Collaroy Plateau sits high up on the ridge, overlooking beautiful Collaroy Beach and beyond.  With stunning views of Sydney’s Northern Beaches with parts of the suburb overlooking Collaroy, Long Reef, Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lagoon, Collaroy Plateau is a popular home for young families.  With excellent schools nearby and family friendly amenities close by, the blocks are small but most have enviable veiws over the ocean and lake.  Collaroy Plateau has a wonderful sense of community, excellent facilities, including your pick of  great schools, oval, park, great shopping centre plus excellent transport. You can have ocean or bush land views from the Plateau.

Collaroy Beach is also the landing point of the PPC-1 submarine cable, one of three backhaul communication links connecting Australia to the wider Internet.

The name Collaroy is aboriginal for “big reeds”, and the suburb began its life as part of Narrabeen. In 1881, the steamer “Collaroy” ran aground on Long Reef at the southern point of the suburb. Crowds came from all around the district to see the wreck that subsequently gave its name to the suburb. Its anchor can still be found at the Narrabeen Primary School.

Collaroy Plateau Post Office opened on 1 April 1949 and closed in 1988. Collaroy Plateau West Post Office opened on 1 November 1967 and was renamed Collaroy Plateau in 1996.[7]

  • Heritage and History of Warringah
    ‘There are over 1000 sites of Aboriginal culture and heritage in the areas of Sydney known as North Sydney, Lane Cove, Willoughby, Manly, Warringah, Ku-ring-gai, and Pittwater.  Despite its relative proximity to Sydney, the Warringah area remained predominantly rural throughout the nineteenth century. The region’s isolation and difficult terrain were natural barriers to development.

View from Collaroy Plateau north across Narrabeen beach and lagoon

Various parts of Collaroy Plateau overlook Collaroy Beach, Long Reef Beach, Narrabeen Beach and Narrabeen Lagoon. The view as described in 1921
“… stand on the heights above Collaroy Beach, just before coming to Narrabeen. It is a strenuous climb, up from the tramline, but the ‘Superb View Estate’ is well named. Right away north lies the Hawkesbury River, and as we stand on the ‘trig.’ station we can see the entrance to the ‘Ten-mile reach’ on its farther side. While looking south we can see Manly, South Head, Bondi, and quite a long stretch of the southern shores of the harbour. Westward lie the heights around Gordon, and the panting of a locomotive can be distinctly heard. Just near us are clumps of waratahs, and the promise of thousands of Christmas bells.

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