Environment

The Central Coast is a community of rich and diverse natural areas it is a beautiful and unique place

From our enviable beaches to our beautiful valleys; there are many unique ecosystems here on the Central Coast and we boast more than four times the water front of Sydney harbour. Our National Parks are home to both some really special habitats like the red gum forests and amazing wetlands but also very special plants and animals.    


Tuggerah Lakes

At 83 square kilometres, Tuggerah Lakes Estuary is one of the largest inland coastal estuary systems in Australia, with three interconnected lakes. Tuggerah Lake to the south is the main coastal lagoon with Budgewoi Lake and Lake Munmorah to the north.
 
Large sand peninsulas separate the three lagoons from the Pacific Ocean, but they share common access to the ocean at The Entrance. The lakes and foreshores are ideal for water-skiing, canoeing, sailing, rowing and sailboarding or for people of all ages to enjoy the extensive cycle, jogging or walking trails and picnic spots around the foreshore.
 

The Watagans National Park

For those who like hiking, biking, lookouts and quiet campgrounds, you can’t go past the stunning wilderness of the Watagans National Park on the Central Coast.
 

Somersby Falls

A great place to picnic on the Central Coast, Somersby Falls offers barbecues and picnic tables in a lush rainforest complete with waterfalls and a walking track.
 

Coastal villages

The Central Coast is home to a wide range of coastal towns and villages. Each of these places has its own unique flavour, for all to enjoy. Read more about the Coast’s towns and villages.

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