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Why visit The Central Coast
From outdoor adventures to beautiful beaches, the Central Coast is brimming with new experiences for you to discover. Whether it's out on the water or amongst the wildlife, there is something for everyone from adrenaline junkies to those looking to see the sights. Visiting the urban hubs will allow you to get a feel for the lifestyle of a beach town and you'll get to know the undeniable serenity that accompanies these blissful corners of the world which will make you want to stop and take it all in. Throw in a beautiful sunset and you may never want to leave.
When to visit The Central Coast
Considering its beachy lifestyle, the best time to visit the Central Coast are the summer months (Dec-Feb). However, this is the most popular time of the year, so if you are looking for less crowds, then the autumn months (late-Feb-May) still offer warm temperatures during the day, although it does cool down significantly at night. That's not to say you shouldn't visit in the winter months (Jun-Aug), which experience the lowest levels of rainfall.
Getting around The Central Coast
The NSW TrainLink is your best bet for getting to the Central Coast from Sydney or Newcastle with services running regularly. You can also take a ferry from Sydney's Palm Beach to Ettalong Beach or if you are travelling by air, you can land in Newcastle Airport, only an hour's drive from Gosford. Once you arrive, getting around is easy with buses connecting the major urban hubs and bicycles for hire to help you take the scenic route along the coastline.
Things to do in The Central Coast
A visit to the beach should be the first activity on your itinerary, but with a total of 40 beaches along an 87km coastline, where should you start? Avoca Beach is an 2km stretch of golden sand that is most popular amongst surfers and has plenty of shallow rock pools and lagoons to check out. A favourite amongst families is Toowoon Bay, which has calmer swells and shallow bays that are perfect for snorkelling. Heading inland, you'll want to visit Brisbane Water National Park where you can enjoy bushwalking, swimming and some awe-inspiring lookouts. For something to get the heart racing, check out the TreeTop Adventure Park for flying foxes, tightropes and the Crazy Rider; a 1km long rollercoaster zip-line.
Where to eat and drink in The Central Coast
From brunching to fine dining with quality chefs, you'll find something for every palate for every meal of the day. Gosford is the place to be for cafes and casual dining where you can enjoy some delicious seafood along the water. Here you will find the Bon Pavilion, a one-stop foodie hub boasting five different drinking and dining dens, including a steakhouse, casual diner, bakery and cellar door. For something to drink, you will find plenty of bars serving up scenic views and great vibes such as Rhonda's in Terrigal and Frankie's Rooftop in Woy Woy.
Where to stay in The Central Coast
If you're looking for central coast accommodation in Ettalong Beach, we welcome you to stay at the Mantra Ettalong Beach, located right on the beach, ideal for a weekend escape, business trip, or family getaway. In Gosford, you can find Ibis Budget Gosford with only a few steps away from the water.