region is popular because of the spectacular
coastline with long surf beaches, forested hinterland, lakes and inland
waterways. It covers an area from Sydney's northern beaches to the Hunter
region, from the picturesque Hawkesbury River in the south, to Lake Macquarie in
the north, and inland to Yarramalong Valley, and spread over an area of
approximately 2,000 square kilometres. The Central Coast is also accessible by
road and rail.
The Central Coast region is one of the few areas in the world
where five separate waterways meet, Brisbane Water, Tuggerah Lakes, Lake
Budgewoi, Lake Munmorah and the southern end of Lake Macquarie. Including the
waters of Mardi Dam, there are more than 50 beaches scattered along a coastline
that includes attractions such as Buff Point, Norah Head, Chittaway Point,
Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, MacMasters Beach and many more.
major centres in the region include Broken Bay, The Entrance, Gosford, Swansea,
and Terrigal. Of the many smaller towns there is Bateau Bay, Bensville,
Budgewoi, Ettalong, Killcare, Long Jetty, MacMasters, Pearl Beach,
Toukley, Wagstaffe, Warnervale, Wyong, Woy Woy to name a few.
Check out our listing of Killcare
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.