The Entrance

The Entrance is located 100km northeast of Sydney on the New South Wales central coast. Perched on the edge of Tuggerah Lake, this scenic lakeside and coastal town is a haven for water lovers.

The Channel which separates Entrance North and South is a scenic delight. On the northern shore sits the Dunleith Tourist Park right on the water in prime position looking across to the southern shore. The waterway joins the lake to the ocean and is perfect for fishing, boating or just taking in the views.


North Entrance Beach, adjacent to the channel, is a beautiful stretch of coastline subject to swell. Lifeguards are stationed in a designated area and dogs are permitted in selected areas.

South of the channel lies The Entrance, boasting a stunning foreshore along Marine Parade. A walkway/cycleway borders the channel and provides a scenic route on which to explore the centre of town.


Pelicans frequent the waterways in search for a feed and free daily pelican feeding is held at Memorial Park at 3.30pm. Local volunteers hand feed the birds and tell the story behind them.


Tuggerah Lake offers a relaxing atmosphere and fishing opportunities for the keen angler. Try your luck for Whiting, Flathead or Blue Swimmer Crabs or enjoy the lakeside barbeque and picnic facilities. A caravan park overlooks the lake and pets are permitted.

Shelley Beach south of town is a lifeguard patrolled swim and surf beach with nice headland views. A caravan park is close by and pets are prohibited here.

Crackneck Lookout on Hilltop St in Wyrrabalong National Park, Bateau Bay, is a must see. The lookout offers stunning views back towards town and whale watching can be done from here, particularly between May and July. The 1.5km coastal walking track to Cromarty Hill is fabulous, especially in wildflower season (late autumn, early spring) when the magnificent array of coloured flowers are abundant and in bloom.


This area is a beautiful part of the central coast, close enough to the busy Sydney lifestyle and just far enough to escape it.

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Destinations in New South Wales

Anna Bay


Batemans Bay


Blue Mountains

Bundjalung National Park

Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour


Evans Head

Hunter Valley


Lakes Way

Mt Warning National Park

Nambucca Heads

Nelson Bay



Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Port Macquarie

Royal National Park


Snowy Mountains

Stanwell Park




The Entrance


Waterfall Way




Yuraygir National Park

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