Settled in 1835, Hunters Hill is an exclusive, historic suburb, much of which resides on the picturesque peninsula that separates the Parramatta River from the Lane Cove River. Named after the second Governor of New South Wales, John Hunter, it is best known for the grand 19th century sandstone mansions which dominate its tree-lined streets. These landmark homes, many of which are heritage listed, are some of the most impressive and beautifully preserved in Sydney and they are carefully protected by the local council.
Located 9km from the Sydney CBD, Hunters Hill is well serviced by buses and also has its own ferry service. St Joseph’s College is found here, a prestigious private boys’ school set among magnificent grounds.
Hunters Hill has a colourful history and was once home to a number of infamous bushrangers who had escaped from the confines of Cockatoo Island prison. However, from humble beginnings it developed into one of Sydney’s most refined and distinguished addresses, serving as a gracious window to the past.
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