If you are planning to take a leisurely drive from Sydney to Central Coast, you couldn’t have picked a better backdrop for a scenic holiday, as this pristine stretch of coastline offer the tourist much. Here are just a few venues to include in your itinerary when cruising the Central Coast region.
- Australian Reptile Park – On the road driving from Sydney to Central Coast, you come to a huge concrete, bright yellow dinosaur, which guards the entrance to the park, so there’s no chance you’ll miss it. Here you can view monster saltwater crocs and the park’s star attraction, Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise, and there are many species of snake, as well as lizards from all parts of the world.
- Terrigal Beach – Spend an idyllic early morning walking along Teerigal Beach, then have a seafood lunch at a restaurant in Terrigal, where you can enjoy fine cuisine in luxurious surroundings. This classic Central Coast beach village has a cool Esplanade where you can enjoy great coffee, among other things, such as water sports, swimming, fishing and, of course, surfing.
- Pelican Plaza – As the name suggests, this is the place to see pelicans, and there is a daily pelican feeding session at 3:30pm on the waterfront, which you really should see. The plaza is on the north side of Central Coast and with shady picnic spots and stunning scenery, this is a great place to spend the day.
- Gosford Classic Car Museum – Car lovers simply have to visit this unique museum with a collection of over 40 classic cars worth more than $70 million. There are 35 Ferraris, all in pristine condition, and if you are a Holden fan, they have every model made from 1948-1978, which is probably the only collection of its kind. The collection belongs to property developer Tony Delly, who amassed 450 amazing cars that you can enjoy when visiting.
- Nora Head Lighthouse – Built in 1903, the lighthouse is unchanged, with the exception of adding electric light, and after your guided tour of the lighthouse, you can spend some time walking Soldiers Beach and enjoy a cold drink in one of bars along the promenade.
This region is extremely popular in the summer months, with many tourists enjoying the natural beauty, and if you are driving, everything is accessible and there are some great resorts and bungalows to rent if you fancy staying for longer.