Local Town Guide

Local Town Guide
  • Daily Pelican Feed at The Entrance
  • Paddle Boats at Avoca
  • Brookly Marina
  • Avoca Beach
  • Copacabana Rock Pool
  • Views at Ettalong
  • Forresters Beach
  • Broadwater
  • Killcare Beach
  • Pelicans and Fishing at Long Jetty
  • Norah Head Lighthouse
  • Patonga Creek Wetland
  • Pearl Beach
  • Shelly Beach
  • The Skillion at Terrigal
  • The Entrance
  • The Entrace Beach Pool
  • Parklands to explore
  • Parks to play in
  • Wharf at Wagstaff
  • Woy Woy Memorial Park

 

 

Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach forms part of the predominantly surfing and holiday resort area stretching along residential coastline from The Entrance down to Macmasters Beach. Situated in a quiet no through road area, it’s wooded hills and white-sandy beaches are a popular... more info >>

Bateau Bay

Bateau Bay

Bateau Bay is situated just a few kilometres south of The Entrance neighbouring Shelly Beach . Here you can discover Central Coast natural sea-side flora and fauna with stunning coastline walks . Bateau Bay is extremely popular for fishing either... more info >>

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

The small communities of Brooklyn and Dangar Island are located in the lower estuarine reaches of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River with neighbouring Hawkesbury region. Brooklyn is a small riverside settlement occupying the narrow strip of land on the southern shore of... more info >>

Budgewoi

Budgewoi

Budgewoi is a small resort village situated between Munmorah and Budgewoi lakes. Budgewoi is a tranquil fishing location also offering picnic areas, safe swimming and surfing beaches. Budgewoi was officially named in 1868. According to the town entry sign, Budgewoi... more info >>

Cams Wharf

Cams Wharf

The quiet village of Cams Wharf is a picturesque location within the south-eastern corner of Lake Macquarie, neighbouring the Central Coast region. Attractions Cams Wharf and Nords Wharf feature quiet picnic spots, a boat ramp and tranquil views across the... more info >>

Canton Beach

Canton Beach

Canton Beach is adjacent to the foreshore of Tuggerah Lakes , an interconnecting system of three lakes covering 80 square kilometres with one outlet to the ocean. Tuggerah Lakes are renowned for spectacular fishing and recreational water sports such as... more info >>

Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay is a secluded and sleepy old mining village in the hinterland behind the Central Coast within the City of Lake Macquarie. Access is via a sealed beach road off the Sydney - Newcastle Freeway and the Pacific... more info >>

Copacabana

Copacabana

History On 7th May 1770, Captain James Cook adventured along the eastern coastline of Australia and recorded in his journal 'some pretty high land which projected out in three bluff points and occasioned my calling it "Cape Three Points"'. These... more info >>

Erina

Erina

Erina is Central Coast 's leading commercial centre boasting Erina Fair, established in 1987 as the largest shopping centre on the Central Coast .  The name Erina means "a place where the initiation ceremony was held". The area was originally... more info >>

Ettalong Beach

Ettalong Beach

Ettalong is a quiet, yet growing village by the sea-side, situated near Umina and Woy Woy on the Central Coast. Ettalong is now home to one of the Central Coast 's major resorts, Ettalong Beach Resort featuring stunning ocean views,... more info >>

Forresters Beach

Forresters Beach

Forresters Beach is predominantly a residential area, but offers dramatic views from the clifftops across Wyrrabalong National Park to the waters below. more info >>

Gosford

Gosford

Easily accessed via a short drive off the Newcastle-Sydney F3 freeway, or a centrally located train station, Gosford is the major commercial and administrative centre of the Central Coast. The Gosford Local Government Area (LGA) has a population of 158,157... more info >>

Hardys Bay

Hardys Bay

Hardys Bay is a quiet residential village with neigbouring villages Wagstaffe, Killcare and Pretty Beach. Hardys Bay is in close proximity to Putty Beach, Tallow Beach and Bouddi National Park featuring a walking track to Box Head which overlooks Broken... more info >>

Killcare

Killcare

In 1916 Hardys Bay was subdivided. As a result Killcare etstate was created. The name is apparently a pun suggesting "kill care at Killcare" The quiet village of Killcare boasts Putty Beach, one of the most gorgeous beaches on the... more info >>

Kincumber

Kincumber

Kincumber is located at the southern end of the Central Coast adjacent to Macmasters and Avoca beaches and is easily accessed through Gosford from the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. Kincumber and surrounds including Saratoga, Davistown, Empire Bay, St Huberts Island, Hardys Bay,... more info >>

Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie

The City of Lake Macquarie is situated at the northern reaches of the Central Coast and is one of the fastest developing business, commercial and recreational regions of Australia. The population above refers to the Lake Maquarie Local Government Area... more info >>

Long Jetty

Long Jetty

Long Jetty is within walking distance of neighboring town The Entrance. Long Jetty is appropriately named as it features 3 extremely long jetties spanning out over the shallow waters of Tuggerah Lake :- Parrys Jetty Walkins Jetty Long Jetty... more info >>

Norah Head

Norah Head

The focal point of Norah Head is without question the Norah Head Lighthouse. With many ship wrecked vessels in the 1800s, the precast concrete block lighthouse structure was erected in 1903. In 1923 the lighthouse was upgraded to a brighter... more info >>

Patonga

Patonga

The tranquil sea-side village of Patonga, sometimes written on early maps as "Betonga", meaning "oyster" in Aboriginal, is the most southerly beach on the Central Coast. Situated on the edge of recessed Brisk Bay, the waters are calm, pleasant, relatively... more info >>

Pearl Beach

Pearl Beach

True to it's name, Pearl Beach is a 'Gem' located on the Western Shoreline, sharing the Peninsula with nearby Patonga. Residences have been constructed to blend with the local vegetation which, over the years, has been maintained mostly in its... more info >>

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is one of the Central Coast 's most popular surfing beaches close to The Entrance, Long Jetty and Bateau Bay . The beach features rock walks and is great for exploring. A local shop is situated right at... more info >>

Terrigal

Terrigal

Featuring the iconic Skillion, Terrigal beach front is dominated by a line of well-established Norfolk pines along The Esplanade. Terrigal is one of the more popular resorts on the coast and has become a ritzy, up-market social centre. A pathway... more info >>

The Entrance

The Entrance

The Entrance is a popular holiday resort offering visitors surfing beaches, enormous lake recreational areas, and a central area with attractive foreshore parkland, a Boardwalk pathway from the foreshore around to the surf lifesaving club, and the development of a... more info >>

Toukley

Toukley

Toukley and surrounding areas is a large expanding residential and holiday resort area at the northern end of the Central Coast. It is surrounded by ocean on the eastern side, and Tuggerah and Budgewoi Lakes, two interconnected lakes that are... more info >>

Tuggerah

Tuggerah

Tuggerah Lakes was actually discovered as early as 1797 when searching for escaped convict "Molly (Mary) Morgan". On searching for Molly north of the Hawkesbury River, it was written in the search report that they came across a lagoon around... more info >>

Umina

Umina

South of Ettalong is the residential area known as Umina, said to mean 'repose'. Umina is a popular destination for holiday seekers on the Central Coast situated south of Gosford. Umina borders Brisbane Waters National Park where you can experience... more info >>

Wagstaffe

Wagstaffe

Wagstaffe is a quiet residential area. The shore line of Wagstaffe is densely populated with trees. The body of water known as "The Rip" joins Brisbane Water to Broken Bay . Wagstaffe is close to Boudi National Park, Pretty Beach... more info >>

Woy Woy

Woy Woy

The Woy Woy area (including Ettalong, Umina, Ocean Beach and Koolewong) is a popular holiday and retirement destination on the Central Coast north of Sydney and is the largest of a number of settlements around the western foreshores of Brisbane... more info >>

Wyong

Wyong

Wyong is just over an hour's drive from Sydney, and is a good base for starting your visit to Tuggerah Lake and the beautiful Yarramalong Valley. Ourimbah in the south and from the Pacific Ocean to the hills beyond the... more info >>

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