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Destination guide

Adventure near Central Coast holiday homes to rent

Are you looking for adventure, or relaxation? Or maybe a bit of both? You've reached the mecca of getaway playgrounds with Central Coast vacation rentals. You've got Sydney to the south and Newcastle to the north, and a whole lotta outdoorsy fun in between, from bushwalking to ziplining. You'll fall for the breathtaking landscapes at the region's beaches, lakes, nature reserves and national parks. The large network of charming small towns feature loads of waterfront properties that make this area a holiday hotspot for many travellers.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Central Coast

Is there any better place to catch a flick than right on the waterfront? You'll know after you see some cinema at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Lounge with lizards at the Australian Reptile Park, which also features animal shows. You can brush up on Aboriginal culture when you explore the heritage sites at the bush and beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Wherever you book Central Coast vacation rentals, no doubt you're pretty darn close to a beach. Avoca Beach has sweet surf and swimming spots, while Birdie Nudist Beach is the perfect place to try on your birthday suit.

Activities

What to do near Central Coast holiday homes

Central Coast has all kinds of outdoor activities for aquaphiles and nature lovers. Many Central Coast vacation rentals are near or right on a lake or a seaside beach, so you've got surfing, boating, swimming and snorkelling pretty much right at your doorstep. Get hooked on a fishing charter, zipline through a forest or take a mountain bike tour. And when you're craving something cosmopolitan, dart on down to Sydney, just an hour's drive south, to enjoy tons of shopping options and world-class cuisine.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Central Coast holiday homes

With all this lovely water to enjoy, the warm temps of spring and summer tend to be popular seasons for Central Coast vacation rentals. Temperatures are humid and hot from December, but don't fret – fairly frequent rainfall in these months cools everything off. Nights can get chilly in the winter, with lows around 5 degrees, but it stays pretty pleasant during the day, making this an ideal time for outdoor events. Festivals celebrating everything from cider to whale watching happen from June to August.

Beaches

Best beaches near Central Coast holiday rentals

Central Coast has numerous pristine beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Holiday homes are available near places like Ettalong Beach, a beautiful beach area with seaside amenities and wildlife, and Shelly Beach, a coastal beach with surf breaks and clear waters for snorkelling. You’ll also like Terrigal beach, a popular city beach with picnic areas, swimming, boating and scuba diving.

Family friendly

Family fun near Central Coast holiday homes

Kids will love the attractions of Central Coast. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Pelican Feeding, a daily waterfront show with daily pelican feedings by professionals, and Walkabout Wildlife Park, a wildlife sanctuary with a visitor centre and indigenous sites with guided tours and animal feedings. You’ll also like Amazement Farm & Fun Park, an activity centre with a hedge maze, animal activities and more.

Where to stay near Central Coast?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,272 holiday rentals near Central Coast. From 1,483 Houses to 97 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Central Coast for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Central Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Terrigal: 1,346 holiday rentals
  • Palm Beach: 1,168 holiday rentals
  • Pokolbin: 517 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley: 699 holiday rentals
  • Avoca Beach: 1,320 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Central Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Central Coast with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Terrigal: 1,346 holiday homes
  • Palm Beach: 1,168 holiday homes
  • Pokolbin: 517 holiday homes
  • Avoca Beach: 1,320 holiday homes
  • Copacabana: 1,188 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Central Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Central Coast are:

  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,936 holiday houses
  • Newcastle Airport (NTL): 838 holiday houses
  • Cessnock Airport (CES): 565 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Central Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Central Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Magenta Shores Golf Course: 1,523 holiday rentals
  • Audrey Wilkinson Winery: 564 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley Gardens: 563 holiday rentals
  • Newport Beach: 4,936 holiday rentals
  • Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club: 564 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Central Coast

Terrigal
1,346 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,168 holiday rentals
Pokolbin
517 holiday rentals
Avoca Beach
1,320 holiday rentals
Copacabana
1,188 holiday rentals
The Entrance
802 holiday rentals
Pearl Beach
1,335 holiday rentals
Manly
1,519 holiday rentals
Wamberal
1,265 holiday rentals
Port Stephens
1,689 holiday rentals
Macmasters Beach
1,430 holiday rentals
Patonga
1,511 holiday rentals
Newcastle
140 holiday rentals
Avalon Beach
1,049 holiday rentals
Lovedale
467 holiday rentals
Ettalong Beach
1,505 holiday rentals
Broke
472 holiday rentals
Umina Beach
1,538 holiday rentals
Killcare
1,526 holiday rentals
Cessnock
443 holiday rentals