RUSHCUTTERS BAY At A Glance
Sitting on Sydney Harbour with an incredible expanse of green space, Rushcutters Bay is happy to play the role of the elusive neighbour to Potts Point and Darlinghurst. Although it has its own sprinkling of world-class dining, Rushcutters Bay has hints of grunge that keep this inner-city suburb real.
Foreshore parks and proximity to CBD.
Rushcutter Bay waterfront park doubles as an outdoor gym in the morning. There is also a fenced-in playground with café.
The area was originally called Rush Cutting Bay for the tall rushes that early settlers cut down to thatch their homes.
At the heart of Rushcutters Bay are the expansive foreshore parklands where you can take in the sea of tall masts swaying in the bay. At first light, fitness junkies are out in full force pounding the pavement, but a very different crowd takes over later in the day when mums and their bubs are out and about.
The RAN Sailing Association, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the marina are focal points, attracting boats of all shapes and sizes to the bay. The crews like to linger a while at the clubhouse, exchanging tales of seafaring adventures.
Locals don’t have to venture too far to enjoy the vibrancy, aromas and flavours of Potts Point and Darlinghurst. However, Rushcutters Bay has a few local favourites that have shaken up Sydney’s food scene – The Farmhouse, Popolo and ACME are at the forefront.
Loved for its location, independent professionals and young trendies thrive on the quick commute to and from work, leaving them with more time to join one of the fitness groups at Rushcutters Bay Park. This area is even more enticing because Potts Point and Darlinghurst are right on the doorstep.