The Central Coast is an Australian peri-urban region in New South Wales, located on the coast north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie. Geographically, the Central Coast is generally considered to include the region bounded by the Hawkesbury River in the south, the Watagan Mountains in the west and the southern end of Lake Macquarie in the north.
The Central Coast is the ideal destination for family holidays. Located just over an hours drive north of Sydney, along the M1.
Where to stay
The Central Coast is home to Erina Fair, the largest single level shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest non-metropolitan shopping centre in Australia. It provides many of the area's amenities such as restaurants, cinema, fast food and shopping. Another large shopping centre exists to the north, Westfield Tuggerah.
Other smaller local shopping centres are located throughout the region, including at Woy Woy, Umina, Kincumber, Gosford, Bateau Bay and Lake Haven.