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Destination guide

A destination that's equal parts adventure and relaxation

Are you looking for adventure, or relaxation? Or maybe a bit of both? You've reached the mecca of getaway playgrounds with Central Coast vacation rentals. You've got Sydney to the south and Newcastle to the north, and a whole lotta outdoorsy fun in between, from bushwalking to ziplining. You'll fall for the breathtaking landscapes at the region's beaches, lakes, nature reserves and national parks. The large network of charming small towns feature loads of waterfront properties that make this area a holiday hotspot for many travellers.

Things to do

See some seaside cinema, and do the birthday-suit beach

Is there any better place to catch a flick than right on the waterfront? You'll know after you see some cinema at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Lounge with lizards at the Australian Reptile Park, which also features animal shows. You can brush up on Aboriginal culture when you explore the heritage sites at the bush and beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Wherever you book Central Coast vacation rentals, no doubt you're pretty darn close to a beach. Avoca Beach has sweet surf and swimming spots, while Birdie Nudist Beach is the perfect place to try on your birthday suit.

Activities

Central Coast has so many heavenly bodies... of water

Central Coast has all kinds of outdoor activities for aquaphiles and nature lovers. Many Central Coast vacation rentals are near or right on a lake or a seaside beach, so you've got surfing, boating, swimming and snorkelling pretty much right at your doorstep. Get hooked on a fishing charter, zipline through a forest or take a mountain bike tour. And when you're craving something cosmopolitan, dart on down to Sydney, just an hour's drive south, to enjoy tons of shopping options and world-class cuisine.

Weather

Head to the coasty when the summer days are toasty

With all this lovely water to enjoy, the warm temps of spring and summer tend to be popular seasons for Central Coast vacation rentals. Temperatures are humid and hot from December, but don't fret – fairly frequent rainfall in these months cools everything off. Nights can get chilly in the winter, with lows around 5 degrees, but it stays pretty pleasant during the day, making this an ideal time for outdoor events. Festivals celebrating everything from cider to whale watching happen from June to August.

Natural highlights

In Central Coast, water and nature surround and astound you

This is 1 of those times it's great to be surrounded by water. The long strip of land that is the Central Coast features the South Pacific to the east and many large lakes to the west. You'll find wide beaches, rocky coves, jagged peaks and many national parks with preserved Aboriginal heritage sites, just begging for you to explore them. Naturally, marine life thrives here, so if you're hoping to whale watch or scuba dive, you've chosen the right spot. Migrating birds love all of these lakes, and inland, you might spy a wombat, roo, or koala.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Central Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,259 holiday rentals around Central Coast. From 1,485 holiday houses to 94 cottages, 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 Central Coast is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Central Coast. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hunter Valley: 697 holiday rentals
  • Palm Beach: 1,196 holiday rentals
  • Terrigal: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • Pokolbin: 517 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana: 1,213 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Central Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Central Coast with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Palm Beach: 1,196 holiday homes
  • Terrigal: 1,375 holiday homes
  • Pokolbin: 517 holiday homes
  • Copacabana: 1,213 holiday homes
  • Port Stephens: 1,686 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Central Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Central Coast are:

  • Newcastle Airport (NTL): 846 holiday houses
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,990 holiday houses
  • Cessnock Airport (CES): 571 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Central Coast?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Central Coast. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Newport Beach: 5,052 holiday rentals
  • Dee Why Beach: 4,911 holiday rentals
  • Terrigal Beach: 1,969 holiday rentals
  • Magenta Shores Beach: 1,545 holiday rentals
  • North Head Quarantine Station: 4,551 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Coast listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Central Coast

Palm Beach
1,196 holiday rentals
Terrigal
1,375 holiday rentals
Pokolbin
517 holiday rentals
Copacabana
1,213 holiday rentals
Port Stephens
1,686 holiday rentals
Avoca Beach
1,348 holiday rentals
The Entrance
811 holiday rentals
Manly
1,537 holiday rentals
Pearl Beach
1,366 holiday rentals
Wamberal
1,293 holiday rentals
Macmasters Beach
1,456 holiday rentals
Patonga
1,546 holiday rentals
Avalon Beach
1,061 holiday rentals
Killcare
1,556 holiday rentals
Umina Beach
1,571 holiday rentals
Newcastle
142 holiday rentals
Broke
473 holiday rentals
Lovedale
467 holiday rentals
Ettalong Beach
1,534 holiday rentals
North Avoca
1,363 holiday rentals