending to be for the day, or you’re a leprechaun and still not sure sure sure, St Patrick’s Day falls on Friday 17th March, so it’s time to get your liver ready for a weekend full of fun! Not... more info


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TRAINSPOTTING LIVE: Win 2 x Double Passes

Critically acclaimed comedy show Trainspotting Live has hit Australian soil, and we’ve got 2 x double passes to give away for their show next week – Wednesday the 22nd of March at 7:30pm! Just tag a friend in the comments section of the post to win. You’ve probably seen the trailer for T2 Trainspotting – a sequel to... more info


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Melbourne’s Donut And Beer Festival

Stay calm, but a donut and beer festival is hitting the shores of Melbourne on Sunday the 12th of March between 2 – 8pm and on Monday the 13th between 12 – 6pm… Try naming a more dynamic duo. We’ll wait. You know that episode in The Simpsons where Homer has a dream he’s in... more info


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Our Top Picks For This Labour Day Weekend

Ah, long weekends; that extra day of sleep-in, lounging on the couch or hanging out with friends and family. That satisfied feeling of knowing you can do whatever you want on a Sunday night and not have to partake in any commitments on the Monday. The story goes that long weekends were created by the... more info


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Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival

  This “two day seafood street party” is back for its fourth year, and will be held at South Melbourne Market on Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th. The festival will showcase more than five tonnes of delicious seafood while you enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz from some of Australia’s best bands. Some of... more info


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The Frugal Person’s Guide To VAMFF

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival has arrived to our fair city once again; and once again, the glitz and the glamour is tenfold. It’s quite easy to get overwhelmed by the number of fashion shows on, the pop-up events scattered throughout the city and the celeb after-parties that you heard about from a friend of... more info


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Your Guide to Art Month Sydney

Founded in 2009, Art Month Sydney is a month long festival which presents and celebrates contemporary art throughout the city of Sydney, showcasing art through an exciting program of exhibitions, workshops, live talks and studio openings. Art Month Sydney is a non-for-profit festival produced by The Australian Art Events Foundation and runs through March. A... more info


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Sober in Sydney – 5 Things To Do This Weekend

Embarking on a month long alcohol-free detox seemed like a good idea on January 31st after a two months of over-indulging. Each February, hundreds and thousands of Australians commit to Feb Fast, abstaining from alcohol for the final month of summer. Feb Fast is an incredible organisation that asks Australia to ‘pause for a cause’,... more info


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Taste of Sydney – For Friends Who Feast

Taste of Sydney is back, transforming Centennial Park into a foodie mecca over four days. In partnership with Electrolux, Taste of Sydney brings together Sydney’s very best restaurants and chefs from the 9th of March until the 12th, showcasing some of the finest culinary Sydney has to offer. Very rarely are the biggest names (and... more info


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Twilight At Taronga Zoo

It’s that time of year again where the flowers have budded and the animals are frolicking, and luckily, Taronga Zoo understands just how important it is to plan an outing to the zoo at this glorious time. They also understand how live music and picnicking in the great outdoors are three things that just scream... more info


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Hollywood Comes To The G

Outdoor cinemas seems to be all the rage right now, but Cinema at the G offers a very unique opportunity. For two nights only, you can enjoy a movie under the stars inside one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, the mighty MCG. After a very successful first year (watch the recaps below) , Cinema at... more info


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How To Do White Night Right

It’s White Night and once again, you haven’t planned on how best to navigate your way through the swarms of people that are anticipated to turn up for this year’s event. “Where are we going?”, “what are we doing now?”, “how long until we get some grub?” are the  phrases you’ll hear on repeat from... more info


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Top 5 Quirky Date Ideas This Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re smart, you’ve probably already planned a lovely date night for you and your partner. If, however, you’re like the majority of us who once again have forgotten (wasn’t it New Years like yesterday!?) or perhaps you’re a tad bored of the usual romantic gestures, we’ve compiled... more info


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Have A Picnis This Australia Day At The Calyx

What better way to spend Australia Day then with a picnic and some Cabernet… In the heart of Sydney’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens you’ll find The Calyx, a state of the art venue that is architecturally magnificent and fuses art with theatre and leafy green surrounds. On the 26th of January, why not do something... more info


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The Night Market Is Back!

For one night and one night only, Carriageworks is set to transform itself into an Asian inspired, culinary wonderland. Curated by award winning chef Kylie Kwong, The Night Market happening on the 28th of January is offering all the sites, sounds and smells of contemporary Asia, from Harajuku to Beijing and everywhere in between. The... more info


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Where to have a ripper ‘straya day

If you’re not chucking some shrimp on the barbie whilst drinking VB’s and listening to the Triple J countdown in someone’s backyard with all ya mates, then chances are you’re looking for somewhere to let off some true blue steam and celebrate all that this great country of ours has to offer. Word of advice:... more info


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Best NYE Events Around Sydney

I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a bit of a whirlwind. From the chaos that ensued from Pokemon Go, the excitement and drama of the Rio Olympics, the passing of legends like Prince and Bowie, the phenomenon of ‘dabbing’, the fruition of the mannequin challenge (still unsure as to who and... more info