Central Coast


This is the Central Coast

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just half an hour drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. Everything is easy to get to: you can swim at popular beaches in the morning and stand atop mountain peaks that afternoon.  
It has a rich diversity of landscapes with the seaside towns of Ettalong, Avoca, Terrigal, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay and Bateau Bay and more than four times the waterfront of Sydney Harbour! Its pristine beaches and the extensive coastal estuary of Tuggerah Lakes are complemented by beautiful national parks and a lush hinterland. The abundant natural beauty and extensive waterfront of the area provides the perfect playground for nature and water-based leisure experiences.
Rural farming communities and gorgeous heritage villages from the Yarramalong Valley to Peats Ridge are set amongst deep rural valleys and an unspoilt mountain backdrops. Towns such as Long Jetty, Woy Woy, Wyong and Gosford provide the area with thriving urban centres full of bespoke dining and retail experiences.

Combined with a mild, sunny climate, a busy calendar of cultural and sporting events, it is easy to see why the area has an enviable lifestyle and has long been one of the best known holiday locations on Australia's east coast.

This is the Life

Our “This is the Life” campaign is a story of transformation. It tells stories about the things people love about the Central Coast and the remarkable people doing remarkable things that are transforming the Coast from a sleepy holiday backwater into a rich, vibrant and buzzing coastal community.
The Central Coast has the best of all worlds and those who live and work here are the Central Coast’s proudest ambassadors. We hope you enjoy their stories and take the time to re-shape your own perceptions of the Coast. Discover what is special about the Central Coast at thisisthecentralcoast.com.au.

Follow us on Instagram @thisisthecentralcoast to discover the people and places of the Central Coast. This acount is a platform to celebrate and explore all the wonderful, beautiful and unique aspects of the Central Coast, tag @thisisthecentralcoast in your photos or use #thisisthelife.

This is the Life. This is the Central Coast.

The “This is the life” is about promoting the Central Coast Local Government Area. The Council does not, by way of this website, or the program as a whole, endorse, or hold itself out as endorsing any of the products, services or activities of any of the third parties referred to on this website or as part of the program.