Balmain is a stunning Sydney Harbourside suburb which has become famous for its “Village Atmosphere”. Historically Balmain was one of Sydney’s oldest working class suburbs where many of Sydney’s ferries were built. Today it’s renowned for being one of the city’s trendiest and most affluent suburbs. Some of Australia’s well-known writers, actors and entertainers call this harbourside village their home and many travellers who tour Sydney use Balmain Lodge as their accommodation.

Balmain has more than its share of new and traditional Aussie pubs where you’re encouraged to mingle with the locals. Eating options are plentiful with buzzing cafes and restaurants offering a range of experiences from pubs to al fresco-style fine dining. If you are in Balmain on a Saturday, explore the market held in the grounds of the local church and see why it attracts people from all over Sydney. Balmain’s colourful streets’ historical charm is combined with the fashionable food and shopping options of today.

There are several award winning cafes, restaurants and fun pubs and bars within walking distance of the Balmain Lodge; Balmain is always lively and a great place to call home whilst you visit the local area or whilst you travel around Sydney. Balmain also has many great art galleries and museums and great harbourside walks.

At night, Balmain comes alive with one of the best live music scenes in Sydney. With a mixture of blues, jazz and an array of up-and-coming bands, Balmain is a great place to listen to Sydney’s live music!