Central Coast

Gosford and Wyong

The gateway cities of Gosford and Wyong are urban districts that fuse together to welcome visitors to the effervescent Central Coast. Gosford City is located on beautiful Brisbane Water, a stunning bay usually awash with sailing and boating activities. In contrast Wyong is situated inland with Tuggerah Lakes Estuary just a stone’s throw away. In both areas, the ever-present sense of community pride and vitality is evident.

Travelling to the coast by road, watch for the two gateway points, Gosford (Exit A49) and Tuggerah/Wyong (Exit B74).


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Terrigal and Avoca

The picturesque beach villages indented along the coastline are the quintessential essence of the coastal way of life.  Enjoy all the fun of splashing around on or in the water at one of the summer patrolled beaches, stroll around the boutiques and specialty shops or lazy the day away sipping on your choice of beverage while absorbing the coastal ambiance.

Terrigal, the jewel in the crown, is a vibrant cosmopolitan village with a range of accommodation options including Crowne Plaza Terrigal seaside resort.  South of Terrigal, charming Avoca Beach is where you will find a la carte restaurants and alfresco cafes lining the shore and the quaint Avoca Beach picture theatre.

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The Entrance

The Entrance is a mecca for family fun, famous for its lively waterfront promenade and daily pelican feeding. Alfresco cafes, a la carte restaurants and mouthwatering ice cream shops fringe the waterfront providing visitors with the opportunity to watch the world go by while kids tire themselves out running around the whimsical playground.

The Entrance is always a hive of activity. The waterfront park hosts a vibrant range of free family entertainment with live performances at the open air Sails Stage and see the pelicans feeding daily. Throughout the year, crowds of people enjoy the range of special events and festivals, while on the first and third Saturdays of each month, fresh locally farmed produce is available at the waterside Farmers Markets.

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Toukley, Lake Munmorah, Norah Head, Budgewoi and Canton Beach

The Northern Lakes precinct of the Central Coast is a water and nature lover’s haven. This area stretches from Toukley in the south through to Lake Munmorah in the north with a number of charming waterside townships scattered throughout including Norah Head, Budgewoi, Canton Beach and Lake Munmorah.

As the name would suggest, lakes are a dominate feature of the area, as a hub of activity.  Boating, fishing and prawning are favourites of locals and visitors alike. Golden sandy beaches line the eastern side of the region, many protrolled during the warmer months. Soldiers Beach is popular with surfers.  The iconic Norah Head lighthouse is the pride of this precinct.

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Wisemans Ferry and Yarramalong Valley

The lush hinterland region contours the western edge of the M1 Motorway. A nature lover’s paradise, this vast expanse of wilderness provides limitless opportunity for travellers to get back to nature and breathe in the fresh air.   Stretching from Wisemans Ferry in the south through to Yarramalong Valley in the north, this area is idyllic for a leisurely meandering country drive leaving the hustle and bustle of the city far behind.  Keep your eye peeled for local art and photo galleries to explore as the talent lurking in this area will surprise even the most critical of art lovers.

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Woy Woy, Umina, Ettalong, Patonga and Pearl Beach

The easy and welcoming atmosphere of the Peninsula is what has drawn generations of holiday makers to the area year after year. Encompassing the seaside suburbs of Woy Woy, Umina, Ettalong Beach, Patonga and exclusive Pearl Beach, the Peninsula is packed full of activities to while away the day.

The Peninsula provides a great choice of sheltered and patrolled beaches ideal for swimming.  Climb Mount Ettalong for spectacular views over beaches, Broken Bay, Lion Island and Pittwater.  Head down to Pearl Beach and explore the Crommelin Native Arboretum, the region’s native botanic garden.

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