Lower North Shore (Sydney)
The Lower North Shore refers to the northern suburbs of Sydney adjoining Sydney Harbour. The three bodies of water that surround the Lower North Shore are Lane Cove River on its western border, Sydney Harbour on its south side, and Middle Harbour on its east. The Lower North Shore borders the Upper North Shore when the Lane Cover River and Middle Harbour are at their closest.
Lower North Shore encompasses suburbs belonging to the local government areas of Municipality of Mosman, City of Willoughby, Municipality of Lane Cove, and North Sydney Council. The suburbs of Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Woolwich and Huntleys Point are often also considered part of the Lower North Shore, although strictly speaking the term North Shore applies only to the suburbs between Middle Harbour and the Lane Cove River.
The Lower North Shore suburbs adjacent to the water are Longueville, Northwood, Neutral Bay, Greenwich, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, Mosman, Cremorne, Lavender Bay, Milsons Point, Cammeray and North Sydney.
The region is home to hundreds of parks and reserves, including Sydney Harbour National Park and the Lane Cove National Park. Local sportsgrounds include North Sydney Oval, the region's largest in capacity, followed by Chatswood Oval and Christie Park. Major waterways in the region include Port Jackson, the Lane Cove River, the Parramatta River, Middle Harbour and the many creek systems that branch out from these main aquatic lifelines.