Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Where is it located?

Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of New South Wales, about located 12 kilometres east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean.

What are some of the main attractions?

Terrigal Beach, Forresters Beach and Wyrrabalong National Park are a few of the attractions of the region.

What is Terrigal's climate?

The climate is warm and temperate in Terrigal. Terrigal has a significant amount of rainfall during the year.

Exploring Terrigal

Terrigal has been one of the most popular seaside getaways along the Central Coast of New South Wales for more than a century. The most famous landmark of this community which is conveniently situated about halfway between Newcastle and Sydney is the steep ocean-side cliff and lookout area known as the Skillion. Visitors can easily walk the path between the Skillion and the four-kilometre long unbroken Pacific Ocean coastline. Terrigal Beach lies at the south end of this stretch of beach, which extends as far as Wamberal Point.

The four-star Crowne Plaza Terrigal may be the most upscale of the many hotels along the seaside Terrigal Esplanade. However, visitors seeking a more private place to stay, complete with kitchenette, may prefer the Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments. Both options boast balconies with Pacific Ocean views in every room. A children's ocean rock pool stands at the south end of this scenic esplanade which is filled with cafés and restaurants. A bird and animal sanctuary surrounds the neighboring Wamberal Lagoon.

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Terrigal is the Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Tiarri Terrigal in Terrigal as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.

Sights nearby

Although by car is the easiest way to travel to and from Terrigal, the only main road in and out of this seaside community can get clogged, especially at weekends. Two bus routes travel between Terrigal and the nearby community of Gosford, which is home to the nearest rail station.

- The Skillion

Terrigal's most unusual landmark is this steep ocean-side cliff which is situated over the hill from the community's primary shopping district. The north side of Broken Hill, as this headland is called, is fairly flat and wide. The south side, on the other hand, is narrow and rises dramatically over Terrigal and its beach. The walk to the Skillion's highest point is steep but short, and worth it for the stunning view from the lookout.

- Terrigal Beach

The biggest and most popular of Terrigal's beaches is situated at the south end of the four-kilometre long stretch of coastline which begins at Wamberal Point's south side. The protected harbour of Terrigal Haven stands ready to greet boaters, fishers, divers, and picnickers at the beach's south end. The beach is patrolled daily between October and April.

- Wyrrabalong National Park

This seaside national park is named after a Darkinjung word which means 'headland overlooking the sea.' The Darkinjung were the people who originally lived along this park between Bateau Bay and Forresters Beach. Shale and sandstone cliffs tower over the park's southern section. The Skillion can easily be seen from Cromarty Hill's Wyrrabalong Lookout, while the views from Crackneck Lookout are accompanied by picnic and barbecue spots.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Most of Terrigal's eating, shopping, and drinking spots are situated along its oceanfront esplanade. Thai cuisine and seafood are the most frequently served meals at the community's sunny seaside cafés and upmarket restaurants, but many other international dishes are available. Most Terrigal shops are small and unique boutiques, some of which sell items from popular Australian designers. The nearest shopping centre is situated in nearby Erina.

Public transport

By car is the easiest way to travel around Terrigal, especially for visitors who stay in hotels outside the town, such as the Five Star Avoca Palms Resort Apartments. Apart from taxis, Terrigal's only public transportation options are the two Busways bus routes which make the 12km journey to and from Gosford once per hour every day. Route 68 travels to Wamberal, while Route 67 travels to North Avoca. Gosford is the location of the nearest rail station to Terrigal.

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