Why Visit Oyster Bay, NSW

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If you live in Sydney, chances are that every day on your way to work you drive past Oyster Bay NSW. With a population of just over 11,000 people (and growing), it’s one of the fastest-growing suburbs within Australia. It’s also an unincorporated area and is governed by the Ku-ring-gai Council.

It might seem like all there is to do here is go shopping at Westfield Warringah Mall or take part in some sporting activities at the Warringah Aquatic Centre – but that couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, there are plenty of things to do for locals and tourists alike when they visit this coastal suburb:

Have a picnic at a park

There are many parks around Oyster Bay, including:

  • Oyster Cove Reserve – a tranquil park with views of the water and plenty of opportunities for birdwatching. Set on the edge of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this is one spot that you can’t miss!
  • Warriewood Beach – has picnic facilities as well as barbecue stands if you want to bring your own food for lunch nearby
  • Point Piper Walk – an easy stroll around Point Piper which starts at Warlodie Street in front of Villawood Grammar School (a public school) and loops all the way back again via Bennett Road where there are some great restaurants and cafes such as Barangaroo Cafe or Marmalade Café & Restaurant. You’ll be able to find the Prince of Wales Drive, which is a beautiful coastal road that leads you all the way around Point Piper and eventually back into Oyster Bay.

Moss Vale Pool

This outdoor swimming pool has been open for over 50 years now, providing locals with an opportunity to swim in between their busy schedules. It’s Olympic-sized as well as heated so it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit!

The Warringah Aquatic Centre

If you’re looking for something more active then why not try some water sports? This centre provides aquatic activities such as kayaking or canoeing lessons (there are lots of schools nearby). You can also have fun watching people surf at Manly beach while standing on the grounds.

Warringah Mall

One of the best areas to shop in this part of Sydney is Warringah Mall, which has everything from clothing stores like Kmart and Target to food court restaurants such as McDonald’s or Subway. If you want something a little more luxurious then why not try Woolworths? They have their own café so if you’re feeling peckish for some lunchtime treats they’ll be able to help!

Oyster Cove Community Centre

There are plenty of places where locals can meet up with friends around Oyster Bay – one that should definitely make your itinerary is Oyster Cove Community Centre at Wanda Street. It provides space for children’s activities, social functions as well as special events.