Glebe – One of Sydney’s Hidden Gems

10 December 2012

Glebe is one of those parts of Sydney that people often hear about when visiting, but usually never get the chance.  With so many locals often praising Glebe and what it has to offer, isn’t it time you jumped on a bus and headed over?

Young and Unique Glebe

Young and Unique Glebe

It’s always amazing how the suburbs close to Sydney’s CBD can be so unique, and that is more than likely how you will feel about Glebe. Only three kilometres out of Sydney’s centre and close to two universities, Glebe feels young, relaxed and alternative. It’s full of second hand bookstores; clothing and furniture stores, and galleries, small bars, pubs, cafes selling chai, fresh juices and local art are scattered throughout the streets.

Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets

The Glebe Markets are what lure many visitors to the area. Held each Saturday between 10am and 4pm, the market sells not just food and produce, but fashion, jewellery, books and handcrafts. Buskers and musicians entertain you along with friendly stallholders. Definitely go with an empty stomach as the market food is irresistible! If you’re a markets person the Glebe Markets are one of many markets in Sydney.

Down the other end of Glebe Point Road (the street that runs from one end of Glebe to the other) you will find Bicentennial Park and the Glebe Foreshore Walk – the perfect place for a picnic. Bicentennial Park sits on an edge of Sydney Harbour and looks straight across to the magnificent ANZAC Bridge. With views of Sydney Tower and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, it almost feels like a secret viewpoint that only locals know about.

This park also marks the start of the Glebe Foreshore Walk which takes you along the waters edge around to the Sydney Fish Markets. It’s a great weekend stroll and an ideal way to digest all that market food!

Leafy green Glebe is the perfect balance of vibrant inner city life and relaxation. Enjoy the markets, stroll the harbour foreshore or just sit in a café and people watch. Whatever you do, this is one Sydney neighbourhood that ticks all the boxes for a refreshing weekend.

Glebe Cafe

Glebe Cafe