Rushcutters Bay is a trendy, vibrant harbour side suburb located moments from Kings Cross and Sydney's central business district. With its beautiful park and bustling nightlife, Rushcutters Bay is an ideal location for both long and short stay holidays. We have a number of well appointed holiday rentals in Rushcutters Bay. Choose from luxury apartments overlooking Sydney Harbour or executive apartments with views of the famous Sydney skyline.
Things To Do in Rushcutters Bay
Rushcutters Bay Park is an ever popular location for running, walking or for simply lazing by the magnificent harbour. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia along New Beach Road features stunning boats and nearby Beare Park and the Macleay Reserve also offer terrific views of the harbour.
The bustle of Kings Cross, with its hectic nightlife and restaurant scene, is just moments away from Rushcutters Bay, as are the trendy cafes and shops of Potts Point.
Woolloomooloo with its famous finger wharf and naval base is close by, as are the Domain, Botanical Gardens and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Rushcutters Bay is an ideal base from which to explore the city of Sydney, including such world famous attractions as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
History of Rushcutters Bay
The suburb was first known as Rush Cutting Bay on account of the large rushes which covered the land surrounding the harbour. These rushes were harvested as a building material for houses in the early development of Sydney.
The land for Rushcutters Bay Park was set aside in 1878 after earthworks were completed. The harbour side park remains a popular attraction for joggers, walkers and picnickers.
Landmarks in Rushcutters Bay
Established in 1944 and situated on Rushcutters Bay, The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is one of the most famous yacht clubs in the country. Known for its annual hosting of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the club contains a large marina where spectacular yachts are moored.
Shopping in Rushcutters Bay
There are convenience stores, bottle shops and cafes along New South Head Road and Bayswater Road. There is a Coles supermarket beneath the Coke sign at Kings Cross and a Woolworths supermarket in nearby Potts Point.
The surrounding suburbs are home to terrific shopping. From the art galleries of Paddington and Darlinghurst to the fashion boutiques lining Oxford Street, there is something for every taste and budget.
Macleay Street in Potts Point has interesting book shops, fashion boutiques and a trendy cafe strip. Nearby Double Bay is glamour central, with the suburb home to luxury fashion boutiques and home wares shops.
Restaurants & Cafes in Rushcutters Bay
Residents of Rushcutters Bay are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. Fantastic restaurants line Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street in Potts Point. The area is also home to some of Sydney's most famous bars and pubs and the celebrated cafe culture of Sydney's eastern suburbs thrives in Rushcutters Bay, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay and Darlinghurst.
Sports & Fitness in Rushcutters Bay
Rushcutters Bay Park buzzes with runners, walkers and pick up soccer games. The White City tennis courts have both hard and grass courts and the harbour is always popular for sailing, kayaking and boating.
Transport in Rushcutters Bay
Frequent bus services run along New South Head Road connecting Rushcutters Bay to the city. Kings Cross train station is a short distance away on Darlinghurst Road where frequent services travel to Bondi Junction, Martin Place and Town Hall stations.
Transportation in Rushcutters Bay
Rushcutters Bay is ideally located just 3 kilometres from Sydney's central business district. The suburb is 11 kilometres or an easy 15 minute drive from Sydney's International Airport.
Schools, Institutions, Hospitals in Rushcutters Bay
There are a number of primary and secondary schools, both government and private in the suburbs surrounding Rushcutters Bay. St Vincents Hospital located in Darlinghurst is the major hospital in the area.