Only steps away from Balmain East ferry wharf (see note about renovation below), our boutique property has 4 apartments, each with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Our unique setting on the tip of a peninsula, is only 1km from the Sydney Harbour Bridge with easy public transport access for visiting friends and family or a corporate stay. Restored in 2011, Balmain Wharf Apartments is a historic sandstone building built with sandstone quarried from across the harbour. It served as a pub under the name of The Shipwrights' Inn since the 1840's for the shipyards that populated the foreshore until the Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932. While historic on the outside, all apartments are individually furnished with modern conveniences, quality fittings, luxury linens, and everything you need to stay in. Managed by famed resort, Bannisters, Mollymook. We are suitable for a long stay and generally require a 7 night minimum. Parklands on either side of the building are ideal for morning walks and picnics under old gum trees. This property has two floors and a secure entrance - all entrances have stairs and Darling Street is a hilly street. Darling Street's main centre, Balmain Village is 700m away, a convenient 5 minute bus ride. The shopfronts are rich in history and famous for macarons, weekend markets, boutiques, and heritage pubs. With a large supermarket and a full variety of shops, Balmain Village has a motto: "you'll never have to leave the peninsula". However, there is plenty to see and do in the CBD and the areas along the harbour, all within a short and scenic ferry ride away, direct from the ferry wharf at the doorstep (see note below about renovation). The ferry terminal at Circular Quay also connects to the airport train line (allow 1 hour travel from airport to the apartments). Two reqular bus routes travel to the Inner West or an easy 20 minutes to the Queen Victoria Building near Pitt St Mall, the central shopping district of Sydney and also Town Hall train station where you can take a train to the Blue Mountains. NOTE: Balmain East ferry wharf is currently closed for renovation until June 2015. The alternative wharf is about 20 minutes walking distance from the apartments.