The Entrance

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The Entrance featuring rugged coastline

Go hiking, watch the daily pelican feeding, relax on white-sand beaches and head off on a fishing excursion at this coastal resort town.

Enjoy the great outdoors at The Entrance, a coastal town located at the point where Tuggerah Lake enters the Tasman Sea. Try fishing, learn how to surf and discover the beauty of the Wyrrabalong National Park, set on a peninsula between the lake and the sea.

Hang out on the beach, build sand castles and soak up the sun. Dine in restaurants overlooking the water or pack a picnic to eat in the park along the waterfront. On Saturdays, a craft market is held at the Waterfront Plaza, with vendors selling carved wood items, jewellery, handmade children’s quilts and clothing as well as souvenirs. On the first and third Saturday of every month, a farmers’ market stocked with local produce is held at Memorial Park.

Rent a canoe and paddle around Tuggerah Lake or lie back and relax on a catamaran. Fishing is a popular pastime on the lake, and whiting, flathead and bream are common catches. A 12-kilometre (7-mile) bike path surrounds the lakeside and picnic spots, parks and playgrounds can be found along the trail. Bring the kids to Vera's Water Garden and sit in the shade as they splash about among the child-friendly water sprays.

Hike along the coastal trail in the nearby Wyrrabalong National Park. Pause at Crackneck lookout and try to spot migrating humpback whales in the water below. The whales are most commonly sighted between May and August.

Observe the daily pelican feeding in Memorial Park and find out more about the colony of large birds who live on Tuggerah Lake. The tradition of feeding the pelicans began more than 20 years ago when a local fish and chip shop started throwing out their scraps.

The Entrance is a great place to unwind in nature. Visit the resort town year-round, using the beach and lake to cool off in the summer and exploring the national park in winter.

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Ocean Front at The Entrance
4 out of 5
102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
The price is AU$110 per night from 2 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star beach motel in The Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (748 reviews)
"Good solid beds & pillows - bathroom way too small"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
The price is AU$139 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in The Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,932 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Coral Street, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
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The price is AU$129 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in The Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the overall ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,101 reviews)
"Close to everything, simple clean accommodation. Very helpful friendly staff."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2022

Nesuto The Entrance 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.
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Coral Street, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
The price is AU$129 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in The Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the overall ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,101 reviews)
"Close to everything, simple clean accommodation. Very helpful friendly staff."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2022

Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
The price is AU$139 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in The Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,932 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
2 out of 5
11 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW, 2261
The price is AU$218 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this beach campsite in The Entrance. Enjoy free parking, a garden and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the overall value in ...
2.8/5 (273 reviews)
"This once great place is now a clear tragedy of Covid and not so great property management. Do not book a villa, whilst they are clean the area they are in is dilapidated and we did not feel safe. Management were accomodating and moved us to the main “resort” building and got a rollaway bed for us. ..."

Reviewed on 20 Apr. 2022

El Lago Waters Tourist Park
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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