Start those engines and hit the open road on one of the best drives in the state.
This trip is about the journey and not the destination. Pack the boot, roll down your windows and let gorgeous scenery whizz past you.
Make a visit to Australia Reptile Park (1 hr from Sydney-75.5 km) or Amazement Farm and Fun Park (1.20 hrs – 96kms)
Arrive at Avoca Beach at lunchtime (35 min from Australia Reptile Park – 25.5 km or 40 min from Amazement Farm and Fun Park – 32 km), which leaves plenty of time for seaside chills, a picnic or a brunch in one of the many restaurants and cafes near the coast. Head to Copacabana for a surf or a walk to Captain Cook Lookout where you can see the Skillion in Terrigal to the left and Bouddi National Park to the right. It’s also a top spot for whale watching.
Or go to the busier, more bustling Terrigal Beach further north if you’d rather just a dip. You can also make a visit to the Central Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal, a Kid-focused marine center offering a variety of interactive activities, tours & science exhibits. The Skillion and Terrigal Haven are a great spot nearby to enjoy the outdoors and have a picnic. Small children like to swim in the calm water and you can climb the popular Skillion to the lookout for panoramic coastal views.
For the more adventurous ones, there are pedal-boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at Aquafun and glide around Avoca Lake for hire, in Heazlett Park.
For the bushwalkers, enjoy a coastal walk around Bouddi National Park. Bouddi Coastal Walk is a stunning 8-km coastal walk which offers stunning ocean views and secluded beaches. The Coastal Walk in Bouddi National Park has been nominated by the Australian Geographic as “one of the 18 best days walks in Australia”.
Opt for Treetop Adventure Park near Central Coast. Flex your adventurous spirit and test yourself mentally and physically with over 100 elevated obstacles with rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo nets, and zip lines.
Overnight Central Coast at Nesuto The Entrance Apartments or similar.