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Central Coast, NSW: Visit the Great Outdoors with the Family

Looking for a fun-filled family vacation destination? Look no further than the Central Coast region of New South Wales!

Canton Beach on the Central Coast. Image CCHP
Canton Beach on the Central Coast. Image: CCHP


Halfway between Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast region of NSW is just 1.5 hours’ drive north from Sydney, and stretches from the mouth of the Hawkesbury River to the southern end of Lake Macquarie.


The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Bateau Bay, Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Gosford, Norah Head, Budgewoi, Woy Woy.

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Beaches, beaches and more beaches! The NSW Central Coast is a popular outdoor playground for families and offers fun activities year-round. Discover a whole day of seaside enjoyment in places like Terrigal and The Entrance, bushwalks and horse riding, lakeside fishing and nature experiences, ice-skating at Erina Fair, daily pelican feeding at The Entrance, Norah Head Lighthouse and so much more!


Daily Pelican Feeding at The Entrance Imagen iStock
Daily pelican feeding at The Entrance. Image: iStock

5 of the Best Family Attractions

Budgewoi Image CCHP
Budgewoi. Image: CCHP

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For more information on the Central Coast region of NSW, including events, click here.

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