The central coast is home to some of the most spectacular locations in NSW. Some of the best Central Coast Australia points of interest are just a short hour’s drive from Sydney.
From stunning lookouts to incredible stretches of beaches backing onto national parks filled with awesome hiking opportunities.
There are so many things to do and places to visit in the Central Coast. You can explore it all with your very own Hyundai or Mitsubishi today!
Terrigal Central Coast
Terrigal beach stands out as one of the most beautiful and well-known beaches on the Central Coast. The iconic cosmopolitan seaside town is always bustling with activity and is loved by both locals and visitors.
The beach is patrolled every day from October long weekend until the end of the April school holiday break, however swimming here is pretty safe all year round. At the southern end of Terrigal Beach, you’ll find Terrigal Haven, a protected harbour with ramps, fishing charters, picnic tables, and barbecue facilities.
If you find yourself in Terrigal, then you should definitely make some time to visit the Skillion. This steep cliff offers amazing views of the ocean and it’s the ideal place for a relaxed afternoon walk with your four-legged friends.
The view from the top is absolutely stunning and there is plenty of space for pets to run wild.
Norah Head Lighthouse
This active lighthouse has been guiding seafaring vessels for more than a century. Take a guided tour of the lighthouse and learn more about the amazing history of this iconic NSW landmark.
If you want the full experience, then you can plan your stay in one of the two separate and fully-equipped
Keepers quarters Find your own hidden gem as you explore the area’s secluded beaches.
Besides stunning views from the top of the building, the Norah Head Lighthouse offers an ideal whale spotting location during the winter and is easily accessible by land. Discover the iconic Norah Head Lighthouse with your brand new Mitsubishi Outlander.
Avoca Beach NSW
Avoca beach is another extremely popular destination in NSW. This golden beach offers families hours of fun: kayaking, surfing, bushwalking, fishing, and scuba diving.
You’ll find many cafes and restaurants in the area. If you’re planning a visit to Avoca Beach, you may want to make sure you visit on the fourth Sunday of the month. This is when the Avoca Beachside Markets boutique event is held. It’s one of the largest Sunday markets in Central Coast.
The market comprises of several stalls providing visitors the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh produce and local art. The market is also home to skin care products, jewellery, homewares and international food.
The foreshore at Gosford offers amazing views across Brisbane Water. The area is filled with cafes and restaurants and the waterfront itself is often a great spot to observe water sports during the weekend.
Central coast stadium is also located here. Imagine enjoying your favourite soccer or football matches with Gosford’s beautiful waters in the distance… Majestic!
Gosford City Farmers Marketoffers locals and visitors alike the opportunity to interact directly with the local farmers and producers. Find the best fresh produce in the area; enjoy gourmet foods and top-quality wines. Discover new and exciting destination near the city with the smart Hyundai i30.
Bouddi National Park
The beautiful Bouddi National Park is home to some of the most popular hiking trails and camping spots on the Central Coast. Bouddi National Park is known for its sweeping views from the lookouts and coastal walks.
The Maitland Bay trail, located inside the park, will take you downhill to the stunning Maitland Bay. This short 900m walk will lead you to a hidden 600m golden beach, complete with its very own shipwreck.
The popular Bouddi Coastal walk also passes through the park. This one’s a bit longer and more challenging, but the stunning ocean views are well worth it! You may even get to see migrating whales from Gerrin Point lookout during the colder months!
The Entrance – Central Coast
The Entrance is a beautiful channel with many fishing and kayaking opportunities. If you’re travelling with family, you should definitely drop by The Entrance Memorial Park and witness the pelican feeding up close. This unique event takes place daily at 15:30 as hundreds of pelicans gather around for their long-awaited snacks.
Vera’s Water Garden located right on the foreshore next to Memorial Park, is filled with water sprays and colourful fountains; children absolutely love it! The Entrance carnival that runs from late December to the end of January is another great to enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy riding on the Ferris wheel, dodgem cars, thrill rides, and more!
The Crackneck and Wyrrabalong outlooks offer spectacular views of the ocean. The 700m Tuggerah Beach Walking Track will lead you to popular but unpatrolled surfed and fishing areas.
North Shelly Beach
Are you looking for dog-friendly beaches in Central Coast? Take your four-legged friends on an adventure of a lifetime by visiting the dog-friendly North Shelly Beach.
Dogs can run wild off-leash between North Shelly Beach and Toowoon Bay 24 hours a day. Head to the dog-friendly Munchas Cafe to relax after a long day on the beach.
Go surfing in one of the most popular surfing beaches close to The Entrance or just explore one of its many rocky trails. North Shelly beach truly is a gem! Go wherever the road takes you with the new Hyundai Tucson.
Crackneck Lookout – Snapper Point
Right above Shelley beach, you’ll find Crackneck Lookout. This atmospheric lookout rewards visitors with amazing ocean views and a chance to catch a glimpse of the migrating whales during the colder months.
Watch surfers ride the waves below and hold your breath as daring paragliders take off from the lookout’s edge. Walk along The Coast walking track and enjoy scenic views and wildflowers as you make your way through Wyrrabalong National Park.
The 620-hectare national park covers a substantial area between The Entrance and Norah Head. It’s home to stunning beaches and popular camping areas. Gain access to some of Central Coast’s best hikes in the last coastal rainforest in the region with a strong 4WD—such as the MItsubishi Triton — designed to tackle tough terrain.
Snapper point is a popular fishing and bird watching spot within Wyrrabalong that can be easily accessed through a 400m track. Bring your binoculars with you and observe the local wildlife. From this birdwatching hotspot, you can catch glimpses of eagles, falcons, shearwaters, gannets and albatross.
The jetty that this suburb is named after recently celebrated 100 years since its construction. Long Jetty is also known as the hipster area of the Central Coast. Long Jetty has been revived in the past decade, with entrepreneurs taking over the shop fronts.
The area offers beautiful lake walks and hiking opportunities. Tons of cafes and alternative shops have contributed to Long Jetty’s revival. This picturesque suburban town will captivate your senses and warm your soul.
The Central Coast has got it all: markets, shops, golden beaches, stunning lookouts, popular hiking trails, picnic areas, dog parks.
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