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The Balmain Locale

The Balmain peninsula is unquestionably one of inner Sydney’s most distinguished addresses. Artistic, community minded and rich in history, its proximity to all of life’s pleasures makes it an exceptional place to call home.


Convenience is key in Balmain. This welcoming peninsula is a treasure trove of cultural offerings, culinary delights, unique specialty retailers and idyllic recreational spaces. Parkes Residences lies just minutes from the CBD and the internationally renowned attractions of the new Barangaroo waterfront precinct.

Both bus and ferry transport make city commuting a breeze, and local schools are highly regarded, reflecting the family oriented nature of the area.


This creative heartland has long been home to renowned artistic talents and design enthusiasts, which is reflected in Balmain’s innovative architecture, high-end galleries and interesting places to dine, drink and shop.


The local foodie culture is thriving, with countless multicultural restaurants, bustling cafes, organic produce purveyors and health food stores. Intimate wine bars take you late into the night, the live music scene is alive and well and Balmain is, of course, famous for its abundance of charming historic pubs.

Browse weekend markets for vintage gems and handmade crafts, find rare treasures at local antique stores or indulge your passion for fashion in unique designer boutiques. The iconic heritage-listed White Bay Power Station precinct is poised for significant revitalisation as a world-class waterfront destination, where you can currently watch the cruise ships dock.


An abundance of beautiful parks, harbourside walks and public open spaces make this picturesque peninsula an idyllic place to reside. Relax, stay fit and enjoy breathtaking harbour views from these glorious green spaces.


A recreational paradise

Punch Park at your doorstep offers a host of recreational attractions including tennis courts, a multi-purpose court and a children's playground. A number of parks are dotted around the waterfront, providing the perfect environment to unwind.

Head to majestic Elkington Park, home to the iconic National Trust listed Dawn Fraser Baths, the oldest pool and swimming club in Australia. Explore Ballast Point Park on the tip of the peninsula, with its revived industrial heritage, public artworks, cycle access and prime view of the New Year's firework.

Eat & Drink
  1. 1 Kazbah
  2. 2 Contessa Balmain
  3. 3 Zumbo
  4. 4 Bertoni's
  5. 5 One Ford Street
  6. 6 Kafeine
  7. 7 Mantecato
  8. 8 Rosso Pomodoro
  9. 9 The London Hotel
  10. 10 Riverview Hotel
  1. 11 Duck Egg Blue
  2. 12 Aesop
  3. 13 Zjoosh
  4. 14 Penny Farthing Design House
  5. 15 Mary Ioannidis Couture Bridal
  6. 16 The Source Bulk Foods
  7. 17 About Life Rozelle
  8. 18 Punch Gallery
  9. 19 DOGUE Balmain
  10. 20 Balmain markets
  11. 21 Rozelle markets