Mount Kuring-gai, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Cascades along Calna Creek
|Location||31 km (19 mi) from Sydney CBD|
|Region||Upper North Shore|
Mount Kuring-gai is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Mount Kuring-gai is located 31 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire.
Mount Kuring-gai is located approximately 7 km north of Hornsby. Its neighbouring suburbs are Berowra to the north, and Mount Colah to the south. Surrounded by bushland, it is bordered by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on the eastern side and by Berowra Valley Regional Park on the western side. There are several bushwalks starting in the suburb including the Great North Walk and a path to Apple Tree Bay.
Ku-ring-gai is an Aboriginal word that means hunting ground of the men. This area was once the home and hunting ground of the Ku-ring-gai Aborigines. The railway station opened in August 1903 and was named Kuring-gai. The Mount was added to the name in 1933.
Kuring-gai Post Office opened on 27 January 1908 and was similarly renamed Mount Kuring-gai in 1933.
Commercial areas and transport
The eastern side is home to a primary school, community hall and sports oval. The western side has a shopping centre, Mount Kuring-gai railway station and telephone exchange. The east and west sides are connected by a road bridge and a pedestrian bridge.
In 2010, an Aldi store was incorporated into the shopping centre on the western side.
Mount Kuring-gai also has an industrial area which is home to many diverse businesses such as a hot air balloon manufacturer, electronics companies, a school paint manufacturer, a book publisher and one bus depot of Transdev NSW.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8