Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Balmain

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Balmain. This romantic city allures visitors with its restaurants and shopping. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Balmain

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Balmain has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Wildlife Sydney (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Luna Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Moore Park Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Fox Studio Australia (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Entertainment Quarter (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Balmain

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Balmain. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bondi Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Blackwattle Bay Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Balls Head Reserve (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Barangaroo Reserve (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Walsh Bay (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship (1.9 mi / 3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Balmain

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Balmain?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,150 house rentals near Balmain. From 886 Houses to 2,019 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Balmain for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Balmain?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Balmain:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,074 vacation rentals
  • Strawberry Hills: 234 vacation rentals
  • Chinatown: 395 vacation rentals
  • Collaroy Beach: 31 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 101 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Balmain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Balmain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • White Bay Cruise Terminal: 3,772 home rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 1,503 home rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,827 home rentals
  • Sydney Opera House: 3,938 home rentals
  • The Rocks Markets: 3,928 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Balmain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Balmain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 886 Houses in Balmain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Balmain include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,019 lodging choices
  • Villas: 19 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 27 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Balmain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 783 vacation homes with pool available in Balmain.

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