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Gosford

Gosford is a suburb of New South Wales, located 76 kilometres from Sydney. It sits on the banks of the Brisbane Water, and it serves as the administrative centre of the Central Coast.

The region has had a long and rich history; evident in its remnants including the Old Courthouse, which is the oldest known public building on the Central Coast. Other historical attractions include Pioneer Park, Wyoming Cottage, and Hendry Kendall Cottage.

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Brisbane Water in itself has significant historical value. It was once the home of the Guringai people, who lived in the areas north of Sydney Harbour extending to Lake Macquarie. Mt Yengo, located at the Darkingung country, is still an important religious and cultural site for local tribes.

Visitors flock to the region for its incredible national parks, beautiful beaches, glistening waterways, and several excellent outdoor activities. There are lots of opportunities for adventure, including surfing, swimming, kayaking, fishing, diving, bushwalking, mountain biking, and horse riding.

The picturesque coastlines are ideal for beach getaways, and there are many affordable and upscale accommodation options to suit visitors of every budget. The most popular beaches in the area include Avoca Beach, Terrigal, and Killcare. Meanwhile, Gosford, Woy Woy, and Ettalong Beach are prime destinations for fishing, boating, and swimming. Explore the magnificent red gums, waterfalls, beaches, and rainforests of the Bouddi national parks. Gerrin Point is renowned for whale watching.

The Rumbalara and Katandra Reserves feature amazing bushland; it’s no surprise these are some of Gosford’s most well-loved attractions. Rumabalara has eight walking trails to choose from, rainforests, a lookout point, and bronze sculptures of the area’s early explorers. Katandara, on the other hand, boasts of majestic cliffs, as well as several walks through the reserve that takes you to lookout points that greet you with panoramic views of the ocean and coastal valleys.

Other key points of interest include the Bulgandry Aboriginal Engravings, Carawah Reserve, the Great North Walk, and the Gosford Regional Art Gallery and Arts Centre. Getting here from Sydney is a quick and easy drive from the Newcastle-Sydney F3 Freeway or the train.