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Exchange Hotel

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Beattie St & Mullens St
Balmain 2041, NSW


phone  (02) 9810 1171


he Exchange offers a great mix of bars, sun-filled balconies, elegant function rooms and a smart new restaurant to ensure that the hotel continues the fine tradition of the place to relax, unwind and mix with friends.

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Balmain:

Population: 9,010 (2001 census)
Established: 1836
Postcode: 2041
Area: 1.5 km (0.6 sq mi)
Location: 5 km (3 mi) west of Sydney CBD
Local Government Area: Municipality of Leichhardt
State District: Balmain
Federal Division: Sydney
In and around Balmain:
Drummoyne Birchgrove
Rozelle Balmain Balmain East
Rozelle Rozelle

Balmain is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Balmain is located slightly west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Leichhardt.

Balmain is located on the Balmain peninsula surrounded by Port Jackson, adjacent to the suburbs of Rozelle to the south-west, Birchgrove to the north-west, and Balmain East to the east. Iron Cove sits on the western side of the peninsula, with White Bay on the south-east side and Mort Bay on the north-east side.

Balmain has become established in Australian working class culture due to being the place where Australian Labor Party formed in 1891 and its social history is of high cultural significance to New South Wales.

Saltsoak Float Studio single 60 minute float more_vert
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Floating is an activity that can literally benefit everyone! It's extremely good for people suffering from jet lag, particularly if they need/want to get moving quickly on a new time zone. It's great for muscle recovery from injuries, or can help chronic pain sufferers. Floating also benefits people who suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders.

saltsoak Float Studio in the heart of Balmain offers the perfect location for relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation as you float in 30cm of body temperature water saturated with over 600kg of epsom salts! Let us help you take the weight off your shoulders and provide your muscles with enough magnesium to have them smiling for days and you sleeping like a baby for nights! Experience weightless therapy to soothe your soul and heal what ails you. Experience 60 minutes of ultimate relaxation for your body, your brain, and your soul.

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Bespoke Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour of Inner Sydney more_vert
$100.00 AUD Book
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It’s not just the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge! A short way from Sydney’s iconic attractions are hidden gems that show both the history of our city and its contemporary sparkle. Here are some of our favourites:

White Rabbit Gallery and neighbouring Central Park

Brett Whiteley Studio

Sydney University

Short walking tour of Balmain and Ballast Point

New South Wales State Library

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

The Grounds at Alexandria

Artisan distillery or microbrewery at the end of the day

These places are reasonably close to the city (within 10-30 minutes).

Let us know which destinations interest you and we will reply with a day plan for your approval.

The day includes a nutritious picnic lunch. You may also choose to add a place from one of our other tours (except the Blue Mountains). Why not spend some time in Manly or Bondi Beach, or further a field and then head to your personal selection from the above list. Get in touch and we can provide more options.

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Stop At: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2008 Australia

White Rabbit Gallery and the Brett Whiteley Studio are located in the inner city areas of Sydney. If you enjoy art you will like these galleries. The White Rabbit Gallery contains one of the world's most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art, with an emphasis on 21st Century art.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: University of Sydney, 2006, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 Australia

The University of Sydney was Australia's first university and its campus is ranked in the top 10 of most beautiful campuses in the world. It is an internationally renowned university, has a rich history and some wonderful sandstone heritage buildings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Balmain Market, 223 Darling St, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales 2041 Australia

See some heritage architecture, harbour views, a quircky neighbourhood and an ubran renewal project when we do two short walks around Balmain and Ballast Point.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Grounds of Alexandria, 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

The Grounds at Alexandria is a former pie factory which has been converted to several restaurants and an organic garden. Its an off the tourist trail place which offers homestyle food and specialty coffee.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Often overlooked by tourists the state library which opened in 1869 has the magnificent Mitchell reading room with books located on the walls over three levels. The library offers a changing exhibition program that can be seen on the first level.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens is located to the east of the city and is an expansive park covering 30 hectares. It contains an outstanding collection of plants and trees from Australia and overseas. If you like nature and would like to see some native flora the Royal Botanic Gardens warrant at least an hour or two of your time.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper St Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010 Australia

The Brett Whiteley Studio was the home and studio of renowned contemporary Australian artist, Brett Whiteley from 1987 until 1992. It contains paintings, drawings, sculpture, unfinished art and personal items. The studio provides a unique view of this highly talented artist's world.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Phone Photography. Discover Balmain. Explore Sydney with local photographers. more_vert
$60.00 AUD Book
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We are local photographers and know Sydney very well. We understand creative photography and are very experienced at sharing our knowledge using fun and hands-on activities.
You will learn simple tips and uncover features of your phone which you will use every time you take a photo. The most rewarding part of this creative Photo Walk is the inspired artwork you will create with the understanding of photo editing on your phone.

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All phone types welcome and all levels of photographers or non-photographers welcome!

Balmain is one of Sydney's historic suburbs. The Exchange Hotel is part of that history.

We set off from the Exchange Hotel on foot and walk around the back laneways exploring Balmain-life; the street art, architecture, and unexpected intriguing features of this remarkable Sydney suburb.

Your photo guide, Colin will lead you on a creative journey where you will learn to use easy features on your phone for creative photography. You will also learn using a free editing app on how to turn your photos into extraordinary artworks!

We will finish the Photo Walk at The Exchange at 1 pm where you will find delicious food and cold drinks for lunch.

Please note. Food and drinks are not included in the walk but the company while you dine is.

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Sydney Harbour BYO New Year's Eve Catamaran Cruise more_vert
$550.00 AUD Book
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Spend New Year’s Eve in one of the most talked about locations in the world and bring in the New Year with a bang. See the spectacular Sydney firework display and enjoy the views of Sydney Harbour by night. With indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the display, skip the crowds and experience New Year’s Eve on a boat on the amazing harbour. A great NYE option at an affordable price point for smaller group bookings.

Kirralee is a spacious catamaran that can accommodate for up to 30 guests. The 10.5 metre Seawind Resort 1050 has a large internal cabin and cockpit area with easy access to the front bow area. The vessel will take up position in a suitable location with prime views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and spectacular firework display.

New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour is perfect to experience with a group of friends or to bring along the whole family and enjoy breathtaking views of the spectacular Sydney fireworks!

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Stop At: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia

With the famous Sydney Harbour firework display set to go off with a bang at 9pm and midnight, views of the iconic Harbour Bridge could not be any better than from the water!

Duration: 7 hours

Pass By: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Cruise past the shoreline where the famous Opera House takes its stance.

Stop At: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Relax and enjoy your time on board as you cruise Sydney Harbour on NYE.

Duration: 7 hours

  • $550.00
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