Just a short hop to the city but nestled on Sydney harbour in the heart of the eastern suburbs, Rose Bay gives diners access to hatted fine dining with views that almost outshine the food, as well as relaxed cafes along New South Head Road. Its waterside location just 7 kilometres from the CBD means it’s a great place to visit and easily accessible.
The locals’ hot tip is to save money on an expensive Sydney Harbour cruise and get the ferry from Circular Quay instead for all the same views at a public transport price. Rose Bay is a mix of grand waterfront mansions and apartment blocks, creating a busy urban community of young professionals, families with kids and retirees. For the ultimate decadent treat, Rose Bay is where seaplanes take off from Sydney. Take a joyride before your meal or, for those who’d prefer to be on the water than above it, you can hire kayaks and paddleboards, take a sailing tour or have a speedboat ride.