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Experience wildlife with Terrigal beach houses

The major coastal area of Terrigal offers a range of educational experiences, scenic views and beachfront adventures – all right around the corner from your beach house rentals. Terrigal Beach itself is an endless stretch of golden sand and clear waters that's ideal for snorkelling, boating and swimming. You can visit the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre to see exotic sea life up close and personal and learn about the ecology of the ocean. The Terrigal Lagoon is a quiet and serene location near your beach house that offers calm surf and dark waters where you can relax and refresh.

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.


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.

Where to stay near Terrigal?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,339 holiday rentals near Terrigal. From 957 Houses to 352 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? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Terrigal. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Skillion: 1,895 holiday rentals
  • Terrigal Blue Water Fishing Charters: 1,902 holiday rentals
  • Magenta Shores Golf Course: 1,462 holiday rentals
  • Bouddi National Park: 2,071 holiday rentals
  • Ettalong Diggers Club: 2,140 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Terrigal listed on 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. offers 957 Houses in Terrigal. Our other popular types of Terrigal holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 352 holiday houses
  • Villas: 33 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 21 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 290 holiday homes with pool available in Terrigal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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