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View of Audrey Wilkinson Wines, Hunter Valley.
Scenic sunrise in Broken Hill.
Views of New England National Park
Green hills at Kiama, South Coast Sunset on the Ocean

Nature & parks


Things to do in the Central Coast

The Central Coast area is made up of spectacular beaches, national parks, state forests and nature reserves, as well as cool towns like Avoca Beach and Terrigal. You're sure to find an activity to suit you on the Central Coast.

Must Do

Parks and Wildlife


At the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga, you can wander amongst kangaroos, wallabies and emus; meet echidnas, Tasmanian devils, and flying foxes; and see cute bilbies and baby crocodiles. Get your photo taken with a koala, a wombat, a dingo or even a python, and take a tour to learn more about Aboriginal heritage, bush tucker and bush medicine.

Visit Brisbane Waters National Park to see wildflowers and go bushwalking, bird watching and sightseeing, or go to Bouddi National Park for tranquil beaches and superb walking and cycling tracks. Visit Olney State Forest in the Watagan Mountains for camping and forest walks, or to the Forest of Tranquility, Australian Rainforest Sanctuary in Ourimbah to learn more about rainforest conservation.

For a hands-on zoo experience, visit the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby. Meet a range of Australian and exotic reptiles and wildlife, including Hugo, the giant Galapagos tortoise, and Elvis, the state's biggest crocodile. Watch daily wildlife shows and meet snakes, reptiles and scary spiders.

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