Central Coast Australia

The Hinterland

Explore the Central Coast Hinterland

The Australian Reptile ParkThe Australian Reptile ParkSomersby FallsSomersby Falls


Beyond the coastal towns of the Central Coast, experience the tranquility and surprises that await you within the Central Coast Hinterland. Discover spectacular Australian countryside from the Watagan State Forest and Watagan Mountains to the Dooralong and Yarramalong Valleys.

Somersby, situated just off the Sydney to Newcastle Freeway, is home to The Australian Reptile Park, Central Coast's premier attraction. Here you can discover amazing reptiles, koalas, kangaroos, spiders, a large variety of birds and of course "Elvis" the crocodile, NSW's crankiest 5 metre croc! Not only is the park a great place to visit for the whole family, but the Zoo is the only one in Australia committed to saving lives with a Venom-Milking Program in place for the past 50+ years, saving over 300 lives each year!

Your Central Coast experience is incomplete without a visit to the stunning Somersby Falls. The Falls offer a great picnic spot with abundant wildlife. If you enjoy steps, then a walk down to the foot of the falls is strongly recommended, especially for the keen photographer.

Further a field, discover Mangrove Creek Dam, yet another peaceful location for a family picnic amidst the tranquil bush land.

Katandra ReserveKatandra ReserveThe hinterland is rich with experiences including:-

  • Australian Reptile Park at Somersby
  • Somersby Falls
  • Mangrove Creek Dam
  • Horse Riding at Peats Ridge
  • Macadamia Nut Farm at Yarramalong
  • Paintball at Kulnara
  • The Big Flower at Ourimbah
  • Quaint General Stores and Shops
  • Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park at Calga
  • Fresh Produce for sale on roadside stalls

The Hinterland is packed with adventure, natural wonders, history, galleries and lush green countryside waiting to be explored.

Kariong HillKariong HillMangrove DamMangrove Dam

Aquafun Avoca Lake Aquafun Avoca Lake Aquafun Avoca Lake FUN & ADVENTURE for the whole family

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