Australian Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the many amazing places to visit central coast. This hands-on zoo offers loads of animal interaction for animal-lovers of all ages. Here you have the opportunity to take a walk with Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise, watch alligator feeding at the ‘gator lagoon, and even have a photo taken with a wombat, python, or a cuddly koala. You will even have have a chance to meet Elvis, the crankiest crocodile in Australia.
At the Australian Reptile Park you may also watch venomous snake and funnel web spider milking every day. This is a part of their life-saving Venom-Milking Program, which provides the necessary venom used in anti-venom across Australia. The Australian Reptile Park is sure to be a great day out for the whole family.
Bouddi National Park
Bouddi National Park is a natural paradise, making it another excellent place to go central coast. This park boasts eight walking trails of varying lengths and levels of difficulty. From these trails you can feast your eyes on the breathtaking views and scenic attractions that Bouddi National Park has to offer. The Maitland Bay track is a beautiful, short walk leading to Maitland Bay and its shipwreck. Daleys Point track offers an ideal place to experience the unique Aboriginal culture heritage of the area. And the Bouddi coastal walk is a wonderful place to have a picnic, go whale-watching, or even go for a swim at Maitland Bay.
Another great area of the park is Lobster Beach. Here you have opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boating, picnicking, and bird-watching.
Toowoon Bay is a perfect destination for a weekend family getaway. Here you can experience a friendly game of archery tag with your family or explore and enjoy the local galleries and restaurants. With a visit to Toowoon Bay Beach, you can enjoy a picnic and a beautiful day of swimming and relaxation with your family. Thanks to the reef that surrounds the bay, this area is protected from ocean swell and is known for its safe swimming conditions. The Toowoon Bay area also offers a range of accommodation options. You can choose anything from resorts and hotels to cabins and camping, allowing you to decide how luxurious or adventurous you want your stay to be.
The gorgeous golden beach and rocky headlands of Avoca Beach make it another of the fantastic places to go central coast. This beach is a popular destination for surfing, and is ideal for surfers of every experience level. You can even take a surfing class. Avoca is known for having some of the best accommodation on the central coast due to it’s picturesque location.
There are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy around the area. There is a cinema in town, as well as several places to eat and shop. You can also visit nearby Avoca Lake and hire a paddle-boat or explore the waterways by kayak.