Originally a fishing village, Double Bay was planned as the site for Australia’s first Botanical gardens because of its close proximity to
the city, the harbour and the garden potential of the gently sloping foreshores.
There is plenty to do in Double Bay. Strolling along the streets and arcades, exploring the antique shops, art galleries and looking at
the beautiful jewellery shops. For the more active, there is a full range of sports facilities including tennis, golf, swimming, bowls and
for sailors, the 18-footer Sailing League Club always welcomes visitors.