Terrigal Travel Guide

Located an hour and 15 minutes north of Sydney, Terrigal is a renowned surfing hot spot and popular holiday destination on the New South Wales south coast. Featuring an iconic beachfront esplanade lined with towering Norfolk pines, Terrigal is situated on beautiful Broken Head and offers a wonderful mix of lively café culture, sophisticated dining, a great range of accommodation options and stunning natural beauty. Unsurprisingly, Terrigal's gorgeous natural environment lends itself perfectly to outdoor leisure activities such as swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, boating and scenic walks.


Terrigal accommodation offers a variety of major hotel chains and boutique properties, ranging from 3.5 stars to 4.5 stars. Designed to suit all budgets and travellers, Terrigal accommodation features studios, hotel rooms, suites, apartments and villas within a convenient distance of local shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, entertainment, activities and attractions. Some Terrigal accommodation options feature kitchenettes or full kitchen facilities, allowing guests to save money by catering for themselves while other resorts offer a full range of onsite facilities where everything is taken care of for you.

Terrigal Holiday Packages

Visiting Terrigal on the New South Wales south coast is both easy and affordable thanks to these great value Terrigal holiday packages. Offering a convenient way to arrange and book all aspects of your holiday, while also saving time and money. By allowing you to bundle together all of your travel needs, you can benefit from significant savings on the essentials like accommodation as well as a variety of optional inclusions such as flights or car hire, tours, meals, travel insurance and more. By offering a coordinated approach your holiday, these Terrigal holiday packages are the easiest way to plan your stay and offer added benefits like free nights, complimentary room upgrades, daily breakfast and other inclusions like massages.

Terrigal Attractions

Renowned for its pine-lined beachfront esplanade and 4km beach, Terrigal is famous for its fantastic surfing and stunning location no Broken Head. Having long been a popular holiday destination, Terrigal has established a reputation for outdoor pursuits including scenic walks, swimming, surfing, fishing, diving and boating. A winning mix of vibrant café culture, fine dining and natural beauty, Terrigal offers a fantastic range of family friendly attractions. Broken Head offers breathtaking coastal panoramas from Skillion Lookout, while ex-HMS Adelaide rests 1.4km offshore and 32m below the surface, offering a range of hidden treasures. Wamberal Lagoon, Terrigal Lagoon and Forresters Beach are all popular spots where visitors can enjoy everything from wildlife spotting and swimming to hang-gliding. There are also some wonderful beaches nearby in MacMasters and North Avoca and those lucky enough to be visiting from May to October may even spot some of the migrating whales.

Getting To Terrigal

Getting to Terrigal is easy whether you plan on travelling by car or public transport such as trains. The coastal holiday destination is located an hour and 15 minutes north of Sydney along the Pacific Motorway. Just turn off onto the Central Coast Highway, meeting up with Terrigal Drive and following it all the way into Terrigal. Alternatively, Terrigal is almost an hour and a half south of Newcastle. You can either follow the Pacific Motorway south and turn off and Wyong Rd, following Tumbi Rd into Terrigal. Nearby, the Gosford train station is just a short drive from Terrigal and is serviced by a number of rain services.