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Rose Bay

Real Estate & Design in Rose Bay – A large geographic area of Rose Bay is covered by the Royal Sydney Golf Course. According to the 2001 census, there are 2,138 flats in Rose Bay, or 55% of all dwellings. There are also 1,032 separate houses (27%) and 330 semi/terraces (9%). Of these, 41% are rented, 40% are fully owned and 10% are purchasing

Things to do in Rose Bay

Catch the ferry to Watsons Bay in Vaucluse & eat at Doyles restaurant on the water. Walk to Bondi Beach or one of numerous harbourside parks. Play golf or sail from Point Piper, or just picnic by the harbour

History of Rose Bay

Rose Bay was named after The Right Honourable George Rose, who was joint Secretary to the British Treasury with Thomas Steele, after whom Steel(e) Point at Nielsen Park was named. The name Rose Bay was used as early as 1788 by Captain John Hunter. HMAS Tingira named after an Aboriginal word for ‘open sea’ was moored in Rose Bay from 1912 to 1927. It was used to train over 3,000 Australian sailors, many for service in World War 1. There is a small park on the Rose Bay waterfront which commemorates Tingira. From 1938, seaplanes landed in Sydney Harbour on Rose Bay, making this Sydney’s first international airport. On 14 September 1945, nine Catalina flying boats landed & moored at the Rose Bay wharf, repatriating Australian POWs, survivors of Japanese camps. Sydneysiders looked on in silence, aghast at the emaciated state of the returning soldiers. There is a nearby restaurant called Catalina, referencing the aircraft of the same name

Landmark in Rose Bay

Rose Bay is a sophisticated harbourfront suburb in Sydney which has a particularly long water frontage. This suburb has superb water views of the harbour. Sea planes often use take off & land in Rose Bay

Shopping in Rose Bay

The main street of Rose Bay is distinguished by upmarket shops & boutiques. Shopping in Rose Bay could be classified as trendy & relaxed. The shopping arcades & areas offer varied shops for everyday necessities through to boutique & designer label stores

Restaurants & Cafes in Rose Bay

There are many bars & restaurants in Rose Bay located within Rose Bay’s village, many comment to their European-like atmosphere

Sports & Fitness in Rose Bay

There are numerous sport & recreational activities offered in Rose Bay. Due to close proximity to the harbour, there are water sports available to try including sailing, canoeing & jet skiing. Golf & tennis are also catered for with courts for hire located at the historic White City, & for golf enthusiasts the Royal Sydney Golf course is located in Rose Bay

Transport in Rose Bay

This area is serviced by buses, Ferries also depart from the Harbour to Circular Quay

Distance to the City from Rose Bay

4 Km & 15 minutes by Taxi

Distance to the Airport from Rose Bay

7 Km & 20 minutes by Taxi

Schools, Institutions, Hospitals in Rose Bay

Rose Bay is home to well-known girls secondary schools Kincoppal Rose Bay & Kambala