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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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Oaks Waterfront Resort

Oaks Waterfront Resort

89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (890 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 (1,029 reviews)

      Nestled on the beach, this Ettalong Beach aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ettalong Diggers Club, Putty Beach, and Hardy's Bay. Pelican Island Nature Reserve ...

      Mantra Ettalong BeachAU$130

      Mantra Ettalong BeachAU$130
      Crowne Plaza Terrigal

      Crowne Plaza Terrigal

      Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.6 out of 5 (1,030 reviews)

        Nestled on the beach, this Terrigal hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Terrigal Beach, Breakers Country Club, and The Skillion. Terrigal Lagoon and Erina Fair are ...

        Crowne Plaza TerrigalAU$145

        Crowne Plaza TerrigalAU$145
        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 (521 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$114

          Waldorf The Entrance Serviced ApartmentsAU$114
          Ibis Budget Gosford

          Ibis Budget Gosford

          63 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford
            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (418 reviews)

            Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Entertainment Grounds, Australian Reptile Park, and Central Coast Stadium. Gosford ...

            Ibis Budget GosfordAU$89

            Ibis Budget GosfordAU$89
            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 (191 reviews)

              Located in Bateau Bay, this beachfront campground is in a national park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Crackneck Lookout, Terrigal Beach, and Toonwoon Bay Beach. ...

              Blue Lagoon Beach ResortAU$34

              Blue Lagoon Beach ResortAU$34
              Ettalong Beach Premium Waterview Apartments

              Ettalong Beach Premium Waterview Apartments

              53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (112 reviews)

                Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Ettalong Diggers Club, Umina Recreation Centre, and Ettalong Wharf. The Skillion and ...

                Ettalong Beach Premium Waterview ApartmentsAU$111

                Ettalong Beach Premium Waterview ApartmentsAU$111
                Beachcomber Hotel

                Beachcomber Hotel

                200 Main Road, Toukley
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.3 out of 5 (540 reviews)

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Norah Head Lighthouse, Soldiers Beach, and Wyrrabalong National Park. Magenta Shores Beach and ...

                  Beachcomber HotelAU$102

                  Beachcomber HotelAU$102
                  The Willows

                  The Willows

                  512 Pacific Highway, Wyoming
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.4 out of 5 (90 reviews)

                    Situated in Wyoming, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Laycock Street Theater, Sensory Park, and Gosford Golf Course. The Entertainment Grounds and Central ...

                    The WillowsAU$108

                    The WillowsAU$108
                    Jetty Motel

                    Jetty Motel

                    353 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (102 reviews)

                      Situated near the beach in the city center, this motel is in the same region as Blue Bay Beach, Crackneck Lookout, and Westfield Tuggerah. Regional attractions ...

                      Jetty MotelAU$105

                      Jetty MotelAU$105

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