7 Ways To Experience and Explore The Central Coast

Encompassing gorgeous beaches, spectacular national parks and thriving beach towns (all within a stone’s throw of Sydney), the Central Coast has to be one of Australia’s most alluring destinations. Whether you want to get active in the great outdoors, soak up the local history or get up close to native wildlife, there’s something for everyone.


Hit The Beaches

With miles and miles of golden sand, the beaches of the Central Coast are its biggest draw, for locals and tourists alike. Whether you want to relax on the lively sands of Terrigal and Avoca, discover hidden coves in the national parks or ride legendary surf breaks, there’s truly something for every beach bum.


Spot Whales Along The Bouddi Coast

Soak up the magnificent coastal views of the Bouddi National Park along the eight-kilometre-long trail that extends from Putty Beach in Killcare to the holiday town of Macmasters Beach. Keep your eyes peeled for migrating whales as you take in the Pacific vistas, with plenty of hidden beaches where you can stop for a mid-walk dip.


Explore The Aboriginal Sites Of Brisbane Water National Park

Protecting the Brisbane Water, Hawkesbury River and Broken Bay, the Brisbane Water National Park is a spectacular destination to get away from the bustle of the beach resorts. You can explore on foot or by bicycle, with a number of Aboriginal rock art sights to discover along the way.


Feed Pelicans At The Entrance

There are plenty of reasons to visit the attractive coastal town of The Entrance, including the afternoon pelican feeding at Memorial Park. Taking place at 3:30pm each day at what’s been dubbed “Pelican Plaza”, it’s one of those essential visitor experiences on the Central Coast.


Tour The Norah Head Lighthouse

Get a taste of Central Coast history at the Norah Head Lighthouse, which has been guarding over the Pacific Ocean since 1903. It towers in the Wyrrabalong National Park, with lunchtime tours available, as well as overnight accommodation in the lighthouse keepers quarters.


Admire Classic Cars In Gosford

Home to more than 450 vintage and retro vehicles, the Gosford Classic Car Museum is a “must” for auto-enthusiasts. It’s set within a massive hangar where 35 Ferraris, a 1955 Ford Zephyr and a full range of old Holdens are showcased so you can live out your wildest classic car dreams.


Get Up Close To Native Wildlife At The Australian Reptile Park

Ever wanted to see a Tasmanian devil or a giant Galapagos tortoise? The Australian Reptile Park in Somersby is home to both, as well as koalas, wombats, cassowaries and a crocodile named Elvis. Established in 1948 by naturalist Eric Worrell, it’s also a leading collector of snake and spider venom to produce life-saving antivenom.

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