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The Entrance, Australia

The Entrance is a small tourist town located on New South Wales' central coast of Australia that has been a getaway town for over a century. The town named itself the 'Pelican Capital' of Australia. You can enjoy pristine beaches, the relaxed atmosphere, outdoor dining and long walks along the sea. Watch the pelicans feed along the waterfront. The name of the town comes from the narrow channel that connects Tuggerah Lake to the sea.

The Entrance Attractions

  • Lake Tuggerah for boating, canoeing or fishing
  • The Entrance Waterfront
  • Crackneck Lookout

The Entrance Activities

  • Surf at Soldier’s Beach
  • Take advantage of The Entrance farmers’ market
  • Take a leisurely stroll on the Heritage Walk

The Entrance Climate

The average high temperature is 26°C in January and February, while the average high in June and July is 17°C. Rainfall is highest in the summer, but is spread fairly evenly throughout the year. Spring and summer are the best times to visit due to the mild temperatures and available water activities.

Getting There & Around

The fastest way to get to The Entrance from Sydney is by car; it’s only a 90-minute drive. Trains operate frequently along the central coast from Sydney and Newcastle. The closet international airport is in Sydney, and the nearest regional airport is in Newcastle. There are shuttle buses from the airports. By car or on foot is the best way to travel around town.

Hotels in The Entrance

Recommended hotels

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 The Coachman Motor Inn

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

33 Gordon Road Map

Tucked in a quiet street off a major motorway yet close to the beaches and local attractions, The Coachman Motor Inn creates an ideal starting point for travellers looking to explore this... More

The hotel is awesome the staff is awesome as well and the room was awesome
7 Apr 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 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 Mantra Ettalong Beach Central Coast

4 stars
4.3 / 5 57 reviews

53-54 The Esplanade Map

Comp Early 12pm check-in & 2pm late check-out

Offering comfortable accommodations and scenic views of the glittering waters of Brisbane Water and Broken Bay, Mantra Ettalong Beach Central Coast makes for an ideal retreat for business and... More

Overnight accommodation
My family of 4 stayed over night and found this motel to be very comfortable and good value for money. Room was clean and staff were very professional. A nice meal was had at the Ettalong Diggers...
12 Jul 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 Lavender House B&B

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

66 Dening St Map

Traditional luxurious 4 1/2 star B situated a stone's throw away from The Entrance Beach and saltwater pools. Easy walk along the foreshore to shops restaurants and cafes. The Entrance is well... More

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