Woy Woy is a coastal town, 90 km north of Sydney and 10 km south of
. It's a popular holiday and long weekend destination, with wonderful fishing, boating, sailing and family beach locations.
The words 'Woy Woy' mean deep water in the local Aboriginal language - and it is one of the oldest settled towns in the region. While it remained a fishing village until the post WWII population boom - the township is now a major port of call on the Central Coast.
Satellite villages include Umina, Ocean Beach,
, secluded Pearl Beach and Patonga. Nearby Brisbane Waters National Park and Bouddi National Park are excellent for bushwalking and quiet beach retreats
Spike Milligan, one the famous 'Goons' is a the favoured international son of Woy Woy and while he didn't ever live there, he often visited his long-resident mother.
Festivals: Oyster Festival in October
Things to do:
Woy Woy Hotel - established in 1897
Fisherman's Wharf - for pelican feeding
Markets - at Ettalong Beach each Saturday and Sunday
Attractions in the area:
Mt Ettamalong - 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, 3 km south
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 23 km NW
Koolewong Coastal Tours - ecotours and bushwalks around the Central Coast, Ph/Fax - 61 2 4344 3392