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Avalon is a northern suburb of Sydney and is located 35 km from the CBD. It is a beautiful beachside town filled with parks, kids playgrounds, bicycle paths & tennis courts with the iconic village, cafes, restaurants and cinema all within easy reach.
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Balmain is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, slightly west of the CBD. Food and wine is a highlight with some of Sydney's most stylish cafes, bistros, pubs, restaurants and produce stores. Food connoisseurs will want to taste one of Adriano Zumbo's renowned desserts at his patisserie or feast on a Middle Eastern brunch at Kazbah, both on Darling Street. On weekends Balmain Markets and Rozelle Markets offer an eclectic mix of fashion, food, bric-a-brac.
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In the early 19th century, Irish-Australian immigrants referred to the area as Vinegar Hill, after the Battle of Vinegar Hill, an engagement during the 1798 uprising of the United Irishmen in south-east Ireland. Governor Lachlan Macquarie took great exception to this and decided to name the suburb Bellevue Hill, the belle vue meaning beautiful view.Later in that century, Bellevue Hill became the home of the Fairfax family, who lived at Trahlee, in Ginahgulla Road, which was leased by James Fairfax from 1866 to 1878.
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Bronte is a beachside suburb of Sydney only 8 klms east of the CBD & just over a kilometre walk south of Bondi. Bronte Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte Park and offers scenic clifftop walking paths south to Coogee and north to Tamarama & Bondi Beach. There is an ocean-fed lap pool tucked in beneath the south headland providing one of Sydney’s finest saltwater swim experiences (free entry). The wide grassy park behind the beach has barbecues and picnic tables and gives way to a wooded gully between rows of expensive houses on the opposing hillsides.
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Bondi is of course world-renowned for its iconic beach – with a well deserved reputation as one of the world’s most attractive beaches & top surfing destinations. Only 7klms to the city centre & with public transport readily available, Bondi has something to offer everyone from art galleries, cafes, surf shops, nice restaurants, cool bars and designer clothing stores. To discover other stunning beaches nearby, take the coastal walk to Tamarama, Bronte and Coogee. Make sure you visit the popular "Icebergs" gracing the cliffs at South Bondi and take a walk along Gould St for its special array of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Clovelly is a small beach-side suburb in Sydney's eastern suburbs and is located 8 kilometres south-east of the CBD. Clovelly is a mainly residential suburb on Clovelly Bay. Clovelly Beach is a small beach that sits on the end of the narrow bay. The bay is popular with swimmers. The bay is home to one of the first surf lifesaving clubs in the world, Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded in 1906. Clovelly is surrounded by the suburbs of Bronte in the north, Randwick in the west and Coogee in the south.
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Darling Point/Rushcutters Bay
Darling Point is regarded as one of the most exclusive & prestigious suburbs in Australia located only 4klm from the Sydney CBD. Darling Point is bounded by Sydney Harbour to the north, Double Bay to the east, Edgecliff to the south and Rushcutters Bay to the west. It also offers all necessary conveniences right at your doorstep with only a short walk to the local store and Edgecliff shopping centre and train station.
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Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point
Located on the harbour only 3klm east of the CBD this area is well renowned as a coffee lovers mecca, with a particular favourite being "Gypsy Espresso". Macleay Street offers a large array of restaurants, designer shops, galleries, supermarkets and cafés. With beautiful natural parks and spectacular harbour views on offer it is also still within easy walking distance to Kings Cross station.
Erskineville is informally part of the Inner West region however it is more correctly considered to be part of the Inner City seeing as it is only 3kms south from the CBD. Bordered by Newtown to the west, it is a popular location because of its proximity to the city, cafes & village atmosphere. Newtown has been a hub for live entertainment since the late 19th century. The main shopping strip of Newtown is the longest and most complete commercial precinct of the late Victorian and Federation period in Australia. King Street is often referred to as "Eat Street" in the media due to the large number of cafés, pubs and restaurants of various cultures.
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Located in the heart of the inner city and on the edge of Hyde Park, Darlinghurst is one of Sydney's oldest suburbs and only a 1.5km walk to the CBD. Darlinghurst’s main strip is Oxford Street, where Sydney's fabulous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is held. If you love shopping, good food and wine or people-watching, then Oxford Street is a great place to start. Nearby Crown, Burton and Liverpool streets are packed with cafes & restaurants, fashion boutiques, bookshops, art galleries & music shops. It's at night that the suburb really comes alive with clubs, cocktail bars, live music and gay bars offering late night entertainment.
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Dover Heights Dover Heights is a coastal, eastern suburb of Sydney located 9klm east of the CBD & borders Vaucluse to its north, North Bondi to its south, Rose Bay to its west and has the Pacific Ocean to its east.
Dover Heights is a mainly residential suburb. Many of the suburb's properties have views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, making its Dudley Page Reserve a popular site for tourist buses.
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Neutral Bay / Mosman
Neutral Bay and Mosman are harbourside suburbs on the lower North Shore of Sydney appox 5 km north of CBD. The main shopping district of Neutral Bay and Mosman, known as Neutral Bay Junction, is along Military Road, which is the main road that runs through Neutral Bay, Cremorne and Mosman. It features many quality shops, restaurants and cafes. The Big Bear shopping centre is a shopping mall that features a supermarket and grocery shops.
Known for its heritage Victorian terraces with cast-iron lace detailing, Paddington is where you'll spot the latest trends in fashion, art, food and wine. Bustling Oxford Street is lined with fashion and shoe salons, as well as homeware stores, cafes & restaurants. Paddington Markets, held on Saturdays, are a Sydney institution with some of the city’s top designers starting out here. At the cusp of Glenmore Road, Five Ways is a hub of activity with the popular Royal Hotel, delis, grocers and cafes.
Located only 6 km from the CBD, Queens Park was originally part of the Sydney Common & later the Lachlan Swamps Water Reserve. Today it is a large urban park, part of Centennial Parklands. Randwick was named after the village of Randwick in Gloucestershire, England, birthplace of Simeon Henry Pearce, who became Mayor of Randwick no less than six times. Simeon and his brother James, who migrated to Australia in 1842, were responsible for the early development of Randwick and Coogee. Randwick of course is famous for the renowned Randwick Race course which has recently undergone a multimillion dollar face lift.
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Redfern is an inner-city suburb of Sydney only 3klms south of the CBD. Bordering Moore Park is a large area of Parkland consisting of 3 parks being Moore Park, Centennial Park and Queens Park. Moore Park is the location of two of Sydney's largest sporting venues, the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. It also lends host to Sydney's Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios and Hordern Pavilion - a multipurpose entertainment venue.
Rose Bay is a harbourside, eastern suburb of Sydney, located 7 kms east of the CBD. Rose Bay has views of both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge together. From 1938, seaplanes landed in Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, making this Sydney's first international airport. There are two golf courses located in Rose Bay. Woollahra Golf Club is a public 9-hole course and Royal Sydney Golf Club is a private 27-hole championship course, not open to the public.
Watsons Bay / Vaucluse
Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula and takes its name from the sheltered bay and anchorage on its western side, in Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). It provides views across the harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Gap is an ocean cliff on the eastern side with views to Manly at North Head and the Pacific Ocean. Vaucluse is the only adjacent suburb, to the south. Vaucluse is a mainly residential suburb. For many years, it was the most affluent suburb in Sydney and in terms of houses and properties is still in the top five most expensive suburbs.
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Welcome to Woollahra, Sydney’s most beautiful shopping village with beautiful tree lined streets and a unique collection of fashion boutiques, speciality stores, cafes and galleries. Located only 5klm from the CBD, Woollahra is just a short stroll to Centennial Park, located on the opposite side of Oxford Street, and is also easy walking distance to Bondi Junction’s Westfield. Head to Matt Moran's restaurant Chiswick for a beautiful meal or pop in to the Queen Street Deli to pick up an assortment of delectable treats.
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