24kms · 33 mins by car · 47 mins by public transport
5,941 population (2016 Census)
Waitara is located approximately 24km north west of Sydney. Waitara railway station is on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.
Waitara is home to Waitara Public School and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, established in approximately 1918.
Waitara is a centre for all things automotive, both new and used, car dealerships including; Holden, KIA and Subaru. Also car maintenance and smash repairers.
The Blue Gum Hotel, Waitara is an icon of the north shore. There has been a hotel on this site since 1884, and the hotel remains, despite the several name changes and the two fires which destroyed most of the hotels. The Blue Gum has something for everyone including; a sports bar & drive-in bottle shop, accommodation, function rooms & a lounge bar.