The Central Coast has long been a popular destination with Sydneysiders because of its proximity to the city. After only an hour’s drive, you will feel like you are a million miles away, surrounded by pristine beaches, rural villages and stunning national parks.
Beach towns like Avoca, Terrigal and The Entrance are full of great family beaches, cafes, markets and a range of accommodation options including boutique hotels, coastal homes and caravan parks. You can choose to spend lazy days in the sun, enjoying the beaches and local cafes and restaurants, or head out on a day trip to one of the many local attractions.
If you like nature and wildlife, the Central Coast will not disappoint. Pelican feeding, whale watching, wildlife sanctuaries, horse riding and bushwalking can be enjoyed by all ages. For the more adventurous there is quad biking, kayaking, abseiling, scuba diving, sailing, flying foxes, fishing and mountain biking. If you are after a dose of culture, art galleries, performing arts, community theatre and gardens as well as seasonal festivals and events will keep you busy!
For an experience you won’t forget, we recommend taking time out to explore the rich Aboriginal culture of the area. Popran National Park, Bouddi National Park and Wyrrabalong National Park are home to hundreds of fascinating Aboriginal cultural sites, while Bouddi Gallery has contemporary Aboriginal art and handcrafts you can view and purchase.