Your Guide to Moving to Rose Bay

Welcome to leafy Rose Bay

Few suburbs in Sydney boast a better backyard than Rose Bay. Serene, tree-lined residential streets have a distinctly small-town aesthetic – an atmosphere best captured by the famous Plumer Road Shopping Village.

But reach New South Head Road and the sweeping expanse of Sydney Harbour will breathe in front of you. Residents of Rose Bay can lay claim to views of both The Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Sydney Opera House, not to mention plentiful harbour-side dining, parkland and shopping districts.

Sydney Airport: 30 minutes by car
Central Station: 35 minutes by bus
Opera House / Circular Quay: 40 minutes by bus

Council information

Waverley Council
Postcode: 2022

Parking

Parking is not generally an issue in residential areas of Rose Bay. However, spaces in shopping districts on New South Head Road are in hot demand, especially on sunny Sunday mornings. Like other areas of the Eastern Suburbs, residential parking schemes operate in Rose Bay.

Street parking on O’Sullivan Rd

Schools

There are a number of schooling options for the lucky kids of Rose Bay. Rose Bay Public School on Albermarle Avenue has been a cornerstone of the community since its foundation in 1891. The equally as historic Kincoppal Rose Bay is a celebrated private school of almost 1000 students.

Rose Bay Public School

Rose Bay Public School

Other schools in the area include Other schools in the area include Cranbrook Junior School on Kent Road and the Greenwood Daycare on Newcastle Street.

Greenwood Daycare on Newcastle St.

Greenwood Daycare on Newcastle St.

Things to do

While not quite the bustling hub of Bondi Beach or Bondi Junction, residents of Rose Bay have no shortage of things to do. The popular Lyne Park Tennis Centre is a favourite for those looking to hit a few over the net. If you prefer the club to the racquet, the Woollahra Golf Club is open for public bookings.

But you don’t have to pay to play in Rose Bay – a lazy stroll along the harbour-side is enough to delight even the most longstanding resident.

Rose Bay foreshore, New South Head Road.

Rose Bay foreshore, New South Head Road.

Parks

Rose Bay is dotted with well-kept public park spaces. Woollahra Oval, the Woollahra Golf Club course, Dangar Oval and the private Royal Sydney Golf Club form the picturesque green heart of lower Rose Bay. A short stroll lands you on the shores of Sydney Harbour, with the Rose Bay Wharf ferrying commuters to and from the city and surrounds.

Woollahra Golf Course

Picturesque Woollahra Golf Course

Restaurants and bars

From contemporary creations at the award-winning Catalina Rose Bay to pub grub at the traditional Hotel Rose Bay, diners will find all manner of fare in Rose Bay.

Catalina is perhaps the most well-known dining attraction in the area, with a host of awards to its name. It’s stunning waterfront view and modern cuisine make it a must for residents and visitors alike.

The Hotel Rose Bay in the heart of the suburb on New South Head Road is a long-time favourite for its no-fuss dining. The authentic pub atmosphere is always homely, and new residents are sure to adopt it as their own in no time at all.

Hotel Rose Bay, New South Head Road.

Hotel Rose Bay, New South Head Road.

Shopping

Think boutique, authentic and home-grown – shopping in Rose Bay has a different flavour than the plastic excess of Bondi Junction. The beloved Plumer Road Shopping Village captures the small-town feel beloved by residents of Rose Bay.

Plumer Road is a one-stop-shop for your essentials, with the local barber, pharmacy, butcher, newsagency, bottleshop and general store.

Plumer Road Shopping Village

Plumer Road Shopping Village

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