Hornsby - Hornsby Heights - Hornsby South

From Sydney:
26kms   ·  35 mins by car   ·  45 mins by public transport
Quick Stats:
22,168 population (2016 Census)

Only 24 km north of the city of Sydney, Hornsby is an ideal starting point to explore the attributes of Sydney at its natural best. Located on the junction of the north shore and main northern rail links, Hornsby is easily accessed via the Pacific Highway to the south and the F3 Freeway from the north.

An active residential and commercial centre, Hornsby is characterised by its lush bushland setting. Hornsby is adjacent to the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park and borders the Berowra Valley Regional Park. The magnificent Hawkesbury River and it’s tributaries are less than 20 minutes north, with trouble-free access to the famous northern beaches and the Central Coast chain of surf beaches.

Hornsby is home to Hornsby North Public School, Hornsby South Public School, Hornsby Heights Public School, Clarke Road Special School, Barker College and Hornsby Girls' High School. 

Hornsby is a major regional retail centre and hosts one of the largest Westfield shopping complexes in the Sydney metropolitan area. Scenic bush drives through the Galston Gorge also connect Hornsby to the picturesque and semi-rural Hills District with its network of riding schools, nurseries and art and craft galleries.

Noteable Landmarks:
  • Hornsby Water Clock
  • Hornsby Odeon Cinema
  • Hornsby Quarry
  • Hornsby Court House, Pacific Highway
  • Hornsby Shire Council Chambers, Pacific Highway
  • Hornsby RSL Club
  • Hornsby War Memorial, Pacific Highway
  • Lisgar Gardens, Lisgar Road
  • Brinawa, William Street
  • Hookhams Corner

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail offers six kilometres of riding through Old Mans Valley and is just minutes' walk from Hornsby railway station. Apart from a short green loop, Old Mans Valley is mostly suited to riders who are up for a challenge.

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