On the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour, Mosman will charm you with famous Taronga Zoo, pretty beaches, delicious restaurants and stylish shopping on Military Road. You’ll be amazed by the harbour views on walks, and you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and diving.

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s most popular attractions, with more than 4,000 animals including Annie and her platypus pals, koalas, kangaroos and endangered exotic animals. A delightful way to travel to the award-winning zoo is by ferry from Circular Quay – the scenic trip is only 12 minutes.

Curious giraffes at Taronga Zoo in Mosman, Sydney

Or hop on a bus for the zoo in Military Road, after browsing an enticing range of designer boutiques. At the eco-accredited zoo there are tours and shows, such as the bird show with Leslie the Andean condor and her feathered friends - kites, galahs and red-tailed black cockatoos, to name a just a few.

Other wonderful things to do include relaxing on Balmoral Beach, which has enclosed harbour baths, enchanting picnic spots and scrumptious places to eat. The acclaimed restaurant Bathers’ Pavilion is in the heritage-listed two-storey white pavilion, built in the late 1920s adjacent to the lovely beach.

Sydney Harbour in Summer

Nearby is Middle Head, where you’ll find an 1801-built fort and other defensive structures as well as mesmerising views. You’ll marvel at Sydney Harbour’s entrance, known as The Heads, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. South of Middle Head is Chowder Bay, a popular spot for snorkelling and diving.

The natural beauty of Mosman offers superb foreshore walks, such as the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk. On the northern side of Mosman is The Spit, where you can start, or finish, the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk. Alternatively, join a kayaking tour on one of the world’s great natural harbours.

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