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Australia Day in Glebe

If you’re lucky enough to win a home in Mater Prize Home lottery No. 269, a stunning inner-city apartment located in Glebe, then you’ll be lucky enough to have everything Sydney’s inner-city has to offer on your doorstep.

To get you familiar with what’s happening in the area, we thought we would share with you some fun-filled Australia Day activities that are just moments away from your new home.

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Glebe has a wealth of dining alternatives; all you need to do is pick one!

Tramsheds Harold Park

If you’d rather stay close to home this Australia Day then head along to the Tramsheds Harold Park. Originally the Rozelle Tramways Depot from 1904 – 1958, the site was restored, developed and opened in late 2016 into the European dining mecca it is today. You’ll be delighted with the many cafes, restaurants and bars awaiting your patronage.

Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

What could be more Aussie on Australia Day than sitting down to an award winning feast of seafood? This gem of a restaurant can be found basking in the sun at the end of Ferry Road on Blackwattle Bay. While you celebrate this great nation from this prized restaurant, you can’t get more Australian than overlooking the Anzac Bridge—given its name on Remembrance Day in 1998 to honour the memory of our fallen soldiers.

Glebe Foreshore

With several parks to choose from, head outdoors to celebrate Australia Day. Whether it’s a family affair or catching up with mates, pick a park and party away. Bring along your blanket and picnic provisions; or make use of the free barbecue facilities on offer.

You’ll find playgrounds for the kids in both Jubilee and Bicentennial Parks. The parks offer the usual swings, slides, see-saws and climbing equipment, plus there is also a cubby house amongst the fig trees!

If you want pet-friendly, get along to Federal Park where an off-leash dog park gives your pooch their own playtime.

Afterwards, take a walk or cycle along the Glebe Foreshore. With great views of the Sydney skyline and Harbour Bridge, it’s a great way to end a wonderful day.

Sydney CBD

You’re not far from the city centre! A leisurely 45 minute stroll from home or jumping on one of many public transport options, and you will find yourself in the heart of Sydney’s spectacular city.

Darling Harbour

If you’re looking for a family friendly event for Australia Day, then look no further than Darling Harbour and its Children’s Festival. Kicking off at 11.00am with the Wiggles concert, the festival will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. Head to Tumbalong Park for children’s activities, get the kids moving and grooving to gypsy music, take them to meet Bob the Builder and when it heats up, cool down at the water playground. There’ll be plenty of true blue Aussie challenges to try your hand at, including a watermelon eating competition. With plenty of dining options available, you’ll have an abundant choice when you’re looking to satisfy your appetite. Festivities will continue though till 6.00pm.

Australia Day Spectacular

If the kids aren’t worn out yet, then make your way to Cockle Bay!

As the sun sets on this great nation, Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour will light up the sky with a symphony of light, sound and pyrotechnics. From 6.00pm you’ll be entertained by live music as you watch the boats parade on the harbour and congratulate the NSW Australian of the Year recipients.

The sky will alight with spectacular displays from 9.00pm.

Festival Village

The Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park will be alive with eats and beats this Australia Day, and throughout the Sydney Festival.

With plenty of free activities and entertainment, as well as ticketed events such as the Spiegeltent, be enchanted by the Village festivities. You’ll have plenty of food and beverage choices to choose from. Be sure to swing by and lose yourself in the House of Mirrors too!

Glebe and its surrounds has so much to offer and this is just a taste of what your lifestyle could be like if you win the latest Mater Prize Home. Don’t miss out on making this dream of an inner-city lifestyle a reality—get your tickets now.

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