Motels & hotels
The ocean-facing Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific is home to 199 guest rooms and suites with either a deluxe king bed or two queen beds and furnished balconies to linger on throughout your stay – and don’t miss the ocean views from the outdoor heated pool. It’s also a dining hotspot within its own right; order the seafood platter at Seasalt, book high tea or sip cocktails in the Lord Ashley Bar & Lounge, or settle in for a Sunday session at the beer garden of the Florida Beach Bar.
Oaks The Entrance is the perfect family-friendly Central Coast accommodation option for a holiday by the sea. The waterfront property overlooks Tuggerah Lakes and offers studio apartments, one and two-bedroom luxury loft apartments and executive one and two-bedroom apartments. Facilities include an on-site gym, heated pool and children’s wading pool. A collection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops are all within easy walking distance.
Pullman Magenta Shores Resort boasts luxurious studio accommodation and one, two and three-bedroom villas with open plan living areas, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and exclusive access to your own courtyard or balcony. Swim in the resort’s 25-metre indoor heated lap pool, rock pools and lagoon pool – with seasonal pool bar. Book a treatment at the award-winning Vie Spa and work on your swing at the Ross Watson 18 hole Championship Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club.
Luxury & romantic accommodation
The Central Coast has an impressive range of boutique accommodation to choose from, including Billabong Retreat, find it hidden within 12 acres of bushland, surrounded by two billabongs in the rugged and beautiful Wollemi National Park; and Pretty Beach House, one of Australia’s most exclusive luxury lodges tucked away on the Bouddi Peninsula set high above Pretty Beach. Here, you can stay in one of the five luxurious pavilions surrounded by nature and hidden away from the rest of the world. Spend your days curled up by the open fireplace in the main house with a book from the guest library in the cooler months, followed by an indulgent treatment at the private day spa, or swim laps of the outdoor infinity pool and make use of the outdoor pizza oven for a romantic al-fresco dinner under the stars. There is also an open plan kitchen, dining room, open bar and wine cellar for guests to access throughout their stay.
Alternatively, Bells at Killcare delivers a stylish New York Hamptons inspired stay – think classic pale blue and white colour scheme, driftwood walls, wicker hampers, rattan lounges, elegant striped awnings – inside their boutique collection of cottages, suites and villas. Soak in the deep freestanding bath, sit on your private veranda to enjoy the serene garden setting, and venture further afield to explore the nearby coastal bushwalks. Dine at the multi-award-winning restaurant and don’t leave before treating yourself at the luxurious Bells Day Spa.
Caravan & holiday parks
Set yourself alongside Ocean Beach in Umina at NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday on one of the powered or unpowered camping and caravan sites, or opt for a villa, cabin or luxury glamping safari-style tent. Facilities include a splash park, tennis courts, playground, barbeque areas and camp kitchen.
Stay at Norah Head Holiday Park to explore the best of the outdoors – including Lakes Beach, Soldiers Head, Norah Head Lighthouse and numerous coastal walks. Accommodation options include seven different types of cabins (with Foxtel), caravan and camping sites. Make use of the resort-style swimming pool, playgrounds and camp kitchen.