The beautiful lakeside town of The Entrance is only 1.5 hours north of Sydney, and only 30 minutes north of Gosford, the commercial centre of the New South Wales Central Coast. It the perfect place for a lakeside escape for those wanting some time away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. The beaches in the area are all superb, especially Terrigal Beach, only 20 minutes away, or the beautiful Ettalong Beach which is only short 45 minute drive away. The family will love the awesome beaches, while couples or small groups will love the peacefulness of the town surrounded by beaches on one side, and lakes on the other.
There are numerous beaches which will satisfy even the most advanced surfers. Shelly Beach in particular is fantastic for surfing or just lazing around on the soft sand and working on your tan. On the other side of The Entrance lies Tuggerah Lake, which is ideal for any kinds of water sports. Waterskiing, canoeing and sailing are just some of the activities you can do, or for a bit of a slower pace, the Lake is perfect to do some fishing. If you enjoy Lake Tuggerah, why not take a short one hour trip to Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest salt water lake? Go boating or learn to sail on the lakes placid waters. But be sure to return to The Entrance at night though, to enjoy some of the fantastic accommodation options available. For a truly relaxing holiday experience, beachfront resorts and luxury holiday parks are plentiful, as are some wonderful hotel and motel options.
If you brought the kids along, the popular Picnic Point is a great location for a relaxing lunch. Afterwards, head down to Pelican Island to see the daily pelican feeding session. There is a heap to learn from the rangers who feed the pelicans, and young ones will love to see such a first hand experience of the native Australian water bird. The family accommodation is first class with numerous self contained apartments and cottages surround the lake to suit families of all size. There are some great places to eat along The Waterfront, and a lovely walk along the Boardwalk track around the lake is peaceful and soothing.
If you were looking for a more affordable holiday to get in touch with nature, The Entrance also offers budget hotel and motel accommodation options. So whatever your price range The Entrance has something for everybody.