News has emerged that singer George Michael bought a new home in an exclusive area of Sydney whilst on vacation there in 2010.

George Michael buys Sydney property

The 47-year-old British pop star and gay icon, who rose to fame in the 1980s as a member of the duo Wham!, paid US$6 million for the property in May.

He reportedly fell in love with the country while performing sellout shows in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

His three-storey, five-bedroom property is located in a secluded plot on the narrow rocky peninsular along Whales Beach, New South Wales. It overlooks the Tasman Sea and is only an hour’s drive from Sydney.

The property boasts 3,500 square feet of interior living space, an infinity swimming pool, glass walls and a forty-foot long open living area.

The former Wham! frontman should find his new home a quiet getaway from the UK and its media attention. Currently, he shares an $8 million dollar home in Highgate, North London with his long-term partner Kenny Goss.

Michael already owns a number of high-end properties, including a 16th century estate outside London which Oprah Winfrey recently stayed at and a home in Beverley Hills, California.