Glebe is a central district with a laid-back, intellectual feel and atmospheric heritage buildings. Bookshops and galleries draw students from the nearby University of Sydney, while Saturday’s Glebe Markets attract deal-hunters seeking vintage finds. Ethnic eateries, eclectic cafes and pubs define bustling Glebe Point Road. Dog walkers and cyclists hit the paved Glebe Foreshore Walk for views of the Anzac Bridge.

Glebe Markets, held every Saturday at Glebe Public School, attracts Sydneysiders far and wide. Rummage through second-hand stalls and unearth a bargain. Gleebooks, also on Glebe Point Road, is an institution that hosts regular author talks. Check out the events calendar to see what’s coming up, plus other festivals and fairs.

The Glebe Foreshore Walk, which winds its way from leafy Bicentennial Park to Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Market, is one of the main attractions of this vibrant inner Sydney neighbourhood. The 4km walk links 27 hectares of open space, and offers spectacular vistas of the glittering harbour and city skyline. Make the most of picnic facilities along the way.

Stroll to the Chau Chak Wing Museum, located opposite the University of Sydney’s iconic Quadrangle. This new museum of art, science, history and ancient cultures features 18 different exhibitions, and includes Australia’s biggest public collection of archaeological treasures.