Elizabeth Bay property isn’t the only thing that draws a crowd to Elizabeth Bay Road.
Discover what you’ll encounter when walking down the heart of the bay through the eyes of a local.
There’s a reason why the locals love Elizabeth Bay and regularly flock to its main street, Elizabeth Bay Road. Find out what you’ll discover down at the bay.
Partake in the thriving coffee & cafe culture
Stretching from Fitzroy Gardens all the way to the harbour, Elizabeth Bay Road is dotted with cafes, providing opportunity to pause and people-watch.
And once you’ve recharged, we’ve got your next pitstop sorted.
Enjoy the green spaces along the way
At the top end of Elizabeth Bay Road is Fitzroy Gardens, home to Kings Cross Community Market and the other end you’ll find Macleay Reserve, a dog-friendly patch of green encircled by the road. A short stroll off Elizabeth Bay Road on Onslow Avenue sits the grand Elizabeth Bay House and the breathtaking Arthur McElhone Reserve opposite. And if you’re looking to entertain the younger members of the family or go for a jog along the water, take a handy shortcut from Elizabeth Bay Road down Holdsworth Avenue to Rushcutters Bay Park.
Stop for a spot of entertainment
If you’re in the mood for entertainment, hit up Hayes Theatre just off Elizabeth Bay Road on Greenknowe Avenue. You’ll find a great selection of local productions and musicians that showcase the thriving talent community of Sydney.
The architecture and the famous
Like much of the 2011 postcode, Elizabeth Bay Road is home to many apartments. And it’s also seen its fair share of famous faces over the years.
At the top end near the famous El Alamein fountain is Gazebo – previously the iconic 1960s hotel favoured by rock stars and film stars. Encore, at 19-23 Elizabeth Bay Road was previously another iconic hotel, the Sebel Townhouse. The Sebel opened in 1963 and was famous for its customer service (they’d meet any request, no matter how outrageous) and guests such as Elton John and Dire Straits called it home.
Although many of Elizabeth Bay Road’s apartment blocks date from the art deco era, if you dig a bit deeper you can see great variation and range in the architectural styles.
For example, Ashdown at number 96 is a great example of “Functionalist” simplicity, The Raymond at number 68 represents the “Commercial Palazzo” style, and Scotforth and 43-47 is considered “Free Classical”. There’s a lot to learn about our architectural history here.
At the waterside end, known to locals as ‘the loop’, Kincoppal was once home for a time to both David Bowie and Rupert Murdoch. Meanwhile Oceana, at 108 is famous for its north facing waterside location, and Toft Monks at number 95 is a more recent block with one of the few private marinas, jetty and harbour pools in the area.
There are also a handful of noteworthy houses – in particular Tresco at number 97 and Ashton House, which sold for $20 million to a neighbour in 2017.
Make your way to Macleay
Macleay Street is a hop skip and a jump away from Elizabeth Bay Road – and home to some of the best bars and Sydney’s best breakfast spots, which make Macleay Street the perfect sidestep when you’ve finished exploring Elizabeth Bay Road.
Do you want to become a local strolling down Elizabeth Bay Road? Get in touch with our team today to get to know more of the hidden gems that await you in Elizabeth Bay.