Enjoy Looking and Feeling Amazing in Sydney Northern Suburbs NSW
The City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, is connected by rail, bus, road and two RiverCat terminals to Sydney’s major attractions. Ryde offers easy access to Sydney Harbour, Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park, home of the annual Sydney Easter Show. Stay in Ryde and take the time to visit the local attractions, including the many fine heritage buildings such as Wilandra and the beautifully restored colonial mansion, Brush Farm House, built in 1820 by famous Blue Mountains explorer Gregory Blaxland.
Ryde has an abundance of beautiful parks, natural reserves and scenic waterways, offering a range of outdoor activities including bushwalking, cycling and water-sports. Home to the award-winning Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, Ryde caters for all sporting interests with some of the region’s finest golf courses, plus tennis, squash, tenpin bowling, walking, sailing and swimming.
Eastwood is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Eastwood is located 17 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of the City of Ryde and the City of Parramatta. Eastwood is in the Northern Suburbs region.
Eastwood is famous for the Granny Smith apple, accidentally first grown in the suburb by Maria Ann Smith. Every October, the oval and cordoned-off streets become the grounds for the annual Granny Smith Festival, a celebration of the icon with fairground rides, market stalls, street theatres, parades, an apple-baking competition and a fireworks spectacular at the Upper Eastwood Oval. In recent years the festival has been influenced by the substantial Asian immigrant communities, with Chinese dragon dancers in the Grand Parade and Chinese stallholders. During the same period, Eastwood’s annual Chinese New Year Celebrations have broadened their appeal by incorporating concurrent Korean New Year traditions, and have accordingly been renamed the Lunar New Year Festivities.
Eastwood is relatively well served by public transport. Eastwood railway station is located on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line. The station opened in 1886, and it takes approximately 30–35 minutes to travel to Central. Intercity services also service Eastwood station between Central, Newcastle and the Central Coast region.
Gladesville is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Gladesville is located 10 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Ryde and the Municipality of Hunter’s Hill. Gladesville is generally considered to be part of the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, although it is sometimes classified as being part of the Lower North Shore.
Gladesville prides itself on its riverside views and bush settings along the Parramatta River. The nearby Gladesville Bridge, a Sydney landmark that links the North Shore to the Inner West takes its name from the suburb.