WHAT TO DO IN DOUBLE BAY
Set in the heart of Sydney’s exclusive Eastern Suburbs - a stone's throw away from Sydney's best beaches and city centre - Double Bay is bustling with places to see and things to do.
After a delicious and satisfying lunch washed down by a nice cold beer or refreshing spritz in The Golden Sheaf’s Beer Garden, take a stroll down Kiaora Lane.
In the 80’s, Double Bay was the elite playground where the glamorous Ritz Carlton (now the Intercontinental Hotel) welcomed everyone from Madonna and Michael Hutchins, to Princess Diana, in its heyday.
Now known as Double Bay Village, the area perfect for wandering around and admiring its undeniable charm, with its 80-year-old trees and Victorian terraces.
If you’re into fashion you’ll love Cross and Knox streets, Double Bay’s famous shopping strips filled with boutique clothing and shoe stores. Transvaal Avenue is an adorable laneway filled with gingerbread cottages, home to designer fashion brands and homewares showrooms.
Catch the sunset at Steyne Park with a harbourfront stroll (if you arrive by ferry, this is where you’ll be dropped off). Right next door is Double Bay Beach, but continue walking west along the foreshore, past the marina, and you’ll come to local’s favourite Seven Shillings Beach. A secluded, sandy bay backed by the shady landscaped grounds of Blackburn Gardens. If you’ve got your swimmers on, we recommend a refreshing dip in the tidal Murray Rose Pool, overlooking Clark Island.
By now you would have walked your legs off and have worked up an appetite. Time to head back to the historic, pet friendly Golden Sheaf, by far the best place in Double Bay, and relax under the iconic fairy-lit oak tree - the perfect escape from city life!