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Norah Head

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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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Welcome to Norah Head

Understandably, the area is a haven for those who love the water and all that it offers. From surfing and fishing, to water skiing and scuba diving, Norah Head has much to offer in the way of water-based activities.

The area is also home to wondrous National Parks, beautiful beaches, excellent shopping and dining, and hosts a number of local and national events.


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Things to Do in Norah Head

Surfing Soldiers Beach

There are many superb fishing spots around Norah Head, with the opportunity to catch mullet, whiting, snapper, bream, blackfish, flathead, flounder, jewfish, tarwhine, crabs and prawns.

If you want to get your feet wet, why not try your hand at one of the many water sports available in the area. From sailing and kayaking to scuba diving and snorkeling, there is something for all the family in Norah Head. For those looking to take to the waves Norah Head Beach, on the south side of Norah Head, is well-known for its surf and is enjoyed by surfers and wind surfers alike.

Staying on land, a trip to Norah Head Lighthouse is a must for all visitors to the area. Heritage listed, this icon of the Central Coast offers spectacular views, an insight into Australian maritime history, and even a place to lay your head for the night.

As well as taking in the rich history of the area there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Around Norah Head and its surrounds there is a wide range of bike and walking tracks. There are easy, paved and bushland tracks for biking and walking, or for something a bit more challenging, head on to one of the colour-coded tracks in the Wyrrabalong National Park to see coastal rainforest and wetlands.

For those with an eye for shopping, Toukley offers everything from gifts and surfwear, to vintage clothing and books. Toukley Markets are held every Sunday from 7am until 2pm, in the Coles car park.

Events in Norah Head

Hosting a number of events for both locals and visitors to enjoy, Norah Head's events calendar is worth checking out if you're going to be in the area.

In the nearby town of Toukley, Blues fans will love the Little Blues Festival, which is held on the first Sunday of the month from 5pm, at the Toukley Golf Club. Or if you're more into Country, check out gigs coming to Norah Head & Toukley for the Central Coast Country Music Festival.

Celebrated annually since 1996, the Gathering of the Clans is held each August. Visitors can enjoy parades, pipe bands, Scottish stalls, highland dancing and even kick up their heels at the ceilidh.

The area also hosts body boarding and surfing competitions throughout the year, as well as various other local festivals to celebrate the community, nature, food, drink and music.

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