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Top 5 Things to Do in The Entrance – Unforgettable Family Getaways in NSW

Located in New South Wales, Australia, The Entrance can be found in the Central Coast region and provides an idyllic destination by the seaside with much to do for the entire family. Here are some of the must-do activities that will make your visit truly memorable.


Spend Time at the Beaches

If you are looking forward to playing in the sand, swimming in the ocean or sunbathing to your heart's content, then the beaches in the area have got you covered! You can start at The Entrance Beach, a relatively small 300-metre stretch of shore; from September to April, this beach is patrolled and offers opportunities for surfing and fishing too. Nearby is The Entrance Ocean Baths which have three pools for swimming. Further afield one can visit the Toowoon Bay, Blue Bay and North Entrance beaches as well.


Have Fun at Memorial Park

Another family favourite, Memorial Park is an ideal attraction in The Entrance to take the kids to, especially on weekends or when the school holidays are on. During such times, the park comes alive with activities and entertainment; highlights include a historic carousel, bouncy castles, a touring train and various other rides. Vera's Water Garden is an ideal spot for kids to splash around and have fun, while there are two playgrounds here too. Those staying at Central Coast resorts nearby can easily enjoy all there is to offer.


Witness the Pelican Feeding

One of the most popular things to do in The Entrance is to witness the daily pelican feeding sessions which let you get up close to these fascinating birds. It takes place near the Memorial Park, a couple of minutes by foot from Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites. The feeding starts at 3:30pm though look to get there around 2.30pm not only to get seats up front but to also see the pelicans slowly gather. During the feeding, there are approximately 80 pelicans and volunteers offer some insightful information about them too. While you may take pictures, do be mindful that pelicans can snatch at items!


Cycle Along Tuggerah Lake

An ideal way to get in some pedal-powered sightseeing is to cycle along the 12 km track that borders Tuggerah Lake. It starts at Picnic Point where you will find a skate park too. The track is easy to ride and is suited for children as well. On your way, you will pass some noteworthy points of interest such as the Long Jetty; this is New South Wales' longest jetty and one can stop and walk along it. Continuing further on, you will reach the Saltwater Creek Reserve which has a playground, BMX track and area for picnics. You can stop here or keep cycling right up to Chittaway Bay before heading back.


Visit the Norah Head Lighthouse

Within easy reach of The Entrance is the charming village of Norah Head home to a lovely lighthouse worth visiting. Dating back to 1903, the lighthouse is set against a scenic beach backdrop which adds to its allure. There is a tour that one can consider taking and it includes heading up 96 stairs to the point where there are some amazing panoramas of the area. Once done, you can enjoy a stroll along the beach, let the kids have a swim at the Norah Head Rockpool or have a relaxed meal at a local café.

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