Hornsby trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Hornsby

(4.3/5 based on 480 reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: nature, golf, shopping
Hornsby is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the Australian state of New South Wales north-west of the Sydney central business district. It is the administrative centre of the local government area of Hornsby Shire.HistoryThe name Hornsby is derived from convict-turned-constable Samuel Henry Horne, who took part in the apprehension of bushrangers Dalton and MacNamara on 22 June 1830. In return he was granted land which he named Hornsby Place.The first European settler in the area was Thomas Higgins, who received a grant of land in Old Mans Valley. A railway station named "Hornsby Junction" opened on 17 September 1886 to the north of the town of Hornsby, which had developed on the site of Horne's grant. It formed the junction of the Northern Line and the North Shore Line which were yet to be completed at that time. Hornsby station was one stop further south on the Northern Line. Due to confusion by commuters alighting at the incorrect station expecting to transfer to a connecting train, the old Hornsby station was renamed Normanhurst on 17 November 1898 after prominent local activist and engineer Norman Selfe, while the Hornsby Junction station assumed the current name of Hornsby.
Take a look at our Australia trip itinerary builder to refine the details of your trip to Hornsby.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Hornsby

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Hornsby:
Sightseeing, nightlife, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, beaches, adventure
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, adventure
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature, beaches, nightlife
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Greater Sydney

4 days in North Sydney BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Manly & Sydney BY A USER FROM MALTA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Greater Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bondi BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bondi, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Milsons Point & Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Eastern Creek BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Greater Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Greater Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News