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Things to do in Central Coast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Gorgeous little vintage picture theatrette (est 1948), showing new and classic films as well as special events. More info and tickets available at www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Nature
“Excellent place to walk the beach and enjoy the view of the ocean from the light house.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Not for a local grocery shop but if you want some retail therapy. Myer, Hoyts, target, Kmart as well as loads others. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Local movie theatre with art deco vibes. It's a bit of a maze inside but good for something to do on a rainy day.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Park
“Incredible walk through the national park and Maitland bay , a must for keen walkers ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Terrigal has amazing food and night life fish and chips on the beach at sunset ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Between Kincumber and Avoca. Upmarket Italian food. They do locals and pizza nights too.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Enjoy Sunset Sips overlooking the water or get some takeaway and sit on the beach or at the park. It's a great place for the kids to play with shallow water.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great eatery on the water. Then stay in the afternoon for the Pelican feeding. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Challenge yourself with these ultimate WOW factor experiences in the tree tops! Take your pick of the fun work out of our Adventure parks, amazing heights of the Vertical Challenges, the extreme thrill of the Crazy Rider or bounce, play, discover and explore at NetWorld. We cater for most age groups and fitness levels. Bookings recommended.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“The Pelican Feed takes place on The Entrance waterfront each day and is one of the Central Coast's most popular tourist attractions, entertaining and educating visitors and residents alike about the area's own pelican colony. It was all started over 20 years ago by staff at the local fish shop, who would feed scraps to the pelicans every day. Then in 1996, Council built the feeding platform known as Pelican Plaza. They, in conjunction with the many sponsors and a wonderful team of volunteers, have made it possible to feed the pelicans whole fresh fish 365 days a year and make it the spectacle it is today.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“There are multiple walks you can choose from, just bring enough water, as there are no shops around. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the place to shop (David Jones, H&M, Target, Big W) while visiting the Central Coast of New South Wales; and try out the different restaurants or simply go in to watch a movie at the Event Cinemas. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Erina Fair is a large shopping mall with a Hoyts cinema, an ice skating rink, groceries and a range of retail outlets”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Huge shopping Mall with everything you could ask for. Restaurants, cafes, boutiques, cinema, beauty, large department store, supermarkets, fresh produce, gift stores...it's all there.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Between Kincumber and Avoca. Upmarket Italian food. They do locals and pizza nights too.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Enjoy Sunset Sips overlooking the water or get some takeaway and sit on the beach or at the park. It's a great place for the kids to play with shallow water.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great eatery on the water. Then stay in the afternoon for the Pelican feeding. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Spa
“Bells is the premiere restaurant and spa in the area and only 5 mins by foot to enjoy. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Golf Course
“18 hole golf course on the edge of the ocean spectacular views for whale & dolphin watching Great restaurant with ocean views Wedding🎩 👰 venue ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Italian & Spanish fare offered in a buzzy, modern bar/restaurant with a craft beer & cocktail menu. Amazing Tapas and Pizza! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is a local favourite. Great spot for a quick coffee, early breakfast, lazy brunch or lunch. Overlooks Terrigal Beach and boasts great food. Can be busy, best to get a table outside. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

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