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Norah Head

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  • Surfing Near Toukley

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Norah Head

Only an hour's drive north of Sydney, Norah Head is part the Central Coast region of New South Wales. Norah Head is surrounded by natural beauty with Wyrrabalong National Park to the south and the Tasman Sea to the east whilst a short drive away are Tuggerah and Munmorah Lakes.

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About Norah Head

Norah Head is a headland town on the NSW Central Coast and a haven for those who love the water. It’s also an area surrounded by gorgeous National Parks, lovely beaches and plays host to a number of local and national events.

Norah Head Beach is well-known for its reliable surf. Soldiers Beach in particular, which is located on the south side of Norah’s Head, is well protected and a favourite with surfers. You can also try your hand at one of the many watersports available in the area, from sailing and kayaking to scuba diving and snorkelling. There are also many superb fishing spots around Norah Head, with the opportunity to catch mullet, whiting, snapper, bream, crabs and prawns.

A trip to Norah Head Lighthouse is worth is it for the scenic views alone, but it’s also a historic point of interest. Constructed in 1903, it was one of the last lighthouses of significance built in NSW. Heritage listed, it is considered an icon of the NSW Central Coast, and is available for tours, weddings and events, or even as accommodation.

Around Norah Head and its surrounds there is a wide range of cycling and walking tracks. There are easy, paved and bushland tracks for cycling and walking, or for something a bit more challenging, head on to one of the colour-coded tracks in the Wyrrabalong National Park to hike through the coastal rainforest and wetlands.

In the nearby town of Toukley, check out the Little Blues Festival, held on the first Sunday of the month at the Toukley Golf Club. There are also great gigs touring Norah Head & Toukley for the Central Coast Country Music Festival. In September, don’t miss the Gathering of the Clans, celebrated annually since 1996. Visitors can enjoy parades, pipe bands, Scottish stalls, highland dancing and even kick up their heels at the ceilidh.

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