30kms · 37 mins by car · 57 mins by public transport
3,376 population (2016 Census)
Asquith is located approximately 30km north of Sydney.
One suburb north of the major railhead of Hornsby, Asquith is on the main northern train line linking Sydney and Newcastle. Close to the central Hornsby commercial and shopping precinct, Asquith is a typical, leafy community common to the shire. Asquith is only minutes from the Berowra Valley Regional Parkland, Crosslands Nature Reserve and the spectacular Galston Gorge. The bushland setting is a world apart from the hectic pace of Sydney City, 25 kilometres to the south.
Asquith is home to Asquith Public School, Asquith Boys High School, Asquith Girls High School, Asquith Bowling Club, Leagues Club, Golf Club, Post Office and Railway Station. Asquith railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.
Graham Bidstrup, Member of The Angels, grew up in Asquith.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is within 10 minutes of Asquith and the magnificent Hawkesbury River is just 20 minutes to the north by road or a delightful cruise away through Cowan Creek or Berowra Waters. Established in 1894, the heavily wooded Ku-ring-gai Chase is a magnificent, 15,000ha near wilderness park networked by trails tailored to suit both experienced and recreational bush-walkers. The forest-draped sandstone cliffs skirt the shores of Broken Bay, Pittwater and Cowan Creek and its tributaries.