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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
“Highly recommended. I'd say check their website for more information but it's a very popular place if you're into reptiles, snakes, spiders, crocs, lizards etc. But watch out for the drop bears! ”
49local recommendations
Beach
“Historic picture theatre, right on the beach at Avoca. Screens independent & mainstream films. ”
67local recommendations
Premise
“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”
41local recommendations
Cinema
“Beautiful atmospheric theatre boasting six screens, including an outdoor theatre. Lovely locale with a choice of cafe's close by.”
37local recommendations
Park
“Lovely medium difficulty coastal walk well worth the trip. Can do the entire 10 plus km walk or part thereof. Take a dip in the ocean as you enjoy the walk. ”
44local recommendations
Bakery
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“Iconic tourist beach in the central coast area but also has boutique shopping and nice eateries”
38local recommendations
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”
31local recommendations
Bar
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“One of the best bars on the Central Coast, I personally recommend "The Nutty Sailor" cocktail”
30local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“So many tracks short and long all pretty much along the coast. So good for the soul.”
31local recommendations
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)”
20local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“Bombini has a fine dining restaurant area or a pizza restaurant - they do take away pizzas too. ”
41local recommendations
Theme Park
“A fun tree top canopy ropes course that provides a fun way to see the Australian bush. Suitable for the whole family. ”
28local recommendations
Australian Restaurant
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“They have a casual take away area and an eat in restaurant. Nice local with water views. ”
34local recommendations
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​.”
32local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Erina Fair is a large shopping mall with a Hoyts cinema, an ice skating rink, groceries and a range of retail outlets”
25local recommendations
Hotel
“Great views over Terrigal Beach from the beery. Food, drinks and entertainment.”
25local recommendations