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Central Coast Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Consider protecting your Central Coast trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Central Coast package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.

Most Central Coast hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Central Coast Holidays

This stretch of coast between New South Wales’ two largest cities is a perfect getaway, with beautiful beaches, native rainforests, coastal villages and wildlife.

Known as “the playground of two cities”, New South Wales’ Central Coast is a scenic stretch of coastline between Sydney and Newcastle. Featuring a diverse landscape of gorgeous beaches, scenic inlets, rivers, lakes and picturesque hinterland, the Central Coast has plenty of exciting destinations for relaxation and adventure. Visit charming towns and see historic lighthouses. Hike through fragrant eucalypt forests and spot whales off the shore.

Explore Gosford, the coast’s largest township. Embark on a road trip north towards the Wyong region to tour the laid-back coastal towns. Terrigal Beach and Avoca Beach are popular swimming spots. Wax up your surfboard and hit the surf breaks at North Avoca and Soldiers Beach. Enjoy a cooling dip in the rock pools at Pearl Beach.

Experience breathtaking coastal views with a walk along the 9-kilometre (5.6-mile) trail that stretches from MacMasters Beach to Terrigal. More trails can be found in the Central Coast’s numerous national parks. See the cascading Somersby Falls in Brisbane Water National Park, near Gosford. Bouddi National Park is home to pristine beaches, jagged cliffs and several Aboriginal cultural sites. Hike through beautiful red gumtrees to Crackneck Point Lookout in Wyrrabalong National Park and spot whales breaching out at sea.

Learn about the Central Coast’s diverse wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park or the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre, both of which are ideal for kids. Other family-friendly attractions include the Tree Top Adventure Park, where you can ride a zip line through the trees in the lush Ourimbah State Forest.

Other leisure activities include mini golf and indoor swimming at the Mingara Recreation Club. Catch a performance at the annual Central Coast Country Music Festival or an opera production in the Arboretum.

Main towns along the Central Coast are accessible by regular trains from Sydney. Just 1 hour’s drive north from Sydney, the Central Coast is a great weekend getaway. Visit in summer for sun-drenched beach days or in winter for whale-watching season.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Central Coast?

A: Many travellers seek out apartments in Central Coast. Having said that, you won't be short on choice. Motels, private holiday homes and hotels are the next most commonly booked hotel types.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: It comes down to what kind of escape you want. You can choose a hotel and flight, or hotel, car and flight, or hotel and car — or any one of these by themselves. If you like, you can also add on some attractions and activities.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Central Coast?

A: We'll let you in on a secret — it's all about bundling your getaway. By locking in your Flights, Hotels and Activities with a little help from Expedia, you'll walk away with a deal that'll make your hip pocket happy. It's that easy. Not quite ready to organise that hotel room or car just yet? Don't worry. You can add them to your existing booking at any time and still get access to great discounts. For example, how does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?




Central Coast Flight Deals

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Top Central Coast Hotel & Accommodation Deals

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal AU$169
Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020
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Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The Staff was excellent from Graham who greeted us and helped us with our luggage to Michelle at the front desk. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful stay which we did!

    Beachcomber Hotel AU$84
    Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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    Beachcomber Hotel

    Beachcomber Hotel

    200 Main Road, Toukley, NSW
       
      3.1 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      I paid for a room on the road side and received a room with a great water view. Very impressed. Will definitely st.ay again.

      Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites AU$144
      Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020
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      Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites

      Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites

      89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Location is excellent, pub next door has tasty reasonably priced meals and prompt service, dawn & sunrise beautiful, reasonably quiet, plenty of parking at the council carpark next door. The hotel needs a refurb, paint is tired, some lights not working, shower outdated etc.

        Pullman Magenta Shores Resort AU$159
        Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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        Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

        Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

        1 Magenta Drive, Magenta Shores, NSW
           
          4.5 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          nice location, nice pools, gym, nice rooms, nice food

          Mantra Ettalong Beach AU$136
          Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2020
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          Mantra Ettalong Beach

          Mantra Ettalong Beach

          53-54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach, NSW
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location and the front desk was very helpful.

            Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast AU$139
            Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020
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            Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast

            Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast

            40 Kooindah Boulevard, Wyong, NSW
               
              4.4 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              We really loved our stay here. comfy bed, great breakfast, clean enough amenities. Great for a quiet weekend away. The only dislike was the fact that the Spa is no longer available at the resort.

              ibis Styles The Entrance AU$109
              Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020
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              ibis Styles The Entrance

              ibis Styles The Entrance

              315 Central Coast Highway, Long Jetty, NSW
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                My sister had a great night in her pullout bed. Awesome views.

                Ocean Front at The Entrance AU$139
                Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020
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                Ocean Front at The Entrance

                Ocean Front at The Entrance

                102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great accomodation. Very clean and modern rooms. Next time I’ll book the spa room! Awesome Friendly staff too.

                  Top Activities in Central Coast

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