The Wyong area on the NSW Central Coast is perfect for day trips, family holidays, beach holidays, short breaks and outdoor adventures. Close to forest-clad mountains and beautiful beaches on, the charming area’s attractions are within easy reach from Sydney and Newcastle.
Beaches and watersports
You’ll find plenty of things to do and see at pretty seaside towns like Bateau Bay, Toowoon Bay, The Entrance and Norah Head. Relax on lovely beaches, explore Wyrrabalong National Park, spot whales, enjoy waterside barbecues and watch the daily Pelican Feed, an iconic spectacle that lights up on social media.
Water sports are a popular drawcard with shimmering Tuggerah Lake on one side and the deep blue ocean on the other. There are great surfing and fishing spots, too. The shallow lake is popular for kayaking, sailing and waterskiing and you can cycle around the lake foreshore on the 12km Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway.
There are more outdoor adventures to be had around Tuggerah and Wyong, both a short drive from the beaches. Meet farm animals and enjoy pony rides at the Amazement Farm and Fun Park, where you will find a network of mazes. Soar through the forest canopy on ziplines and the thrilling 1km Crazy Rider at the TreeTops Adventure Park.
You’ll enjoy mountain biking, bushwalking, horseriding and 4WD driving in The Watagans, a beautiful chain of state forests. Olney State Forest is paradise for campers, while the Jilliby State Conservation Area is home to more than 130 bird species and another natural wonderland for adventure and birdwatching.
Things to do
In addition to the everyday fun of water sports and other outdoor activities is a vibrant events calendar that includes festivals, markets and more. Keep the kids happy at the splash pool and historic carousel on the waterfront at The Entrance. And visit Norah Head Lighthouse for heritage and breathtaking views.
Getting there and where to stay
The Wyong area is a 1hr 30min drive north of Sydney and around 1hr 10min from Newcastle. You can also catch a train direct from Sydney to Wyong Station and the journey takes around 1hr 45min. Buses connect many of the towns across the area.
You will find a range of accommodation options available in the Wyong area, including camping and caravanning sites, beachside holiday parks, seaside hotels and luxury spa resorts that are perfect for romantic getaways.