The Central Coast

The Central Coast is a thriving region that begins on the northern outskirts of Sydney and spreads all the way up the coast towards the western edge of Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle.

Several enchanting national parks scatter the coast including Bouddi, Popran, Brisbane Waters, Dharug, and Wyrrabalong. All offer access to gorgeous outdoor spaces within reach of major towns and cities.

The Central Coast region has so much to offer so what are you waiting for? Get exploring!


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Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.

Best Stops on a Central Coast Hinterland Road Trip

Join us as we travel through the Central Coast Hinterland, discovering the best spots for the perfect winter road trip.

10 Lesser-Known Experiences on the Central Coast

We’ve uncovered ten of the best and most underrated experiences on the Central Coast. Get there before everyone else does!

Central Coast Itineraries for Hikers, Bikers, & Road Trippers

The Central Coast has something for everyone, from the remote hinterland bush to beautiful secluded beaches along the coast. Find the perfect itinerary for your next winter adventure, who said you have to wait until summer?

The Central Coast’s 9 Most Unique Stays

From caves to cottages, these are the NSW Central Coast’s unique stays that we’re dreaming of this winter.


Are You a Weekend Adventurer & Content Creator?

The Explorer Project is the beating heart of We Are Explorers. It’s a crew of writers, photographers and videographers from across Australia and New Zealand who can’t bear to be cooped up between four walls.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.