Welcome to The Central Coast

The area's largest town is the transport and services hub of Gosford, but visitors tend to head to the iconic nearby beaches of Avoca or Terrigal. Further south towards the mouth of the Hawkesbury are national park enclaves such as Killcare or Pearl Beach.

Further north, a series of salt 'lakes' spreads up the coast; good stopping points include the pelican-infested town of The Entrance and deep, placid Lake Macquarie.

The southernmost points of the Central Coast can be accessed by ferry from Sydney's Palm Beach.

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The Central Coast in detail