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5 Reasons to Visit Central Coast - Australia's most famous coastline is calling!

A stopover between Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast region is home to a number of locations that include stunning beaches, forests and lakes. Here's 5 reasons to visit the Central Coast now!


Bouddi Coastal Walk

The Bouddi Coastal Walk is regarded as one of the most stunning coastal walks in the region. This eight kilometer walk stretches along the Bouddi coast line and boasts magnificent views of the beaches, boardwalk and its wildlife. The walk is comparatively easy, and there are plenty of photo opportunities available along the way. Take in the beauty of the blue coastline, fringed by sweeping glades covered with seasonal wildflowers. If you are lucky, you may catch sight of migrating whales passing from the Gerrin Point lookout, or head over to the eastern end of Maitland Bay where the PS Maitland shipwreck lies. If you want to stay overnight, you can make use of the camping facilities available at Putty Beach or Little Beach campground. If the eight kilometer walk sounds like too much effort to you, you can do shorter walks by breaking the walk into sections. Do check with the locals and see which section you'd prefer before starting out.


Toowoon Bay

Located just a few minutes from the entrance, is one of the Central Coast's most well- kept secrets. Toowoon Bay offers travellers a picturesque protected beach that is great for families and sun- worshipers. The curved bay is surrounded by a reef that offers protection from the ocean swells, and provides a safe area to swim for all ages. However, bathers do need to keep an eye on the currents at the southern end as this area has lots of rocks. The bay is a popular choice for snorkellers and also a good spot to view migrating whales and pods of dolphins that swim near the coastline. Public facilities and a picnic area are located near the beach.


Pelican Plaza

One of the region's most popular attractions, located a short walk from Oaks Waterfront Resort, one of the Central Coast resorts - the pelican feeding platform is both a fun and educational experience. A daily event, the feed first took place around two decades ago when local fish shops started throwing their scraps to the pelicans. In 1996, the town built the existing platform known as Pelican Plaza, and have since made it possible to feed the pelicans fresh fish daily, whilst educating visitors on the pelican colony.


Grass Tree circuit

Gather the family, pack a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors at the Grass Tree circuit, located within the Dharug National Park. This family friendly walking trail takes you through rainforests and hardy grass tree forests, where you can spot several bird species such as the boisterous kookaburras, fairy wrens and even the shy lyrebird. The trail is flat and easy enough for all ages, and there are plenty of spots along the way to stop for a picnic once you've worked up your appetite


Terrigal Beach

Located alongside a seaside town, Terrigal Beach is one of the Central Coast's most popular beaches, and attracts both tourists and locals alike to its pristine shores. The beach is patrolled from October to April, ensuring a safe swimming environment, and a small rock pool hidden away at the southern end provides a natural pool for a quick dip. Near the southern end is Terrigal Haven, a boat harbour which includes facilities for scuba diving and snorkelling.

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