Double Bay

Double Bay

Double Bay is a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney, NSW. Located 4 km from the Sydney central business district, Double Bay was founded shortly after initial European Settlement in 1788. The suburb takes its name from two geographical formations between Point Piper and Darling Point in Sydney Harbour. The eastern part of Double Bay is also known as Blackburn Cove.


The Double Bay Ferry wharf provides access to Eastern Suburbs ferry service. A number of popular attractions within the suburb are within easy walking distance.

Local Culture

Double Bay has a rich European culture, brought by the settlers who founded the area. The suburb began as a shelter for fishermen who fished around the harbour. The area then expanded to include cattle and lettuce farms which grew into the valleys of surrounding suburbs. Today the majority of Double Bay residents have English, Australian or Irish cultural backgrounds. Most residents are employed in professional, management, or administrative positions. Locals enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the suburb and its close proximity to the ocean.

Community and Recreation

Double Bay offers a breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour and an abundance of opportunities for outdoor sports. Shoppers will be attracted to the shopping district which runs along New South Head Road and across Knox Street, Cross Street and Bay Street. Double Bay’s shopping is considered the most fashionable and expensive in Sydney. Trendy boutique hotels offer accommodation for people who travel to Double Bay to shop in the exclusive stores.

Double Bay has a wide variety of cuisine, as well as many pubs for those who want to dine out, relax and socialise.

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