Destination guide

Retreat to Mosman holiday homes to rent

Mosman is a lovely harbourside town that is surrounded by Sydney Harbour to its north, east and south. This affluent small town has maintained many of its 19th-century buildings that are now inhabited by bistros and boutiques. Mosman is most known for recreation, restaurants and high-end retail. Even with the chic appeal, Mosman has many adventures and attractions for all types of visitors, such as Taronga Zoo and Cobblers Beach. That’s why families, groups, couples and singles love holiday homes to rent in Mosman.


Explore Mosman heritage sites near holiday homes

Mosman was settled as a desirable location for whaling and shipping, and it was also a strategic defence post for Sydney from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. The Middle Head Fortifications is an early defence establishment that was constructed in 1801 and now is a heritage site where you can view the gun placement batteries and historic barracks. Similarly, the Mosman War Memorial was constructed to commemorate World War I servicemen and -women, along with a separate monument for those who served during World War II. Taronga Zoo is a historic and popular attraction that’s been in Mosman since 1916, and it is home to thousands of animals visited by millions annually. A beautiful rendition of late-1800s architecture is the Boronia House, a plantation-style, two-storey home that has also served as an art gallery and restaurant.


Activities and attractions in and around Mosman

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Mosman a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taronga Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Luna Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Manly Surf n Slide (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Wildlife Sydney (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Fox Studio Australia (4.3 mi / 7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Mosman

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mosman is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bondi Beach (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Balmoral Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Chinamans Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Lady Bay Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Camp Cove (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Kesterton Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Mosman

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to and from Mosman holiday rentals

Getting to and from holiday rentals in Mosman is a breeze, as it is well serviced by public transportation and has easy road access. The Sydney Airport is the main hub for international and national travellers, and it’s only a short drive or bus ride up to Mosman. Mosman is well connected by Sydney’s A8 and M1 highways, along with Military Road throughout the downtown. City buses that service the Mosman region stop near all the popular destinations. Because Mosman is a part of the peninsula, ferries are also available as public transport. Public parking is an option around Mosman, with spaces available near many of the beaches and recreational activities. A car hire is a good choice, because you’ll have the freedom to travel on your own schedule and should be able to find places to park.

Food & drink 

Experience the delicacies of Mosman from holiday homes

Asian-inspired cuisine and freshly available seafood guide many of the culinary experiences in Mosman. Many coming for a cosy coastal retreat know they can get an incredible meal of fish and chips with potatoes grown in New South Wales and fresh fish battered and fried from the South Pacific. Thai food is quite popular, and that means you can find a spot for classic pad thai or delectable Krathong Tong that’s made with chicken, potatoes, corn and carrots smothered in a tangy cream sauce piled delicately into a fried shell. A local favourite is Lyon sausages with an onion gravy, which are often wrapped in a brioche dough and served cold or hot after baking.

Essential info

Key information for your Mosman holiday accommodation

As you look into Mosman holiday accommodation, you’ll want to know some essential facts ahead of time. The time zone in Mosman is Australian Eastern Time, which is GMT +10. The emergency services number to dial throughout New South Wales is 000. In case of any minor bumps or scrapes, you can find multiple local hospitals, especially in nearby Sydney, as the central business district is only 8 km away. During the summer months that see an influx of visitors, the average temperature is 20°C. Precipitation is consistent throughout the year, with around 100 mm during the summer. Mosman is a very safe area, with a low incidence of crime.

Where to stay near Mosman?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,479 holiday rentals near Mosman. From 1,009 Houses to 29 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mosman for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mosman?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mosman. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Balmoral: 144 holiday rentals
  • Balmoral Beach: 3,259 holiday rentals
  • Taronga Zoo: 4,186 holiday rentals
  • Clifton Gardens: 34 holiday rentals
  • Beauty Point: 85 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Mosman! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mosman?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Mosman with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Berowra Waters: 122 holiday homes
  • Sydney: 3,418 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 1,250 holiday homes
  • Manly: 1,436 holiday homes
  • Bondi Beach: 366 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Mosman?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Mosman are:

  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,878 holiday houses
  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,742 holiday houses
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,915 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Mosman?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Mosman. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Taronga Zoo: 4,186 holiday rentals
  • Plunge Diving: 4,198 holiday rentals
  • Mosman Art Gallery: 4,219 holiday rentals
  • Bridgepoint Shopping Centre: 4,221 holiday rentals
  • Chinamans Beach: 4,289 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mosman listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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