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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.
Zoo
“Have lunch with the Kanagroos and Emus. Learn all about Australian animals . Hands on zoo type experience. Awesome children's park.”
  • 51 locals recommend
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 ”
  • 72 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
“Beautiful atmospheric theatre boasting six screens, including an outdoor theatre. Lovely locale with a choice of cafe's close by.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“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.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Nature
“Perfect for a day out .. tours inside the light house available most days .. take your swimmers for a dip in the ocean .. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Enjoy the beach and walk the promenade around to the skillion great views from up the top ... great food places around to enjoy often live music at the crown plaza on weekends ”
  • 41 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
“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)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf is an award-winning Central Coast icon. Enjoy waterfront seafood dining in the stunning restaurant, or takeaway from the front bistro.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great surf beach (just ask the locals) patrolled area for swimming, Great Cafes with plenty of parking, Best view of passing Whales and local beach life”
  • 10 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.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Enjoy a meal on the waters edge only a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from home.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Feeding is at 3.30 pm daily arrive around 30 minutes before to get an excellent front row seat ”
  • 32 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.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Situated in Avoca Beach, on a leafy two acres in one of the Central Coast’s oldest homesteads, with a focus on sustainable food. The property includes on-site vegetable gardens, piglets and chickens. Great cocktails and wood-fire pizzas available in the upstairs bar.”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf is an award-winning Central Coast icon. Enjoy waterfront seafood dining in the stunning restaurant, or takeaway from the front bistro.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Enjoy a meal on the waters edge only a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive from home.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Situated in Avoca Beach, on a leafy two acres in one of the Central Coast’s oldest homesteads, with a focus on sustainable food. The property includes on-site vegetable gardens, piglets and chickens. Great cocktails and wood-fire pizzas available in the upstairs bar.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“The Springs is approx. 20 minutes drive from Spencer and features a bistro and bar. Eat at the Sitting Duck bistro (open Friday, Saturday + Sunday). Drink at the Duck Inn (open Wednesday to Sunday).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spa
“The only 5-Star Spa destination in the Central Coast. Bells at Killcare also worth a visit for lunch. A 20min drive from Casa Lola. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful cafe within the lovely Holgate area, surrounded by a nursery. Really nice bit of Zen just over 5 minutes drive from Erina.”
  • 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

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