WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA

Beautiful beaches meet pristine national parks and pretty waterways on the NSW Central Coast, just north of Sydney. Explore the area's natural treasures on outdoor adventures, meet native animals at popular wildlife sanctuaries, sample local food and wine, and discover a thriving arts scene.

Below are the organisers' suggestions. For more ideas about eating, shopping, culture, wildlife and national parks, etc please visit https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/central-coast 

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City

Terrigal

Terrigal is the classic Central Coast beach village. Enjoy a swim at a beautiful sandy beach or tranquil lagoon, walk the buzzy Esplanade lined with stately Norfolk pines and cool cafes, then join the locals for a drink at a rooftop bar.

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Bouddi National
Park

Bouddi National Park is a 40 min drive from the Ourimbah Campus. It is known for its beaches, boardwalk and birdlife. There are several walks, from beginner to advanced, that all take you through dense woods and along beautful beaches and rockformations.

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Culture

Bouddi Gallery - Contemporary Aboriginal Lifestyle Art

Visit Bouddi Gallery in Killcare, where you can view and buy contemporary Aboriginal lifestyle art, as well as woven handcrafts, homewares, clothing and Aboriginal music.

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Wildlife

Australian Reptile Park

Get up close with native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils and their resident wombat. Admire cassowaries, dingos, Komodo dragons, and walk with Hugo, their giant Galapagos tortoise.

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City

The Entrance

Be amazed by the daily 3.30pm Pelican Feeding, cycle the 12km path around Tuggerah Lake or visit the splash pools with your kids 

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Food & Drink

Woy Woy Fisherman's Wharf

A merry old little seafood joint in a cute little town called Woy Woy, sitting on a jetty on Brisbane Water on the beautiful NSW Central Coast. A seafood market, take away fish and chip shop and a killer laid back restaurant. Come for a very, very, very casual dining experience surrounded by pelicans, boats and mangroves.