Central NSW Coast Attractions

The Central Coast in NSW features the following locations - Ettalong Beach, Terrigal Beach, Ocean Beach Umina, The Entrance

The Australian Reptile Park: Not just another fauna park the Australian Reptile Park enjoys the reputation of being the zoo with more bite. Having won many national awards as one of Australia's premier attractions the Reptile Park does an amazing job of presenting these creatures. The award winning exhibits Lost World of Reptiles and Spider World add to the uniqueness of the Park. There are loads of exciting daily 'hands-on' wildlife shows, photographs with koalas and large pythons, a children's adventure playground, wonderful wildflowers and wild bush birds.

National Parks and The Entrance Reserves: The Entrance derives its name from the narrow channel that divides the mainland and connects Tuggerah Lake to the ocean on the Central Coast of NSW. The Entrance is a popular holiday resort area offering visitors surfing beaches, an enormous lake and a central area which has attractive foreshore parkland (Memorial Park) and a Boardwalk (a pathway from Memorial Park around to the surf lifesaving club). There is also a child-friendly open-air mall called The Waterfront which is full of fountains, cafes and eateries. One of the most popular attractions is the daily feeding of the pelicans in Memorial Park at 3.30pm.

Ken Duncan Australia Wide Gallery: Ken Duncan is famous for his landscape photography of Australia, panoramic photos and limited edition prints. Every visit makes a lasting impression.

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding: Australia's largest and most spectacular horse riding centre with 200 horses to choose from and 3000 acres to explore is only 1 hour north of Sydney. You have the choice of either going out on your own or you can take a relaxing guided horse ride with one of our friendly guides to assist you. You can ride up to the natural rock pools for a swim or follow the river as it meanders its way through lush green valleys. Altogether there are 50kms of unspoilt wilderness trails to explore, including ancient rainforest trails.

Hawkesbury River Ferries: Spend hours enjoying the ecosystem of the river and see the wonderful scenery that only the Hawkesbury River can offer. The Skipper will provide you with a knowledgeable commentary about historical features.

Gosford Regional Gallery: Covering an area of approximately 4,000 square metres the garden is a traditional Japanese 'stroll garden' enclosed by a two metre high wall. A tea house and fish feeding pavilion overlook the lake.

Terrigal Beach: The pleasant ambience may have something to do with the stand of very well-established Norfolk pines along The Esplanade which lend character and beauty to the beachfront. A pathway beneath the trees leads alongside the beach and out to Broken Head where the most prominent natural feature of Terrigal, the oddly-shaped headland known as 'The Skillion', stands.

Ettalong Beach: A popular family friendly holiday destination, Ettalong Beach is renowned for its safe swimming, fishing, boating, bushwalking, bird watching and natural attractions including the Brisbane Water National Park and Bouddi National Park.