BALMORAL At A Glance
The breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour headlands welcome you to luxurious Balmoral. Located in the suburb of Mosman, Balmoral is a natural enclave that borders Edwards Beach and Balmoral Beach. This exclusive neighbourhood opens out into the calm waters of Hunters Bay where dolphins can be spotted playing among the moored yachts.
The laid-back lifestyle that comes with coastal living, combined with fine dining and luxury homes.
Bottom of the Harbour does the best fish n’ chips in town and The Boathouse has a takeaway coffee window – beach picnic sorted!
The Balmoral Beach Club, which has 2,000 members plus a waiting list, holds races every weekend – a tradition since 1915.
Descend from Spit Road and the views spanning Middle Head and North Head welcome you to luxurious Balmoral Beach, a beachside neighbourhood of Mosman.
This hill-climbing enclave offers fine dining with killer views, from renowned Sydney establishments such as Bathers’ Pavilion and The Boatshed to more casual Aussie tucker, fish and chips at the Bottom of the Harbour.
During the warmer months Sydneysiders are drawn to this beachside suburb to splash around in the gentle currents of Hunters Bay and the Balmoral pools. Come early enough to watch members of the Balmoral Beach Club swim laps from one end of the beach to the other.
On weekends the population swells and while some battle for a car park others escape to the sheltered waters to sail, paddle or snorkel. On the sandy shores, beach real estate can be as hard to come by as the homes on the hillside. Sandcastles and moats pop up around beach umbrellas and it’s fun to explore marine life in the shallow rock pools.
Cross the footbridge from Hunters Park to Rocky Point Island for some great fishing spots, or dine at one of the beautiful establishments along The Esplanade.
Picnickers and bathers spend lazy days along the grassy area of the promenade. Beautiful Morton Bay Figs provide ample shelter around the imaginative playground at the southern end of the Balmoral Beach, whilst the iconic rotunda hosts weddings, functions and local festivals, such as Shakespeare in the Park and Christmas Carols during the festive season.
This highly sought-after postcode is home to executives, young families and retirees, all of whom are drawn to Balmoral for its secluded, exclusive lifestyle.
Once they come to Mosman, locals tend to stay put, holding onto prime real estate. And who wouldn’t when you have heritage-listed mansions alongside architecturally-designed homes with breathtaking harbour views?
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Soaking up the views while feasting on the delicious seafood from the popular Bottom of the Harbour café or grazing on a pre-made picnic hamper from one of the stylish cafés.
BALMORAL BEACH CLUB
A swimming club that boasts a membership of 2,000 plus a waiting list. Organised swim races are held at 7 am on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays.
The grassy area along the promenade fills with picnickers and sunbathers throughout the summer months. Festivals and community activities, wedding celebrations and family reunions are held underneath and around the Rotunda. Rocky Point juts out from the reserve and is a popular fishing spot.
FOOD & WINE
Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral brings together over 20 wineries, restaurants and producers every October. This premium Hunter Valley food and wine experience offers wine tasting and delicious food for locals and visitors to enjoy as they spread out on their picnic rugs.
Awaba Street and Raglan Street are the main thoroughfares from Spit Road and Mosman Junction, leading down to The Esplanade where waterfront homes and luxurious boutique apartments are situated. There are quieter streets off these main thoroughfares which have a blend of heritage-listed homes and modern architecturally-designed mansions that cling to the hillside.