Enjoy Looking and Feeling Amazing in Central Coast NSW
Erina is a thriving retail based suburb located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia between Gosford and the Pacific Ocean at Terrigal. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.
Erina is the commercial hub of the Central Coast. It contains one of the largest shopping centres in Australia, Erina Fair, which contains over 330 shops and stores. There are many other major commercial businesses located throughout the suburb predominantly on The Entrance Road, Karalta Road and Barralong Road.
The suburb is home to the Erina Eagles rugby league team, who play in the Central Coast Premiership. Disability service provider Fairhaven Services’ charity store, Vintage Fair, is situated in Erina. The 2017 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships were held at the Erina Ice Arena, which is situated in Erina Fair
Gosford is surrounded by dozens of popular hideaway holiday locations making it a conveniently central starting point for visitors to the region. Spectacular ocean beaches and evergreen bushland and forests line the coast, with the mild climate offering comfortable surrounds all year round.
Gosford is a great destination for fun and adventure on the Central Coast of NSW. You’ll find many wonderful things to do and see, from visiting the amazing Australian Reptile Park to houseboat holidays, bushwalking, mountain biking, water sports and joy flights.
Woy Woy is a coastal town and a southern suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the southern reaches of Brisbane Water 79 km (49 mi) north of Sydney. It is an important population centre within the Central Coast Council local government area.
The Woy Woy area (including Ettalong, Umina, Ocean Beach and Koolewong) is a popular holiday and retirement destination on the Central Coast north of Sydney and is the largest of a number of settlements around the western foreshores of Brisbane Water. It can be accessed easily from Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway, via Gosford.
Toukley and Lake Haven
Toukley is an expanding residential and holiday resort area of the Central Coast. The name is of indigenous origin but the original meaning is now uncertain. Two very different theories are that ‘toukley’ means ‘many brambles’, or that ‘toukley ouckley’ means ‘rough on one side, smooth on the other’, interpreted as referring to Tuggerah Lake and Budgewoi Lake. The last Aborigine to frequent Tuggerah Lake on his bark canoe was Billy Fawkner who died in 1875. He was known as ‘the last of the Brisbane Water blackfellows’, the remainder of his tribe killed by disease and dispossessed of their land by force.
The name Terrigal is said to mean “uncertain”. Possibly “a place of, or where one can find wild figs” (if based on the Aboriginal word “Tarriga”), or “a place of little birds” (if based on the Aboriginal word “Tarragal”). Many different spellings of Terrigal appear on maps over the years.
Most popular activities along the Terrigal stretch of coast are surfing, swimming, boating, waterskiing and fishing. Anglers regularly find flathead, snapper, and jewfish offshore, and flathead, blackfish and bream in the surf.
Numerous beachfront cafes and restaurants have created an almost cosmopolitan environment around Terrigal Beach shops, that has become a popular social area just a few metres from the beach.