The affluent harbourside suburb of Greenwich occupies a peninsula at the opening of the Lane Cove River. The suburb features harbour views, a few pockets of bushland, shops, restaurants and cafes, and a harbour swimming pool. It is serviced by both buses and harbour ferries.
Homebush was the site of the main stadium and other venues of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The area around the Olympic precinct has been developed into extensive parkland which are within walking distance of the Homebush Bay ferry wharf.
Hunters Hill is one of Sydney's most prestigious and sought after residential areas. A garden suburb, Hunters Hill has been described as an Academic Retreat. A short distance frtom the city by ferry, anyone with an appreciation for fine colonial architecture will enjoy roaming its leafy streets.
Parramatta holds great significance in the history of Australia, being the first inland settlement. Today's Parramatta is a modern city with cafes and restaurants, large shopping centres, cinemas and a theatre. The Parramatta Rivercat ferry service terminates here.
Riverview is a suburb on the lower Northern Suburbs of Sydney, located 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district and fronting the Lane Cove River. It has a number of interesting riverside walks.
Not one of the regular tourist destinations, the suburb of Oatley on the Georges River is one of the best places in Sydney's south to see and experience natural bushland. There are a number of riverside reserves to choose from and an excellent cafe strip for refreshments afterwards, all within walking distance of the railway station.
An early European settlement, Windsor was once a thriving inland river port through which produce passed in and out. Windsor today retains much of its olde worlde charm. A day trip by train from Sydney to Windsor is recommended for those who enjoy stepping back in time.
This small residential suburb occupies a peninsula between Tambourine Bay and Woodford Bay, situated 8 km north west of the Sydney central business district. Longueville has numerous riverside parks and walking paths.
A relatively quiet, leafy middle class suburb on Sydney's Lower North Shore, Lane Cove occupies a peninsula on the northern side of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), at the opening of the Lane Cove River. Lane Cove National Park, which can be accessed by car or by bus, is an extensive bushland reserve in the area.