Woy Woy

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Fast facts

  • Holiday and lifestyle centre close to Gosford.
  • On a shallow inlet on the western shore of Brisbane Water National Park.
  • 85 km north of Sydney, population 10,000

Why go there

An area of considerable beauty, Woy Woy is a quiet, easily accessible town with a relaxed seaside charm.

Opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing and exploring the surrounding waterways and national parks make this an ideal summer holiday destination.


The area was first settled in the 1820s and the local timbers, felled by timber getters and convicts, were used for boat building, which continued until World War I. Tourism and residential settlement began when the rail line from Sydney opened in 1888 and Woy Woy developed as a service centre for nearby coastal towns.

Things to do

  • Visit the oldest "accommodation house" built in 1897, the largely unchanged Woy Woy Hotel.
  • See where 10 million bricks were unloaded at the Brick Wharf for the Woy Woy rail tunnel in the1880s.
  • Go for a bushwalk in Brisbane Water National Park to see the Bulgandry Aboriginal rock engravings.
  • Explore the impressive natural attractions of Bouddi National Park.


  • The Oyster and Wine Festival each November is Woy Woy at its sunny best.

Don’t miss

  • The idyllic beaches of Bouddi National Park.
  • Seaside Village Markets every weekend at Ettalong.
  • Staples Lookout for panoramic views of Woy Woy Bay.
  • Cruising Brisbane Water on the ‘MV Lady Kendall’.
  • Trawling for prawns under the night sky.


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  • Boat jetty, Woy Woy, Central Coast

    Boat jetty, Woy Woy, Central Coast

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