Woy Woy

On a beautiful inlet, Woy Woy is a gateway to the gorgeous beaches, waterways and national parks on the splendid Central Coast of NSW. Explore the picture-postcard coastline around Woy Woy on a scenic ferry tour and enjoy tasty fish and chips on the waterfront at Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf.

A day trip is a lovely way to experience the charming area, a popular destination since the railway arrived from Sydney in 1889 after construction of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge. Today you can hop on a Central Coast-bound train at Central Station and in 70 minutes alight in Woy Woy.

A short walk from the train station is the Woy Woy Wharf, where Central Coast Ferries operates a regular ferry service to Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay. The scenic round trip takes about an hour and you’ll glide across the sparkling waterways of Brisbane Water and the Cockle Channel.

Mount Ettalong Lookout, Woy Woy, NSW Central Coast

Near the Woy Woy Wharf is the delicious Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf, with views over the water to pretty Pelican Island. It’s open for lunch daily and dinner on weekends. You’ll find plenty more delicious places to eat in Woy Woy. Ela Mesa is a delightful Greek restaurant near the ferry wharf.

With sweeping views of Brisbane Water, the Boathouse Bar and Dining is an elegant waterfront restaurant at the Koolewong Marina. You can walk from the ferry wharf to the Boathouse in less than 20 minutes, enjoying vistas on the way of the waterway and Brisbane Water National Park.

Staples Lookout - Brisbane Waters National Park

The magnificent wilderness is great for bushwalking and cycling. Bring your mountain bike on the train and explore various trails and tracks in the national park. Staples lookout offers fabulous views, including of Mount Wondabyne, the park’s highest point. There are picnic tables near the lookout.

Tommos loop and Rocky Ponds cycling loop begin at the lookout. The 20km mountain biking ride weaves through bushland, with steeper sections near the end of the Rocky Ponds trail. For a gentler workout, you can play a round of golf at the Everglades Country Club before dining at the bistro.


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  1. Australia Day at Woy Woy

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Woy Woy

    Come celebrate Australia Day at Woy Woy from 2pm - 9pm along the amazing Brisbane Water's edge. There will be loads of fun activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. So grab your thongs, your zinc and your bucket hats and come…

    26 Jan
  2. Weekend on the Greens

    Saturday 26 January 2019 to Sunday 29 December 2019 , Woy Woy

    Join them every weekend this summer at The Greens Woy Woy, kicking off on the last weekend of December. Grab some friends, a picnic blanket and come along and enjoy the views and the local entertainment right here on The Greens. Catered…

    26 Jan - 29 Dec
  3. Sundays At the Galleria

    Sunday 27 January 2019 , Ettalong Beach

    Sundays are coming alive this summer at The Galleria (The Central Coast’s premier entertainment precinct) with a brand new series of pop up events! Come down for a bite to eat, listen to the music and wander round the eclectic markets in…

    27 Jan
  4. Opera in the Arboretum

    Saturday 16 March 2019 , Ettalong Beach

    Opera in the Arboretum is an open-air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the gum trees and kookaburras in the Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum. Feature artists are Milijana Nikolic (Mezzo Soprano), Rosario La…

    16 Mar
  5. NAB Central Coast Italian Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Ettalong Beach

    Culture on the Coast: Celebrate all things Italian. Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend. The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing in the piazzas, market square and alleyways. …

  6. Patonga Beach Easter Saturday Fete

    Saturday 20 April 2019 , Ettalong Beach

    The Patonga Progress Association is once again holding their annual fundraising Easter Saturday Fete. The fete will feature arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles, jewellery and market stalls from local Central Coast traders. Also on sale…

    20 Apr