35kms · 40 mins by car · 64 mins by public transport
4,721 population (2016 Census)
Set on the old Pacific Highway, Berowra is located approximately 35 north of Sydney. Surrounded by one of Australia's oldest and best-known national parks - Ku-ring-gai Chase - Berowra is strategically located just off the F3 Freeway and is adjacent to the main northern railway line. With spectacular parks to the east, the Berowra Valley Regional Park to the west, and the mighty Hawkesbury River to the north, this northern Hornsby Shire suburb is superbly placed to enjoy Sydney at its natural bushland and aquatic best.
Berowra is an Aboriginal word that means place of many winds. The Berowra area has many Aboriginal carvings and is the site of the world’s oldest living amphibian fossil. The bushland waterway of Berowra Waters is only a few minutes drive away and hosts a variety of first-class restaurants and cruise options in an unrivalled setting. A tributary to Berowra Creek, Crosslands Creek, which is accessible only from the south through Somerville Road, is a haven for mud crabs which scavenge among the leaf-litter at low tide. The Crosslands Reserve is generously equipped with barbecue and picnic facilities.