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Best things to do in Central Coast

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Have lunch with the Kanagroos and Emus. Learn all about Australian animals . Hands on zoo type experience. Awesome children's park.”
51 locals recommend
“This gorgeous historic theatre is always playing something good. It’s a lovely little theatre, well worth the drive to the next beach suburb Avoca. Check it out.”
69 locals recommend
“Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, medical centre, chemists, cafes and shops. Everything you need will be found here at very reasonable prices. This is where the locals shop”
42 locals recommend
“A gorgeous remote beach in the national park. Great for a day trip, 15 min drive from Terrigal. Nice bush walk in. Enjoy a beach picnic, swimming and exploring on this stunning beach.”
45 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Beautiful atmospheric theatre boasting six screens, including an outdoor theatre. Lovely locale with a choice of cafe's close by.”
37 locals recommend
“Lovely beach town. Cafe culture, restaurants, bars, shops. Great for surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving. Lazy days relaxing at the beach. ”
39 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“about 30 minutes away... if you just can't resist some shopping, the movies or eating at the numerous chain restaurants. (nearest major shopping centre)”
20 locals recommend
Theme Park
“If you are wanting to go to Tree Tops you should book asap as you may miss out due to limited numbers allowed”
29 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“There are multiple walks you can choose from, just bring enough water, as there are no shops around. ”
32 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Special atmosphere, small delicious menu. There are two different restaurants. The pizzeria is great for families the restaurant is ideal for couples. ”
42 locals recommend
“Free 3-3.30pm daily the Pelicans are fed at the waterfront . There is a water play fountain for children to cool off, a few restaurants,cafes and pubs all within walking distance once you are there”
31 locals recommend
“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
“Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf is an award-winning Central Coast icon. Enjoy waterfront seafood dining in our stunning new restaurant, takeaway, or quality, sustainably sourced seafood to prepare at home. You can also order fresh seafood via our website, delivered to your door. Magical location​.”
33 locals recommend
“Night Tours are run once a month at the Light Tower. These tours are limited to 20 people. They also run tours on a daily basis as well. If you would like to attend please contact them directly. It will inspire, intrigue and have you in awe, climb the 96 stairs to view spectacular coastline under starlit skies. This place is only 10 minutes away from @Lakefront_TheMorningDawn A 40 Bush Street Norah Head NSW 2263”
20 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Major LendLease shopping centre - Hoyts, super markets, major retailers. Free & ample parking. ”
25 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“They have a casual take away area and an eat in restaurant. Nice local with water views. ”
35 locals recommend