The Central Coast has been inhabited for thousands of years. One of the country’s first English-speaking Aborigines came from the Central Coast.
Things to do
Along the Central Coast, you’ll find beautiful beaches, sparkling lakes, enticing bays, pretty hinterland, and a variety of interesting towns and villages. Distillery Botanica is a local attraction where many unlikely products are distilled to create some tantalisingly tasty drinks. If you fancy even more tipples, check out Firescreek Wines, where wines are made using various fruits and herbs. Luka Chocolates is a chocoholic’s dream! You will likely want to spend some time enjoying the nice beaches. If surfing is right up your street, you should head to Soldiers Beach or North Avoca. Umina Beach has great views, and Terrigal Beach has a lively atmosphere. Why not add a day of diving or fishing for something a bit different? For nature and wildlife, check out Bouddi National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, and Strickland State Forest, and enjoy a walk along the stunning 5 Lands Coastal Walkway. The lighthouse at Norah Head is a popular sight. For the young and young at heart, there is the Treetop Adventure Park, Australian Reptile Park, and the Central Marine Discovery Gallery.
Shopping and dining
If shopping excites you, you will certainly be happy on the Central Coast - it is home to the biggest single level mall in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere! There are many smaller shopping centres too, as well as numerous places to eat and drink. The bar scene has really grown over recent years.
Getting here and around
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Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Central Coast? Check out our Central Coast travel guide!
Hotels in Central Coast start at AU$81 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.