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Step outside the hotel and wander into the charming seaside village of Terrigal. Dine alfresco at one of the many award-winning restaurants or cafes along the esplanade, find yourself spoilt for choice with the boutique shopping selection, or simply enjoy your surroundings and stroll up to one of the many lookout spots along the Terrigal Beach.
To help you plan the perfect trip to the Central Coast, our team have compiled the following list of recommended activities, sights and experiences:
Experience Terrigal from the water with Terrigal Paddle Boats located on Terrigal lagoon, just a 10 minute walk from the hotel. For a fun adventure with your family, partner or group of friends, choose to hire a paddle boat or stand up paddle board. If you need a little guidance, you can book a stand up paddle board lesson with Mark Chandler, or just sit back on a paddle boat and relax as you paddle through the gorgeous Terrigal Lagoon.
Learn to ride the tide like a pro with a learn to surf lesson right on Terrigal beach. Central Coast Surf Academy offers all types of lessons for children and adults alike from complete beginners through to elite & high performance surfing and even corporate groups. You’ll learn everything you need to feel comfortable and competent in the ocean. Central Coast Surf Academy offers expert instructors and will also provide all your equipment so you can focus on having fun.
If you’re a car enthusiast explore automotive history at Gosford Classic Car Museum. Showcasing over 450 cars and motorcycles it is the largest car museum in the southern hemisphere. While you’re there you can grab a bite to eat at the 1950s inspired diner, where they serve breakfast, burgers and lunch classics.
The Central Coast is well known for its beautiful beaches and stunning coastline. Try the Putty Beach to Pebbly Beach walk which provides 8km of stunning coastal views, national forest, kangaroos and plenty of beautiful little beaches to take a swim along the way. This relatively easy hike located through the gorgeous Boudi National Park is characterised by sweeping views, shady rainforest and inviting picnic spots. If you are visiting during the winter months, keep your eyes peeled for whales as they make their way North.
There is no better way to experience the Central Coast’s beautiful natural environment than on the water. There are many places that will hire kayaks out for the day so you can have your own self-guided kayak adventure. Alternatively, take a guided kayak tour where you will learn all about the local area.
The Central Coast boasts some amazing local markets year round providing fresh produce to furniture and everything in between. Avoca Beachside Markets are held the fourth Sunday of every month and have plenty to keep the kids busy. Don’t miss out on the Art tank, an interactive eco art zone and craft circle. The markets are held right near the oval so there is plenty of room to kick the football around and enjoy all the amazing food on offer at the markets for a great day out. Discover what markets are on where, here.
Enjoy the Central Coast with a fun filled day of water activities. At Avoca Lake, you can choose to hire a range of different aquatic gear including kayaks, stand up paddle boards and paddle boats. If you need a little more guidance try a stand up paddleboard lesson. Alternatively, take in the beautiful environment with a kayak eco tour where you will learn all about the history and ecology of Avoca Lake.
There is no limit to the variety of activities on offer at Glenworth Valley, a family run business providing outdoor adventures. Take your pick of horse riding, quad biking, abseiling or laser tag skirmish. There are so many options to keep the whole family busy all in an amazing environment filled with rock formations, rainforest and open pastures. Keep your eyes peeled for some native wildlife.
Explore the beautiful Bouddi National Park on bike with an expert guide. Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours pick you up from the Crowe Plaza Terrigal so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic bus ride into the national park. Once you arrive, let your guide direct you through an exhilarating mountain bike ride along the incredible McMasters ridge trail. You will be stunned by the natural beauty of the area. Bikes, helmets, gloves, a souvenir drink bottle and snacks are all provided, so you get all the adventure with none of the hassle. Crowne Plaza Terrigal customers receive a special rate, enquire at reception for more information.
Somersby Falls is the perfect location for an unforgettable family adventure. There are endless amounts of exploring to be done through the lush rainforest. The picnic area has great facilities to kick back for a picnic or barbeque with the family. After lunch you can head along the Somersby Falls walking track where you will be rewarded at the end with some truly spectacular waterfalls. If you’re brave enough you can take a dip under the spray!
Our Concierge team are experts on the area and happily provide guests with tips and suggestions to experience Terrigal as the locals do. Our Concierge team are available to answer guest questions online, or are available 24-hours a day to assist guests during their stay. Click here to get in touch with our team.
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