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Terrigal
Travel Guide

Terrigal featuring a beach and a bay or harbour

Join the droves of surfers who head here every year. But keep in mind that this gorgeous part of the coast has much more to offer besides great waves. 

Come to Terrigal to see for yourself why so many surfers have fallen in love with this part of New South Wales’ Central Coast. Beautiful and varied beaches cater to surfers of all levels and surf schools and stores are found around every corner. Yet scrape the surface of this laid-back place and you will find lots to keep non-surfers occupied. From stunning natural parks to unique dive sites and a whole range of outdoor activities, discover the many reasons it is impossible to get bored in Terrigal.

Terrigal occupies a position at the end of roughly 2 miles (4 kilometers) of stunning white beach. Look for its distinctive fringe of Norfolk pines as you walk the shore and you will know when you get near. Given its many charms, it will come as no surprise that Terrigal has been a favorite vacation destination since the 19th century.

Today, the waters around Terrigal are full of surfers drawn by its famous waves. Terrigal Beach is an excellent place to find your feet as a brand-new surfer. Stop in to one of the surf schools clustered nearby to organize your first lesson. More experienced surfers often find the more challenging waters of Terrigal Haven and Wamberal Beach better suited to their needs.

Away from the surf, get a new perspective on this beautiful place by walking up to the lookout point at the top of the dramatic Skillion cliff. Alternately, try hang-gliding at Forresters Beach to see a true bird’s-eye view.

Spend a quiet afternoon at Wamberal Lagoon or Terrigal Lagoon, both great places for wildlife-spotting as well as fishing. See fish in another environment by joining a dive trip to the atmospheric wreck of the Adelaide, home to diverse marine life.

Terrigal’s location, about 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, makes it the ideal spot for a weekend getaway if you have accommodations in the city. Leave urban life far behind and surf your troubles away at this accessible but serene patch of paradise.

Tiarri Terrigal
Tiarri Terrigal
4 out of 5
16 Tiarri Crescent, Terrigal, NSW
The price is AU$146 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. John Gray Close Reserve and Coast Road Bush Reserve are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (309 reviews)
"Cosy, quiet and homely feel. Clean and set up with the customer in mind. Couldn't fault it"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2021

Tiarri Terrigal
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
The price is AU$199 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (972 reviews)
"The guy who checked us in was very friendly. He made sure we had dinner reservations and offered a trolly for our luggage. I wasn't happy that on top of the room free i would have been charged parking but the free parking was close so that was good."

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is AU$154 per night from 14 Jul. to 14 Jul.
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina ...
4.4/5Excellent! (492 reviews)
"A lovely quiet, clean and convenient place to stay in Terrigal."

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ocean Views on Barnhill
Ocean Views on Barnhill
17 Barnhill Rd, 7, Terrigal, NSW
The price is AU$414 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
This family-friendly Terrigal apartment building is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. The Skillion and Terrigal ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Perfect 👌 would highly recommend AAA+++
"Beautiful Views and very well presented."

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2021

Ocean Views on Barnhill
Newly Renovated House With a Beautiful Hamptons Theme Near Beaches and Cafes
Newly Renovated House With a Beautiful Hamptons Theme Near Beaches and Cafes
45 Anniversary Ave, Terrigal, NSW
This family-friendly Terrigal holiday home is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon Wetland ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Absolutely Brilliant
"What a wonderful experience. House was fantastic and the contact with the owner was faultless. Plenty of room to move, extremely clean and the house facilities were great. We even received a welcome hamper. Only one downside was the lack of street parking for my boat due to 2 boats and a trailer ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

Newly Renovated House With a Beautiful Hamptons Theme Near Beaches and Cafes
Terraces on Sea, Terrigal
Terraces on Sea, Terrigal
1/32 campbell crescent,, Terrigal, NSW
This family-friendly Terrigal apartment building is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. The Skillion and Terrigal ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)
Great for a family with children.
"Spacious. parking only for small vehicle as garage entry is tight."

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2021

Terraces on Sea, Terrigal
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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