8.9 out of 10

Laughtondale

-33.4340535132757 151.024528054852
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Step back in time to yesterdays Australia!!"

About an hours drive from Sydney's CBD, but an 100 years back in time to the Sydney of the past that the developers and the rat race have missed.

I love this areas quiet ruralness , that feels so far from todays Sydney and its angry people, traffic and rush that you can get. There are heaps stuff to do in the area like fishing, boating, water skiing, bush walking, mountain biking, camping, or just exploring some of the old cemetery's and buildings and National parks in the area.The Great North road is just across the ferry on settlers rd,Which was the only way to the north from Sydney for the early settlers.It is worth a look and is a great part of Sydney's history thats been forgotten! There also some great old pubs in the area where you can just relax and do nothing. ( If you like nite clubbing you probably won't like it here )

All the day to day things can be found in town eg: Food shops, petrol station, post office, police station, school etc.. for other stuff its approx 30 mins easy rural drive to a new Woolworth's at Glenorie and 40 mins major shops in Gosford, Hornsby or Castle hill.

I came here on holidays years back and I couldn't believe there could be anywhere this close to Sydney that was so beautiful and unspoilt by time. I loved it so much I never left.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet town that is great for fishing and boating"

Wisemans Ferry is a nice little town on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. There is plenty to do in the area if you are into fishing and boating so it is very popular for locals during summer. The attraction of it all is the little car ferry that operates on the river and can ferry cars across to the other side. A drive through the area or along the banks of the river is quite nice and there are a lot of little spots to fish from or lower a boat. In the town there is not much there except for the one or two motels, pubs and the general store. It is more a fishing spot than anything else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees