The Entrance

Go hiking, watch the daily pelican feeding, relax on white-sand beaches and head off on a fishing excursion at this coastal resort town.

Enjoy the great outdoors at The Entrance, a coastal town located at the point where Tuggerah Lake enters the Tasman Sea. Try fishing, learn how to surf and discover the beauty of the Wyrrabalong National Park, set on a peninsula between the lake and the sea.

Hang out on the beach, build sand castles and soak up the sun. Dine in restaurants overlooking the water or pack a picnic to eat in the park along the waterfront. On Saturdays, a craft market is held at the Waterfront Plaza, with vendors selling carved wood items, jewellery, handmade children’s quilts and clothing as well as souvenirs. On the first and third Saturday of every month, a farmers’ market stocked with local produce is held at Memorial Park.

Rent a canoe and paddle around Tuggerah Lake or lie back and relax on a catamaran. Fishing is a popular pastime on the lake, and whiting, flathead and bream are common catches. A 12-kilometre (7-mile) bike path surrounds the lakeside and picnic spots, parks and playgrounds can be found along the trail. Bring the kids to Vera's Water Garden and sit in the shade as they splash about among the child-friendly water sprays.

Hike along the coastal trail in the nearby Wyrrabalong National Park. Pause at Crackneck lookout and try to spot migrating humpback whales in the water below. The whales are most commonly sighted between May and August.

Observe the daily pelican feeding in Memorial Park and find out more about the colony of large birds who live on Tuggerah Lake. The tradition of feeding the pelicans began more than 20 years ago when a local fish and chip shop started throwing out their scraps.

The Entrance is a great place to unwind in nature. Visit the resort town year-round, using the beach and lake to cool off in the summer and exploring the national park in winter.

Top hotels in The Entrance

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ocean Front at The Entrance
Ocean Front at The Entrance
4 out of 5
The price is RM297 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this The Entrance motel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Blue Bay Beach and North Entrance Beach. Toowoon ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (565 reviews)

"Beautiful location with gorgeous views from the balcony. Nicely decorated and functional room, easy 1.5km walk to the esplanade. Would stay again :)"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
The price is RM427 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza and Wyrrabalong National Park. North Entrance Beach and Blue Bay Beach ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,788 reviews)

"Lovely staff nice hotel. building work opposite hotel did produce noise during day"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM375 per night

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza and Wyrrabalong National Park. North Entrance Beach and Blue Bay ...

3.8/5Good! (1,008 reviews)

"Above average"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Nesuto The Entrance Apartments

Popular places to visit in The Entrance

Australian Reptile Park
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Australian Reptile Park

Spend the day roaming this leafy bushland zoo to hand feed kangaroos, spy Tasmanian devils and see a huge range of reptiles from Australia and beyond.

Terrigal Beach
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Terrigal Beach

5/5(2 reviews)

From great surf to gorgeous views it’s no wonder this is one of the best-loved oceanfront spots on New South Wales’ Central Coast. 

Central Coast featuring a bay or harbor, rugged coastline and waves

Toowoon Bay

Blue Bay showing waves, surfing and a bay or harbor

Blue Bay