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One of the leafy suburbs in the upper North Shore of the northern part of Sydney, and part of the Ku-ring-gai Local Government Area, St Ives is approximately 20 km north of the Sydney CBD.

Bordering the southern reaches of the Ku-ring-gai National Park, surrounding suburbs include St Ives Chase, Turramurra and North Turramurra, Pymble, Gordon, East Killara and Warringah.

Amenities in the area include the St Ives Shopping Village (across from the Village Green and Cowan Oval), Skate Bowl, Scout Hall, and the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

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St Ives Attractions

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
• Open daily from 8 am to 4 pm (except for Christmas Day and Good Friday)
• 420 Mona Vale Rd, ST IVES NSW 2086
• Ph: 02 9440 8609 • Ph: 02 9440 8552 (Bushland Education Centre) • Email
• Covering 123 ha of urban bushland on the northern edge of Sydney's North Shore, the garden features heathland and tall forest, sandstone outcrops, ponds, gullies and waterfalls. The garden is managed by Ku-ring-gai Council and offers a range of walking tracks, from the wheelchair and stroller friendly ‘Senses Track’, to the more challenging ‘Mueller Track’.

The garden also incorporates the Bushland Education Centre, that provide a range of environmental education programs. Click here for the Wildflower Garden Brochure (620 kb).
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St Ives Events

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Heritage Craft Fair
• Held on first Sunday of every month, 9 am -  3 pm (check website for details)
• St. Ives Showground, Mona Vale Rd, ST IVES NSW 2086
• Ph: 02 9451 7527 • Mobile: 0417 275 172 • Fax: 02 9451 7538 • Email
• The Heritage Craft Fair is an immensely successful pure craft fair with 250 stallholders, all personally producing unsurpassed Australian quality crafts from the classic to contemporary. No mass produced, second hand or imported items in this haven to the craft skills of yesteryear.

Choose from thousands of beautiful and unique handmade crafts at highly affordable prices from homewares, gift items, clothing, garden items, jewellery, furniture, manchester, artworks, children's items, from the everyday to the special occasion - in just about every medium - the list goes on an on.

Come for an exotic lunch with our fabulous hot food stalls, or morning/afternoon tea. Musicians to entertain you, kids activities to keep them happy such as the train ride, the native animal/reptile displays, plaster painting, bungee trampoline, face painting, pony rides.
St Ives Show • Northern Suburbs Agricultural & Horticultural Society
• Annual event held on the third weekend in May
• St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Rd, ST IVES NSW
• A great family day event with arts and craft, cooking events, show jumping, wood chopping, horticulture, photographic displays, and entertainment.
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St Ives Retail

St Ives Shopping Village
• 166 Mona Vale Rd, ST IVES NSW 2075 • Ph: 02 9488 7077 • Fax: 02 9488 7359 • Email
• Local shopping centre serving the community. Also hosts a number of events throughout the year.
 
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