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Things to do in Terrigal

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.
Bakery
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“Terrigal is a 30 min drive and has lots of food options. From big Hotels pub food to pizza and Thai restaurants, sight seeing at the Skillion and Haven”
  • 48 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
Hotel
“Great location across from the beach for lunch, dinner, drinks, entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays. Lord Ashley Bar upper level also has entertainment on Saturday nights”
  • 28 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
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“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
Australian Restaurant
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“Awesome view of Terrigal and the more casual café downstairs is great and more than enough to enjoy the spot. Can't vouch for the more expensive upstairs part, but may well be good too. Same view.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best tapas on the Coast, in Terrigal, 15min drive from us. It has a bar with an extensive drinks menu and an upstairs area with great ocean views. You will find parking (behind the Crowne Plaza), but well worth it!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Award winning fine dining restaurant, with spectacular water views at Terrigal, Central Coast NSW. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“An awesome viewpoint for whale watching June and July and again from September to November you can watch the whales migrating past the Central Coast. The Haven is popular for walking and exercising and The Skillion is easily accessible with a concrete pathway and steps alongside the grassy slopes. Bench seats are available should you need a rest. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
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“Casual afternoon drink with live music overlooking Terrigal beach. Usual cheap and cheerful pub food”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is my quite coffee place just love the vibe , beach across the road is a great walk ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Located at Avoca Beach. Get aboard one of Aquafun's huge range of watercraft, including paddle boards, pedal-boats, and kayaks. For a fun of adventure on scenic Avoca Lake. More info: aquafun.net.au”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Terrigal Haven is a must see. A beautiful natural cove. Great for swimming, fishing, walking and restaurants. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“Where the locals go! Our fave local cafe away from the main shops, with a lovely little outdoor area and very beautiful owners.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food for all the family, pokies, pool, great bar, karaoke Thursday nights, entertainment Friday and Saturday nights”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mumbo Jumbos offers fantastic views of Terrigal Beach and an exciting array of Caribbean style food and drinks. Check their website for specific events if you are after a night out. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 31 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
Australian Restaurant
“Awesome view of Terrigal and the more casual café downstairs is great and more than enough to enjoy the spot. Can't vouch for the more expensive upstairs part, but may well be good too. Same view.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best tapas on the Coast, in Terrigal, 15min drive from us. It has a bar with an extensive drinks menu and an upstairs area with great ocean views. You will find parking (behind the Crowne Plaza), but well worth it!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Award winning fine dining restaurant, with spectacular water views at Terrigal, Central Coast NSW. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mumbo Jumbos offers fantastic views of Terrigal Beach and an exciting array of Caribbean style food and drinks. Check their website for specific events if you are after a night out. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“The Food is so delicious, and the staff are so friendly. The position of the Restaurant and being right next to the beach. Also there are so many other Retaurants to choose from and coffee shops as well. Makes this the ultimate lifestyle in north Avoca. The Crown Plaza in Terrigal is moments away.with great Breakfast ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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