Central and Mid-North Coast

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Centraland Mid-North Coast

This region extends from the magnificent lower reaches of the Hawkesbury River, on Sydney’s outer limits, past historic Newcastle and a chain of serene coastal lakes, to popular Port Macquarie.A deeply indented span of coastlines-a succession of inlets and estuarine lakes, ragged headlands and wave worn rocky shores, with sandy beaches lapped by the Pacific Ocean – runs north from Sydney to Port Macquarie. budget accommodation,last beds,

The lower reaches of the region are on the perimeter of Sydney’s urban sprawl. In fact commuters make the 160 km return trip from Gosford to the Capital. A freeway puts Sydney within easy reach (a two –hour drive) of Newcastle, the state’s second largest city, an industrial powerhouse that managed to retain its stunning surf coastline. A string of towns, fishing hamlets with weekenders and beach shacks, smart resorts such as Terrigal, and larger centres such as vibrant Port Macquarie spread a sizable population along the coast. This is classic family holiday territory, inviting swimming, fishing, walking and picnics. hotel bookings,hotel accommodation,

Pockets of National park protect remnants of littoral rainforest, majestic headlands, extensive coastal lakes and idyllic beaches, providing visitors with a chance to experience the coast’s precious natural beauty. Another wonderful experience is wildlife-watching, includes the thrill of seeing giant humpback and other whales migrating season.motels,
Gosford: On the northern shore of Brisbane Water (an estuary system feeding into Broken Bay), in a setting of steep hills and valleys, is the busy commercial city of Gosford. Its beachside suburb stretch for miles and some residents make the daily commute to Sydney: Visitors and residents alike enjoy fishing, fine beaches and easy access to water sports and national parks. cheap hotel stays,Gosford offers the full gamut of accommodation, though Terrigal of the Entrance, right on the coast, may be more relaxed holiday option.backpackers,

Brisbane Water National Park:Brisbane water National Park, 11500 ha of rugged sandstone country, is noted for its spectacular wildflowers-spring-flowering waratahs along Patonga Road, followed by massed Christmas Bells. The Dharug and Darkinjung people occupied parts o the park for at least 11000 years and the sandstone rock engravings at Bulgandry, in the distinctive Hawkesbury style, are among the finest in the Sydney region. Bushwalking (a network of walking trails cross the park); canoeing and bird watching are favourite activities. Waratah Trig and Staples Lookout provide stunning water views. There is limited bush camping (BYO everything). The best fishing tends to be in the southern section of the estuary, during summer and autumn.cheap hotels motels,

* Note: Room prices change constantly. You should check the latest availability as in many cases the room price can be even lower than the listed price on the LastBeds website.