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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.

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Adventures on the Central Coast

Family horseriding at Glenworth Valley, Central Coast

The Central Coast offers a wide range of adventure activities that vary from extreme action such as hang-gliding at Forresters Beach, to more leisurely activities such as sailing on Avoca Lake.

Beaches, lakes, forests and national parks provide the perfect backdrop for adventure. Try sailboarding, kayaking or canoeing, go cycling along one of the many cycle paths in the area or follow a bushwalking trail. Fish the channel at The Entrance for blackfish and prawns, or head out on a game-fishing boat or whale-watching cruise. For mountain-biking and four-wheel driving enthusiasts, nearby Ourimbah State Forest has some exciting terrain.

There are plenty of family-friendly activities on the Central Coast. Take a trail ride through picturesque bushland in Dooralong at Glenworth Valley Horse Riding, Australia's largest horse-riding centre. Kids of all ages will have fun in the tree tops at TreeTops Adventure Park in Ourimbah State Forest near Yarramalong. They'll have fun camping in nearby Watagan State Forest and taking easy bushwalks along the forest's beautiful Rock Lily and Lyrebird walking tracks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aerial Escapades

    Set out on the world’s longest roller coaster zip line and zigzag your way through the Ourimbah State Forest, swinging along flying foxes and traversing from tree to tree. Repel down cliffs and by waterfalls while abseiling at Glenworth Valley.

Central Coast