Explore Hornsby and Waitara

Explore the Upper North Shore

Waldorf Waitara Residential Apartments are located 26km North West of Sydney CBD, and are just 350m from Waitara Railway Station, 1.3km from Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre and within easy access to the M1 Motorway and Pacific Highway and to the greater Sydney metro area.

One side of the apartment building complex overlooks the local sporting facilities at Mark Taylor Oval, formerly Waitara Oval, whilst the other building overlooks the residential area of Waitara. The apartment complex is located in a pleasant and secure residential environment and with its close proximity to the Hornsby city centre, public transport, Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Hornsby Hospital, also within a short distance from local schools such as Hornsby Girls High, Barker College and Hornsby TAFE – these residential apartments have everything you need nearby.  

Plan your itinerary with these useful ideas… 

Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre - Westfield Hornsby Shopping centre has a huge variety of department stores and boutique stores to choose from for well-known fashion and designer brands along with various supermarkets and Event Cinemas. Location – 1.3km from the apartments.  

Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre – The Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a state of the art facility boasting three heated pool, play equipment for the kids, a café, a gymnasium and a water slide for hours of family fun and fitness. Location - 1.9km from the apartments   

Lisgar Gardens – Built on a steep hillside, the gardens' different levels were created by the construction of sandstone block walls. The gardens have a vast variety of rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and other exotics in harmony with native trees and ferns, highlighting the seventy two varieties of camellias. Some of the original camellias still exist in the gardens today and are now over fifty years old. The gardens now boast over ninety varieties of camellias, a covered pavilion for weddings and other celebrations, a shade house containing the fish ponds, a gazebo, three waterfalls, informal lawn areas, picnic tables, and a rainforest walk. Location – 2.5km from the apartments    

Berowa Valley National Park – This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the suburbs of Hornsby Heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook, reaching up to the quiet waters of Berowra Creek. Covering a 25km stretch of the Great North walk, the park offers more than 70km of walking tracks and fire trails. If you’d rather enjoy nature at a slower pace, enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Crosslands Reserve, so close to the suburbs and yet so far from the speed of daily life. Berowra Creek is a great spot for some canoeing or kayaking, and there are some good places to dangle your line overboard - you might be lucky enough to catch some lunch. Location – 16.9km from the apartments  

Fagan Park - Fagan Park in Galston is the biggest recreational area in Hornsby Shire with 55 hectares of land to explore. Generously donated as public land by the pioneering Fagan family, this site is steeped in history, with the original homestead Netherby Cottage still preserved and available to visit. Explore the gorgeous Gardens of Many Nations, let your kids run free at the two large playgrounds, take a short bushwalk, ride your bike, or learn about sustainable food at the Eco Garden. Location – 15.1km from the apartments   

Thornleigh Golf Centre – The Thornleigh Golf Centre offers an unique golf driving range includes 56 floodlit bays, 20 of them on the ground level are equipped with full auto tee-up and two 18 hole mini golf courses offering hours of entertainment for the whole family. Location – 3.8km from the apartments.     

Galston Valley Railway  - Galston Valley Railway are a model engineering club near Hornsby and regularly welcome public visitors to the Railway on public running days. These are on the 2nd Sunday in each month with Gates opening at 9:30 and train rides from 10am to 3pm. The trains run on a 1km miniature railway throughout the natural bush setting and operate continually throughout the day. They generally have a mix of steam and “diesel” models running on the day. Location – 15km from the apartments   

Berowra Waters – Just 45 minutes from the centre of Sydney is the secluded waterway enclave of Berowra Waters. The Berowra Waters Ferry, a toll-free car ferry, connects the east bank from Berowra Waters Road to the west bank where Bay Road takes you on to the rural district of Galston. Picturesque Berowra Waters is a grand place for picnickers, fishers, boat enthusiasts, kayakers and features some world renowned eateries specialising in seafood and fine dining. When you journey across Berowra Creek on the famous Berowra Waters Vehicular Ferry you will marvel at the riverside cottages nestled in the bushland at the water’s edge of this unique community. Location – 25.2km from the apartments.   

Tobruk Sydney Escape to Tobruk, just a short 40 minute drive from Hornsby. When you arrive at Tobruk you will be awed by the beauty of rolling hills set against a majestic backdrop of the Blue Mountains. Tobruk Sydney is open 7 days a week and offers daily programs that showcase rural and outback life in a fun filled, interactive and very entertaining format. People of all ages and backgrounds can participate in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment with good old country charm that makes you feel at home. Location – 47km from the apartments  

Waitara and Sydney’s Upper North Shore are home to many events and festivals throughout the year. For more information on these events occurring throughout the year please visit the Hornsby Council Event Calendar.  

FINDING US: 

If you require any additional assistance, please call us on 02 8837 8000 

BY CAR

From the North: Drive south along the Pacific Highway. Merge left onto Jersey St N. Use any lane to turn left onto Bridge Rd. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Sherbrook Rd. At the second roundabout take the 2nd exit to stay on Sherbrook Rd. Drive to the end and turn right onto Edgeworth David Ave, then turn left onto Orara St and the hotel is approximately 100m ahead on the left.

From the South: Drive north along Pennant Hills Rd, use the left lane to veer onto the Pacific Highway. Turn right onto Ingram Rd and continue straight onto Myra St. Follow Myra St onto Edgeworth David Ave then turn left onto Orara St and the hotel is approximately 100m ahead on the left. 

BY TRAIN

The nearest train station is Waitara, which is approximately 400m away. Proceed west along Alexandria Parade, then turn right onto Orara St. Once in the cul-de-sac walk through the park to 32-36 Orara St. 

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Hornsby Aquatic Centre

Hornsby Aquatic Centre

The Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is a state of the art facility boasting three heated pool, play equipment for the kids, a café, a gymnasium and a water slide for hours of family fun and fitness. Location - 1.9km from the apartments   

Kuring-Gai Chase National Park

Kuring-Gai Chase National Park

Australian Reptile Park

Australian Reptile Park

Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry

Hornsby Hospital

Hornsby Hospital

Thornleigh Brick Pitt Sports Stadium

Thornleigh Brick Pitt Sports Stadium

Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre

Westfield Hornsby Shopping Centre

Westfield Hornsby Shopping centre has a huge variety of department stores and boutique stores to choose from for well-known fashion and designer brands along with various supermarkets and Event Cinemas. Location – 1.3km from the apartments.  

Lisgar Gardens

Lisgar Gardens

Built on a steep hillside, the gardens' different levels were created by the construction of sandstone block walls. The gardens have a vast variety of rhododendrons, azaleas, gardenias and other exotics in harmony with native trees and ferns, highlighting the seventy two varieties of camellias. Some of the original camellias still exist in the gardens today and are now over fifty years old. The gardens now boast over ninety varieties of camellias, a covered pavilion for weddings and other celebrations, a shade house containing the fish ponds, a gazebo, three waterfalls, informal lawn areas, picnic tables, and a rainforest walk. Location – 2.5km from the apartments    

Berowa Valley National Park

Berowa Valley National Park

This large park occupies the beautiful bushland valley between the suburbs of Hornsby Heights, Thornleigh, Galston, Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook, reaching up to the quiet waters of Berowra Creek. Covering a 25km stretch of the Great North walk, the park offers more than 70km of walking tracks and fire trails. If you’d rather enjoy nature at a slower pace, enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Crosslands Reserve, so close to the suburbs and yet so far from the speed of daily life. Berowra Creek is a great spot for some canoeing or kayaking, and there are some good places to dangle your line overboard - you might be lucky enough to catch some lunch. Location – 16.9km from the apartments  

Fagan Park

Fagan Park

Fagan Park in Galston is the biggest recreational area in Hornsby Shire with 55 hectares of land to explore. Generously donated as public land by the pioneering Fagan family, this site is steeped in history, with the original homestead Netherby Cottage still preserved and available to visit. Explore the gorgeous Gardens of Many Nations, let your kids run free at the two large playgrounds, take a short bushwalk, ride your bike, or learn about sustainable food at the Eco Garden. Location – 15.1km from the apartments  

Thornleigh Golf Centre

Thornleigh Golf Centre

The Thornleigh Golf Centre offers an unique golf driving range includes 56 floodlit bays, 20 of them on the ground level are equipped with full auto tee-up and two 18 hole mini golf courses offering hours of entertainment for the whole family. Location – 3.8km from the apartments.     

Galston Valley Railway

Galston Valley Railway

Galston Valley Railway are a model engineering club near Hornsby and regularly welcome public visitors to the Railway on public running days. These are on the 2nd Sunday in each month with Gates opening at 9:30 and train rides from 10am to 3pm. The trains run on a 1km miniature railway throughout the natural bush setting and operate continually throughout the day. They generally have a mix of steam and “diesel” models running on the day. Location – 15km from the apartments  

Berowra Waters

Berowra Waters

Just 45 minutes from the centre of Sydney is the secluded waterway enclave of Berowra Waters. The Berowra Waters Ferry, a toll-free car ferry, connects the east bank from Berowra Waters Road to the west bank where Bay Road takes you on to the rural district of Galston. Picturesque Berowra Waters is a grand place for picnickers, fishers, boat enthusiasts, kayakers and features some world renowned eateries specialising in seafood and fine dining. When you journey across Berowra Creek on the famous Berowra Waters Vehicular Ferry you will marvel at the riverside cottages nestled in the bushland at the water’s edge of this unique community. Location – 25.2km from the apartments.   

Tobruk Sydney

Tobruk Sydney

Escape to Tobruk, just a short 40 minute drive from Hornsby. When you arrive at Tobruk you will be awed by the beauty of rolling hills set against a majestic backdrop of the Blue Mountains. Tobruk Sydney is open 7 days a week and offers daily programs that showcase rural and outback life in a fun filled, interactive and very entertaining format. People of all ages and backgrounds can participate in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment with good old country charm that makes you feel at home. Location – 47km from the apartments  

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