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Central Coast, NSW General Information

  • The Locals are Friendly
  • Enjoy Beach Walks
  • Mystic Serene Somersby Falls Gosford - NSW
  • Boat moorings in the Central Coast Waterway
  • Sea Fisherman (Can Be Dangerous)
  • Gorgeous Central Coast Beach

One hour north of Sydney the slogan of this region of Australia is “Fun starts here!”. Those lucky enough to live there are blessed with a beautiful natural environment, plenty of fun activities, a relaxed coastal lifestyle and a friendly community.

Things locals do on the Central Coast


The central coast comprises several precincts, each offering its own atmosphere and style.

Gateway Cities

The gateway cities of Gosford and Wyong are urban districts that fuse together to welcome visitors to the effervescent Central Coast. This precinct includes stunning waterfront locations along both Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes.

The Hinterland

Contouring the western edge of the Central Coast, the Hinterland precinct has a vast expanse of wilderness as well as showcasing stunning State Forests and National Parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Great North Road, and Dharug National Park.

The Peninsula

The seaside suburbs of Ettalong, Woy Woy and Ulmina Beach on the Peninsula offer an easygoing and welcoming atmosphere, with a range of exciting waterfront experiences including boat hire and ferry services. 

The Entrance

Always a hive of entertainment, The Entrance is a mecca for family fun and a beachside holiday favorite for generations. There are plenty of opportunities to get active, with bike paths, waterways and so much more to enjoy! 

Northern Lakes

Offering crystal lakes and sandy beaches, the Northern Lakes area features Toukley, Budgewoi and Norah Head – a water and nature lover's haven. The iconic Norah Head Lighthouse is the pride of this precinct. Learn about her history during one of the scheduled tours.


The Central Coast is an inviting year-round destination with a temperate, oceanic climate delivering warm summers and mild winters. Statistically, the warmest month is January, with July being the coolest month.

Summer: 27°C Autumn: 23°C Winter: 18°C Spring: 23°C



Trains depart from Sydney Central or Newcastle Railway Stations approximately every half hour. The scenic rail journey, in either direction, is approx. 80 minutes. Woy Woy, Gosford, Tuggerah and Wyong are the main station hubs, with taxi services or bus connections to other areas of the coast.

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