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Holiday To Central Coast

You have pretty high standards for your getaway, and you should! If you want to be surrounded by gorgeous state forests and plenty of golden beaches, we have a place in mind.
Want to escape to the big city sights of Sydney or get your float on at Lake Macquarie? You can do that too! Heck, you can do anything you want when you’re on holiday in the Central Coast—well, within reason. All set? Grab some stellar Central Coast holiday deals and slather on the sun cream!

Things to Do in Central Coast

Located about 80 km north of Sydney, the Central Coast region includes several towns and villages, like Gosford, Erina and Wyong. And there are so many beaches lining the landscape that you could spend your entire Central Coast holiday deciding on a favourite. If you’re arriving via Sydney, pick up a Central Coast car hire from Wotif and feel the ocean breeze on your way out to Umina Beach. Taking up its fair share of Broken Bay, Umina is a popular stretch of sand with wave breaks for the surfers and easy access to Brisbane Water National Park—complete with Aboriginal sandstone carvings—for the landlubbers. Keep winding your way through Brisbane Water to Gosford, the biggest city in this little slice of heaven. Dry off long enough for a cool culture fix at the Gosford Regional Gallery, where you can wander through the gardens, hang out with koi and ducks, and browse awesome works of art from all over the country. OK, enough of that. Back to the beach! Drive east of Gosford, but pull over and put up your sunbrella before you roll into the blue waters at Avoca Beach. Paddle around in a kayak or catch a movie at the historic Avoca Beach Picture Theatre before continuing this road trip up the coast.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

When you want to pick up some treasures to take home, the inland town of Erina is the place to be. The Central Coast doesn’t have many major shopping districts, but Erina is home to a mall and a handful of boutiques, just east of Gosford. You’ll also find heaps of beachy gift shops sprinkled throughout the waterfront towns, so start combing the beaches.

In case you hadn’t heard, Central Coast holidays are for foodies. To sample seaside eats and international treats, stuff your face all the way up the coastline. Avoca Beach and Gosford have impressive culinary scenes, and further north the towns circling Chittaway Bay are also delish. Start in The Entrance—a town, but also a gateway to amazing seafood—and work your way around to Wyong.

Around this region, the nightlife is low-key, ranging from hotel patio cars to local pubs. Avoca, Gosford and the area around The Entrance are home to a variety of clubs and venues for busting a move or sipping with sophistication. And don’t forget, you won’t be far from Sydney’s entertainment central.

What’s Next?

To mix and match travel deals like a yummy 1788, book Central Coast holiday packages with Wotif. Then catch the next wave outta here!

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Central Coast? Check out our Central Coast travel guide!

Best Central Coast Flight + Hotel Holiday Deals

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (1,013 reviews)

    Nestled on the beach, this Terrigal hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Terrigal Beach and The Skillion. Breakers Country Club and Terrigal Lagoon are also within ...

    Crowne Plaza TerrigalAU$145

    Crowne Plaza TerrigalAU$145
    Oaks Waterfront Resort

    Oaks Waterfront Resort

    89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.2 out of 5 (864 reviews)

      Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelican Plaza and Blue Bay Beach. Toonwoon Bay Beach and Swadling Reserve are also within 3 mi ...

      Oaks Waterfront ResortAU$117

      Oaks Waterfront ResortAU$117
      Mantra Ettalong Beach

      Mantra Ettalong Beach

      53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.4 out of 5 (1,009 reviews)

        Nestled on the beach, this Ettalong Beach aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ettalong Diggers Club and Ettalong Wharf. Pretty Beach Harbour and Pretty Beach ...

        Mantra Ettalong BeachAU$130

        Mantra Ettalong BeachAU$130
        Beachcomber Hotel

        Beachcomber Hotel

        200 Main Road, Toukley
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.3 out of 5 (528 reviews)

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Norah Head Lighthouse and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Soldiers Beach. Wyrrabalong National Park and Magenta ...

          Beachcomber HotelAU$108

          Beachcomber HotelAU$108
          Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

          Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

          10 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay
            3.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.5 out of 5 (185 reviews)

            Located in Bateau Bay, this beachfront campground is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of Crackneck Lookout, Toonwoon Bay Beach, and Swadling Reserve. ...

            Ibis Budget Gosford

            Ibis Budget Gosford

            63 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford
              2.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.0 out of 5 (407 reviews)

              Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Entertainment Grounds and Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum. Central ...

              Ibis Budget GosfordAU$90

              Ibis Budget GosfordAU$90
              Waldorf The Entrance Serviced Apartments

              Waldorf The Entrance Serviced Apartments

              18 Coral Street, The Entrance
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.9 out of 5 (511 reviews)

                Situated in The Entrance, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pelican Plaza and Blue Bay Beach. Toonwoon Bay Beach and Swadling Reserve are also within ...

                Waldorf The Entrance Serviced ApartmentsAU$135

                Waldorf The Entrance Serviced ApartmentsAU$135
                Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast

                Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast

                40 Kooindah Boulevard, Wyong
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (311 reviews)

                  Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kooindah Waters Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wyong Racecourse and Showground and Wyong ...

                  Mercure Kooindah Waters Central CoastAU$122

                  Mercure Kooindah Waters Central CoastAU$122
                  Ocean Front at The Entrance

                  Ocean Front at The Entrance

                  102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (265 reviews)

                    With direct access to the beach, this The Entrance motel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Bay Beach, Toonwoon Bay Beach, and Swadling Reserve. ...

                    Ocean Front at The EntranceAU$136

                    Ocean Front at The EntranceAU$136
                    ibis Styles The Entrance

                    ibis Styles The Entrance

                    315 Central Coast Highway, Long Jetty
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (120 reviews)

                      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Bay Beach, Swadling Reserve, and Toonwoon Bay Beach. Pelican Plaza is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...

                      ibis Styles The EntranceAU$97

                      ibis Styles The EntranceAU$97

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