Visit Somersby

The Central Coast’s Idyllic Rural Community

Visit Somersbyfor the perfect rural escape! Somersby is a semi-rural locality of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is home to some of the Central Coast’s most famous tourist attractions like the Australian Reptile Park and the Girrakool Loop Track and is one of the top reasons to holiday on the Coast. Somersby includes sections of the Brisbane Water National Park which includes the spectacular Somersby Falls. Just 30 minutes from Avoca Beach Holiday apartments, it is the perfect place to pack a picnic and have a day trip with the family.

Want to see what’s around Somersby? We’ve got some suggestions for the things you can do or see when you’re here. These include accommodations, tours, and landmarks, in addition to upcoming events and places to eat. You’ll discover something rewarding in every destination, so begin exploring now… If you know Somersby well, you may think we’ve neglected to mention something.


The Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park, made famous by Ploddy the dinosaur, is a favourite attraction on the Central Coast. It is regarded as one of Australia’s premier attractions and has a large spider and snake venom milking program in place.  It is a hands-on zoo in beautiful natural bush settings. There are many animals including Koalas, Snakes, Lizards, Birds and crocodiles. There are plenty of picnic areas for you to enjoy lunch in an ideal Australian setting. The reptile Park has to be on your to-do list.


Somersby Falls

Somersby Falls are beautiful natural waterfalls in the Brisbane Water National Park. The area is surrounded by lush rainforest and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch. They have fully equipped picnic areas that include BBQs, toilets and picnic tables and a walking track that takes you to the last water fall, 500ms from the carpark. Somersby Falls is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and showcases some of the beautiful bushland the Central Coast has to offer.


Microlight adventures

Microlight adventures offer amazing flights over the Central Coast. From the National Parks and rainforests to the ocean and the many stunning Central Coast beaches to fly over, you will be thankful you took this opportunity to see more of the Coast.


Girrakool Loop Track

The Girralkool Loop Track and Picnic Area is a beautiful short and easy walk through bushland at Somersby. The walk features an Aboriginal Rock engraving site, stunning views over waterfalls and Illoura lookout. Enjoy a picnic at the Girrakool picnic ground. The area is well equipped with free BBQs, picnic tables and plenty of parking. A wonderful way to spend a day with the family in a quiet bushland setting.

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