Olney State Forest is in the Watagan Mountains near the Central Coast. Numerous free picnic, camping areas and walking trails are available in this family-friendly forest. The Pines Forest P...www.forestrycorporation.com.au
With beautiful scenery and activities aplenty, the Central Coast is the perfect place for a camping or caravanning holiday. The Central Coast is made up of six distinct regions, each of which has its own personality, character and unique drawcard.
As an accommodation option camping and caravanning gives you the freedom to travel and experience the essence of each region, and to set down your tent or caravan and really get to know the place and its people.
South of Toukley is The Entrance, a family favourite.
The Entrance plays host to numerous summer events and activities for all the family with events for the kids such as Carols by Candlelight.
Also adjoining Tuggerah Lakes, The Entrance has a great 12km cycle track out to the lake, or for a range of walking trails, visit nearby Wyrrabalong National Park.
For beachfront access stay at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort at Bateau Bay or, for a trip to Shelly Beach, spend the night at Sun Valley Tourist Park where you can enjoy a self-contained villa, trailer, or your own tent or caravan.
Visitors to The Entrance can stay at El Lago Waters Tourist Park, for views of Tuggerah Lakes. Alternativley Dunleith Tourist Park and Two Shores Holiday Village are ideally located for fishing, surfing, bird watching and exploring nature.
Further south is the Beach Villages region, made up of Terrigal, Avoca Beach, MacMasters Beach, Copacabana, Killcare, and Erina. The area offers beachside living at its best, with a laid-back atmosphere and stunning surroundings.
Terrigal and Avoca Beach are beautiful beach towns, vibrant with shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
This is the perfect spot for divers, with the Ex-HMAS Adelaide offering an exciting artificial reef to discover.
Get lost in the labyrinth at Amazement! A fun day out for all the family, Amazement has mazes, a games courtyard, sandpits, a wild wood walk, and cute and cuddly animals in Bunny World. Feed and brush the friendly emus, alpacas and ponies, explore the grounds, bring a picnic for lunch, or pop into Cafe Amazement or the Gourmet Games Cafe.
Explore the Central Coast's stunning hinterland on horseback at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures at Peats Ridge. Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre, Glenworth Valley offers free or guided horse riding tours, four-wheel motorbike tours, abseiling, and kayaking on the Hawkesbury River, Central Coast or along Popran Creek. The park also provides camping, BBQ and picnic areas.
Day at the Races
Set your heart a-flutter with a day at the races! Head out to Gosford Racecourse and cheer for your horse as it thunders across the finish line, have a drink in the bar, and enjoy something to eat at any of the snack bars, cafes, or in the Horsewalk Grill and the Brasserie Dining Room.
Central Coast Camping Activities
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