The Central Coast, an hour north of Sydney, is a favourite weekend destination for tourists and locals alike.
Known for its beautiful harbour setting, lovely beaches, pretty local villages, boutique hotels, stunning coastal terrain, great shopping and lush national parks, the Central Coast makes for a perfect holiday.
There are several popular beach towns here, including Avoca, Terrigal and The Entrance.
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Gosford Hospital 4320 2111
Woy Woy Hospital 4343 8444
Wyong Hospital 4393 8000
Visitor Information Centres
Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre
228-234 Pacific Highway, Swansea. Phone 1800 802 044. www.visitlakemac.com.au
The Entrance Visitor Information Centre
Marine Parade, The Entrance. Phone 02 4385 4074. www.theentrance.org.au
Toukley Visitor Information Centre
Wallarah Point Park, Gorokon. Phone 02 4392 4666.
Ettalong Visitor Information Centre
Ettalong Diggers Club, 51-52 The Esplanade, Ettalong. Phone 02 4343 0111.