Getting There & Away
Driving from Sydney, you can choose to head straight up the M1 Pacific Motorway towards Newcastle (via various Central Coast exits) or take the Gosford exit then meander along the coast.
Gosford is a stop on the Newcastle and Central Coast line, with frequent trains from Sydney and Newcastle (both: adult/child $8.69/4.35, 1½ hours). There are several other Central Coast stops, including Woy Woy. Trains also stop at Wondabyne within Brisbane Water National Park upon request (rear carriage only).
Southern destinations such as Patonga and Ettalong can be reached by ferry from Sydney's Palm Beach.