Itineraries & Trails

Suggested itineraries - Central Coast

DAY 1

The morning

Start your morning with a scrumptious breakfast at one of numerous alfresco dining options at Terrigal Beach.  To walk it off, take a stroll up to the Skillion at Terrigal for views north and south along the coast or try stand up paddle boarding or other watersports at Avoca.

For lunch

Take a drive north of Terrigal up to the Entrance and discover the beaches and shops along the mall and enjoy lunch in the parks or cafes.  There is a daily pelican feeding at 3.30 at the Entrance not to be missed as these majestic birds put on a show.

The afternoon

Take a drive out to Norah Head Lighthouse and take in some history at this iconic site.  For anglers and rock fisherman this is a great spot and during whale watching season, keep your eyes peeled as they migrate north and south.

Drive to Bouddi National Park and take a walk along the coastal rocks, there are six National Parks on the Central Coast.  Or stroll through one of the three State Forests – all the natural elements come together on the Central Coast.

For dinner

Try some local seafood and soak up the sunset or discover the many restaurants and cafes dotted throughout the Central Coast.

Stay the night

There is accommodation in the lighthouse keepers cottages at Norah Head or nearby camping and caravan sites or return south to a variety of other great accommodation options available at Terrigal, Avoca or Umina.

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DAY 2

The morning

Discover the many activities the Central Coast has to offer and visit The Australian Reptile Park to get up close to many Australian animals and some from overseas like Hugo the giant tortoise.  There is a hands on zoo and meet a range of Aussie favourites including koalas and kangaroos.  The Australia Walkabout Wildife Park is also close by where you can feed kanagroos and pat a wombat.

For lunch

Visit Glenworth Valley Outdoor Advenures for a horse ride and picnic.  This property is stunning and a short drive to Peats Ridge and then down into the valley where 3,000 acres of pristine Australian bush await many an activity.  There are quad bikes, abseiling and kayaking for kids groups, families and corporate groups.

The afternoon

If you like scuba diving, take the opportunity to dive on the Ex-HMAS Adelaide or if you’d like to view some of Australia’s best photography, visit the Ken Duncan Gallery at Erina.  There is a peaceful cafe next door perfect for lunch or afternoon tea.

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