ROSE BAY At A Glance
This exclusive bayside neighbourhood is both elegant and relaxed. The glistening bay holds centre stage with a promenade that hugs the calm waters, lined by weeping figs that keep watch over the comings and goings of the yachts and seaplanes. Away from the water, golf, tennis and fine dining are more than just pastimes – they’re a way of life.
What’s not to love about beautiful Rose Bay, with its promenade, dining and outdoor way of life.
Plumer Road has a nostalgic set of shopfronts and cafés and Lyne Park has a great playground with two cafes close at hand.
Seaplanes first landed in Sydney Harbour in 1938, making Rose Bay Sydney’s first International Airport.
An established suburb that oozes class and elegance, Rose Bay also has a relaxed nature based on the love of being in the outdoors.
The promenade that hugs glistening Rose Bay is lined with weeping figs, connecting Rose Bay Park with historic Catalina Reserve. The bay area is popular with paddle boarders and kayakers who glide around the million dollar yachts moored in the bay, whilst seaplanes take off above boats of all shapes and sizes that set sail from Woollahra Sailing Club.
When not playing in the water, locals gravitate towards the tennis courts on the bay or one of the two golf courses – the more accessible Woollahra Golf Club or the exclusive Royal Sydney Golf Club.
Waterside cafés and fine dining establishments are a way of life. Award-winning Catalina Restaurant is at the forefront of the local dining scene but for something more casual, the nostalgic setting of Plumer Road has a handful of cafés set in a village-like ambience – the shopkeepers know the locals by name.
From water to the land, this is a part of Sydney you’ll never want to leave.
Rose Bay is an established area that has a mix of people who laid down roots generations ago, and newbies – families and singles alike – who are drawn to the area for the irresistible lifestyle and access to great schools.
Home to one of Sydney’s strongest Jewish communities, Rose Bay has also become a popular spot for South African, Israeli and Russian immigrants to settle.
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A seamless blend of old and new, Rose Bay retains the beauty of a bygone era with Art Deco apartments and weeping figs lining Salisbury and Balfour Streets. Fernleigh Castle is listed on the Australian Register for National Estates along with Fernleigh Gardens and the beautiful grounds of the Kincoppal – Rose Bay school.