Lilyfield/Rozelle

Cross the Anzac Bridge and enter a world of unpretentious but pricy vintage appeal.

Old meets new in Lilyfield and Rozelle, an unpretentious yet aptly stylish suburb in Sydney's inner west. Heritage, vintage, and ageless, Lilyfield and Rozelle embrace the adage, "Opposites attract." Petite cafes look out onto wide streets and industrial facades surround residential terrace homes and cottages. Here, hand-sewn clothes and hand-printed stationery grace the racks and tables underneath outdoor market tents while casual beer drinkers turn the sound of ordering small-batch brews into new forms of vocal poetry.

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On the Map

Lilyfield/Rozelle is bordered by Pyrmont, Glebe, Balmain/Birchgrove, Haberfield, and Annandale/Leichhardt

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

International Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Central Station: 20 minutes by bus
Opera House / Circular Quay: 20 minutes by bus
Bondi Beach: 40 minutes by bus

Establishing Unpretentious Trends In Inner West Sydney

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Lilyfield and Rozelle promenade without pretension in Sydney's inner west suburbs.

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Located directly across the Anzac Bridge from the CBD, the area embraces its short distance away from the city's business district.

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Iconic chefs and percolating cafes take the place of business suits and glass high-rises.

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Lilyfield and Rozelle feel slow, calm, and creative.

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It's revered for its culinary craftsmanship.

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It's revered for its bold repurposing and its ability to blend the old with the new.

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Old brick.

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New tag.

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The presence of art schools and design shops helps uphold the area's expressive reputation.

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Lilyfield and Rozelle are awash in color.

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It's in all the details.

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A vibrant, bustling community just minutes from the city center. The main street, Darling Street, has a fabulous selection of Australian and ethnic restaurants, cafes, bars... If you're into seafood, [check out] the Sydney Fish Market."

Rozelle Markets: Vintage Ideals on the Table

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Boutique inclinations and thrift store finds coalesce at Rozelle Markets.

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The Rozelle Markets remain a favorite weekend attraction.

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This leafy suburb is a hidden gem only 7 minutes into central Sydney by car. [It] has plenty of on-street parking."

Always Moving Along the Waterfront

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Living along the Parramatta River makes it easy to rise and shine.

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Walkers, joggers, and bikers take advantage of the area's waterfront location and recreation trails in Callan Park.

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One of the most historic suburbs located just 3km from downtown Sydney CBD. We are seconds away from local pubs, coffees, restaurants, and the best organic supermarket."

Historic Preservation and Residential Renovation

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Lilyfield and Rozelle's residential escapes reflect the area's penchant for repurposing, renovating, and reviving trends.

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Old meets new in this suburb's mix of heritage architecture and remodeled terrace homes.

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Power washed sandstone and defunct power stations add to its eclectic streetscape.

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Well-Connected to the Rest of Sydney

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Lilyfield and Rozelle's accessibility entices artists, commuters, and families across the Anzac Bridge.

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Getting to the core of the city from this inner west suburb is fast and reliable.

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All you need is a bike, a car, or a light-rail pass from Lilyfield station.

Photography

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

Wade Laube is a commercial photographer based in Sydney. He shoots for a variety of editorial and commercial clients, and has worked on assignment in numerous countries. His work has been exhibited nationally.

Wade Laube

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Carly Earl grew up in the bush before moving to Sydney to pursue photography. She is a photojournalist for News Ltd, shooting features and front covers for publications, but still finds time for a range of freelance projects. Carly has developed a natural style to her imagery that captures the essence of the subject in a unique way. She loved discovering a new side of Sydney while exploring her suburbs for Airbnb.

Carly Earl

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