Situated on the spectacular Central Coast of New South Wales, Killcare is a secluded coastal town perfect for those wanting to get away from the commotion of city life. Radiating a laid-back friendly atmosphere, Killcare is a quiet beachside paradise only 90 minutes drive from Sydney.
The Bouddi Peninsula encompasses Killcare, Hardys Bay, Pretty Beach and Wagstaff, surrounded by the wild beauty of Bouddi National Park. The park offers a number of walking and cycling tracks, lookouts, picnic areas and camping spots, and has been pivotal in the preservation of this secluded and charming area.
Visitors can view the remains of the wreck of the PS Maitland at Maitland Bay, and visit one Australia’s first marine protected areas, the Bouddi National Park Marine Extension, located between Gerrin Point and Bombi Point. The park is also home to several significant Aboriginal sites and a number of tremendous lookouts.
There are picnic facilities at Putty Beach, Little Beach and Mount Bouddi (Dingeldei).
Whether you want to eat ice cream by the beach, sip a latte in a beachside café, or indulge at a fine dining restaurant, you will find a wide variety of dining options in Killcare. Try Bells at Killcare for Italian cuisine from internationally renowned chef Stefano Manfredi. Located in the heritage-listed Old Killcare Store in Killcare, L'anxaneta Cafe and Tapas Bar offers fabulous Mediterranean cuisine.
The Fat Goose Cafe is a relaxed setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch and coffee, while Randalls on the Beach offers excellent seafood, modern Australian cuisine, and outstanding ocean views.
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An aerial shot looking over Putty Beach Box Head near Killcare, Central Coast NSW
Box Head Tallow Beach near Killcare, Central Coast NSW
A view of Maitland Bay, secluded by Bouddi National Park in Central Coast NSW