Gosford Area


Exploring the beachside villages

Gosford is situated on Brisbane Water National Park and surrounded by picturesque forests, lakes, beaches and towns. Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Killcare, Ettalong Beach, and Woy Woy all offer great restaurants and beautiful beaches.

  • Bells at Killcare, Central Coast
  • Bouddi National Park, Central Coast

About Gosford

Gosford is the business hub for the Central Coast. With ocean beaches nearby and easy access to bushland and forests, as well as its proximity to Sydney and Newcastle, Gosford is also a popular holiday destination. 

The stunning coastal towns in the Gosford area make for an idyllic seaside getaway. TerrigalAvoca BeachKillcareEttalong Beach, and Woy Woy; all provide alluring points to enjoy the clean, sweeping beaches and bushland.

Much of Gosford Area is covered by National Park, where you can go bush walking, picnicking or camping.

The Brisbane Water National Park is a great place for bird watching, seeing wildflowers, boating and bush walking. Bouddi National Park, follow the coastal walk, stopping along the way at one of the inviting beaches for a swim.

The Ex-Hmas Adelaide Dive Site is a must. Guided tours are a great way to get to know the area, too.

Gosford offers plenty of things to do that are fun for the whole family. Take a family Segway tour or plan a whale-watching excursion during the annual season.

Towns in the Gosford area also regularly host markets, festivals and other events, so be sure to check the calendar and plan ahead before you go.

Relax and enjoy your stay in a range of bush and beach accommodation.

  • Terrigal beach, Central Coast


    The Central Coast is home to a number of popular swimming spots including Avoca Beach, The Entrance and many others; you could spend the day swimming, fishing, or surfing at dozens of pristine locations. For a different view of the area, try hiring a kayak or paddle board to explore the various waterways around the Central Coast.

  • Skydive the Beach and Beyond Central Coast, Warnervale


    Adventurous travellers will find no shortage of things to do on the Central Coast. Explore the region on horseback with Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, or bushwalk and cycle its many scenic trails by yourself. Admire the Central Coast from above as you Skydive the Beach and Beyond, or take on flying foxes and suspension bridges at TreeTop Adventure Park.

  • Block N Tackle, Central Coast

    Food and Drink

    Sample the acclaimed cuisine at Terrigal's Bellyfish, taste the handcrafted ales and Cajun cuisine at Six String Brewery in Erina, or simply head for the beach to find some of the best cafés in the region. Fine dining institutes such as Reef Restaurant in Terrigal and Byblos Restaurant & Bar in Gosford, where Lebanese banquets are paired with modern cocktails, are popular with locals and visitors alike.

  • Bateau Bay, Central Coast

    Nature and Parks

    Home to a diverse and beautiful landscape, the Central Coast offers many opportunities to get in touch with nature. Explore Brisbane Water National Park and Bouddi National Park, stay overnight in a secluded campground, or play paintball in the Watagan Mountains. Learn about rainforest conservation at the Forest of Tranquility in Ourimbah, or visit the Australian Reptile Park and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park to meet some of our native animals.

  • Camping


    Settle in for an evening under the stars at one of the Central Coast’s top camping and caravanning locations. Take your pick from a variety of powered and unpowered camp sites, or set yourself up in a cosy cabin. With plenty of waterside holiday parks in the region, it's easy to nab a spot close to the beach or the bay for a casual summertime getaway, or immerse yourself in the wilderness and learn essential survival skills.

  • Shopping, Markets & Culture

    Shopping, Markets & Culture

    Feel free to browse the Central Coast’s wide range of shopping centres, independent retailers and boutique stores. Erina Fair, the largest shopping centre in the region, boasts over 300 stores in addition to restaurants, cinemas and an ice-skating rink. Those looking for something special might prefer perusing the fresh produce, handcrafted gifts, vintage homewares and clothing available at the Central Coast's weekly, monthly and seasonal markets.

Popular Pages in the Gosford area


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Local areas

  • Avoca Beach Avoca Beach is a major Central Coast holiday and surfing area. VisitNSW.com lists accommodation in Avoca Bea
  • Ettalong Beach Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast is a popular and safe family favourite. VisitNSW.com lists accommodation
  • Gosford Gosford is a great destination for a family day trip or holiday. VisitNSW.com lists accommodation in Gosford
  • Killcare Killcare is a secluded Central Coast town. VisitNSW.com lists information about Killcare Beach, accommodatio
  • Terrigal Terrigal is a popular beach for learning to surf with accredited surf schools. VisitNSW.com lists accommodat
  • Woy Woy Woy Woy on the Central Coast is a quiet, easily accessible town with a relaxed seaside charm. VisitNSW.com l