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Woy Woy

Neighbourhoods and Towns
2 Day - weekend
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Woy Woy

Neighbourhoods and Towns
2 Day - weekend

Welcoming you to the southern waterways of the Central Coast, Woy Woy is a popular commuter hub and key town centre on The Peninsula. Set between the expansive Brisbane Water National Park on one side, with Pelican Island nature reserve and Brisbane Waters on the other, its location is ideal for wellness experiences, fishing, marine sports, wildlife watching, seafood dining and waterfront living. Fans even describe it as the 'Venice of Australia'.

Photo opportunity: Along the scenic waterfront, from Woy Woy Wharf to Pelican Park, at sunset, you can capture the beautiful waterways of Brisbane Water.

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The Itinerary

Feel good in Woy Woy Wood

From shopping and wellness experiences to world-class local seafood, today is the day you find out hook, line and sinker why Woy Woy is the little town with BIG foodie potential. Climb Blackwall Mountain for an epic view and by sundown you'll be feeling those positive vibes that have locals writing in the hills 'Woy Woy Wood'.

Breakfast

Feed your soul

Swift and simple or wholesome feed? Head to Gnostic Mana Cafe just moments from Woy Woy wharf and ferry terminal serving fresh juices, smoothies, brunch essentials and colourful veggie and vegan options. Venture to Trafalgar Avenue's gourmet toastie hub The Cnr. or Espresso Martine on Charlton Street for a specialty coffee fix.

 

Morning

Shop the Gnostic Corner

Browse the shops of the Gnostic Corner for all things health, wellness, fashion and homewares. This local co-operative has 9 unique shopfronts in the one spot that each sell fair-trade goodies, fresh flowers, crystals, ethical clothing and new age books. For something different - check out their weekly event calendar to try hypnotherapy, yoga or visit their apothecary.

 

Morning

Dream shop

The headquarters of Australian street, surf and skate wear brand, drøm Clothing Co, lives on Woy Woy's Chamber Street. With each item created, designed and printed on the NSW Central Coast, you can shop here all year round for the perfect fashion souvenir to remind you of your local adventures on the East Coast. 

 

Lunch

Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf

Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf is an award-winning Central Coast icon perched on the picturesque Brisbane Water, run by the Cregan-Clayton family since the mid-1970s. Today your lunch is some of the region's freshest seafood! Check their daily blackboard menu of classics, or choose something from the market and they'll cook it up. 

 

Afternoon

Adventure up Blackwall Mountain

One of Woy Woy's highlights is the scenic foreshore running from Spike Milligan Bridge, wrapping round past the wharf, through Lions Park with gorgeous views to Pelican Island, Rileys Island and St Huberts Island. Follow it to connect with Blackwall Mountain Reserve and walk to its lookout for vast views of Broken Bay waterways, Lion Island and surrounding national parks.

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Dinner

Go troppo

Grab a table, a cocktail, and order a slice of tropical life in Woy Woy's Trafalgar Avenue social hub. Set within a calypso kitsch decor, your evening wraps up at Tropicana Social Club, a lively pizza bar with a selection of craft beers, ciders, sours, cocktails and boutique Australian sustainable wines.

 


 

Where we are

Waterways of Woy Woy

Explore the winding waterways that shape the town of Woy Woy on the Central Coast. Kickstart today with a quirky cafe, calm ferry ride, locally inspired picnic, and top it off with rooftop drinks to soak up the scenery of Brisbane Waters. And yes, pelican sightings are almost guaranteed in this tour!

Breakfast

The Link and Pin

So much more than your regular railway cafe, the Link and Pin is a great vibing venue to start your day off with a smile - and hearty breakfast! Enter via their rear lane access to enjoy their lovely and large hidden courtyard, which is also pet-friendly. Can you brave the large Brekky Plate?

 

Morning

Brisbane Waters ferry tour

Hop on a daily ferry ride from the newly redeveloped central Woy Woy Wharf and cruise through the Brisbane Water channels with Central Coast Ferries. There are also History & Heritage Tours available early mornings, exploring the waterways to Empire Bay, Davistown and Saratoga. Check the ferry timetable to plan your trip in advance.

 

Lunch

Italian picnic in the park

Venture to Young Barons Food Store for fresh pastries, sandwiches, coffee, cakes, gelato and authentic Italian handmade deli items to create your own park picnic platter. Their curated store features cured meats, olives, dips, chutneys, pickled vegetables and boutique wine. Enjoy your spoils in nearby Memorial Park by the water.

 

Afternoon

Rooftop cocktails

Woy Woy has its own scenic, sunny rooftop bar right on the main boulevarde open Fridays to Sundays. Head for a sundowner session to Frankie's Rooftop Bar and enjoy Japanese-inspired snacks, a colourful cocktail menu, served with the best view in town of the waterways from above.

 

Dinner

The Bayview

You don't need to travel far to enjoy dinner with a view - simply head downstairs to The Bayview's award-winning bistro for some pub classics in their modern eatery. Time it right to enjoy live local music sessions to round out your perfect weekend in Woy Woy.

 

Where we are