Positioned in the Upper North Shore of Sydney, Waitara is 23 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. Waitara is serviced by Sydney Trains’ North Shore, Northern & Western Lines.


Waitara is home to two reputable primary schools; Waitara Public School
and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School. Residents of Waitara are also able to access many high-performing primary and secondary schools in the neighbouring suburbs.


Waitara is home to The Blue Gum Hotel and Waitara shops. Waitara is a centre for all things automotive, car dealerships both new and used, car maintenance and smash repairers. Residents of Waitara enjoy many parks and sport and recreation facilities such as; Orara Park, Mark Taylor Oval, Peter Taylor Field, Performing Arts Centre and The Avenue Tennis Courts.