Things to do on the Central Coast

Things to do on the Central Coast

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Where is the Central Coast?

The Central Coast region is in New South Wales, around 70km north of Sydney, made up of suburbs including Gosford, Woy Woy, Avoca Beach, Terrigal and Umina. The journey from Sydney to Central Coast takes around one hour by car. Those wishing to travel from Sydney CBD using public transport will find trains running from Central Station to suburbs including Woy Woy and Gosford every 30 minutes.

What to do on the Central Coast?

If you’re looking for fun things to do, the Central Coast has plenty of attractions, activities and experiences to suit all kinds of people and all ages. Whether you’re searching for adventure experiences just for you, or on the lookout for kids activities and options the whole family can enjoy, there’s no shortage of choice.

Top things to do in the Central Coast

Treetops Central Coast

Zoom through the trees and tackle obstacles like Tarzan at the award-winning Tree Top Adventure Park, Central Coast. This eco-friendly adventure is located in the Ourimbah State Forest and is a great family day out, with activities suitable for adults, as well as children aged three and up. Move from tree to tree like never before, slide along ziplines and take in the stunning natural views of the woodland as you do it.

Horse riding Central Coast

Always wanted to take horse riding lessons? Or maybe you’re just keen to get back in the saddle in a beautiful environment? Horse riding experiences at Glenworth Valley could be just what you’re looking for.

Just 20 minutes north of Hornsby and around an hour’s drive north of Sydney CBD, this unspoilt wilderness of 3,000 acres is just waiting to be explored. Guided horse riding is ideal for all abilities, but there is also the option of free range riding for those who are experienced and confident on their horse.

Surf lessons Central Coast

Whether it’s private surf lessons, group sessions or school holiday surf camps, getting out into the water is a whole lot of fun. Central Coast’s Terrigal, Avoca and Ocean beaches are great places to learn to surf, whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to take your skills to the next level. These surf lessons come with expert, friendly instruction, so you’ll be out paddling, having a blast in no time.

Kayak and stand up paddle boarding

For a more relaxed way of getting out on the water and exploring, how about kayaking or stand up paddle boarding? Choose our hire options (which also include pedal boat hire) at Avoca Beach and take some time to explore stunning coastal scenery. Or spend half a day kayaking through the unspoilt wilderness of Glenworth Valley. These experiences are an amazing way to get out in nature and see things from a new perspective.

Paintball Central Coast

Get together as a group and enjoy all the fun of paintball without the bruises! Laser skirmish at Peats Ridge, Glenworth Valley, uses realistic looking weapons that make use of infra-red technology detected on the player’s head and gun. Have fun plotting your strategy and choosing which weapons to use to lead your team to victory. Even kids aged 10 and up can take part (with adult supervision).

Jetpack and fly board experience

If you love pushing your limits and trying new things, a jet pack and fly board experience is an absolute must do. Both experiences see you flying high over the water, so you’re sure to feel like a superhero. Choose to try one or the other, or sample the best of both with a combo. With expert instruction you might just find you’re a natural.

Quad biking

Glenworth Valley is the closest quad biking location to Sydney. There are multiple daily quad bike tours on offer at this outdoor adventure destination, and it’s a stunning environment to explore. With expert training and state of the art 250CC quad bikes, it’s the perfect place to sample the unique rush of riding.

Rally driving and race buggies

Satisfy your need for speed (and then some) with the incredible turbo-charged rally driving and race buggy experiences at Colo Heights. These off road driving experiences are an awesome rush and the perfect way to put the fun back in driving. With a range of options to choose from, including hot laps, there’s an off-road adventure for everyone.

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