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Explore The Entrance from holiday homes to rent

Like your vacation rentals seriously easy-going? Bit of classic seaside glamour, a good dash of outdoor adventure and some tame pelicans thrown in for good measure? Enter The Entrance. Set between the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lakes, The Entrance vacation rentals are the perfect choice if you're looking for long, spacious beaches, a wide choice of water sports, and coastal adventures in Wyrrabalong National Park. The Entrance is popular with well-to-do folk, but the real celebrities round here are the flock of pelicans that get fed each day in Memorial Park, and the whales that pass by during their annual migration.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday accommodation in The Entrance

There are some things about The Entrance vacation rentals that you just don't find anywhere else. Take the daily pelican feeding, for example. Taking place at 3.30pm in Memorial Park, it's a spectacle that kids and adults alike will love. The Entrance has also got a couple of museums that you could check out on a rainy day. There's a little shell museum, plus a military museum with exhibits from as far back as the Boer War. And if you're the sort who hankers for the gleam of highly polished chrome, take a half-hour drive over to the Gosford Classic Car Museum.


What to do near holiday homes in The Entrance

The Entrance vacation rentals are all about a bit of sand between your toes and saltwater on your skin. The beautiful beaches are popular with surfers, while the flatter waters of Tuggerah Lake make a great spot for paddling or water-skiing. Whale-watching cruises are popular, and there's some great hiking up in Wyrrabalong National Park. The Entrance is the sort of place that'll keep you as busy as you want to be, with a regular programme of events and festivals, including the Chromefest classic car and rockabilly festival in October and a toe-tapping blues and jazz festival each July.

Day trips

Best excursions near The Entrance holiday homes

The Entrance is the ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Norah Head. Holiday homes are close to places like Norah Head Lighthouse, an active lighthouse on a headland with sweeping coastal views, and Bird Island Nature Reserve, a protected natural area with beaches and wildlife. You could also visit Budgewoi Beach, a sandy expanse with swimming, surfing and fishing, or Soldiers Beach, a soft-sand beach with a historic lighthouse and prominent surf breaks.


Local weather during your stay in The Entrance holiday homes

You know the deal with the New South Wales coast. Come summer, it's going to get hot, hot, hot, and if that's not an invitation to take a dip in the ocean, then we don't know what is. At least there's usually a nice maritime breeze to keep the air moving. Spring and autumn are both gorgeous seasons for The Entrance vacation rentals and, while winter can be a bit cooler, there's one big bonus in the form of the annual whale migration. Between May and November, the big boys are on their way past, and you've got a great chance of spotting them.

Family friendly

Family fun near The Entrance holiday rentals

Families with children can enjoy plenty of new experiences in The Entrance. Holiday rentals are close to attractions like The Entrance Historic Carousel, a beautiful, ornate carousel and historical landmark, and Picnic Point Preserve, a picnic area and overlook point with outdoor activities. You could also spend time in the parks and wilderness areas to spot local wildlife in their natural habitats.

Where to stay near The Entrance?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 715 holiday rentals near The Entrance. From 322 Houses to 295 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near The Entrance is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to The Entrance? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in The Entrance. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pelican Plaza: 1,505 holiday rentals
  • Putty Beach: 2,183 holiday rentals
  • Magenta Shores Golf Course: 1,386 holiday rentals
  • Bouddi National Park: 2,016 holiday rentals
  • Ettalong Diggers Club: 2,055 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around The Entrance 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 The Entrance?

Yes, of course. offers 322 Houses in The Entrance. Our other popular types of The Entrance holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 295 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 14 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 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 The Entrance?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 200 holiday homes with pool available in The Entrance. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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