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Experience Terrigal in holiday homes to rent

Terrigal vacation rentals have got some serious pedigree, since holidaymakers-in-the-know have been flocking to this gorgeous spot on the Tasman Sea for more than a century. It's evolved into a rather chic little spot, but despite its handsome properties and fine eateries, it's the sort of place that never feels overdeveloped. With its long beach and reliable surf, plus plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like wildlife-watching, hiking, fishing and diving, Terrigal's a 1-stop shop for vacation perfection, and you'll find it difficult to believe that you're just an hour and a half's drive from the centre of Sydney.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Terrigal holiday accommodation

Part and parcel of Terrigal vacation rentals is taking in some coastal exploration, whether that involves a stroll out onto the "Skillion" – Terrigal's famous promontory – or a more serious excursion into nearby Wyrrabalong National Park. And if you're the sort of person who can have too much natural beauty, then how about taking in some of the man-made variety, in the form of the Gosford Classic Car Museum? A 20-minute drive from Terrigal, it's got more than 450 gleaming cars and motorcycles, and you could combine it with a visit to the Henry Kendall Cottage and Museum just down the road.


Things to do near holiday homes in Terrigal

Terrigal vacation rentals are perfect for anyone who loves the life aquatic. Long-haired surfers do their thing off the town's gorgeous 4-km beach, and with some great local surf schools, it's the ideal spot to take your first steps on a board. And if you're more about what's under the water, then you're in for a treat. Divers can get up close with Nemo and all his mates, while fishermen can hoik them out of the water on the end of a line. There's plenty of hiking and biking around too, not to mention the brilliant wildlife and whale-watching opportunities.

Day trips

Day trips from Terrigal holiday homes

Terrigal is the perfect base camp to explore the wonders of Gosford. Holiday rentals are just a short distance from places like the Australian Reptile Park, a popular zoo with many species of reptiles and mammals with hands-on experiences, and AquaSplash Inflatable Water Park, an adventure attraction with inflatable climbing obstacles, slides and trampolines. You could also visit Brisbane Water, a barrier estuary with fishing and parks teeming with wildlife, and Bouddi National Park, a large park with rainforest and marine habitats.


Climate for your stay in Terrigal holiday homes

When it comes to climate, this patch of New South Wales can see some fairly high summer temperatures, though at least the coastal location means you've often got a sea breeze to take the edge off. All the same, you'll want to slap on plenty of sunscreen and take some long lunches in the shade when the sun's at its hottest. Winters are on the cooler side, and the shoulder seasons can be great times to visit too. And if you're coming to Terrigal with whales on your mind, then you'll be wanting to turn up in migration season, between May and November.

Natural highlights

Unleash your inner Ahab (but leave the harpoons at home)

With 4 km of sandy beach, you won't need to use your elbows at Terrigal. Set on the Tasman Sea, one of Terrigal's distinctive features is the "Skillion" – a famous promontory that gives you awesome views back towards town. Terrigal's got 2 lagoons, and wildlife enthusiasts will want to bring the binoculars, since not only is Wamberal Lagoon a great spot for birdwatching, but this part of the New South Wales coast is prime whale-watching territory. Just up the coast is Wyrrabalong National Park, home to some of the last coastal rainforest in New South Wales.


Best beaches near Terrigal holiday rentals

The beaches of Terrigal offer a relaxing retreat during your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Terrigal Beach, a popular beach with picnic areas, swimming, boating and scuba diving, and Terrigal Haven, a bay with boating, fishing, diving and a sandy beach area. You could also visit Avoca Lake, a saline coastal lagoon with sandy beaches and water sports.

How to get there

How to get to and around Terrigal

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 37.4 mi (60.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), which is 50 mi (80.5 km) away.

Where to stay near Terrigal?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,462 holiday rentals near Terrigal. From 941 Houses to 374 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Terrigal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Terrigal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Terrigal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Terrigal Lagoon: 2,060 holiday rentals
  • The Skillion: 2,087 holiday rentals
  • Terrigal Blue Water Fishing Charters: 2,095 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 2,162 holiday rentals
  • Bouddi National Park: 2,276 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Terrigal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Terrigal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 941 Houses in Terrigal. Our other popular types of Terrigal holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 374 holiday houses
  • Villas: 34 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 28 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 Terrigal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 351 holiday homes with pool available in Terrigal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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