Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Where to stay on the Central Coast
The Central Coast of NSW Australia is 90 minutes north of Sydney and midway between Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales' two largest Cities. Travel from Sydney Airport by Car up the M1 Motorway, or take the train from the airport to Central and from there the journey will be about 90 minutes into the local city, Gosford. From here you can collect a hire car, taxi or Uber to your accommodation. From Newcastle, the Central Coast is about 1-hour drive or the same via train. From Newcastle Airport a car is the most suitable option
Famous for its laid back slower place of life compared to Sydney many locals live here and travel back to Sydney for work. It is also a popular holiday escape with world-famous beaches and National Parks.
Since Covid, in 2020, the Central Coast has been experiencing a housing market boom as many Sydneysiders move here permanently. They no longer need to rely on being close to Sydney suburbs for office work so they are taking advantage of the lifestyle offered on the Central Coast.
Central Coast accommodation
When looking for NSW Central Coast accommodation, you can choose from friendly B&Bs Holiday Parks, Airbnb’s, spacious beach houses, self-contained apartments, friendly hotels, luxury resorts and even cosy caravans. It all depends on where you want to stay and how much you want to spend.
Central Coast Camping, Cabins and Central Coast Holiday Parks
A camping holiday on the Central Coast Australia is a perfect way to spend time with your family and friends. Swimming and surfing at the beach is popular with some of the best beaches in Australia all within easy reach.
There are numerous fantastic places to camp, hire a caravan, or rent a cabin. From basic no-frills campsites to extravagant holiday parks with everything you need and more. For great family accommodation, Central Coast caravan parks are a great idea. Airbnb has many options across the Coast including super popular locations like Avoca Beach, Shelly Beach and Terrigal.
Terrigal and North Avoca, just over 100km north of Sydney, are ideal destinations for a holiday. With accommodation available right on the beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants or set amongst the branches of the bush. Local holiday parks offer great camping opportunities along with cabins for those travellers that like a bit more comfort.
On the other hand, places like Avoca Beach and Copacabana are great places for surfing and other water sports, being so close to the beach and having a wide range of amenities. Here you’ll find a selection of hotels, B&B’s and Airbnb’s to suit most budgets and apartments ranging from basic to luxury.
Beach Houses and Luxury Resorts
If you have some cash to splurge, then checking into one of the resorts or renting a beautiful beach house is no problem when you are on the NSW Central Coast. There are awesome resorts dotted along the coastline like Bells at Killcare or Kim's Beachside Retreat in Toowoon Bay. If you fancy more privacy there is a myriad of extravagant beach houses that can be just as impressive.
Shelly Beach and Toowoon Bay offer gorgeous golden sand beaches that have some great accommodation. Shelly Beach Holiday Park is a great choice whilst staying here with villas, caravans and camping sites available.