Berowra Waters, New South Wales

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Berowra Waters
SydneyNew South Wales
Berowra Waters Berowra Creek NSW.jpg
Berowra Waters
Population120 (2016 Census)[1]
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
LGA(s)Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s)Hornsby
Federal division(s)Berowra
Suburbs around Berowra Waters:
Canoelands Canoelands Milsons Passage
Fiddletown Berowra Waters Cowan
Berrilee Berowra Heights Cowan

Berowra Waters is an outer suburb of Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Berowra is located 40 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. Berowra Waters is north-west of the suburbs of Berowra Heights and west of Berowra.

Berowra Waters is located on Berowra Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River. The Berowra Waters Ferry, a toll-free car ferry, connects the east bank to the west bank with winding roads ascending uphill on both sides.

Notable residents include Australian actress Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton.


It was thought that Berowra was an Aboriginal word that means place of many winds.[2] However, it actually means 'place of many shells' referring to the many shell middens on Berowra Creek.


A free three-lane punt, which operates 24/7, connects the two sides of Berowra Waters. The road on the eastern side has several hairpin bends.



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Berowra Waters (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 27

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Coordinates: 33°36′03″S 151°07′35″E / 33.60086°S 151.12626°E / -33.60086; 151.12626