The kids will love all the amazing attractions around Tuggerah on the Central Coast of NSW, from flying foxes in the trees to magical mazes. Other fun things to do are horseriding and mountain biking, and the beautiful Tuggerah Lake is popular for water sports, including kayaking and sailing.
The lovely ocean beaches of Bateau Bay, Toowoon Bay, The Entrance and Norah Head are all an easy drive from Tuggerah. You can pick up supplies for your beach holiday or adventure in magnificent coastal and hinterland forests from Westfield Tuggerah, which has hundreds of stores and a cinema.
From the mountains to the sea, the Central Coast is a spectacular destination. In the Ourimbah State Forest, northwest of Tuggerah, is the TreeTop Adventure Park. There are supervised courses for children as young as three, and teens and adults will relish the high zip-lines or flying foxes.
The TreeTops Crazy Rider is one of the longest rollercoaster zip-lines in the world - an exhilarating distance of 1km in which you’ll swoop, soar, twist, turn and even spiral around a tree. For indoor thrills, the Slam Factory in Tuggerah is perfect for skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders.
For gentler adventures, the Amazement Farm and Fun Park is a delightful place for kids to find their way through mazes, meet farm animals and enjoy pony rides. Or spend a half-day at Yarramalong Clydesdale Experience, where you’ll meet huge Clydesdale horses and other smaller farm animals.
The rolling valleys, green pastures and emerald bushland of the Central Coast hinterland create a tranquil setting for a lovely getaway. Fernbank Farm is in the Yarramalong Valley and is an enchanting place for a wedding and reception, with two elegant homesteads for accommodation.
Getting to Tuggerah is easy, with drive from Sydney or Newcastle about 70 minutes. There is public transport as well. A train journey from Sydney’s Central Station is about 90 minutes, and you can hire a car in Tuggerah and explore the region’s beautiful valleys, beaches, waterways and forests.