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Central Coast Holiday Parks

A great freedom comes from having the great outdoors as your backyard. There’s also a lot of flexibility, with most NSW Central Coast holiday parks and campgrounds featuring BBQ areas, amenities blocks and cooking facilities, ensuring you'll have everything you need for a fun-filled holiday.

  • View from Bateau Bay picnic area, Central Coast
  • Elizabeth Bay, Central Coast

Camping on the Central Coast

Stretching from the Hawkesbury River to the southern fringes of Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast is a stunning natural environment known for its pristine waterways and beautiful beaches, surrounded by expansive bushland. With plentiful caravan parks, campgrounds, holiday parks and quiet camping spots, it’s the ideal spot for a relaxing break.

The Central Coast is well known for excellent surfing and swimming beaches, and the warmer months are popular with families around the larger areas of Gosford and The Entrance.

Many of the region’s smaller coastal towns, such as Norah Head, Bateau Bay, Toowoon Bay, Ettalong Beach, Terrigal and Avoca Beach, offer quieter options ideal for a secluded summer break.

Frazer Campground, Munmorah State Conservation Area. Image credit: John Spencer

Camp by the beach in Little Beach or Patonga Camping Ground. Visitors to The Entrance can stay at El Lago Waters Tourist Park, for views of Tuggerah Lakes.

Alternatively, Budgewoi Holiday Park and Canton Beach Holiday Park are ideally located for fishing, surfing, bird watching and exploring nature. For larger accommodation, check out Blue Lagoon Beach Resort at Bateau Bay.

Staying in a holiday park is also a great option if you want to be within walking distance of the region’s beaches and waterways. For accommodation with waterfront access, spend the night at Norah Head Holiday Park, which boasts direct access to two beaches.

Tents in Freemans campground, Munmorah State Conservation Area. Image credit: John Spencer.j

The hinterland of the Central Coast also offers some beautiful and secluded areas which are rich in natural wonder. Camp near the Pines Forest Park of the Olney State Forest for a host of camping areas and walking trails.

You can also visit the Strickland State Forest and the Forest of Tranquility for more stunning scenery. Or head to Glenworth Valley, which boasts 200 acres of picturesque riverfront campgrounds, as well as horse riding and kayaking.

There are also a range of great walking trails such as Brisbane Waters National Park, the Somersby Falls walking track and the Mooney Mooney nature walk.

Head to the Glenworth Valley, which boasts 200 acres of picturesque riverfront campgrounds, as well as horse riding and kayaking.

At the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, you can meet native animals like kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas, and a visit to The Australian Reptile Park allows you to see wonders such as cassowaries, dingoes and komodo dragons.

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Accommodation on the NSW Central Coast

Check out these great accommodation options perfect for the family or a romantic escape. The Central Coast is the ideal setting for your next adventure, with gorgeous beaches and waterways, national parks, and plenty of family-friendly attractions. Your next adventure could be closer than you think!

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Adventure on the NSW Central Coast

Head out on a Central Coast adventure and immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty. From surfing to bushwalking to kayaking, adventure abounds on the NSW Central Coast. Explore the area on horseback with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, take on a high ropes course at Treetops Adventure Park, or view over 350 classic and modern cars at the brand new Gosford Classic Car Museum.

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  1. Active Holidays BIG4 Lake Macquarie

    Active Holidays BIG4 Lake Macquarie

    From $35 per nightEnjoy this picturesque lakefront location!

    Active Holidays BIG4 Lake Macquarie is located on the southern shores of Lake Macquarie at Mannering Park. Relax in a quiet and...

  2. Blue Bay Caravan and Camping Tourist Park

    Blue Bay Caravan and Camping Tourist Park

    From $65 per nightPerfect for family holidays or that short break away, Blue Bay Camping and Caravan Tourist Park is centrally located to many of the features and facilities the scenic Central Coast has to offer....

  3. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

    Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

    From $32 per nightAbsolute beach frontage just over one hour north of Sydney. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort now features fully equipped two bedroom cabins. Blue Lagoon is close to Shelly Beach Golf Course, Bay Sports...

  4. Budgewoi Holiday Park

    Budgewoi Holiday Park

    From $26 per nightBudgewoi Holiday Park faces serene Lake Munmorah with bright blue waters that attract fisherman and water sports enthusiasts the whole year round.

    Fire up a barbecue while the...

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