Nestled on the idyllic Brisbane Water, Woy Woy is a peaceful Central Coast town with gorgeous beaches, fascinating waterways and vibrant fishing opportunities. You can also indulge in the town’s wealth of gourmet dining, laid-back shopping and immersive bicycling trails.
Things to do in Woy Woy
Take advantage of Woy Woy’s natural spoils with a fishing charter on Brisbane Water or by hiring a boat and casting out around Pelican Island. The tranquil waters are also perfect for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. If you love seafood, head to The Boathouse for fresh fish and local wine or visit Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf for innovative dishes and a daily seafood market.
Looking for some local shopping? Visit Deepwater Plaza, a relaxed mall with bakeries, Asian restaurants and chic cafes. Browse fashion at Just Jeans, Crossroads and Deepwater Surf, before finding the kids some entertainment at EB Games. Gnostic Corner, meanwhile, it also features six one-of-a-kind stores ranging from organic food and hemp products to handcrafted healing tonics and a yoga studio.
Families looking for affordable entertainment should visit Peninsula Leisure Centre, home to swimming pools, futsal fields, netball courts and creche workshops. You can also chill out in the waterfront Lions Park, which features multiple picnic tables, ample grassy space and a children’s playground. It’s a short walk from the Woy Woy Bowling Club, which puts on hearty Australian lunches.
While you’re in Woy Woy, don’t forget to visit the neighbouring beaches, which are between 10 and 15 minutes’ drive from town. Ettalong Beach offers beachfront dining and barbecue areas, Umina Beach is renowned for its surf breaks and Pearl Beach has calm waters between sandstone caves.
Getting around Woy Woy
Woy Woy is about 1.5 hours from Sydney whether you drive or catch the train. Woy Woy has local bus services connecting it to beaches and neighbouring towns, while ferries offer transport around Brisbane Water. You can also catch taxis to get around.