George Michael moves downunder

George Michael, used to causing a fuss wherever he goes, is hoping for a quieter lifestyle in his Sydney holiday retreat. Photo / Wikimedia Commons
George Michael, used to causing a fuss wherever he goes, is hoping for a quieter lifestyle in his Sydney holiday retreat. Photo / Wikimedia Commons

George Michael has splashed out £3 million (NZ$6.3 million) on a luxury home in Australia.

The three-storey, five-bedroom pad in an exclusive area of Sydney has a pool, glass walls, a terrace and a huge deck.

Described as 'ideal for entertaining', the beach-front property is perfect for the party-loving singer.

George, who turns 47 on Friday, fell in love with the coastal city in February this year when he visited for a concert tour.

Despite being scheduled to spend only a few days in the city, the Careless Whisper singer enjoyed his time so much he extended his stay to two months.

During his visit the openly homosexual star put in a surprise performance at the official Mardi Gras party and enjoyed several nights out.

He was also snapped taking a dip off the back of a luxury yacht in Sydney Harbour.

A source said at the time: "He loves Sydney and plans to split his time between here and London."

George currently shares a £5 million home in Highgate, north London, with his long-term partner Kenny Goss.

-BANG! Showbiz

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