Turramurra is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It is located 17 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. Turramurra is an Aboriginal word, which is thought to mean either high hill, big hill, high place, or small watercourse. The aboriginal reference of high hill covered the range from Pymble to Turramurra. Early European settlers referred to the area as Eastern Road. The name Turramurra was adopted when the railway station was built in 1890.