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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.

Top Hotels in Terrigal

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥16,304 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19

This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, stunning views, we had a perfect time there"…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥13,695 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

4.4/5Wonderful! (454 reviews)

"I visited for business purposes. It was close to Gosford, Erina and easy reach of the rest of the Central Coast"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥13,043 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina ...

4.4/5Excellent! (500 reviews)
Choice Location

"Very good location - walking distance to beach, eateries & shops, yet ensconced in a quiet nook. Spacious room & relatively clean room overall - however, exhaust vent in bathroom was quite clogged up. Communication on check-in procedure was incomplete & imprecise"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
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.

Vacation Rentals in Terrigal

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥13,695 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

4.4/5Wonderful! (454 reviews)

"I visited for business purposes. It was close to Gosford, Erina and easy reach of the rest of the Central Coast"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥13,043 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and Erina ...

4.4/5Excellent! (500 reviews)
Choice Location

"Very good location - walking distance to beach, eateries & shops, yet ensconced in a quiet nook. Spacious room & relatively clean room overall - however, exhaust vent in bathroom was quite clogged up. Communication on check-in procedure was incomplete & imprecise"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
A Wave Away - The Ultimate Penthouse
A Wave Away - The Ultimate Penthouse
Terrigal, NSW

Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon Wetland and The Skillion ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Beautiful apartment in a great beach front location.

"Easy to communicate with from start to finish booking this, would definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

A Wave Away - The Ultimate Penthouse
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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Oct 7, 2019

Everything about the area is wonderful! Food, shopping, sight seeing, leisure opportunities, all there!

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Oct 12, 2018

Nice 2 for 1 at Crowne Plaza restaurant but Vietnamese a bit expensive. Good range of eating options

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