North Sydney, Chatswood & the Lower North Shore



The Lower North Shore is a place of wealth, privilege and natural beauty. Centred around the unremarkable centres of Chatswood, and North Sydney (a little warren of skyscrapers adjacent to the rather-more-impressive Sydney CBD) these suburbs grew very quickly after the Bridge first spanned Sydney Harbour in 1932, spurred by the short and simple commute times the bridge made possible, and the acres of freehold land as yet unpopulated.

Suburbs of note include Mosman (home to the Taronga Zoo), Kirribilli (the suburb which contains the Sydney homes of the Prime Minister of Australia, along with the Governor-General), and Milson's Point (whose Blues Point park contains perhaps the most spectacular skyline views in Sydney - come with a picnic at dusk).

Perhaps the best known of the Lower-North Shore suburbs is Manly. A great way to see some of Sydney Harbour is to catch the Manly Ferry, a Sydney institution. This ferry travels from Circular Quay to Manly, and takes about half an hour. Avoid traveling between 7am and 8.30am and 5pm and 7pm when the ferries are packed solid with commuters.

Nightlife

Oaks (The)
Bravo Trattoria
Union Hotel
Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema
Rag and Famish Hotel
Kirribilli Hotel (The)
Maisy's Cafe
Luna Park
Greenwood Hotel
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Attractions

Gore Creek Reserve and Lane Cove River Tourist Park Walk
Chinamans Beach
Spit Bridge (The)
Sawmillers Reserve
Pages and Pages Booksellers
Tokyo Mart
Clarkes Point Reserve
Bondi Explorer
Mr Gordon Selected Fine Foods
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Spit to Pulpit Rock Walk (The)
Luna Park
Marianne Newman Gallery
Cookery Book (The)
Shakespeare By The Sea
Ewart Gallery
Westfield Shopping Town Chatswood
Eckersley's Art & Craft
Boat Books Australia
Early Learning World
Constant Reader Bookshop
Balmoral Beach
Sirius Cove
Frog Dive Scuba Centre
Australian Scuba Diving School
Rejuvenate Day Spa
Mary Mackillop Place Museum
Cleaver's Organic Meat Store
Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk
Horseland Saddlery
Mosman Art Gallery
Hunters Hill Museum
Nordic Fusion
Wendys secret garden
Chatswood Golf Club
Mosman Cheese Shop (The)
Forsyth Coffee
Romantic Notions
Gallery 307
Oxford Art Supplies and Books Pty Ltd
Taronga Zoo to Bradleys Head Walk
Milsons Point
Advantage Custom Clubmakers
Blues Point Reserve
Lane Cove National Park
Southern Cross Divers
Taronga Zoo
Mosman Bay to Taronga Zoo Walk
Willoughby Leisure Centre
Artarmon Galleries
Avenue Road Delicatessen
South Head and Watsons Bay Walk
Meld Gallery

Restaurants

Just Hooked
Kirribilli Hotel (The)
Maisy's Cafe
Vera Cruz
Anahita Restaurant
Rangoon Racquet Club (The)
The Deck Sydney
Mosquito Bar (The)
Blueberries Bar and Brasserie
Blue Elephant
Malabar
Bavarian Bier Cafe
Mamak
Rocket Restaurant
Ripples Café
Oaks (The)

Hotels

Cammeray Gardens
Vibe Hotel North Sydney
At Home Down Under
Harbourside Serviced Apartments

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