Mosman

Sophisticates sip tea, discuss the merits of growing art collections, and don floppy hats at Mosman's resplendent stretch of shore, Balmoral Beach.

A string of superlatives comes to mind when speaking of Mosman, quite possibly Sydney's most elegant, most refined, and most regal neighborhood. Mosman's esteem emanates from its manicured storefronts and tidy mansions, but this Lower North Shore neighborhood also nods to nature and history—Taronga Zoo has kept animals for nearly a century and Sydney Harbour National Park boasts striking cliff-faces and once-secretly sustained underground military tunnels.

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On the Map

Mosman is bordered by Cremorne, Northbridge, Seaforth, and Balgowlah

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

International Airport: 45 minutes by car without traffic
Central Station: 25 minutes by car
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by ferry
Bondi Beach: 45 minutes by ferry and bus

A Sophisticated Village Vibe on the Lower North Shore

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Impeccably kept shops, cafes, and health food stores line Military Road in Mosman, Sydney's perfectly groomed North Shore neighborhood.

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Mosman beckons Sydneysiders across the harbor from the CBD.

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Striped awnings shade bright storefronts from the sun in this village-feeling locale.

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Art Deco facades and intricate details contribute to the neighborhood's plush atmosphere.

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Mosman is a up-market Sydney suburb, with the Sydney Harbour on 3 sides. Mosman's shopping centre has a unique village feel... But there is lots of natural bush and wildlife in Mosman, too."

John

Hosts Studio Yindi

From Sunrise to Sunset: Idyllic Balmoral Beach

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Sophistication and serenity meet along the shores of Mosman.

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Sailboats bob in Mosman's quiet coves and drop anchor at the secluded beaches that line the harbor's edge.

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Boardwalks and bathers' kiosks line Balmoral Beach, a private-feeling stretch of sand.

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During the week, its shores remain tranquil.

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On the weekends, the beach fills with swimmers and sunbathers.

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As the sun sets on Balmoral Beach, its pull only gets stronger.

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It's difficult to define the beauty.

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Balmoral beach [...] is a favourite with fabulous cafes, boat hire, children's playgrounds and almost year round swimming."

Mosman's Sophisticated Markets and Boutiques

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Fine foods, fresh flowers, and chic clothes define Mosman's personal style.

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The neighborhood is known for its deliberate attention to elegant propriety.

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You've got the look.

Lavish Homes on the Lower North Shore

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Expansive lawns, manicured hedges, and trim sidewalks line Mosman's grand homes.

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Rose gardens bloom on hills overlooking the harbor.

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Brick facades seep into brick sidewalks.

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Mosman is a beautiful and peaceful area of Sydney, a perfect place to come back to after running around in the city all day."

Alexander

Visited in 2013

Getting Around: By Land and By Sea

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By ferry or by car, accessing the other side of the harbor and Sydney's CBD is simple from Mosman.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

David Maurice Smith is a Canadian photographer based in Sydney whose work focuses on travel, reportage, and long-term documentary stories. He is drawn to personal stories and is fascinated by the circumstances that are reflected in each of us. He works hard to visually explore and explain the inspiring, tragic, or somewhere in-between… In 2012 David joined Australia's prestigious Photographic Collective, Oculi.

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