SUMMER 23/24

A SUMMER OF … eco-friendly and nature experiences
Check out our suggestions for the best ways to experience eco-friendly offerings on the Coast, including the new Pelican Time at The Entrance.


See summer in at The Entrance with Pelican Time, the Coast’s newest eco-friendly experience offering expert insight into one of the region’s iconic birds, the pelican. Get out on the water with ECO Certified Terrigal Ocean Tours, who operate Summer Fun Tours from November to April, and Whale Watching Tours from May to November. Keep your eyes peeled for wild seals sunbathing with their colony at Broken Bay. Or head out on a luxury yacht from Hardy’s Bay with Sail Central Coast, with a variety of options from a three-hour sunset cruise to a three-day Explore package around Brisbane Water. Or hire a self-drive motorboat, stand-up paddle board, canoe or kayak from The Entrance Boatshed near The Entrance Bridge, or Andersons Boatshed at Booker Bay. Andersons also offer popular BBQ Boat Hire for up to 12 people. 

There are some hungry farm friends waiting in the hinterland at ECO Certified Iris Lodge Alpacas, where you can enjoy breakfast and meet and feed the animals; or venture to Meliora Farm in Peats Ridge to Pick Your Own fresh avocadoes and citrus. Showcasing the sheer beauty of the region’s certified ECO Destination, the Coast’s national parks and nature reserves let you explore lush rainforest to rugged sandstone to tranquil waterfalls. The Coast Walking Track in southern Wyrrabalong National Park takes you through scenic coastal scrub to Crackneck Lookout; view some of Australia’s best coastal scenery along the 8 km Bouddi Coastal Walk in Bouddi National Park; or explore forest and falls in dog-friendly Strickland State Forest.

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