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Central Coast Information

The Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia defines the area between Lake Macquarie and Sydney. Despite the name, the region actually refers to a stretch of urban sprawl that contains some 300,000 people. Subject to a phenomenal rise in population growth of late, terms like “sustainable development” and “water conservation” have become a regular part of the local lexicon.

Potential threats of suburban expansion aside, the Central Coast offers many notable points of interest. A location astride the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway certainly helps ferry a steady stream of tourists to coastal suburbs like Ettalong Beach, The Entrance and Terrigal. While resorts up and down the coast offer typical holiday fare, the veritable charm of the Central Coast comes through in places like the Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park and Lion Island Nature Reserve. Last but not least, when you visit the Central Coast, remember to pack your surfboard and golf clubs.


  • · Erina Fair
  • · Australian Reptile Park
  • · Forest of Tranquility
  • · The Wildflower Place
  • · Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm
  • Activities

  • · Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
  • · Estuary Fishing
  • · Crab and Oyster Cruises
  • · Aquafun Avoca Lake
  • · Tree Top Adventure Park
  • Restaurants

  • · Reef Restaurant and Grill
  • · Café La Soul
  • · Kahveh Café
  • · Pearls on the Beach
  • · Randalls
  • Nightlife

  • · Blush
  • · Krave
  • · Club Malibu
  • · Iguanas
  • · Beat Industry
  • Climate

    The Central Coast of Australia has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and cool winters.

  • · Summer (November to February) 13-28°C
  • · Fall (March to May) 8-26°C
  • · Winter (June to August) 4-19°C
  • · Spring (September to October) 8-24°C
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    Hotels in Central Coast

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    1 Oaks Waterfront Resort The Entrance

    4 stars
    4.2 / 5 71 reviews

    89 The Entrance Road Map

    Book 28 Days in Advance Stay 3 Nights & Save 15%

    Set in a waterfront location in New South Wales, Oaks Waterfront Resort The Entrance combines cosy accommodations and serene views to provide a relaxing escape perfect for a holiday getaway.... More

    Pleasant stay
    Other than the carpet being a tad sticky, I dont really have any complaints. Close to everything & beautiful views
    26 Mar 2015

    2 Hotel Gosford

    3 stars
    3.5 / 5 4 reviews

    Corner Mann and Erina Streets Map

    Hotel Gosford welcomes corporate and leisure travellers to comfortable accommodations ideally set in the heart of Gosford. From this classic hotel, holidaymakers can take pictures of different... More

    Great to mix with friends here
    Excellent Service with accomodation, bar staff are all friendly & helpful. Great food in restaurant
    6 Jan 2015

    3 Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

    4 stars
    4.4 / 5 7 reviews

    224 Terrigal Drive Map

    Whether in Terrigal for a long or short vacation, holidaymakers find ideal base at the self-serviced accommodations of Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat. Guests at this well-furnished property can... More

    Fantastic value for money ,the most comfy bed with a clean modern fit out. Very easy walk to excellent pub... Ill be back... Thanks
    19 Jul 2015

    4 Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments

    4 stars
    4.3 / 5 8 reviews

    6 Maroomba Road Map

    Includes Complimentary Light Breakfast Pack

    With self-contained accommodations in the heart of Terrigal, Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments makes for a convenient base for discerning travellers on short or extended stays in the Central... More

    lovely stay
    Lovely place to stay. Room was very clean and modern. Stayed in a studio apartment. Also received free bottled water, cereal, juice and milk to go with it. Plus tea, coffee and biscuits. Also...
    16 Mar 2015

    5 Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast

    4 stars
    4.4 / 5 16 reviews

    40 Kooindah Boulevard Map

    Rate includes Breakfast

    Surrounded by natural beauty, this lovely property with its discreet charm and warm atmosphere is the perfect place to rejuvenate or for a golfing getaway, relaxing escape or a family holiday on... More

    Couples Retreat
    My wife and I stay at the hotel together with another newlywed couple. The surrounding landscape and setting are beautiful. The facilities and amenities are good except for the internet service....
    24 Jul 2015

    6 Crowne Plaza TERRIGAL

    4 stars
    4.3 / 5 32 reviews


    Crowne Plaza Hotel Terrigal offers quality accommodation, convenient location and friendly service for its guests. Guest can visit the city attractions such as St Fiacre Distillery, Avoca Beach,... More

    Room not ready, flat pillows, robotic staff
    We arrived at 2pm to check in as stated in the email itinerary only to be told that they don't check people in until 3pm & that our room wasn't ready. But if I wanted an available room now it would...
    23 Sep 2014

    7 Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

    5 stars
    4.8 / 5 15 reviews

    1 Magenta Drive Map

    Save 25% on your stay. Includes breakfast

    The superb setting and facilities as well as the staff's personal attention to detail combine to make this property an ideal choice for all kinds of travellers. GeneralBoasting a total of 330... More

    excellent overnight trip
    overnight trip on a golfing holiday. 6 families on 2 x 3 bedroom villas. The apartment was very big and new. The resort had outstanding facilities. The golf course was in a great nick
    26 May 2015

    8 Wombats B&B Apartments

    3 stars
    4.0 / 5 1 reviews

    144 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare Map

    Includes Light Breakfast

    Escape to the beautiful Central Coast and head out to Wombats Bed and Breakfast Gosford, which is a lush tropical oasis ideal for relaxation, fun and romance. GeneralPatrons at Wombats Bed and... More

    Good for Short Stay
    We loved the facilities, cleanliness and the breakfast food. Parking is a bit tight and being on a busy road may deter some from front two rooms. Owner very congenial and friendly,very...
    14 Feb 2015

    9 El Lago Waters Resort

    3 stars
    3.2 / 5 11 reviews

    41 The Entrance Road Map

    El Lago Waters Resort The Entrance offers a blend of convenient location, luxury and lifestyle for the travellers visiting the city of The Entrance. Some of the popular attractions of this city are... More

    Bad trip
    I don't like this hotel because it's old still that's first time and last time go to there
    17 Feb 2015

    10 Galaxy Motel

    4 stars
    4.0 / 5 6 reviews

    26 Central Coast Highway Map

    Whether for business or pleasure, Galaxy Motel is perfect for a family vacation, corporate travel or a weekend escape. The Central Coast's beautiful beaches and tropical climate make it an ideal... More

    Comfort plus
    A big room, with a big TV and heaps of bench space in the bathroom, plus the friendliness of the staff makes this an enjoyable place to stay.
    3 Mar 2015
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