Discover Double Bay

From Barani website:

Authors: Anita Heiss and Melodie-Jane Gibson

The Council of the City of Sydney acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. The City acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney. There are about 29 clan groups of the Sydney metropolitan area, referred to collectively as the Eora Nation. The Gadigal are a clan of the Eora Nation.

The territory of the Gadi (gal) people stretched along the southern side of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) from South Head to around what is now known as Petersham. Their southern boundary is unclear.

The ‘Eora people’ was the name given to the coastal Aboriginal people around Sydney. The word Eora simply means ‘here’ or ‘from this place’. Local Aboriginal people used the word to describe to the British where they came from and so the word was then used to define the Aboriginal people themselves. The name Eora is proudly used today by the descendants of those very same people. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as ‘Eora Country’.


Discover Double Bay

Where to Eat and Drink:

  • Matteos
  • Bibo Wine Bar
  • Sak
  • Lotus
  • Piccolina Deli e Caffé

Eat like a local:

  • White Rabbit
  • Kitchen by Culture
  • Arte Bianca
  • Café Indigo
  • Bills Double Bay
  • Catalina’s Rose Bay


Where to Shop

  • Double Bay Village is a bustling shopping village filled with galleries, boutique clothing and homeware stores.
  • Peruse Transvaal Avenue for beautiful boutique clothing and homeware stores
  • Double Bay Organic Markets have many local producers selling artisan delicacies, organic barista coffee and boutique clothing. They are held every Thursday 9am-12pm in Guilfoyle Park
  • Visit World of Whiskey to experience whiskeys from all corners of the globe
  • For shopping malls with a range of Australian and International brands and local treats, try Westfield Bondi Junction (8 minutes drive) or Queen Victoria Building near Sydney’s Town Hall

Discover Double Bay and Sydney

Walks and Trips

  • Catch the ferry from Double Bay Wharf to Circular Quay (10 minutes to city)
  • Visit one of the harbour beaches at our doorstep including Double Bay Beach, or Nielson Park Vaucluse
  • Visit one of the ocean beaches, such as Bondi, Bronte or Maroubra, if you prefer the surf
  • Enjoy fish and chips at Doyles, Watsons Bay
  • Walk the Bondi to Bronte coastline walk
  • Visit Rushcutters Bay Park to view the maxi Yachts
  • Catch the ferry to Taronga Zoo or Manly (change ferries at Circular Quay first for both these options)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridgeclimb
  • Sydney Opera House
  • SeaLife Sydney Aquarium
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
  • Royal Botanical Gardens

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