Located roughly 103 kilometres from Sydney and 63 kilometres from Newcastle, the Entrance is a popular destination for holidaymakers from all corners of the world. With its great surfing opportunities, lake recreational activities, natural beauty spots and good shopping, it is little wonder why holiday homes in the Entrance are in demand.
The Entrance is a fabulous place to visit for both couples and families with children of all ages. One of the best activities for all holiday makers is feeding the pelicans. Held at 3.30pm at the Entrance on a daily basis, it is a truly awe-inspiring sight to watch the pelicans being fed by hand and the informational commentary is very interesting.
For a taste of beauty, the Channel is a place where your soul takes flight. The Channel is the aperture between the Tasman Sea and the Tuggerah Lakes, and provides fishermen of all ages and experience to partake in their favourite pastime. Schools of fish can be found in this area, with many blackfish swimming around in these warm waters. However, if you just want somewhere to refresh the soul, then there is no better place to visit.
If you want to enjoy the ambience of this area, then there are many holiday apartments and holiday villas which can be rented whilst visiting the Entrance. Waking up to the sight of the Channel in the morning and as the last thing you see at night will certainly make it a holiday to remember.
The Entrance is a destination where the list of activities and things to do doesn’t seem to get smaller. The Heritage Walk is a historical trail where you can learn more about this town’s past and how it has influenced the people today. You start off at certain points and explore the many various buildings which have made an impact, including the Entrance Surf Club, the Original South Channel, Tuggerah House, Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and the Entrance Hotel. There are 75 sites on the Heritage Trail, all easily pointed out, so make sure you’re wearing a pair of comfortable walking shoes when you set out.
Vera’s Water Park is a fantastic place to visit for children of all ages. Located next to Memorial Park, this water park will keep the kids amused with the various water sprays, pools and slides, whilst parents can relax in the summer sun.
The Memorial Park is the heart of the Entrance and this is easily seen through the range of activities and events held here. When the sun is out, you will see many people just soaking up the golden rays, but people flying kites, playing sports, visiting the markets, enjoying riding or being on a bouncy castle, can all be experienced here. In the summer, many musical events and festivals are held here, adding to the character of the Entrance.
To give you and your family flexibility and privacy, why not choose to stay in one of the many family friendly holiday homes that can be found near the Memorial Park. This gives you a good base to explore the town and be ready as soon as the children wake up.
The Central Coast region is inundated with an assortment of cultural and historical sites to visit, with so many that you may need to arrange a second holiday to see them all. By staying in private self-contained accommodation, you have a good base to explore the Entrance and the surrounding region. The nearby lakes offer great hiking opportunities and there are several great places to go diving. At night, the Entrance is a beautifully romantic place for couples, and the walk back to your holiday home will enhance the tender mood.
The Entrance is a great place to visit due to the climate. In the summer, the climate averages around 22 °C and 15 °C in the winter period, which is the summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Remember to protect your skin against sun damage by applying sun screen regularly.
It is very easy to travel to the Entrance. Leave on one of the many daily flights departing London Heathrow Airport and arriving in Sydney Airport. Airlines offering daily flights include British Airways, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines with stopovers in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Seoul. Once you arrive in the Entrance, you will soon be settled in your luxury holiday accommodation, where your holiday really begins.
My most memorable holidays were spent at The Entrance on the Central Coast. Having five children to occupy during school holidays was difficult but at The Entrance there was so much for them to do/so much to be had. Most days were spent on the beach either swimming or catching crabs, playing beach volley ball or eating fish & chips down the park. There were often people flying kites or even entertainment on the stage at the park to keep the most hyperatcive child occupied. In the early days the carnival was installed at the best spot, right near the park, eateries & beach.
I think I just loved the family time spent in the huge house we stayed in, playing games every night, (no TV allowed), walking around the rocks to Bateau Bay & getting caught in freak storms. We also had many family visitors during our January stays so the house was always filled to the brim! Concert nights were also on the agenda which meant many a night was spent watching singing & dancing children perform 'exciting' items.
There are twenty years worth of memories caught up in holidaying at The Entrance. These are memories I will treasure always.