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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.

Zoo
“Have lunch with the Kanagroos and Emus. Learn all about Australian animals . Hands on zoo type experience. Awesome children's park.”
53 locals recommend
Beach
“Historic picture theatre, right on the beach at Avoca. Screens independent & mainstream films. ”
74 locals recommend
Premise
“Erina Fair is the largest shopping centre on the Central Coast and has been servicing the region since 1987. Erina Fair has the widest shopping choice on the Central Coast with Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, Best & Less, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi plus over 300 specialty stores. When you've done the shopping, we have a wide variety of leisure and entertainment options in The Hive including an 8 screen Hoyts Cinema, the Erina Ice Arena, a variety of restaurants, a playground for the children and a comprehensive schedule of fun activities on the Hive Stage. https://www.erinafair.com.au/centre-information/about/”
43 locals recommend
Cinema
“Beautiful atmospheric theatre boasting six screens, including an outdoor theatre. Lovely locale with a choice of cafe's close by.”
40 locals recommend
Park
“Bouddi National Park Embrace the sea air on this 8km guided walk through Bouddi National Park. 20mins drive from our house, witness the breathtaking scenery on offer by the Central Coast. Here are many beautiful photos about the spectacular scenery: https://www.google.com/search?q=bouddi+national+park&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=uifd5FYqppqWcM%253A%252CmAadHcrPqQZn0M%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSJYKBfoqUfZtMifZ0Z_6I3--DzKw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzzsbbwurjAhVfl48KHZJyBhgQ9QEwAXoECAUQBg#imgrc=uifd5FYqppqWcM: Maitland.https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/bouddi-national-park Please check David Angel David Angel is a British writer and photographer who has been travelling and photographing the world for over 25 years. His work is regularly featured in worldwide media including the BBC, the Guardian, the Times and the Sunday Times. His images are frequently used throughout the world by tourism bodies such as Visit Britain and Visit Wales. David is currently exploring Australia with his family https://delveintoaustralia.com/bouddi-coastal-walk/ ”
47 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Iconic tourist beach in the central coast area but also has boutique shopping and nice eateries”
38 locals recommend
Park
“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”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best bars on the Central Coast, I personally recommend "The Nutty Sailor" cocktail”
30 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“So many tracks short and long all pretty much along the coast. So good for the soul.”
32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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
Italian Restaurant
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“Bombini has a fine dining restaurant area or a pizza restaurant - they do take away pizzas too. ”
43 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A fun tree top canopy ropes course that provides a fun way to see the Australian bush. Suitable for the whole family. ”
28 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“They have a casual take away area and an eat in restaurant. Nice local with water views. ”
36 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 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​.”
35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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
Hotel
“Great views over Terrigal Beach from the beery. Food, drinks and entertainment.”
26 locals recommend