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SydneyNew South Wales
Ingalara, Kissing Point Road
Population: 10,166 (2001 census)
Established: 1822
Postcode: 2074
Area: 6.13 km² (2.4 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $926,000 (Feb. 2008)Turramurra Only
Location: 20 km (12 mi) north-west of Sydney
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Ku-ring-gai, Davidson
Federal Division: Bradfield
Suburbs around Turramurra:
Wahroonga Warrawee North Turramurra
Warrawee Turramurra St Ives
South Turramurra West Pymble Pymble

Turramurra is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Turramurra is located 20 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. North Turramurra and South Turramurra are separate suburbs.[1]



Turramurra is an Aboriginal word meaning big hill.


European settlement

Early settlers referred to the area as Eastern Road until the name Turramurra was adopted when the railway station was built here in 1890. One of the early local landmarks was Ingleholme, a two-storey Federation home in Boomerang Street. It was designed by John Sulman (1849-1934) as his own home and built circa 1896. The house was part of the Presbyterian Ladies College for some time afterwards and is now on the Register of the National Estate. It is notable as an example of John Sulman's style.[2] The first post office opened in 1890. The Hillview estate was marked for heritage listing.[3] Another humble landmark is St Andrew's in Kissing Point Road, which is an example of the Federation Carpenter Gothic style.


The Pacific Highway (Metroad 1) is a major arterial road in Turramurra. Turramurra railway station is on the North Shore railway line of the CityRail network. Shorelink buses run services from the railway station to local residential areas.

Commercial Area

Shops in Turramurra are located along the Pacific Highway and Rohini Street, beside Turramurra railway station. There are plans to redevelop the area in and around the town centre of Turramurra, which involves five storey apartments and upgrading the commercial area. [4] There are also shops at South Turramurra on Kissing Point Road including a newsagency, bakery, post office, petrol station and other services. There is also a small shopping village in North Turramurra on Bobbin Head Road which has a bakery, post office, newsagent and other facilities.

Alongside pacific highway, there are several shops including real-estates, fruit-markets, and a petrol station. There are two supermarkets in this vicinity. Franklins is located inside Turramurra Plaza which has more shops, such as shoe-repairs and a photo shop. Whereas, Coles is located behind Turramurra Station, on Ray Avenue.

Ku-ring-gai area
Ingleholme, Boomerang Street, is an example of the Federation Queen Anne style and the former home of architect John Sulman
St Andrew's, Kissing Point Road.


Turramurra is a hilly suburb approximately 170 metres above sea level, and has the highest average rainfall in the Sydney metropolitan area. On the southern boundary, bordering with Pymble is Sheldon Forest, with stands of blue gums and turpentines. Turramurra Public School is in Turramurra

North Turramurra is the area north of Burns Road. Bobbin Head Road runs in a north-south direction through North Turramurra and then into the Ku-ring-gai National Park. The North Turramurra shops are located next to North Turramurra Public School. Further north are Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School.

South Turramurra is the area south of the Commenarra Parkway and is centred around Kissing Point Road. South Turramurra is bordered by Lane Cove National Park start of the Great North Walk. Turramurra High School is in South Turramurra.

East Turramurra is an unofficial urban locality of Turramurra. It is situated in the area of Turramurra east of Bobbin Head Road. It has a small shopping area called Princes Street Shops.

Sport and Recreation

Ku-ring-gai Council has several sporting fields in the area, including a large tennis and netball facility at the end of Canoon Road and Kent Oval which has children's play equipment and tennis courts. Tennis courts and a basketball court are located at Hamilton Park.

Commenarra Park on the Commenarra Parkway, is also an excellent choice for playing cricket in the nets and playing soccer on the field. It also has bushwalking tracks along the way and has dense bushland which is excellent for hiking overnight.

Notable Residents


  1. ^ Gregorys Sydney Street Directory (Gregorys Publishing Company) 2007
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/33
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Frances Pollon, Angus and Robertson, 1990, p.256
  4. ^ Turra Friends
  5. ^ Entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography

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