Land and surrounds


Learn about Ku-ring-gai's natural environment, flora and fauna, suburbs, transport and more.


Situated just 16 kilometres from the city on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, Ku-ring-gai is known for its unique natural and urban environments.


Learn how Council is preventing and managing local bushfires, how you can prepare your home and emergency contact information.

Suburbs and maps

View maps, population size and area of our suburbs.
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Web Map - Online mapping tool

Access a comprehensive range of information and maps using simple search functions.

National parks

Ku-ring-gai is bound by Garigal National Park in the east, Lane Cove National Park in the west and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the north.
Train station


Ku-ring-gai is situated on the North Shore train line and has a network of bus routes.
Geography & geology

Geography & geology

Ku-ring-gai is located on the Hornsby Plateau with four main ridges and a diverse range of habitats.
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Wildlife and Fauna

Learn about the amazing fauna in Ku-ring-gai and how you can help to protect them.
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Vegetation and flora

Discover Ku-ring-gai's stunning native plants and unique ecological communities right on your doosrstep.
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Waterways and catchments

Ku-ring-gai spans three of Sydney's major catchments. Find out more about our waterways and catchments.