Patonga NSW

Patonga NSW

Patonga - Central Coast NSW
Located north of Sydney. Patonga is our little piece of paradise �
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Photos from Patonga NSW's post 27/04/2024

Another amazing Anzac Day dawn service at Patonga

Photos from Central Coast Outriggers's post 18/02/2024

Big weekend in Patonga

Patonga-Central Coast NSW

Patonga is located 94 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Motorway, Woy Woy Road and Patonga Drive. It has been claimed that 'patonga' is a Kuring-gai Aboriginal word, more accurately pronounced 'batonga', meaning 'oyster'.

The tiny settlement of Patonga, edged by Brisk Bay and Patonga Creek, is typical of the sleepy, "away from it all", ambience which characterises so many of the small villages which edge the Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay. It has the great advantage of being constrained by boundaries that are either water or National Park (the Brisbane Water National Park). Patonga is the most southerly beach on the Central Coast.

Patonga Beach
The waters which lap against Patonga Beach are calm because of the town's position far removed from the wilder forces of the ocean. Consequently the beach is safe for swimming. Jutting out into the water is a jetty and there is also a boat ramp and a childrens' play area making the surrounding waters ideal for boating, fishing and just relaxing. It is essentially a family destination. Beyond the beach the small village has a war memorial, a caravan park, the Boathouse hotel and the art galleries.

Patonga Creek
At the southern end of Patonga Beach lies one of the area's ancient tidal inlets, Patonga Creek, which is surrounded by Brisbane Water National Park. The creek is shallow and edged by mangroves on the estuarine mudflats. The average depth is only one metre at low tide making it ideal for kayaking and canoeing. The birdlife is impressive and visitors can see azure kingfishers, great egrets, sea eagles and whistling kites.