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BALMORAL

  • Suburb:BALMORAL
  • Postcode:2088
  • Local Council:Mosman

Balmoral is perhaps one of the most likely places in the area to see locals and tourist strolling along the promenade at any time of day. You can also pace yourself walking around the oval fitness track or apply your strength participating in the exercise course.

Named after Balmoral Castle, estate house in Aberdeenshire, Scotland once a well-known summer residence for the Englsih Royal family our Balmoral is part of an exclusive triangle of beautiful homes with views stretching out to the Heads and across to Manly. Blessed with a northeasterly aspect the area is bathed in sunlight. The beach is child friendly and the coffee shops and restaurants inviting.

The Rotunda and the Bathers' Pavilion, which date back to the 1930s some 100 years after the area was first settled as a whaling station are considered locallandmarks and are both popular destinations for weddings and celebrations.

Some Saturdays you can see the locals practice Thai chi and Yoga at Hunter Park or on The Esplanade lawn. Sunday in summer the children scamper around enjoying Nippers or playing in the waves.

Once upon time pre baby buggys or stollers of any kind you could travel to Balmoral by tram (until 1958). Now you can drive, bus or if you are in the know you can catch the Mosman Rider, which operates 7 days a week, 8am to 6pm, transporting residents and visitors around Mosman on a 30-minute loop. Jump on anywhere along its route. Alternatively you could burn your way up Awaba Street at 420 METRES it can hardly be called a marathon more of a work out. The steep street is the course of the annual Balmoral Burn a local charity event.