Ettalong is a small sea-side village about 90 minutes north of Sydney. It's a satellite village of Woy Woy and can be reached by car, train or ferry from Palm Beach. There is a proposed high speed ferry between Circular Quay and Ettalong that will take only 45 minutes.
Ettalong has experienced a population and popularity boom in the last 15 years with the development of new resorts, accommodation and holiday attractions.
The nearby villages of Umina, Pearl Beach and Patonga offer the seaside charm of beaches, lagoons, waterways and boating facilities. Take a bushwalk or enjoy the wildflowers in nearby Brisbane Water National Park and Bouddi National Park.
Things to do:
Swimming - and water sports at the many beaches in the area
Ettalong Markets - each Saturday and Sunday, Ocean View Rd
Cinema Paradiso - and Function Centre
Palm Beach Ferry - Wagstaff - Ettalong - Palm Beach daily every 90 minutes,
Attractions in the area:
Mt Ettalong - for coastal views
Pearl Beach - a wonderful hideaway beach with rock pool, exclusive restaurant and Crommelin Native Arboretum. Exclusive and understated holiday village
Brisbane Water National Park - including Bulgandry Aboriginal Engravings, wildflowers and bushwalks and Warrah Lookout, 5km S
Bouddi National Park - fishing, bushwalks, swimming, and wreck of the PS Maitland at Maitland Bay
Australian Reptile & Wildlife Sanctuary - for crocodiles, snakes, koalas and lots of reptiles. 9 to 5 daily Somersby 25 km NW