There is every chance that Kangaroo Point is Sydney’s best-kept secret. This tiny, picturesque suburb was formerly part of Sylvania. Occupying a slender, elevated peninsula on the southern bank of the Georges River, Kangaroo Point has a tranquil character that’s entirely distinctive. It provides residents with exceptional access to southern Sydney’s waterways, while also offering an easy commute to the CBD.
Real Estate & Design
Kangaroo Point is an overwhelmingly residential area offering an impressive array of large free-standing homes. Given its geography, most home sites in the suburb offer outstanding views. Many homes are situated directly on the waterfront and offer excellent moorings. As you would anticipate, many homes have either been designed or updated by architects and some have attracted architectural prizes. The prestige homes of Kangaroo Point have usually been designed with entertaining in mind and offer spacious indoor and outdoor living areas.
Restaurants and Cafés
Kangaroo Point is all about lifestyle. Whether you want a relaxed coffee, quick take-away, or cuisine served by serious restaurateurs, it’s locally available. Nearby Sylvania is home to a long list of excellent cafés. There is also a good range of take-away providers serving quality Indian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese food. Across the bridge, Blakehurst offers some well-regarded seafood restaurants such as Bayblu Seafood Restaurant and Shipwrights on the Marina. Both are situated directly on the bay.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Many locals have their own moorings for motor launches and yachts, and there are a number of sailing and motoring clubs catering to boating enthusiasts in the locality. There are lovely spots for walking, running, or cycling. Sutherland Shire is home to a vast range of competitions in a range of local sporting codes, including rugby, rugby league, soccer, netball and softball. Several well-appointed gyms are located in surrounding suburbs, including Fitness First and an exclusive women’s gym. Local golfers are also in the fortunate position of having Kareela Golf Course on their doorstep, which offers views over the bay.
Kangaroo Point’s topography has made it attractive to residents seeking luxury homesites with unrivalled views. Comprised of a narrow, hilly peninsular entirely surrounded by the waters of the Georges River, the suburb offers spectacular views over Oyster Bay.
Neighbouring Sylvania provides residents of Kangaroo Point with an excellent commercial precinct. The Southgate Shopping Centre on Port Hacking Road is a short drive away. It houses both a Coles and Woolworth’s supermarket, along with a department store, a bakery, butchery and fishmonger. The centre also provides a number of essential services, including a pharmacy, banks, and post office. Residents of Kangaroo Point also have easy access to the cluster of shops situated on the Princes Highway near Tom Uglys Bridge. One of Sydney’s biggest shopping malls – Westfield Miranda – is only five minutes’ drive away.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Residents of Kangaroo Point enjoy excellent access to childcare and educational services. There are a range of long-day childcare centres and preschools situated in the locality catering for children under-five. Two public primary schools serve the suburb - Sylvania Public School and Sylvania Heights Public School. Secondary education is also provided by Sylvania High School. Sylvania is also in the catchment area for a local selective school, St George Girls High. Independent primary and secondary schools are well-represented in the area. The St George Institute of TAFE is located in nearby Kogarah and the suburb’s proximity to the city means that the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney are readily accessible
Distance from the CBD & Transport
Located 22 km from Sydney’s CBD, the drive to Kangaroo Point takes about 35 minutes along the Eastern Distributor and the Princes Highway. The suburb is in easy reach of Kingsford Smith - the drive to the airport takes approximately 15 minutes. A number of stations on the Eastern Suburbs – Illawarra rail line are a short drive away, and the Veolia private bus company provides locals with connecting services to Hurstville Station. Local buses also link Kangaroo Point to neighbouring suburbs and nearby beaches.