Central Coast NSW
A coastal paradise at your fingertips
Stretching from the northern edge or Sydney, all the way to Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast region of New South Wales is a coastal paradise just waiting to be explored.
Only an hour from Sydney, and nestled just under Newcastle, awaits a idyllic relaxed beach lifestyle with beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants and cafes and plenty to keep even the most active explorer busy. A destination for locals to enjoy and visitors to explore, the Central Coast is packed with things to do for families, couples and solo travellers.
Central Coast Accommodation
Norah Head Lighthouse Accommodation
The Central Coast has a range of accommodation options at your fingertips. From holiday parks to unique stay options, the beautiful region is perfect for a weekend away, or stay a little longer to explore all this region has to offer.
Only an hour and a half from Sydney, the historic Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and Assistant Quarters at Norah Head Lighthouse offer a unique accommodation experience. Take a step back in time in these heritage-listed cottages, lovingly restored with all the modern conveniences, complete with charm to the rafters.
Booking a stay here, not only gives you an unbeatable vacation in an unsurpassable location but also helps to preserve the cottages and surrounds for future generations.
Whether it's the historical charm that draws you in, the convenient location, or the array of things to do nearby, Norah Head is the perfect unique accommodation stay.
A glimpse inside the historic lightkeepers quarters
Holidaying on the Central Coast
The Central Coast of NSW is a haven for those seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. With its stunning beaches, natural beauty, family-friendly activities, thriving arts scene, and delectable cuisine, this region has something to offer every type of traveler.
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Woy Woy to Gosford & surrounding areas
Gosford is the Central Coast's main hub, Gosford, with shopping, cultural attractions, Japanese Gardens, and many more destinations to explore.
The region is packed with beautiful beaches to explore. Avoca and Terrigal, are perfect for lazy beach days, stunning photography opportunities of the gorgeous coastline, and indulging in perfect wine and dining experiences.
For those wanting quieter waterways where stand-up paddleboards and tranquil kayaking experiences beckon, head to the idyllic regions of Woy Woy to Gosford on the calm Brisbane Waters.
Wyong, Bateau Bay to Norah Head
From the beautiful beaches of Bateau Bay and Toowoon to exploring the rockpools, beaches, and historic lighthouse tours of Norah Head, this region has all you could imagine for the whole family to enjoy.
As the gateway to the Central Coast, just off the freeway and only an hour north of Sydney, Wyong has a wealth of experiences from shopping, dining, and outdoor experiences to help you feel a world away.
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Things to do in the Central Coast
Indulge in the sun-soaked beaches, a perfect playground for surfing and seaside strolls. Explore the hinterlands, home to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, ideal for hiking and discovering Australia's unique flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the region's rich cultural tapestry by exploring charming coastal towns, bustling markets, and vibrant art scenes. Unwind with a scenic drive along the stunning coastline, discovering hidden gems, boutique wineries, and panoramic views that capture the essence of the Central Coast's diverse and captivating offerings.