Sydney/Upper North Shore

The Upper North Shore is a leafy and affluent residential area to the north of the heart of Sydney. It is east of the Lane Cove river, north of Chatswood and south of the uppermost border of Hornsbyshire council area.

Understand

The Upper North Shore starts north of Chatswood and stretches all the way to the Hawkesbury River. It consists of mainly residential and bushland suburbs, with the apartments and high density of the Lower North Shore giving way to the detached houses in the leafy suburbs of Killara and Turramurra, and further north to villages carved out of the bush near Berowra and Mt Colah.

Containing some of the oldest residential areas of Sydney, the North Shore is known for its extensive gardens and mature European trees, making it one of the most attractive areas within the Sydney metropolitan area. This is particularly true in November of each year, when the blossoming of the Jacaranda trees provides streetscapes of bright purple flowers.

Get in

Gordon railway station.

The North Shore train line and the Pacific Highway provide the spine of the region, running parallel to each other for much of their length.

  Gordon railway station is a major station on the North Shore line. All trains on this line, including expresses, stop there.

  Hornsby railway station is a terminal station for both North Shore lines, as well as providing onwards services north through the Central Coast, Newcastle and beyond.

Get around

Trains and public buses are available. This part of Sydney really needs a car to get around if far from a train station.

See

Rose Seidler House

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Pymble Hotel

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