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Terrigal
Travel Guide

Terrigal which includes a bay or harbour and a sandy beach

Join the droves of surfers who head here every year. But keep in mind that this gorgeous part of the coast has much more to offer besides great waves. 

Come to Terrigal to see for yourself why so many surfers have fallen in love with this part of New South Wales’ Central Coast. Beautiful and varied beaches cater to surfers of all levels and surf schools and stores are found around every corner. Yet scrape the surface of this laid-back place and you will find lots to keep non-surfers occupied. From stunning natural parks to unique dive sites and a whole range of outdoor activities, discover the many reasons it is impossible to get bored in Terrigal.

Terrigal occupies a position at the end of roughly 2 miles (4 kilometers) of stunning white beach. Look for its distinctive fringe of Norfolk pines as you walk the shore and you will know when you get near. Given its many charms, it will come as no surprise that Terrigal has been a favorite vacation destination since the 19th century.

Today, the waters around Terrigal are full of surfers drawn by its famous waves. Terrigal Beach is an excellent place to find your feet as a brand-new surfer. Stop in to one of the surf schools clustered nearby to organize your first lesson. More experienced surfers often find the more challenging waters of Terrigal Haven and Wamberal Beach better suited to their needs.

Away from the surf, get a new perspective on this beautiful place by walking up to the lookout point at the top of the dramatic Skillion cliff. Alternately, try hang-gliding at Forresters Beach to see a true bird’s-eye view.

Spend a quiet afternoon at Wamberal Lagoon or Terrigal Lagoon, both great places for wildlife-spotting as well as fishing. See fish in another environment by joining a dive trip to the atmospheric wreck of the Adelaide, home to diverse marine life.

Terrigal’s location, about 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, makes it the ideal spot for a weekend getaway if you have accommodations in the city. Leave urban life far behind and surf your troubles away at this accessible but serene patch of paradise.

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
The price is £108 per night from 2 May to 3 May
This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"The Crowne Plaza in Terrigal is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. Our family stayed and enjoyed the pool, the gym, the table tennis, and the mini golf (small but fun). The hotel is directly opposite the beach and walkways to the headland. An array of great restaurants are close by, ..."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is £105 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.4/5Wonderful! (451 reviews)
"Great Accommodation, great pool, great location. Will stay again very soon."

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is £90 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina ...
4.4/5Excellent! (488 reviews)
"A lovely quiet, clean and convenient place to stay in Terrigal."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is £90 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina ...
4.4/5Excellent! (488 reviews)
"A lovely quiet, clean and convenient place to stay in Terrigal."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is £105 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.4/5Wonderful! (451 reviews)
"Great Accommodation, great pool, great location. Will stay again very soon."

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Paradise on Painters - A Mere Two-minute Stroll From the Beach and the Heart of the Village, This Impressive Residence is a Statement in Effortless Livability Paired With Polished, Coastal Style
Paradise on Painters - A Mere Two-minute Stroll From the Beach and the Heart of the Village, This Impressive Residence is a Statement in Effortless Livability Paired With Polished, Coastal Style
20 painters lane, Terrigal, NSW
Situated in Terrigal, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon Wetland and The Skillion are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Fun and relaxing
"This was a lovely property modern airy and lots of light. Would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Paradise on Painters - A Mere Two-minute Stroll From the Beach and the Heart of the Village, This Impressive Residence is a Statement in Effortless Livability Paired With Polished, Coastal Style
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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