Matcham Accommodation Is Well Located
Matcham is a semi-rural suburb off the Central Coast, just southwest of Bateau Bay and northeast of Brisbane Water. Gosford, the commercial capital of the region, is 75 kilometres from Sydney and a short drive from Matcham. Your Matcham holiday rental is just minutes to the beach and the Erina Fair Shopping Center. The shopping center has just about everything you could want—shops, restaurants, cinema and more. However, the main attraction of the area near your Matcham accommodation is water and water-related activities.
The Central Coast is not a large area but it is packed with a treasure chest of natural beauty, points of interest and activities. Large bodies of water dominate the region, and it is around these that many of the main towns are clustered.
Enjoy The Area's Many Beaches
The region's coastline is favoured with many fine beaches, ranging from quiet to busy. The towns that about them vary from small villages to cosmopolitan oases. One of the quiet spots is Patonga, as is its neighbour, Pearl Beach. Pearl Beach is great for body surfing, as the water very quickly goes from deep to shallow. The ride only lasts a second or so, but is worth the tumbling ending on a white sand beach. North of Pearl Beach are Umina Beach, Ocean Beach and Ettalong Beach, all very popular and safe. There are also plenty of boat ramps and boat hire businesses in the area for you to explore, fish and enjoy the Brisbane Water.
Bateau Bay, just to the east of Matcham holiday rentals, is also home to the Wyrabalong National Park. Bateau Bay is just a few kilometres south of The Entrance near Shelly Beach. Natural seaside flora and fauna, with stunning coastline walk,s are just some of the Central Coast features.
Popular for fishing from the beach or the coastal rocks, Bateau Bay is extremely popular. Close to shops, Bateau Bay and your Central Coast accommodation are the perfect base for your Central Coast experience. Bateau Bay Beach provides access to Crackneck Point, which is a popular local surfing spot. Crackneck Point Lookout is a short distance from the beach, where you can enjoy lunch while overlooking the Bay.
Visit Area National Parks
The southern section of Wyrrabalong National Park dominates much of the Bateau Bay area. One beautiful feature of the park's coastal cliffs are extensive rock platforms, which are great places to experience rock fishing or low tide exploration. Wyrrabalong National Park is a haven for marine, bird, and native wildlife, which include goannas, bandicoots, fantails, and the tawny frogmouth. A short walk through Wyrrabalong National Park joins Forresters Beach and Crackneck Point Lookout. The Australian Reptile Park is a long-established Central Coast attraction. It's located on the Pacific Highway in Somersby. In addition to large reptiles such as python, alligators and giant tortoises, there are many other animals on display such as platypus, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, dingos, spiders and of course, friendly hand-fed kangaroos. Other great exhibits to see are the Lost World of Reptiles and Spider World.
The proximity of the Central Coast makes it an ideal day trip from Sydney and Newcastle, but there is plenty there for you to do should you decide to take a longer break. You'll love how close your Matcham accommodation is to all the area's sights and attractions.