Eat, Swim, Stay… Repeat. The Contemporary guide to the Central Coast!
Looking for a great family getaway destination a short drive away from Sydney?
Look no further than the Central Coast.
The area is just north of Sydney and its largest town Gosford is a central hub in a network of charming towns, beachside villages and secluded spots that the entire family will enjoy. Plus with our amazing Central Coast properties for hire, you’re sure to find the perfect base for an unforgettable family getaway. Read on to find out the top family attractions on the Central Coast
Wonderful beaches to swim, explore and relax
The Central Coast offers plenty of beaches to enjoy—picking a favourite is impossible. Terrigal Beach offers a cosmopolitan dining and shopping strip to entice you after a swim. The Entrance Beach has two paddling pools, making it perfect for younger children (don’t miss the pelican feeding sessions). Umina Beach has picturesque views from every angle and a fabulous recreation reserve nearby, with skate ramps, tennis courts and playground. The scenic Copacabana Beach is a local favourite thanks to its low key vibe and smattering of small cafés nearby. It’s not just the beaches, the many lakes of the Central Coast have plenty of attractions too.
Great water-based activities on the Central Coast:
- check out the views of the iconic ferry ride from Palm Beach to Ettalong
- enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking or paddle boating with Aquafun on Avoca Lake
- try catching marlin, tuna snapper and many other species with a charter boat from Central Coast Reef & Game Fishing Charters
- learn to surf at the Central Coast Surf Academy, with classes available at several beaches
Thrill seekers: report for duty
Treetops in Wyong Creek offers a series of hair-raising yet fun obstacle courses set amongst stunning natural scenery. Children aged three to nine will love the dedicated two hour session that takes them through a series of challenges, including rope ladders, wobbly bridges, nets and tunnels. Teens will relish the series of exhilarating tree-based obstacles that get increasingly challenging as they progress through the course.
See the majestic views of the Central Coast from above with a scenic flight from Microlight Adventures. This unique experience includes flying in a completely open weight shift aircraft—and perhaps the chance to take the controls if you dare!
For those aged ten and above, try flying over water with a jetpack experience from Jetpack Adventures. A lesson with an expert instructor will teach you how to control your jetpack so you can soar above water and even perform a few tricks.