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Couple on the Federation Cliff Walk near Dover Heights


  • Giraffes at Taronga Zoo
  • Balmoral Beach, Mosman


Enjoy the beaches

There are plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy around the beautiful harbourside frontage of Mosman. Go walking, snorkelling, swimming or sailing around the sheltered waters of Balmoral Beach or join a scuba dive course at Chowder Bay, where you may be lucky enough to spot the sea horses that inhabit this part of Sydney Harbour.

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About Mosman

Set on the beautiful expanse of Sydney Harbour, and several pocket-sized beaches, Mosman is a stylish urban hub featuring some great shopping and dining experiences as well as being home to the famous Taronga Zoo. With a number of family friendly options, Mosman is an ideal spot to relax.

Designer boutiques and cafes line Military Road, an upmarket strip of shops in the heart of Mosman. Head here for designer clothes and luxury homewares, or a lazy brunch with sea glimpses. Nordic Fusion, with its collection of fabulous Scandinavian homewares, is good a for a stickybeak. For something a little bit different, check out Burnt Orange, a treasure trove of homewares and gifts spread over two levels and housed in a federation mansion. Take a stroll to Chowder Bay and visit East Coast Lounge, a cafe, wine bar and artisan homewares store, or head to the promenade behind Balmoral Beach, which has enclosed harbour baths, beachside shopping and wonderful picnic spots.

Mosman is also home to one of Sydney's most popular attractions, Taronga Zoo, with over 4,000 animals including Australian native wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles and endangered exotic animals. A 12 minute ferry ride from the city will get you there, or it’s less than 10 minutes by bus from the heart of Mosman’s Military Road. Taronga is a not-for-profit, supports wildlife conservation, is certified in advanced ecotourism and has won multiple tourism awards.

Balmoral Beach is the main beach here, a popular harbour beach surrounded by parklands and lined with shops and cafes. To the south is Chowder Bay, a great spot for snorkelling and diving in Sydney Harbour. Chinamans Beach, a 250-metre stretch of sand to Balmoral’s North, is secluded, calm and waveless, making it a great place for a relaxed swim, picnic and a paddle for the kids. There’s also Cobblers Beach, a peaceful cove ideal for swimming.

A suburb of extraordinary natural beauty and visual contrast, Mosman offers excellent walks such as the Taronga to Balmoral Walk, part of Sydney Harbour National Park. With its winding beachside promenade walk, Balmoral Beach is also popular for walking, jogging, kayaking or enjoying the beautiful ocean views. Headland Park has spectacular harbour views, walking trails, cafes and more across Middle Head, Georges Heights and Chowder Bay. Views from the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk are truly stunning.


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  • Bathers Pavillion, Mosman

    Food & Wine

    Dining options on Mosman are more than plentiful. Head to Military Road for upmarket cafes and laid back restaurants, or maybe book yourself in for tea, scones and breathtaking views at Gunner’s Barracks, or dine in style at Bather’s Pavilion.

  • Athol Bay, Mosman


    You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to walks in Mosman, from the stunning harbourside Taronga to Balmoral walk at Headland Park to the gorgeous views from the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk, it’s easy to explore Mosman on foot.

  • Koalas at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

    Family Activities

    With five family-friendly beaches to choose from, the award-winning Taronga Zoo, and plenty of activities including walking, swimming and bike riding on offer, there’s more than enough to entertain the whole family during a short or long stay in Mosman.

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