Destination guide

Live it up and make the most of your Mosman holiday

Are you a penthouse person? Everyone enjoys living the high life now and then, so why not experience what it's like to hang in one of Sydney's snazziest ‘burbs? The Lower North Shore neighborhood of Mosman juts out into Sydney Harbour, and you'll find plenty of vantage points along the coastline offering spectacular views of Downtown. Mosman vacation rentals will put you right at the heart of the action, providing access to top-class dining, boutique shopping to die for, and easy access to some of the Australian capital's top attractions.

Things to do

From lemur encounters to Long Island Iced Teas

Talk about attractions in Mosman and you can't avoid mentioning Taronga Zoo. This family-friendly park opened its doors in 1916 and is now home to more than 4,000 animals, including giraffes, koalas, and lemurs. History buffs in your group can get their fix at Georges Head, with its World War II gun emplacements, underground tunnels, and fantastic views. Find time to take in the latest exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery, or pay a visit to Nutcote, the former home of Australian children's author May Gibbs. Ready to take the weight off? Grab a sundowner at one of the rooftop bars along Military Road.

Activities

You'll end up harboring a love for Mosman's mesmerizing views

Once you've clapped eyes on the impressive views Mosman peninsula has to offer, you'll realize why so many of Sydney's wealthiest citizens choose to call it home. Staying in Mosman vacation rentals allows you to make the most of everything on offer. Follow the walking trails at Bradleys Head and you'll be treated to panoramic views across the harbor, as well as plenty of birdwatching opportunities. Take a dip at Maccallum Pool, also a popular sunbathing site, or make your way to the cove at Cobblers Beach for some open-water swimming. Why not bring a picnic and make a day of it on the sand?

Weather

Slap on the sunscreen, 'cause it's gonna be a scorcher

Like the rest of Sydney, Mosman has a humid subtropical climate that makes for hot summers, mild winters, and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. If you're thinking of a summer visit between December and February, expect average highs in the mid-70s and lows around 10 degrees cooler. July, the coldest month, tends to see highs of 62 degrees and lows of 50. Thanks to its location on a peninsula, Mosman particularly benefits from the afternoon sea breeze that sweeps through the capital and cools everything down. Look to the shoulder seasons around October and April if you want to avoid the crowds and get the best deals on Mosman vacation rentals.

Natural features

Capture that classic Harbour Bridge sunset

With vast swathes of green space and secluded out-of-the-way spots to enjoy, it's no wonder Mosman has become so popular with locals. Georges Head and Chowder Head Bushland are just a couple of the protected headlands worth exploring. Grab your binoculars and pay a visit to Middle Head in June or July, or between September and November, and you might be lucky enough to spot a southern right whale as it migrates along the New South Wales coast. For outrageously good sunsets, spend a peaceful evening at Bradleys Head watching the sun sink behind Sydney Harbour Bridge.

How to get there

Transportation 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 center.

Where to stay around Mosman?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,239 vacation rentals near Mosman. From 933 Houses to 26 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mosman for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mosman?

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

  • Balmoral Beach: 3,069 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 141 vacation rentals
  • Beauty Point: 83 vacation rentals
  • Taronga Zoo: 3,980 vacation rentals
  • Spit Junction: 143 vacation rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in Mosman?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mosman:

  • Sydney: 3,231 rentals
  • Bondi Beach: 318 rentals
  • Manly: 1,367 rentals
  • The Rocks: 3,220 rentals
  • Coogee: 2,911 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Mosman?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Mosman are:

  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,560 vacation rentals
  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,911 vacation rentals
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,806 vacation rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Mosman. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Taronga Zoo: 3,980 rentals
  • Plunge Diving: 3,974 rentals
  • Mosman Art Gallery: 4,026 rentals
  • Chinamans Beach: 4,099 rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 1,473 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.

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