There is a distinct village atmosphere to Drummoyne, a delightful, peninsular suburb of Sydney on the Parramatta River.
As has been the case with a number of other older suburbs on the southside of the harbour, Drummoyne has been reborn as redevelopers and the nouveau riche have moved in, but sensible restrictions have ensured that the suburb has retained much of its charm.
A regular ferry service offers commuters and visitors a relaxing, scenic cruise to the centre of Sydney and the rest of the harbour’s tourist spots.
Chains of buses ply Victoria Road, the major arterial link which bisects the Drummoyne village shopping centre.
The village centre boasts a wide selection of supermarkets and specialty stores and an array of ethnic restaurants serving fine food at very reasonable prices.
The peninsula boasts several boat ramps providing direct access to the river and to Sydney Harbour, while the shoreline is generously dotted with public parks and picnic areas.