Catherine Hill Bay surf carnival photo

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 […]

Aboriginal hand prints photo

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 […]

Shelly Beach Golf Course photo

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 […]

Flying around The Entrance

For those who would like a bird’s eye view of the stunning coastline around The Entrance, there is a choice of para gliding, kite surfing, skydiving, micro flights and scenic helicopter tours. Tandem para gliding flights are available at Crackneck Lookout and are organised by the professionals at Cloudbase Paragliding. During the flight you will […]

Playgrounds around The Entrance

Get the kids off the couch and into the fresh air and sunshine of the outdoors. There is a great selection of playgrounds around The Entrance to suit all ages. Most have BBQ facilities, picnic tables, toilets and parking nearby. Here are a few of the best playgrounds within striking distance of The Entrance:  Vera’s […]

Dog Parks around The Entrance

The Entrance and surrounds caters well for your canine friend. With the choice of dog friendly beaches, parks, cafes and even a dog festival, it really is a doggie paradise. At the northern end of Shelly Beach is an off leash dog area where your pooch can frolic freely, make other doggie friends, swim in […]

Birdwatching around The Entrance

Because of the different habitats around The Entrance, there is an abundance of birdlife to be found. Head down to Tuggerah Lake, around Picnic Point to see some of the fascinating waterbirds and waders. You may spot the; Australian Pelican Bar-tailed Godwit Black Swan Black-winged Stilt Cattle Egret Chestnut Teal Cormorant (Little black and Pied) […]

Photography around The Entrance

Grab your camera and showcase your memories with your favourite photos. From the beauty of the beaches, the spectacular headlands, the peaceful lakes to the bushland and wildlife, The Entrance has endless photo opportunities.  Top photos are the daily pelican feeding, firework displays held on celebratory days throughout the year, multicultural festivals, heritage car shows, […]

Boating around The Entrance

Explore the beautiful Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance channel by boat, kayak or stand up paddle board. The Entrance Boatshed, located below The Entrance Bridge was built in 1927 to cater for the growing needs of visitors wanting to fish, prawn or boat on the lake. The boatshed hires out motor boats (from $40 per […]

Fishing around The Entrance

The Entrance and adjoining coastline boasts a fisherman’s bounty of bays, lakes, rock platforms and beaches. The Entrance Channel is a hotspot for mixed bags of fish and is always popular at dawn and dusk. The channel is open to the sea and is occasionally dredged to keep it open. North Entrance beach is a good […]