Forget the city by spending a few days at this peaceful, family-friendly beach destination, where beautiful sights are abundant above and below water.
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.