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Accommodation at The Entrance

The Entrance offers a range of accommodation types from simple camp sites to backpacker hostels, motels, luxurious retreats and self-contained apartments overlooking the beach. The Ocean Views complex in Beach St is a popular choice with couples and families alike. There are modern affordable units with sweeping views of the channel, beach and hinterland and […]

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Celebrations around The Entrance.

Free entertainment and a host of events are held on The Entrance waterfront and in the adjacent Memorial Park every weekend. Some of the most popular celebrations are the New Year’s Eve and Australia Day fireworks, Harmony Day celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity, ANZAC day commemorations, heritage car shows, the Winter Blues and Jazz festival, Country […]

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Aboriginal Heritage around The Entrance

We would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people – the traditional custodians of this land. There is a long cultural and spiritual connection to the land around The Entrance which can be seen in the rich heritage of aboriginal engravings, ceremonial sites, sacred objects, traditional bush tucker and native fauna. The Entrance was originally known […]

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Golfing at The Entrance

There are two spectacular golf courses within easy reach of The Entrance. Shelly Beach Golf Club is found on the gentle, undulating hills overlooking Shelly Beach to the south of The Entrance. The 18 hole course is dotted with the graceful pine trees and coastal heath of the area. The on-site ‘Seaspray’ restaurant offers a […]

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Australian Reptile Park, Somersby

Fun for all the family. You can see cranky crocodiles, walk with a giant Galapagos tortoise, watch Funnel Web spiders being milked for their venom or enjoy the entertaining snake and wildlife shows. Walk through displays like the nocturnal house, bird aviary, alligator lagoon, frog hollow and platypus house are fun and educational. The giant […]

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Calga

Set on 80 acres of idyllic bushland, you can get up close and personal with native and farm animals. Meet kangaroos, emus, koalas, pythons, wombats and a host of farm animals including alpacas, pigs and rabbits. Many of these animals are free ranging but you will always see them at feeding times when they congregate […]

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Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

Glenworth Valley is a scenic 3000 acre property surrounded by National Park in the Central Coast hinterland. It is just 40 minutes south of The Entrance by car. Glenworth Valley is renowned for its outdoor activities including horse riding, quad biking, kayaking, abseiling, laser skirmish and camping. Experienced guides are on hand to fit you […]

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Bamboo Buddha Café, Holgate

If you are searching for some peace and serenity, then head out to the Bamboo Buddha Café at Holgate in the Central Coast hinterland. Set in a tranquil Bali-style garden with stands of bamboo, fish ponds and thatched huts, the café is pet and family friendly. The healthy meals are vegetarian and vegan – using […]

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Billabong Retreat, Maraylya

For those with time to spare, consider a visit to the Billabong Retreat in Maraylya. You can go as a day guest or for a two, four or six day retreat. The retreat offers daily yoga, meditation, swimming in the aqua therapy magnesium pool, bike riding, bushwalking, cooking demonstrations, nutrition workshops, massage plus delicious wholefood […]

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Laguna and Wollombi

The sleepy lower Hunter Valley villages of Laguna and Wollombi are a wonderful country day trip from The Entrance. Driving via Yarramalong (about 90 minutes) or Central Mangrove (70 minutes) you will pass local orchards, horse farms, dairy farms, vineyards, farmhouses and pristine bushland. The Great Northern Trading Post at Laguna (known locally as the […]