Neutral Bay is a harbourside suburb on Sydney’s lower North Shore, 5km from the CBD, in the North Sydney Council local government area.
Neutral Bay takes its name from the bay that sits on Sydney Harbour. Surrounding suburbs include North Sydney, Cammeray, Milsons Point, Cremorne and Cremorne Point.
The suburb is part of an area highly sought after by business executives and retirees and is slightly less expensive than the Eastern Suburbs. The foreshore walk from Neutral Bay to Mosman is popular, as are the numerous parks nearby.
The main shopping district of Neutral Bay is along Military Road, featuring quality shops, restaurants and cafes. The Big Bear shopping centre has a supermarket and grocery shops.
Neutral Bay is less than 3km from the famous Balmoral Beach. Locals believe Balmoral to be best harbour beach in Sydney (probably the only other harbour beach to rival Balmoral is Middleton in Albany, WA).
There are two operating ferry wharves at Neutral Bay, serviced by both public inner harbour ferry services and private ferries. Neutral Bay wharf sits at the end of Hayes Street, while the Kurraba wharf on Kurraba Point can be accessed by Kurraba Road.
The Warringah Freeway runs along Neutral Bay’s western border, providing links south to the CBD and north to Chatswood.