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The Entrance
Travel Guide

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
The price is AU$110 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Offering direct access to the beach, this The Entrance motel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Entrance Beach and Blue Bay Beach. North Entrance ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (658 reviews)
"Amazing views right on the water. Loved the spa on the balcony."

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

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
The price is AU$139 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Entrance Beach and Wyrrabalong National Park. North Entrance Beach and ...
3.9/5Good! (1,857 reviews)
"Nice big room water view, king bed very comfy, very clean"

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Coral Street, The Entrance, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pelican Plaza and Entrance Beach. Wyrrabalong National Park and North Entrance Beach are ...
3.8/5Good! (1,075 reviews)
"Our unit was huge with great views and facilities, did have leaking toilet which I reported and is hopefully fixed by now. First impressions from the car park were not good, had to enter the lift area through fire escape door but once inside it was lovely. Parking was very close to lifts which was ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun. 2021

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.
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
2 out of 5
11 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is AU$178 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Situated in The Entrance, this beach campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Wyrrabalong National Park, and Entrance Beach. North Entrance Beach ...
2.8/5 (265 reviews)
"Liked the location, near beach and walking distance to town center. Was quite place. Cleaning and renovating in villas should be improved"

Reviewed on 4 Apr. 2021

El Lago Waters Tourist Park
Sandy Cove Apartments
Sandy Cove Apartments
4 out of 5
2-8 Ozone Street, The Entrance, NSW
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of North Entrance Beach, Entrance Beach and Pelican Plaza. Blue Bay Beach and Wyrrabalong ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (132 reviews)
"Spacious, luxurious apartment. Short walk to cafes and restaurants."

Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2020

Sandy Cove Apartments
Luxury Waterfront Penthouse
Luxury Waterfront Penthouse
23 1 Tuggerah Parade, The Entrance, NSW
This family-friendly The Entrance apartment building is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza and Entrance Beach. North Entrance ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (54 reviews)
Nothing to complain about everything was perfect
"Very nice place clean Anthony was very easy to deal with thanks Anthony we will definitely be back"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Luxury Waterfront Penthouse
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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