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The Entrance
Travel Guide

The Entrance showing rugged coastline

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.

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥12,449 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Entrance Beach, and Wyrrabalong National Park. North Entrance Beach ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,837 reviews)
"Friendly greeting upon arrival and pleasantly surprised with a room upgrade....Excellent. Great location, surrounded by restaurants, shops and the club. Awesome view from our balcony."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Ocean Front at The Entrance
Ocean Front at The Entrance
4 out of 5
102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥9,115 per night from May 10 to May 11
Offering direct access to the beach, this The Entrance motel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Entrance Beach and Blue Bay Beach. North Entrance ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (638 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful room! Definitely worth the spa/hot tub on the balcony - absolutely stunning view and location and such a unique feature. The outside is deceiving because the rooms have been renovated so nicely. Parking onsite, comfy bed, 10/10 :)"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Ocean Front at The Entrance
El Lago Waters Motel
El Lago Waters Motel
3 out of 5
41 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥7,369 per night from May 4 to May 5
Situated in The Entrance, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Wyrrabalong National Park, and Entrance Beach. North Entrance Beach and ...
3.2/5 (611 reviews)
"Although the Room we stayed in [ executive room ] was clean and tidy and had a view of the pool area and lake the building itself is in need of some repairs and maintenance .overall our stay was pleasant and would stay there again when next in the Entrance."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

El Lago Waters Motel
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.
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥12,449 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Situated on the waterfront, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Entrance Beach, and Wyrrabalong National Park. North Entrance Beach ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,837 reviews)
"Friendly greeting upon arrival and pleasantly surprised with a room upgrade....Excellent. Great location, surrounded by restaurants, shops and the club. Awesome view from our balcony."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Coral Street, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥10,558 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pelican Plaza and Entrance Beach. Wyrrabalong National Park and North Entrance Beach are ...
3.8/5Good! (1,067 reviews)
"nice and clean spacious and also looked good would definately recommend"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
El Lago Waters Tourist Park
2 out of 5
11 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥14,069 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in The Entrance, this beach campground is within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Plaza, Wyrrabalong National Park, and Entrance Beach. North Entrance Beach ...
2.8/5 (265 reviews)
"Liked the location, near beach and walking distance to town center. Was quite place. Cleaning and renovating in villas should be improved"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2021

El Lago Waters Tourist Park
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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