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The EntranceAustralia

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

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥11,483 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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! (1,810 reviews)

"We had a water front room with great views. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed our stay. Close to amenities."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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 ¥9,512 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

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! (599 reviews)

"Very nice location Kind staff Clean room I was good"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
3.5 out of 5
18 Coral Street, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥8,311 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

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

3.8/5Good! (1,026 reviews)

"This hotel is in an amazing location, lots of parking (free), they are currently doing construction which starts early in the morning however when finished it will be great. Great value for money."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Nesuto The Entrance 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 The Entrance

Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥11,483 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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! (1,810 reviews)

"We had a water front room with great views. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed our stay. Close to amenities."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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 ¥8,311 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

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

3.8/5Good! (1,026 reviews)

"This hotel is in an amazing location, lots of parking (free), they are currently doing construction which starts early in the morning however when finished it will be great. Great value for money."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Nesuto The Entrance Apartments
Sandy Cove Apartments
Sandy Cove Apartments
4 out of 5
2-8 Ozone Street, The Entrance, NSW

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (130 reviews)

"Appartment was lovely we had everything we needed- loved the modern kitchen with gas and two bathrooms.Easy walk to beach or town centre with coles across the road.Secure parking and we used visitor parking too.Shame we couldn’t use the facilities due to covid but the area made up for it as we did ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Sandy Cove 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.

Popular places to visit in The Entrance

Australian Reptile Park
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Australian Reptile Park

5/5(3 reviews)

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

4.5/5(10 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. 

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Explore the great outdoors at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a lovely green space in Sydney. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Reviews of The Entrance

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a.g

Jan 30, 2019

Loved it . Such a relaxed atmosphere , with great shopping and dining options . Great beaches . Easy to get around in the car .

3/5 - Okay

Naomi

Oct 11, 2018

Most of the restaurants closed at 4pm. We did find a good one. There's always something to do.

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