Visiting

Whether you like bushwalking, sailing, catching a movie, enjoying a Symphony Orchestra or shopping at one of the best retail outlets in Australia, Willoughby City has it all.

The area includes nearly 20 kilometres of harbour foreshore, a great variety of open spaces, 10 major walking trails and 22 playing fields. Bushland, National Park and open space make up 21 per cent of the local area.

Willoughby City has a rich heritage and boasts some of the most famous historic sites in Sydney including Walter Burley Griffin cottages and the Castle that gave both the local suburbs of Castle Cove and Castlecrag their names.

How do I get to Willoughby?

Chatswood is situated on the North Shore train line, and the station is conveniently located in the centre of the city, providing easy access to the business district and extensive shopping outlets.

Buses also provide easy access into Chatswood and the surrounding suburbs.

For more information about getting to Willoughby, visit www.131500.com.au .

There are also established bike routes leading into Chatswood from many directions, including the Gore Hill Freeway and Lane Cove. See our cycling pages for more information and a map of bike routes and paths.

What can I do in Willoughby?

Willoughby boasts abundant natural resources which can be enjoyed through a number of guided and unguided bushwalks.

Enjoy an outdoor swim at the Northbridge Baths, or bring the whole family to Willoughby Leisure to take advantage of the indoor 8 lane, 25 metre pool and children's fun pool.

The city is also a great place to see a performing arts production at the Zenith, or hear the world class Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

The suburbs of Chatswood and Willoughby are also known for shopping, offering an extensive range of clothing and homewares retail outlets.

Check out our diary dates for details of upcoming events in the area.