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Things To Do In Central Coast

Always up for unique ways to get your kicks and have an enlightening experience, you're eager to investigate an exciting destination like the expert traveller you are. It's not difficult to fill your time, because Expedia can connect you with lots of things to do. Book your activities now, and the only thing you'll have left to do is pack your luggage and get excited!

  • The things to do in Central Coast are not only top-notch, but they won't bust your budget. We have 40 things to do here, and you can make them yours starting at just £14. Get your favourite activities and day trips on Expedia for a great price, and you'll still have enough cash for a dream hotel or upscale meal while you are visiting.
  • Central Coast is popular among adventurers like you. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next holiday to the area to learn about local culture and explore the best things to do. The top activities can get the interest of even well-versed travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our list includes a wide array of culturally themed outings and opportunities for fun. From Central Coast's most fun-filled places to stay easily engaged throughout the afternoon like the Admission to Australian Reptile Park to stimulating ways to take a walk on the water side like the Central Coast 4-Island Cruise, there are loads of active options at your fingertips when you browse the inventory of activities here at Expedia.

Our activities are the perfect way to organise your getaway. You'll want a game plan to fully explore Central Coast, especially when you long to include trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's evident that you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou're ready to get out and have an adventure. You're eager to sign up for the most essential activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Book professional area tours on Expedia, and leave your map behind.

Things to Do in Central Coast

Stretching north from Sydney to Newcastle, the Central Coast sells itself as the ‘playground between two cities’. There’s certainly plenty to do in terms of leisure and tourism activities. Visit stunning beaches, surf, walk, cycle, and explore pristine bush. If you love the great outdoors then this really is a place to come for an adventure. Also along the coast, you’ll find a number of charming beach towns, including Norah Head and Tuggerah. Explore the the Bouddi National Park, the Munmorah State Conservation Area or the Yarramalong Valley in the vast hinterland lying behind the coast.

Areas & Neighbourhoods on the Central Coast

Gosford - The main population and commercial centre of the Central Coast which stretches almost right down to Sydney. There are a number of smaller suburbs in the Gosford area too.

Tumbi Umbi - On the southern shores of Lake Tuggerah, the delightfully named Tumbi Umbi is a centre for recreation and leisure activities.

Norah Head - An important Aboriginal site surrounded by National Parks. Visit the lighthouse and a range of other cultural sites.

Patonga - A small village community located at the southern end of the Central Coast on Broken Bay, blessed with a beautiful beach and relaxed atmosphere.

Things to See on the Central Coast

There’s a big choice of beaches right up the coastline, from family friendly stretches to rugged surfing spots. Check out Avoca Beach, Copacabana Beach and Shelly Beach, amongst plenty of others. Head inland to explore the hinterland, a place of rare beauty and tranquility featuring the Watagan State Forest and Yarramalong Valley. Meet magnificent creatures at the Australian Reptile Park at Somersby, where you can see crocodiles, as well as slightly more cuddly species like koalas and kangaroos. Visit the stunning Somersby Falls or picnic at the Mangrove Creek Dam.

Things to Do on the Central Coast

Go horse riding at Peats Ridge or visit a macadamia nut farm in the Yarramalong Valley. Surf on a choice of beaches along the coast or feed the pelicans, one of the Central Coast’s most popular activities. There are plenty of sports facilities here too, with skate and BMX parks, tennis courts and swimming centres. Being active is a big part of life on the Central Coast. Swim in tidal pools, go on a bush walk or stop off at the cellar door of a choice of vineyards to sample the local tipple. The sights and sounds of Sydney are close by and lively Newcastle is a real surfing town, and there are world class restaurants all along the coast too. The Central Coast provides a top combination of urban areas, stunning beaches, national parks and dramatic scenery.