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Must visit experiences and activities at The Entrance -Your seaside holiday destination

Tipped to be one of New South Wales' most picturesque tourist hubs, The Entrance is a year round vacation Mecca that boasts of three major things: beaches, lagoons and lakes.

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Beach please

Blessed with some of the most pristine beaches in all of New South Wales The Entrance is a beach lover's dream come true. One of the popular stopover's for tourists and locals is the patrolled beach. An aquatic playground, the beach is naturally surrounded by neighbouring attractions. The beach is safe for sea baths. It features a coastal boardwalk, children's playground and park, undercover BBQs and picnic tables. Other attractions include Vera's Watergarden, shops, cafes and restaurants, weekend markets and live entertainment. The Entrance is also a dream come true for angling enthusiasts touring the sunny state. Famed for its ample fishing opportunities and top rated fishing conditions, enjoying a holiday engaging in one's favourite pastime is not only a possibility at The Entrance but a must for visitors from around the world. Visitors should brush up on their knowhow on what's up for grabs in the area's waters and familiarize themselves with the principle fishing sites in the region.

Finding suitable accommodation close to popular fishing sites is another step visitors must complete prior to arrival as conveniently located venues such as the Oaks Waterfront Resort are the first to be fully booked come fishing season. The Entrance accommodation apartments one selects should not only serve as a strategic base but also provide the creature comforts anglers miss on long days out on the water.

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Wyrrabalong National Park

Located between Bateau Bay and Forresters Beach this beautiful parks name translates to 'headland looking over the sea'. If you would love a swim at this area, you do not have to worry about anything. Not only swimming, but you can also go for whale watching, fishing, surfing, bushwalking and bird-watching. Added to this, ocean front restaurants and outdoor dining venues are also in close proximity to Wyrrabalong National Park. On the south side of the park are sandstone and shale coastal cliffs while the plateau is dotted with lush woodlands. Enjoy the wild flora and fauna as well as the exotic mangrove forests.

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Norah Head Lighthouse

Often regarded as the most recognizable landmark occupying The Entrance this iconic lighthouse is not only a historic edifice built in the early 1900's but a cultural attraction that is open to visitors. Observing the spectacular views of the Central Coast from its height on a sunny day is one of the finest pleasures of a tour of The Entrance. Some of the main points of interest within the lighthouse and its vicinity include the flag locker and assistant light keepers' quarters while the Head Keepers room and stables are also part of the landscape which is encircled by a walking path.

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Pelican Feeding

By far the most popular attraction at the Entrance, Pelican feeding takes place at 3.30 pm on the dot. With a 20 year history feeding the pelicans initially started with the employees of Clifford's Fish and Chips Shop who divided the day's leftover scraps among the birds. The experience of watching the birds being hand fed is quite a treat. Make sure to take along the cameras.

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