Suburb Guide - Rose Bay

Bordered by Bellevue Hill, North Bondi and Vaucluse, historic Rose Bay is an affluent harbourside suburb 7km east of the CBD.

Water activities abound in this vibrant area. Woollahra Sailing Club, Cranbrook School Boathouse and Eastern Suburbs Dragon Boat club are here to for the enthusiast. Oz SUP Centre and Rose Bay Aquatic both offer paddle boards, kayaks and tinnies for hire to enjoy the waters of Sydney Harbour. You can even charter a fishing trip from Fishin’ Trips. Your 4 legged friends are not ignored and can enjoy a patch of the Sydney foreshore at “Dog beach” entrance to which situated at the end of Caledonian Road, where your dog can enjoy the water and the sand off lead.

Water not your thing – no worries! Rose Bay has basketball courts, Tennis courts, Goal Soccer Academy and Rugby posts all in Lyne Park and MOC and Sugar and Spoon Café are great places to enjoy coffee post activities. Don’t forget Lyne Park also has a great kid’s playground with covered equipment and a flying fox!

If it’s the small ball you’re after then Rose Bay is the place. Woollahra Golf Club has a public 9 hole course and practice greens whilst the private and exclusive Royal Sydney has a 27-hole championship course and the Australian Open held annually in November.

History abounds in Rose Bay. The Rose Bay War Memorial at the entrance of Lyne Park was unveiled in 1935 “to our fallen be mindful of the men they were”. Rose Bay Wharf was Sydney’s first international airport and Sydney Seaplanes still operate from this site offering scenic flights over Sydney and going as far as Newcastle. Enjoying front row seats to these planes is the beautiful Catalina Restaurant named in honour of the nine Catalina flying boats which bought Australian POWs back from WWII in 1945 and moored at the wharf.

The Sydney ferry terminal at Rose Bay travels to Circular Quay, Manly and the Zoo and the car park (if you’re early enough to get a spot) offers 12 hour parking for the full day commuter. Frequent buses to and from the city as well as out to Watsons Bay and Bondi Junction.

Local schools include Kincoppal, Kambala, Cranbrook Junior School, Rose Bay Public school, Rose Bay Secondary and McCauley Primary School.

Child care and kindy’s abound – Kristin’s Possums, Greenwood Early Education, Angels, Ballykin, Hug-a-bub and Moriah College Preschool.

Vickery Avenue’s little white Scout hall not only is the base for the 3rd Rose Bay boy Scouts and Spinna Winna dance classes but it is also is home to the Waverley Amateur Radio Society, Australia’s longest continuously licensed amateur radio club.

Train for the City to Surf on “heart break hill” (or just cheer on the runners in August!), learn to swim at Tivoli Swim School or head to the Hermitage Foreshore Reserve for a beautiful harbour side bushwalk, Rose Bay offers it all for a Median house price $3,135,000 and unit price $955,000 – truly millionaires lifestyle.


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