6.0 out of 10

Woy Woy

Ranked 402nd best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.4928807231213 151.318629101867
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 20, 2010

"good place to rent"

woy woy is a pleasant quiet area, surrounded by pelicans and friendly faces, it has beautiful beaches and islands.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
Feb 18, 2010

"Woy Woy Lovely area at first glance"

Having lived in Woy Woy and the Peninsula for 26 years i have seen the positive and negative sides to this area.

Positives. Beaches, Waterways, Climate, National Parks, Proximity to Rail Lines.

Negatives: High Unemployment, Rail Carpark a hot spot for thieves, Vandalism caused by Teens at night (mainly at the local surf clubs and Umina Shopping Centre). Lack of entertainment for under 18's. Lack of good restaurants.
Sep 06, 2009

"Woy Woy - retire or just relax"

Woy Woy is on the Central Coast of NSW and is only 82 kms north of Sydney. Woy Woy has long been a favorite weekend destination of Sydney siders looking for a few days away and has become home to many retirees. Surrounding by many other tons Woy Woy means the big lagoon and that is exactly what is there but Woy Woy also boasts some great fishing from Fisherman’s Wharf, close to surf beaches at Umina and Ettalong. There is plenty of accommodation in the way of caravan and camping parks, motels and hotels. There are plenty of shops to cater for all your needs and no end of great places to eat.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LtlMens There are a few inaccuracies in this review or things that were not mentioned. I noticed that you failed to mention high unemployment in the area and the above average crime rates, Park at the Railway car park at your own risk and avoid leaving your house unoccupied. . Great places to Eat? Where? Fishermans wharf may be a great place to fish but not a great place to catch anything, lucky the fishing co-op is just next door. One more Woy Woy actually means Deep water! Such a shame as it really is a beautiful area, particularly the waterways, i should know i lived there for 26 years.
Feb 18, 2010
paul87 I agree with the first comment. The comment about above average crime rates is not really true. The NSW police website crime maps updated in 2010 show the Peninsula is either on average or below average for crime. The only real truth to the review is unemployment is relatively high at 9.8%.
Jun 28, 2011
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