Discover the Central Coast

Pearl Beach, Umina Beach and Ettalong Beach are all celebrated for their tranquilly, and attract city-slickers seeking a relaxing weekend escape.

Find adventure in popular summertime haunts like Terrigal and Avoca Beach. The neighbouring towns are aquatic playgrounds, renowned for their surfing beaches, coastal lagoons, imposing headlands and world-class dive sites like the Ex-HMAS Adelaide.

Seek respite in the secluded inlets of Broken Bay. Pearl Beach, Umina Beach and Ettalong Beach are all celebrated for their tranquilly, and attract city-slickers in pursuit of a relaxing weekend escape.

Explore the ancient and impressive sceneries of Bouddi and Brisbane Waters National Parks. Both offer spectacularly diverse landscapes, covering everything from bays to waterfalls, heathland to rainforest, steep cliffs to colourful wildflower displays, and marine sanctuaries to revered aboriginal sites. 

Encompassing the northern half of the Central Coast, Wyong Shire also proves sensorial, home to charismatic rural townships situated around a coastal lake system and surrounded by native bush lands and valleys. 

Explore the region’s shining stars, Tuggerah Lake, Lake Munmorah and Budgewoi Lake. Meander along cycle paths. Jump aboard a boat and fish for bream, flathead, whiting and prawns. Get up-close-and-personal with waterbirds, such as Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and Chestnut Teals. 

Discover picturesque towns like Norah Head, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, and Bateau Bay. Separating the ocean from Tuggerah Lake, The Entrance is the shire’s most popular holiday centreparticularly renowned for its daily pelican feeding tradition.  

Go off the beaten track and uncover the beautiful Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys and Olney and Watagan State Forests. Located nearby, the Watagan State Forests offer plenty of nature-based activities, like bushwalking and four-wheel driving, amid a stunning mountain scenery. 

Plan Your Central Coast Holiday:

Words by Alice Nash - Published 18 November 2013
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 4.3 million
Area 4,000 km²
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 - 240v 50Hz
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