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Discover The Ultimate Family-friendly Adventures On The Central Coast, NSW

Discover the Ultimate Family-Friendly Adventures on the Central Coast, NSW

06 Dec 2023
5 min. read

A visit to the stunning Central Coast of New South Wales is a must on your adventure bucket list, where pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and a heap of fun things to do await you. Being only an hour from Sydney, whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor eager to explore, we've compiled the best of the Central Coast for families.

Endless beach bliss:

Embrace the sun, sand, and surf at one of the many Central Coast beautiful, family-friendly beaches. Avoca Beach, Terrigal Beach, and Copacabana Beach offer ideal spots for swimming, picnics, and building sandcastles.

Central Coast whale watching

Catch a glimpse of these mighty ocean dwellers as they make their way up the east coast of Australia. There are some prime lookout spots during migration season like the top of Norah Head Lighthouse (a fascinating place to explore and learn about the history of one of the few remaining working lighthouses), up on the Skillon at Terrigal, and the Bouddi Coast Walk is another good one.

Lighthouse explorers

Looking for a glimpse into history with some fun for the kids? Norah Head Lighthouse is one of the few remaining lighthouses still guiding ships today. The short tour, which can be booked at the lighthouse, is a hit with kids and grownups alike, with a well-earned ice cream from the kiosk on site afterward!

Wildlife wonders

Immerse your family in the region's rich wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park. Get up close and personal with iconic Aussie animals, such as kangaroos, koalas, and even the legendary Tasmanian devil. It's an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages.

Nature trails and hikes:

Lace-up your hiking boots or simply take a stroll through some breathtaking walking spots on the Central Coast of NSW. Bouddi Coastal Walk and The Entrance Coast to Lake Walk provide scenic trails suitable for all ages. Enjoy the fresh air, discover native flora and fauna, and make lasting memories as a family.

Water adventures:

Dive into a world of aquatic excitement with a visit to Aquafun Avoca Lake. Rent paddleboards, kayaks, or pedal boats for a family-friendly adventure on the tranquil waters. It's a fantastic way to bond while enjoying the picturesque surroundings.

Cultural delights:

Explore the Central Coast's rich cultural scene by visiting The Art House in Wyong. This contemporary arts venue hosts family-friendly performances, exhibitions, and workshops. It's a great way to introduce your children to the world of art and creativity.

Where to stay on the Central Coast

There are so many accommodation options on the Central Coast but none as special and unique as a stay in the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters at Norah Head Lighthouse.

These heritage-listed cottages not only give you a glimpse into history but are the perfect larger family break as each cottage sleeps 9 guests.

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