Flying high on the Central Coast

Microlight adventures or tree-top adventures, flying foxes and suspension bridges, just take your pick of adventures on the Central Coast. Don't forget Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre is here too.

  • Horse riding, Glenworth Valley
  • My Mates Tours, Earlwood West

Adventures on the Central Coast

The Central Coast offers a wide range of adventure activities that vary from outgoing action such as sky diving at Warnervale, to more leisurely activities such as sailing on Avoca Lake.

The beaches, lakes, forests and national parks of the area provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure. For mountain-biking and four-wheel driving enthusiasts, nearby Ourimbah State Forest has some exciting terrain.

Try sailboarding, kayaking or canoeing, go cycling along one of the many cycle paths in the area or explore the stunning bushwalking trail.

Kids of all ages will have fun in the walkways, flying foxes and the wild rollercoaster zip line known as Crazy Rider amongst the tree tops at TreeTop Adventure Park, in Ourimbah State Forest near Yarramalong. The family can also camp in nearby Watagan State Forest and take easy bushwalks along the forest's beautiful Rock Lily and Lyrebird walking tracks.

Treetop Adventures, Central Coast

Take a trail ride through picturesque bushland at Glenworth Valley Horse Riding, Australia's largest horse-riding centre. Set amongst 3,000 acres of wilderness, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures offers plenty of diverse ways in which to see and experience the beauty of the Central Coast.

Spend an afternoon kayaking along the waterways of the Glenworth Valley, head out on a quad bike adventure through untouched bushland or savour spectacular views of the area while abseiling.

If you’re keen on diving, check out the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Shipwreck. Located just 1.4 kilometres from the Skillion at Terrigal and 1.8 kilometres from Avoca Beach, this artificial reef is a world class dive attraction with stunning underwater scenery.

Ex-HMAS Adelaide Shipwreck, Central Coast

Surrounding areas also have plenty of family adventure options, such as sailing and paddleboating on Avoca Lake. The kids can also take on the spirited, yet family friendly, jet-pack at Mt Penang Gardens or Archery Tag near Toowoon Bay.

Or jump aboard a segway ride with Segway Central Coast, where friendly guides personally train you before you take an adventure packed ride around the historic Mt Penang Parklands.

Not enough? Gather your family and friends together for a few hours of Glenworth laser skirmish fun, or learn essential survival skills with a half or full day course from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

For appreciation of classic on-road adventure, explore Gosford Classic Car Museum’s exquisite collection of over 400 classic cars, in a jaw-dropping collection that includes Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz and many more. Visit your favourite vintage heroes, modern classics and everything in between.

Play a round of Golf in idyllic surrounds

Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast, Wyong

The Central Coast region is home to a range of great golf courses and an active golfing community. Play a round at Kooindah Waters Golf Club, a championship golf course in Wyong which was designed by Ross Watson and champion Australian golfer Craig Parry, and is set amidst natural wetlands. Or visit the award-winning Pullman Magenta Shores Golf Club and Resort, which lies between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake at The Entrance and is a championship 18-hole course. Please remember that this is a private course and you need to stay at the property to play. Shelly Beach Golf Club, a picturesque golf course overlooking the gorgeous Shelly Beach, is also a must-visit.

  • My Mates Tours, Earlwood West

    Water Adventures

    Get active on the water with kayaking and stand up paddleboarding at Avoca Beach or put on your dive gear, head off shore and spot marine life at the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Dive Site. Cast a fishing line at The Entrance or join a group ocean fishing charter.

  • Glenworth Valley, Central Coast

    Riding Experiences

    Explore the area’s national parks and follow bike trails such as the Warrah Trig cycling loop and the Tommos loop and Rocky Ponds cycling loop. Discover the region’s natural beauty while horse riding or go off-road on a quad biking experience.

  • Treetop Adventure Park, Central Coast

    Treetop Escapades

    Set out on a trek through the treetops at the Ourimbah State Forest, swinging along flying foxes or traversing bridges from tree to tree. Repel down cliffs and by waterfalls while abseiling at Glenworth Valley, it's fun for all ages so bring the family.

TreeTop Crazy Rider rollercoaster zip lines! 1km and 330m: near Sydney, Australia

The world’s longest and craziest rollercoaster zip lines are flying fast and furious on NSW’s Central Coast. Australia’s first tree based rollercoaster zip lines ramp up the WOW adventure factor as they swoop, twist, turn and zig zag through the trees in Ourimbah State Forest. The one kilometre long Crazy Rider Xtreme is an exhilarating rush for those who dare as it darts through the forest six storeys above ground with 40 slaloms including three 360 degree turns. The Pioneer is a softer, 330m long adventure filled with twists and dips and loads of fun. Both zip lines are fully accessible for people of all abilities including people who use wheel chairs. Everyone can experience the rush of the Crazy Riders. 2 minute video.

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