Destination guide

Some vacation hotspots just love to make an Entrance

Like your vacation rentals seriously easy-going? Bit of classic seaside glamour, a good dash of outdoor adventure and some tame pelicans thrown in for good measure? Enter The Entrance. Set between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lakes, The Entrance vacation rentals are the perfect choice if you're looking for long, spacious beaches, a wide choice of water sports, and coastal adventures in Wyrrabalong National Park. The Entrance is popular with well-to-do folk, but the real celebrities round here are the flock of pelicans that get fed each day in Memorial Park, and the whales that pass by during their annual migration.

Things to do

Attend a dinner party where everyone has their own bill

There are some things about The Entrance vacation rentals that you just don't find anywhere else. Take the daily pelican feeding, for example. Taking place at 3.30pm in Memorial Park, it's a spectacle that kids and adults alike will love. The Entrance has also got a couple of museums that you could check out on a rainy day. There's a little shell museum, plus a military museum with exhibits from as far back as the Boer War. And if you're the sort who hankers for the gleam of highly polished chrome, take a half-hour drive over to the Gosford Classic Car Museum.


Paddle your cares away on the waters of Tuggerah Lakes

The Entrance vacation rentals are all about a bit of sand between your toes and saltwater on your skin. The beautiful beaches are popular with surfers, while the flatter waters of Tuggerah Lake make a great spot for paddling or water-skiing. Whale-watching cruises are popular, and there's some great hiking up in Wyrrabalong National Park. The Entrance is the sort of place that'll keep you as busy as you want to be, with a regular programme of events and festivals, including the Chromefest classic car and rockabilly festival in October and a toe-tapping blues and jazz festival each July.


You'll have a whale of a time in the sunshine

You know the deal with the New South Wales coast. Come summer, it's going to get hot, hot, hot, and if that's not an invitation to take a dip in the ocean, then we don't know what is. At least there's usually a nice maritime breeze to keep the air moving. Spring and autumn are both gorgeous seasons for The Entrance vacation rentals and, while winter can be a bit cooler, there's one big bonus in the form of the annual whale migration. Between May and November, the big boys are on their way past, and you've got a great chance of spotting them.

Natural highlights

Sometimes it's best to be literal, don't you think?

The Entrance is the kind of town that likes to tell it how it is. It's set at the narrow channel where the Pacific Ocean meets the great coastal lagoons of Tuggerah Lakes. Local highlights include the 6 kilometres of sand on Tuggerah Beach, and the unique coastal rainforest of Wyrrabalong National Park. This section of the New South Wales coast is a top spot to catch the annual whale migration, though the most obvious wildlife round here comes in the form of the pelicans. The daily feeding in Memorial Park is a bit of an institution in The Entrance.

How to get there

Transport to and around The Entrance

The nearest airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 42.3 mi (68.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), which is 45.1 mi (72.5 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around The Entrance?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 816 holiday rentals around The Entrance. From 483 holiday houses to 313 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around The Entrance is on Stayz.

Can I rent Houses in The Entrance?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 483 Houses in The Entrance. Our other popular types of The Entrance holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 313 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses
  • Villas: 16 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in The Entrance?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 213 holiday homes with pool available in The Entrance. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.