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Patonga Beach is a charming fishing village beside the Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Water National Park.
It's the most isolated beach town on the Central Coast, a great spot to relax for a day.
Here you'll find an art gallery, seafood shop, camping ground and a great pub.
And lots of water.
This beach town is about relaxing, swimming, relaxing, fishing, relaxing, kayaking.
Fish in the creek. Swim in the calm ocean beside the jetty. Or kayak up into Brisbane Water National Park.
You can walk the dog on the beach in the off-leash area, about 500 metres between Meroo and Jacaranda Avenues.
The trail leading to Warrah Lookout is a strenuous but great walk.
Warrah Lookout is at the top of the headland, and the view is epic. You can see Palm Beach and lots of tiny boats sailing the Hawkesbury River.
Warrah Lookout is one of the top lookouts on the Central Coast. So it's well worth the hike.
The track starts at the eastern end of the beach. The walk takes 30-45 minutes to Warrah Lookout. And you can continue walking to Pearl Beach, which is about an extra 30 minutes.
If you're not up to walking uphill, you can take a shortcut to Warrah Lookout. Park at the end of Warrah Trig Road and follow Tony Doyle track. The track is about 375 metres to Warrah Lookout. The walk is easy.
Staying in Patonga for more than a day?
Enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the Hawkesbury River.
Travel to Patonga from Palm Beach aboard Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises.
If you're already in Patonga, you can hop on the ferry and cruise to Bobbin Head and back. The ferry stops at Bobbin Head for an hour, enough time for a picnic.
Or even better, alight at Cottage Point Inn restaurant for fine dining. The ferry will pick you up again on its way back from Bobbin Head.
Have lunch at the Boathouse Hotel in the outdoor garden. Enjoy the relaxing views of the ocean.
The menu ranges from seafood to burgers to pizza. And fish and chips of course.
The Boathouse Hotel is a popular venue and always attracts a lot of visitors.
Enjoy mountain biking in Brisbane Water National Park. Ride the Tommos Loop, the Rocky Ponds trail or the Warrah Trig Loops.
The two first ones are 20 kilometres combined, and the trails start at Staples Lookout on Woy Woy Road. Warrah Trig is 10 kilometres and begins at the end of Warrah Trig Road.
Patonga Camping Ground is a popular camping spot. It's in a beautiful setting beside the creek.
There are powered and unpowered sites, but no cabins.
The campgroung is often fully booked during the peak holiday season, so better book as early as you can.
Take your swimmers, kayaks and fishing rods.
For lovers of blues music, the Patonga Blues Across the Bay Festival has been going for 15 years.
The festival occurs in November at Broken Bay Sport & Recreation Centre. You can only get there by ferry from here or Palm Beach.
Most visitors in Patonga stay in a holiday rental. You can search on a site like Stayz or Airbnb.
Wherever you stay, you'll always be close to the beach, creek and pub.
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By car - Located 1 hr 30 min north of Sydney. Follow the M1 Sydney - Newcastle Motorway and exit toward Gosford / Woy Woy / Terrigal.
The last bit of the drive is through a beautiful road in Brisbane Water National Park.
By ferry from Palm Beach - There's a daily ferry service from Palm Beach. The ferry returns to Palm Beach in the afternoon. The trip takes about 30 minutes.