Neutral Bay is a harbour side suburb located 5 kilometres (3 miles) north of the Sydney central business district, in the Australian state of New South Wales. Neutral Bay is in the local government area of the North Sydney Council.
Neutral Bay is mostly residential with some commercial retail options and services designed to serve the suburbs residents. The main shopping district is Neutral Bay Junction. This centre features many enjoyable shops, restaurants, and cafés. Nearby the Big Bear shopping centre features a supermarket and grocery shops. The Oaks Hotel has been a popular meeting place for locals and tourists since 1885. This hotel offers a number of restaurants, bars, function rooms, and a retro beer garden. The garden offers an old oak tree that provides needed shade in the summer months. Neutral Bay’s economy is largely dependant on its status as a commuter town serving the city of Sydney. There are hundreds of large corporations with office space or other facilities in the city. They include Caltex Australia, the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Woolworths, UBS Australia, Deutsche Bank, Toyota, Ford, and Holden.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A unique way to explore Sydney is to go on a Gourmet Safaris. These are intriguing food adventures that have been held in Sydney and regional Australia for over thirteen years. They are managed by a respected food author and television broadcaster. There are a wide range of tours, some walking, some taken on a bus, that allow you to explore the foodie scene in Sydney and surrounding areas. Dining options in the area include Ashley’s Cuisine, Asian Kitchen, Basil & Mint, and the Blue Plate Bar and Grill. The Neutral Bay Club Bistro has an impressive artistic interior and an intimate setting. Here they serve a range of freshly prepared meat and vegetarian dishes all sourced with freshness in mind.
The closest major airport to Neutral Bay is the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. This airport is 19 km (8 miles) from the suburb. The city centre or the suburbs can be reached easily by suburban rail, bus or car. Sydney’s public transportation system includes commuter rail, bus, ferry, light rail, and a tourist oriented monorail, including options to Neutral Bay.