On Sydney Harbour, 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD, Rose Bay is one of Australia's most exclusive suburbs where the real estate agents truly do talk in telephone numbers for homes with peerless views over one of the world's most beautiful harbour to Bradleys Head and Taronga Park Zoo.
Rose Bay's main street is distinguished by upmarket shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants for the "beautiful people" who strut their stuff in this sophisticated, inner-city Eastern Suburbs village.
It was from this bay on July 5, 1938, that Qantas Empire Airways began its flying boat service between Australia and England. With luck, the journey took 10, luxury-filled days.
These days a smaller seaplane runs a regular return service linking Rose Bay with Palm Beach, Gosford and Newcastle.
Walk down any street in Rose Bay, any day of the week, and you’re guaranteed a brush with someone rich and famous. In short Rose Bay, which also hosts the exclusive Royal Sydney Golf Club, and neighbouring Double Bay are definitely places in which to be seen.