Terrigal

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Terrigal showing a bay or harbor and a beach

Join the droves of surfers who head here every year. But keep in mind that this gorgeous part of the coast has much more to offer besides great waves.

Come to Terrigal to see for yourself why so many surfers have fallen in love with this part of New South Wales’ Central Coast. Beautiful and varied beaches cater to surfers of all levels and surf schools and stores are found around every corner. Yet scrape the surface of this laid-back place and you will find lots to keep non-surfers occupied. From stunning natural parks to unique dive sites and a whole range of outdoor activities, discover the many reasons it is impossible to get bored in Terrigal.

Terrigal occupies a position at the end of roughly 2 miles (4 kilometers) of stunning white beach. Look for its distinctive fringe of Norfolk pines as you walk the shore and you will know when you get near. Given its many charms, it will come as no surprise that Terrigal has been a favorite vacation destination since the 19th century.

Today, the waters around Terrigal are full of surfers drawn by its famous waves. Terrigal Beach is an excellent place to find your feet as a brand-new surfer. Stop in to one of the surf schools clustered nearby to organize your first lesson. More experienced surfers often find the more challenging waters of Terrigal Haven and Wamberal Beach better suited to their needs.

Away from the surf, get a new perspective on this beautiful place by walking up to the lookout point at the top of the dramatic Skillion cliff. Alternately, try hang-gliding at Forresters Beach to see a true bird’s-eye view.

Spend a quiet afternoon at Wamberal Lagoon or Terrigal Lagoon, both great places for wildlife-spotting as well as fishing. See fish in another environment by joining a dive trip to the atmospheric wreck of the Adelaide, home to diverse marine life.

Terrigal’s location, about 90 minutes’ drive from Sydney, makes it the ideal spot for a weekend getaway if you have accommodations in the city. Leave urban life far behind and surf your troubles away at this accessible but serene patch of paradise.

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥12,962 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina Fair are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (498 reviews)
"Clean, tidy and great location"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
Fully refundable
The price is ¥23,345 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (989 reviews)
"A beautiful property and a great location. We only stayed one night but would have liked to stay longer. As a family of 4 staying in the one room it was very spacious. Amenities are second to none. Needed more time there to enjoy all of them."

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥19,640 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (461 reviews)
"Great value. Would recommend."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥12,962 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina Fair are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (498 reviews)
"Clean, tidy and great location"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥19,640 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (461 reviews)
"Great value. Would recommend."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Ocean views  Apartment within Resort - Star of the Sea
Ocean views Apartment within Resort - Star of the Sea
Terrigal, NSW
This family-friendly Terrigal apartment building is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and John ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
What a view!
"Sitting on the huge outdoor terrace with uninterrupted views of the Haven was bliss. Accommodation was spacious for our group of 8."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Ocean views Apartment within Resort - Star of the Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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