Central Coast Hotel & Accommodation

Located just over an hour north of Sydney, the Central Coast is one of New South Wales' most popular vacation spots. Whether you're planning to spend the weekend or retreat for a longer stay, you'll fall in love with the beach locales relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Boasting some of the east coast's most pristine beaches, free of the crowds typical of Sydney's beach hubs, you'll be charmed by the white sands and turquoise waters of the Central Coast's most popular spots.

Central Coast accommodation ranges from kitschy beach houses, stylish bed and breakfasts and luxurious resorts and international chains. Whether you stay in coastal favourite Terrigal or popular tourist hub The Entrance, you'll find accommodation to suit your travel group's budget and tastes.

Hosting a wide variety of recreation, the Central Coast is renowned for its relaxed coastal vibe. Beaches in the region are plentiful - from Terrigal Beach, with some of the best surf on the east coast, to Soldiers Beach in Norah Head, a great family beach spot.

There's also Toowoon Bay and Ocean Beach at Umina, two family friendly beaches which are regularly patrolled. For quieter unspoiled beach spots with stunning coastal surrounds, head to McMasters Beach, Wamberal Beach or Bouddi National Park which has several stunning beaches to explore.

Shopping in the Central Coast is world class - Erina Fair Shopping Centre is a fashion, lifestyle and family entertainment playground. With restaurants in the bustling dining centre The Hive, ice skating, cinemas, a library plus loads of cafes and over 300 stores, it's the largest single-storey shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, and you'll be wowed by its range of retail experiences.

The Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in Calga allows you to wander amongst wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, Tasmanian devils. You'll also get a chance to meet bilbies and baby crocodiles in an idyllic setting.

For an escape from the bustling city streets of Sydney, plan a coastal break and book yourself accommodation in the Central Coast.