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    Glebe, Sydney (inner west)

Rent: rents in Glebe have become more expensive

Vibe: Eclectic

Location: Parks, Inner city, Near Uni of Sydney/UTS

If you want to taste cuisine of the world but can’t afford the airfare, then bus it to Glebe Point Rd in Glebe. Roughly a 10-minute walk from Central Station, Glebe has plenty of cafes, restaurants, and good pubs. It is very convenient, has great access to public transport and is a book and therapy mecca. Glebe is also a magnet for students, the herbal and left-wing sets, backpackers and yuppies. It has a weekly flea market which captures Glebe's alternative bent, it is well known for its Victorian terraces, but also has many ugly 1970's flats, and public housing.

Every Saturday, the local school on Glebe Point Road hosts a second-hand market which is popular with those out for a bargain, or on the lookout for something different. But if all this isn’t your scene, you can check out the nearby large shopping complex, Broadway. Or go to the very end of Glebe Point Rd to Bicentennial Park for a casual stroll, a power walk, a game of soccer, cricket, a bbq with friends, or find a quiet spot to read a book. And the backdrop for all this? Sydney Harbour and Anzac Bridge. The park is also the venue for the annual Glebe Street Fair.

Parking can be hard and there are plenty of parking meters waiting to take your money. The vibe: eclectic. Shoe equivalent: Birkenstocks, Campers. Would suit: ages 18+, students, creative professionals, singles, gays/lesbians, families, long-term travellers. Location: inner city. Postcode: 2037. Distance from city: 3km. Direction: West . (More info below and to your left <<<)


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The Powerhouse Museum is a huge attraction for kids with all things scientific and hands on to grab their attention and keep it for hours. It always has plenty of exhibitions. This is a science, technology, art, pop culture, design and space travel museum.
500 Harris St, Ultimo
Ph: 902) 9217 0111 

Click HERE to find out how to get to the museum


Not too far away from the museum is the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour.
It's very popular and is open from 9:30am - 9pm every day.



6 College St, (opposite Hyde Park).
Open every day from 9:30am - 5pm, except December 25. Check out the latest exhibitions, holiday programs, kids programs and Indigenous programs. Entry fees apply but they are very reasonable. Click HERE for more details.
Phone: (02) 9320 6000


2 Murray St, Darling Harbour.
Open every day from 9:30am - 5pm. There are exhibitions, there's a naval destroyer and a replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour. Entry is free.
Phone: (02) 9298 3777



Powerhouse Museum - 500 Harris St Ultimo.

1 - Can be reached by walking from Town Hall train station - it'll take about 20minutes or from Central Station - about 15 minutes.

2 - Catch the 501 bus from the Queen Victoria Building in York St which is near the Town Hall Station. Ask to get off at the Powerhouse Museum.

3 - Or take the Monorail, get off at Haymarket Station and take the footbridge to the Powerhouse Museum. 

Click HERE to find out how to get to the museum

The Sydney Aquarium can be reached by:

1 - Walking from Town Hall train station via Market St to Darling Harbour. It'll take about 10 - 15 minutes

2 - Take the ferry to Darling Habour Wharf. Click here for FERRY times. You can buy an Aquarium pass which will cover entry to the Aquarium and the ferry trip. Click HERE for more information.

3 - Use the Monorail and get off at Darling Park Station.

The Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, can be reached by: train, tram or bus. Click HERE for more information.

The Australian Museum at 6 College St, Sydney can be reached by train, bus or walking. Click HERE for more information.

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