West Woombye is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The surrounding suburbs include Towen Mountain, Hunchy, Dulong, Palmwoods and Coes Creek. There is farming within the area with crops such as lychees, macadamias, mangoes and avocados grown.
The main road running through West Woombye is Blackall Range Road. This road turns into Dulong Road once in the suburb of Dulong. As the area incorporates the Blackall Range leading up to Montville, the area is noted for its scenery. However, there are a number of notable creeks within area prone to flooding in heavy rain. This mostly affects the roads off Blackall Range Road, such as Ruwoldt Road, Carruthers Road, and the Jackson Road area.
There is no notable public transport in the area except the school bus runs and taxi. Depending where you are in West Woombye it takes about 5 to 7 minutes by vehicle into the Woombye township, 10 minutes to Nambour township and 5 to 7 minutes to Mapleton.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West Woombye (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "West Woombye - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50411)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.