One of Sydney’s oldest working-class suburbs, Balmain is a 10-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. Today this harbourside suburb is home to some of Australia’s best-known writers, actors, film directors, musicians and artists.
Balmain has some great cafes, bistros, pubs, restaurants and produce stores. Food connoisseurs should head to Darling Street to taste Adriano Zumbo’s renowned macaroons or feast on a middle-eastern brunch at Kazbah. On weekends, Balmain Markets and Rozelle Markets offer an eclectic mix of fashion, food, and bric-a-brac.
Explore Balmain on foot. Arrive by ferry at the harbour end of Darling Street and wander through pretty streets where harbourside mansions are next to old pubs and quaint workers’ cottages.
Balmain’s nightlife is a magnet for a cosmopolitan crowd who enjoy partying with DJs, live music and jazz bands at local pubs. Hit the 3 Weeds, one of the inner west’s original pubs, established in 1881.
Balmain is a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales. It is located approximately 3kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 1.538 square kilometres. Balmain has a recorded population of 10453 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Balmain we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Balmain and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.