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The Peninsula – a truly special place

For those who live on the Peninsula, we all appreciate how truly special the area is with its safe and beautiful beaches, picturesque waterways, accessible National Parks, vibrant town centres, good transport and easy access to Sydney. Woy Woy is one of the busiest rail stations in New South Wales as locals commute to Sydney for work each morning and return each night to the relaxed Peninsula lifestyle. It is no wonder that more people choose to live and visit the Peninsula as they discover its wonderful attributes. Few places can boast one of the best ferry rides in Australia from Ettalong Beach to Palm Beach via the Palm Beach Ferry or the spectacular train ride from Woy Woy to Sydney via the Hawkesbury River.

Nor can you ignore the wonderful Ettalong Beach Foreshore, the Woy Woy Waterfront or the many spectacular lookouts and National Parks. Without doubt our beaches are the cleanest and safest on the Central Coast boasting Ettalong Beach, Umina and Ocean Beach, Pearl Beach and Patonga. Importantly, our town centres have become more vibrant with the bustling Umina Beach one of the busiest retail strip shopping centres on the Central Coast. This is supported by major shopping facilities in Woy Woy including Deepwater Plaza and Peninsula Plaza and boutique shopping in Ettalong Beach.

In recent years we have seen the emergence of a great café culture and a range of high quality restaurants especially in the Ettalong Beach village centre. With great schools, terrific services and a full range of shopping centres, the demographics of the Peninsula are changing with young families and professionals moving in to complement our older population. No longer just somewhere to retire (and why not), the Peninsula has become a place for younger people to raise families and enjoy a lifestyle that is the envy of Sydney.
Come visit the Peninsula and discover the reasons why others have chosen to make this area their home and a holiday destination.

What to See & Do

  • Ettalong to Palm Beach Ferry travelling daily
  • Ettalong Markets open weekends and all public holidays at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
  • Cinema Paradiso 6 screens at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
  • Spend a day on the water hire a Boat from Anderson’s Marina & Boat Hire
  • Visit Goddess by the Sea for some great shopping in town
  • You will always be entertained at Woy Woy Little Theatre with regular plays, auditions and play readings
  • Shop in Umina for the best retail shopping strip on the Central Coast
  • Swim at Ocean Beach and Umina Beach – the safest beaches on the Coast

Patonga Camping Ground

Patonga-BeachPatonga is an idyllic setting between Patonga Creek and Broken Bay, surrounded by Brisbane Water National Park. Relax on the foreshore and beaches, play tennis, go fishing, swim or bushwalk.
We offer powered and unpowered grassed sites for tents and caravans. There are modern amenities, disabled amenities, family room, laundry facilities, and kiosk.
Electric BBQs can be found on the foreshore and in the playground reserve area. Single concrete boat ramp gives easy access to Patonga Creek and Hawkesbury River. Local tavern and bistro, fish and chip shop in walking distance.
Winter specials available now between 1 May and 31 August 2015.

Bay St, Patonga NSW 2257. Ph: (02) 4379 1287  Email: patongacampingground@gosford.nsw.gov.au  Web: www.gosford.nsw.gov.au