Boasting a relaxed way of life and an abundance of natural beauty, The Entrance has remained a popular holiday destination since the late 1800s, attracting holidaymakers year after year. From its sparkling waters through to its fascinating attractions, the coastal town, found just over 90 minutes from Sydney by car, offers plenty to see, do and experience.
Surrounded by pristine waterways on three sides, including the Pacific Ocean in the east and Tuggerah Lake in the north and west, there are plenty of good reasons to head outdoors and make the most of the area’s natural beauty. Try your hand at water skiing, canoeing and sailing on Tuggerah Lake for a day of fun on the water, or cast a fishing a line and spend time angling from one of the golden beaches that line the coast.
Only a short walk from the centre of town, The Entrance Beach is a popular swimming spot amongst locals and visitors alike. Patrolled throughout the warmer months, the beach is a great spot to swim, surf or simply laze beneath the warm coastal sun. Those looking to explore more of the waters surrounding The Entrance can find sailboards, surf skis, pedal boats and more for hire, as well as a great selection of beaches situated both north and south of the town.
A popular tourist attraction, Pelican Plaza, situated in Memorial Park, sees large numbers of pelicans flock to its waterfront location each and every day for a feeding session. Held at 3:30pm all year round, the feeding is both entertaining and educational, providing the opportunity to see and learn about the local pelican colony.
Discover something new with a visit to one of the many cultural events held at The Entrance throughout the year including the three day Chromefest celebrating all things rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and American auto related, and The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival, taking place mid-year. The town’s dining scene also provides a great opportunity to experience something different, serving the flavours of South America, the Middle East and beyond.
Whether you’re stopping by The Entrance for a day, or have the luxury of an extended stay, there are plenty of great accommodation options to choose from. Spanning from budget backpacker stays through to luxurious resorts, there’s something on offer to suit most budgets and needs.
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