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Balmain overview

Balmain is a romantic getaway unique for its marina and historical sites. You'll enjoy activities like boating and sailing. Plan a fun excursion to Sydney Showground or Circular Quay. Make some time to see popular sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Balmain is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Balmain

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Balmain has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Balmain with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Balmain hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Balmain hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Balmain

Fly in to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from central Balmain.

What to see around Balmain

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • • Wildlife Sydney
  • • Luna Park
  • • Fox Studio Australia
  • • Taronga Zoo
It's recognised for its sunrises. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Snapper Island
  • • Blackwattle Bay Park
  • • Pirrama Park
  • • Goat Island
  • • Balls Head Reserve
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre
  • • Sydney Fish Market
  • • Harbourside
  • • The Rocks Markets
  • • Australia Square
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • • Sydney Opera House
  • • University of Sydney
  • • Bondi Beach
  • • Sydney Showground

When to visit Balmain

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 26°C day, 16°C night
  • April-June: 23°C day, 8°C night
  • July-September: 20°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 25°C day, 12°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 323 cm
  • April-June: 377 cm
  • July-September: 273 cm
  • October-December: 218 cm
  • Romantic
  • Business-friendly
  • Dining
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Historical sites