Norah Head Lighthouse

If staying overnight at The Entrance, then who can miss the flashing lighthouse beaming its light from Norah Head, 8 km to the north. You can experience the fascinating history of the 1903 Norah Head Lighthouse with a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Perched on a stunning headland, the Lighthouse has daily tours running from 10am […]

Wyrrabalong National Park

Wyrrabalong National Park preserves the last remnant of coastal rainforest on the Central Coast. The northern section of the park between Tuggerah Lake and Wilfred Barrett Drive is crisscrossed with walking tracks and a bike track ending at Canton Beach. Go at sunset for the incredible Red Gums which almost glow under the setting sun. […]

Bateau Bay and Crackneck Lookout

Bateau Bay is a secluded, untouched beach about 4km south of The Entrance. Fringed by rare coastal rainforest (the southern end of Wyrrabalong National Park), you can do the short walk down to the beach and along the interesting rock platform. Hours of fun for adventurous kids and families. It is also worth walking the […]

Long Jetty shops

Long Jetty Shops

The Long Jetty shops have been revitalised recently by an influx of trendy cafes, healthy food and lifestyle shops, fashion boutiques, recycled clothing stores and vintage and antique dealers. Long Jetty is the Central Coast’s equivalent of inner city Newtown but without the traffic, parking problems and crowds. If you love all things retro then […]

Long Jetty Wharf

Long Jetty Wharf

Stretching out over Tuggerah Lake, Long Jetty wharf is a photographer’s paradise, especially at sunset when the sky turns red and the jetty reflects in the calm lake. Anytime of day you can walk out along the jetty and read about its fascinating history on a large information board. The adjoining picnic area and toilet […]

Toowoon Bay

Horse-shoe shaped Toowoon Bay is a clean, family-friendly beach which is patrolled throughout the summer months. Unlike some of the bigger surf breaks at Shelly Beach and The Entrance beach, Toowoon Bay’s waves are normally gentle and inviting – perfect for young families or those happy to float their days away. The southern side of […]

The Entrance Ocean Baths

The Entrance Ocean Baths

Fancy doing a few gentle laps instead of tackling the surf and sand of the beach? Well the popular Entrance Ocean Baths have a choice of 3 lovely pools to dip your toes into.  The shallowest wading pool with overhead shade cloth is perfect for the little ones. The deeper Olympic-size pool is great for […]

Dining The Entrance

Dining at The Entrance

For an array of international dining options The Entrance offers every imaginable cuisine – Australian, Lebanese, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, American, Brazilian and Mexican, amongst others. Most places offer al fresco tables, in door dining or take away. What is a beach holiday without the classic fish and chips meal eaten […]

The Entrance Town Centre

A recent rejuvenation of The Entrance Town centre has led to an array of family friendly parks, splash pools, weekend markets, carnival rides, open air cafes, clothing boutiques and ice cream shops. Free weekend entertainment and a host of events are held on the waterfront and in the adjacent Memorial Park. Some of the most […]

The Entrance Heritage Walk

Enjoy a stroll along The Entrance foreshore for stunning views of the sparkling blue estuary, channel, ocean beach, surf club and ocean baths. Signboards along the boardwalk reveal the history of this fascinating area. The wide boardwalk is fairly flat and suitable for prams and wheelchairs. There are numerous seats along the way to rest or […]