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Airbnb offering one family the chance to live like Bluey for the weekend

Published on: 9th February 2022

The iconic Heeler family home from hit Australian kids’ show Bluey is being listed on Airbnb in Brisbane, Queensland, offering one lucky family the opportunity to live like the Heelers for the ultimate Bluey fan weekend.

Bluey is a global phenomenon that follows the adventures of Bluey – a lovable six-year-old Blue Heeler dog – who lives with her Mum (Chilli), Dad (Bandit) and little sister Bingo. The show screens in over 60 countries.

Airbnb has partnered with BBC Studios, co-commissioner and global distributor of Bluey, on this one-of-a-kind experience.

The Brisbane house has been entirely customised to bring the cartoon experience to life, featuring quirky details Bluey fans will recognise from the Heeler family home in the show.

“The Heeler house is almost a character in its own right,” says Madeleine Jelfs, Bluey Senior Marketing Manager, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand. We’ve been amazed at the outpouring of love the fans have shown for this iconic setting, and for all the beautiful Queensland locations the crew have so lovingly included across the three series. Bringing Bluey’s backdrop to life in such an ingenious and colourful way for our fans has been an absolute delight.”

Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, adds: “Like many parents with young children, I’ve been captivated by the adventures of Bluey and her family, which bring so much joy and quintessential Aussie humour to audiences across the globe. We’re delighted to add Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit to our growing community of Airbnb Hosts. And while we have some incredible homes on Airbnb, there will be nothing quite like waking up in the Heeler house and getting to live and breathe in Bluey’s magical world for one wondrous weekend.”

The weekend getaway includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Ludo Studio, where Bluey is created; a Chinese takeaway feast in the backyard; an afternoon decorating the Heeler’s famous duck cake, where the whole family can test their culinary skills, and a puppet-making craft session featuring Bluey’s famous Bob Bilby character (a local Aussie marsupial).

The two-night stay, for two adults and two children, will take place from Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20 for AUD $20. Bookings are available on a first come first serve basis. For full details, visit airbnb.com/bluey.

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