The Entrance NSW
The Entrance is always a hive of activity. The waterfront park hosts a vibrant range of free family entertainment with live performances at the open air Sails Stage. Throughout the year, crowds of people enjoy the range of special events and festivals, while on the first and third Saturday's of each month, fresh locally farmed produce is available at the seaside Farmers Markets.
Open for discovery is Tuggerah Lakes. Hit the 12 km cycleway - don't worry about packing your bike as there are plenty available to hire in the summertime. Take your lunch and stop along the way at one of the picnic and barbeque areas scattered round the lake.
No doubt at some point the water will beckon. A range of vessels are available for hire. Catamarans and small powered boats are family favourites and available without license. If you plan on landing your own catch of the day, ensure that you obtain a fishing license before hitting one of the fishing hot spots. This can be obtained from The Entrance Visitor Information Centre or one of the local bait shops, along with all the right tackle.
Toowoon Bay, Shelly Beach and Bateau Bay are just south of The Entrance and feature stunning beaches that are known for surfing, swimming and a relaxed atmosphere. Wyrrabalong National Park meets the coastline at Bateau Bay and is intertwined with moderately easy walking trails. One trail leads to stunning Crackneck Lookout (left), a prime spot to see a whale during whale watching season (July-August and October-November).
To the north you will find Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, the location of the Central Coast's only private golf course which is ranked the highest of all our courses, filling 28th position in Golf Australia's 2010 Top 50 list.
A wide range of accommodation to suit every budget is available in the region. Choose from inexpensive campsites, cabin parks by the beach, lakeside motels, waterfront apartments, unique B&B's, beach houses or fully serviced private cabins.
* Photo Credit: Crackneck Point, Wyrrabalong National Park - Department of Environment and Conservation, Susan Davis.