Best holiday locations along NSW’s Central Coast

LOCATED between Sydney and Newcastle, the NSW Central Coast begins at the mouth of the Hawkesbury River and stretches all the way to the southern end of Lake Macquarie in the north.

It's a beautiful area made up of a mix of bays and beaches, inlets and lakes and lush hinterland.

Serious fun awaits holidaymakers on the Central Coast a getaway brimming with outdoor adventure and scenic surrounds.

For those who love to be around the water, the Central Coast's bays, inlets, beaches and lakes offer activities from swimming and surfing to boating, kayaking, fishing and water skiing.

There are plenty of terrific beach and lakeside holiday parks available, whether you want to pitch a tent or prefer the comforts of home in a well-equipped motorhome, camper trailer, caravan or cabin. Away from the water, activities such as horse riding, hiking, golf and more are yours to enjoy.

Budgewoi Holiday Park at the gateway to the Central Coast faces the blue waters of Lake Munmorah. It's the perfect place to unwind and have some fun in the sun.

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park has an absolute beachfront position - early morning surf anyone? A resort-style pool, choice of comfortable cabins or grassy campsites and Wi-Fi are all on offer.

Seaside towns abound on the Central Coast, all of which are popular summer holiday destinations. 

Avoca Beach is a lovely, quiet spot. Palms at Avoca is a family-friendly holiday park five minutes from the beach.

There are two resort-style swimming pools, a playground and games room, and it's a great base from which to explore Bouddi National Park and the Australian Reptile Park.

The picturesque town of Terrigal combines the natural beauty of its 4 km beach with a lively cafe, shopping and restaurant scene.

 Scuba diving, surfing and even hang-gliding are just some of the action-packed adventures in store for holidaymakers. The Central Coast Surf School offers lessons at Terrigal and beyond.

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