North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. North Sydney is located 3 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre for the local government area of North Sydney Council.
With famous Taronga Zoo, fun Luna Park and iconic Manly Beach, Sydney’s north is wonderfully captivating. There is much more to discover, from beautiful national parks to gleaming waterways, from intriguing heritage to great outdoor adventures. You can even skipper a river houseboat.
Public transport is available to many popular attractions. Ferries depart from Circular Quay across sparkling Sydney Harbour for Manly, Taronga Zoo in Mosman and Luna Park, a beautifully restored 1930s amusement park next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are buses to gorgeous Palm Beach.
Hop on a train for historic Windsor, Australia’s third-oldest colonial settlement in the Hawkesbury region. Or take a train across the world’s largest steel arch bridge to North Sydney and Chatswood for dazzling theatre and shows and to the Hornsby shire for Australia’s second-oldest national park.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park fans northeast to Pittwater, a glittering waterway in the Northern Beaches. A ferry from Church Point or Palm Beach will take you across Pittwater to the splendid national park, where the Red Hands Cave walking track leads to ancient Aboriginal hand paintings.
The commercial district of North Sydney includes the second largest concentration of office buildings in New South Wales,with a large representation from the advertising and information technology industries. Advertising, marketing businesses and associated trades such as printing have traditionally dominated the business life of the area though these have been supplanted to a certain extent by information technology businesses. Corporations whose offices are in North Sydney include, Cisco Systems, Vocus Communications, NBN Co, Novell, Sun Microsystems, AGL, Hyundai, AAMI, Sophos, Symantec, Nando’s, Vodafone NAB and until October 2007, Optus.
Pretty Balmoral Beach, near Taronga Zoo, is a charming spot for a picnic. You’ll find many more picnic spots in Sydney’s north as well as delicious waterside restaurants. For that special occasion, fly in a seaplane from Rose Bay to acclaimed waterfront restaurants in the Hawkesbury and Pittwater.