Toowoon Bay is the perfect spot for a break from urban life. Come here with family and friends of all ages and find something to suit everyone. Peaceful beaches, beautiful natural and manmade landmarks and practical local facilities make this the place for a dream vacation without any stress.

The bay’s location on Wyong’s Central Coast puts it at the heart of a wide array of stunning beaches and nature-rich protected parklands. Walk its shores and try to imagine it as it once was. This was originally a settlement of Chinese fisherman, established in the early 19th century. The fish they smoked here in Toowoon Bay traveled not only to Queensland, but all the way to China itself.

Swim and snorkel in the bright, clear waters around Toowoon Bay Beach, looking for colorful fish. Alternately, head to gorgeous Shelly Beach which, like Towoon Bay Beach, is well maintained and is attended by lifeguards during high season. If you have any small family members in tow, go straight to Little Bay. Protected by a sheltering breakwall, the tranquil waters here are ideal for introducing children to the magic of outdoor swimming and snorkeling. Afterward, bring them to Armstrong Archery Tag to dry off with an energetic chase in the sun.

Explore some land-based nature by visiting Wyrrabalong National Park. This protected area is rich with fascinating flora and fauna. Its littoral rainforest is a rare gem of the Central Coast. On the shores of lovely Tuggerah Lake, keep your camera to hand, ready to snap photos of the many bird species that dwell here.

The lighthouse at Norah Head is another beautiful feature of the local landscape. Head out to this pretty and isolated spot on the peninsula to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Drive to Towoon Bay from Sydney in around 90 minutes. Camp in the well-maintained sites around Toowoon Bay to get close to nature. These are also excellent places for kids to build friendships that last long beyond their idyllic vacation.

Known for

Beaches, Romantic and Natural Parks

Top hotels in Toowoon Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
4 out of 5
Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
AU$102/night
21 Aug. - 22 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (107 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Toowoon Bay campground is within a 5-minute walk of Swadling Reserve and Toowoon Bay Beach. Blue Bay Beach and Pelican Plaza are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (107 reviews)

"Great for families , pool and play equipment excellent, very quiet surroundings"…"

Reviewed on 14 May 2019

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
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Kims Beachside Retreat
5 out of 5
16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
AU$495/night
21 Aug. - 22 Aug.
4.8/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Toowoon Bay hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Terrigal Lagoon, Westfield Tuggerah, and Ken Duncan Gallery. Norah Head ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Location 😉

"We went to celebrate a special birthday. The resort is well located on the beach, the suites are well appointed. Fridge could have done with a good clean but rest of suite was spotless! Staff a bit quirky but fine. Food was plentiful but as not a la carte a little dry. This is a big feature of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2018

Kims Beachside Retreat
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By the Bay Hideaway
3.5 out of 5
Unit 4/138 Bay Road, Toowoon Bay, NSW
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Situated in Toowoon Bay, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Swadling Reserve and Toowoon Bay Beach. Blue Bay Beach and Pelican Plaza are also within ...

By the Bay Hideaway

Popular activities in Toowoon Bay

Terrigal Beach
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Terrigal Beach

From great surf to gorgeous views it’s no wonder this is one of the best-loved oceanfront spots on New South Wales’ Central Coast. 

Australian Reptile Park
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Australian Reptile Park

Spend the day roaming this leafy bushland zoo to hand feed kangaroos, spy Tasmanian devils and see a huge range of reptiles from Australia and beyond.