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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Popular zoo with many species of reptiles, free-roaming kangaroos, shows & hands-on experiences.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Not for a local grocery shop but if you want some retail therapy. Myer, Hoyts, target, Kmart as well as loads others. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Beach
“Gorgeous little vintage picture theatrette (est 1948), showing new and classic films as well as special events. More info and tickets available at www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Cinema
“Beautiful atmospheric theatre boasting six screens, including an outdoor theatre. Lovely locale with a choice of cafe's close by.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Nature
“Norah Head Lighthouse was built from 1901 to 1903. Perched on a headland, the lighthouse takes in magnificent ocean vistas and is the Central Coast's most spectacular icon. A walking track skirts around the side of the lighthouse and leads to stairs which climb down to the rock platform below and to Lighthouse Beach. Norah Head Lighthouse celebrated its Centenary on 15 November 2003. Apart from the electrification of the light, few changes have been made to the lighthouse since it was established. Buildings on the headland comprise the Lighthouse, Flag Locker, Head Keepers Quarters and the first and second assistant lightkeeper's quarters as well as stables.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“There are multiple walks you can choose from, just bring enough water, as there are no shops around. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“about 30 minutes away... if you just can't resist some shopping, the movies or eating at the numerous chain restaurants. (nearest major shopping centre)”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“A gorgeous remote beach in the national park. Great for a day trip, 15 min drive from Terrigal. Nice bush walk in. Enjoy a beach picnic, swimming and exploring on this stunning beach.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Challenge yourself with these ultimate WOW factor experiences in the tree tops! Take your pick of the fun work out of our Adventure parks, amazing heights of the Vertical Challenges, the extreme thrill of the Crazy Rider or bounce, play, discover and explore at NetWorld. We cater for most age groups and fitness levels. Bookings recommended.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Enjoy the beach and walk the promenade around to the skillion great views from up the top ... great food places around to enjoy often live music at the crown plaza on weekends ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Looking for some tasty Italian food? Look no further than Bombinis. This restaurant offers garden to plate, fresh and tasty Italian. Check the restaurants website for various events. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place to hang out and enjoy a fresh seafood meal. There's a playground nearby and lovely waterviews.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Feeding is at 3.30 pm daily arrive around 30 minutes before to get an excellent front row seat ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Great food and enjoy the wonderful water view with a glass of wine. Playground nearby for kids. Highly recommended.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Major LendLease shopping centre - Hoyts, super markets, major retailers. Free & ample parking. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great place to meet friends and enjoy a pre dinner drink or just sit and watch the world go by.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Looking for some tasty Italian food? Look no further than Bombinis. This restaurant offers garden to plate, fresh and tasty Italian. Check the restaurants website for various events. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place to hang out and enjoy a fresh seafood meal. There's a playground nearby and lovely waterviews.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great food and enjoy the wonderful water view with a glass of wine. Playground nearby for kids. Highly recommended.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Spa
“The only 5-Star Spa destination in the Central Coast. Bells at Killcare also worth a visit for lunch. A 20min drive from Casa Lola. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Italian & Spanish fare offered in a buzzy, modern bar/restaurant with a craft beer & cocktail menu. Amazing Tapas and Pizza! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Beautiful for a round of golf scrumptious dining and often live music on the weekends short walk to Shelly beach for a dip in the ocean ...courtesy bus or 5 minute drive ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is a local favourite. Great spot for a quick coffee, early breakfast, lazy brunch or lunch. Overlooks Terrigal Beach and boasts great food. Can be busy, best to get a table outside. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

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