The Seaside of Bateau Bay
Covered in part by the 140 hectares of Wyrrabalong National Park, the coastline sports long strips of beach and extensive rock platforms that are great for exploring. As its French name suggests, its a great spot to hire a boat and explore the coastline or enjoy a day of fishing.
About Bateau Bay
Bateau Bay is a beautiful and popular beachside village of the Central Coast. Pack your swimmers, a surfboard and a towel and make your way to Bateau Bay Beach to swim, surf, snorkel or relax in the sun. Stop by the northern end of the beach to enjoy a family picnic or rest beneath the shady trees of the Bateau Bay Beach picnic area.
Soak up stunning views of The Entrance, Tuggerah Lake and beyond from Crackneck Point Lookout. Watch talented surfers ride the waves of Shelly Beach, or look for whales passing by during their annual migration between June and November. From here you can make your way along the beautiful Coast Walking Track, amongst coastal wildflowers, orchids and flannel flowers.
The nearby Wyrrabalong National Park is a great way to further explore the beauty of Bateau Bay. Dramatic cliffs rise and fall along the scenic walking routes. Native plants and wildlife adorn the area. Spend time birdwatching or follow the trail through the cool coastal rainforest within the park. Explore on foot by following the majestic pathways along the Lillypilly Loop Trail or the Red Gum Trail.
Enjoy a family day out at Bateau Bay Ten Pin Bowl or dine at one of the town’s restaurants. Sample the flavours of Modern Italian fare at Pordella, choose from a menu of Modern Australian meals at Thyme After Thyme Restaurant or delight in the Italian influences that punctuate Di Matteos’ delicious mains. While you are there make sure to visit some of Bateau Bay's boutique stores in Bateau Bay Square.
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Tuggerah Lake at Wyrrabalong National Park. Image Barry Collier, Office of Environment and Heritage
The Haven at Terrigal. Image Central Coast Tourism
Surfer at Crackneck Lookout. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast