Central Coast Visitor Services

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Discover our beautiful region.

Steeped in natural beauty, the Central Coast is a vibrant, sustainable destination located in New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia. Situated 60 minutes north of Sydney or south of Newcastle we've got sustainability at heart as one of Australia's first certified ECO Destinations, awarded 1st Place globally in sustainable destination management with Green Destinations.

Fringed by 40+ beaches, shaped by valuable waterways, and hemmed with lush wilderness, our slice of east coast paradise is home to a nationally awarded gourmet foodie scene, array of coastal, hinterland and aquatic treasures, diverse art trails, creative communities, and immersive cultural experiences.

Find out more in our visitor guide.

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Central Coast Visitor Centre_The Entrance

Central Coast Visitor Centre

Our Central Coast Visitor Centre at The Entrance is our main hub for all things visitor information and locally made goods.
Our friendly staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you with information on our vibrant region including things to do, places to stay, where to eat, or even share some local secrets on lesser-known places to add to your Central Coast Itinerary.

The Central Coast Visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am-4.30pm excluding New Year's Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Looking for some inspiration have a look at our Central Coast itinerary or try our scavenger hunt (also available in hard copy from the visitor centre).

Need a meeting space?

Central Coast Visitor Centre at The Entrance now has a modern and accessible meeting space that comfortably accommodates up to 6 persons and available for hire 7 days a week between 9am and 5pm excluding public holidays. 

Includes table, chairs, 55-inch screen with dock and universal laptop connection. Fully accessible, toilets located on the outside of building including adult accessible change facility (AACF).

Central Coast Visitor Centre Meeting Room
With so much to see and do, we've helped you unearth the Coast's hidden gems and hero experiences with this 7 day itinerary, taking you from headland to hinterland.

Ettalong Diggers Visitor Information Centre

Call in and meet the friendly staff and volunteers who will assist you with things to see and do when visiting this beautiful region, accommodation maps and directions, tour bookings, transfers and advice on the best walking trails and lookouts throughout the Central Coast. 

Open Tuesday - Friday 8:30am-5pm and Saturday 8:30am - 3pm.

Ettalong Diggers Visitor Information Centre
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Mangrove Creek Dam Visitor Centre

The community and visitors travelling through the Central Coast hinterland are invited to come out and see the stunning new visitor space and learn about the history of Mangrove Creek Dam over the years, insights into the water supply system, natural environment and cultural heritage of the surrounding area.

Open daily from 9am-5pm excluding Christmas Day.

Volunteer Program

Want to develop news skills, confidence and help accelerate the customer service experience for visitors and locals looking for things to do and see across our beautiful region?

Central Coast Council is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from local community members interested in becoming a Visitor Service Volunteer Ambassador at the recently revitalised Visitor Information Centre, The Entrance.

The volunteer role has been developed to support staff in the new Central Coast Visitor Centre and will assist with providing information on the Coast and surrounds to visitors and the local community - enticing visitors to explore more and stay longer in the region as well as encouraging local residents to explore their own backyard.

Interested volunteers should bring a unique and positive outlook of the Central Coast and have a good understanding of all there is to do and see across the region.

By becoming a volunteer, you will develop new skills and gain experience, build confidence, and increase social interaction and community engagement.

Candidates with previous customer service and basic computer skills are preferred, and the ability to work across the week and/or weekends with a fun and reliable team.

We’re seeking residents aged 18 years and over who have lived on the Central Coast for at least 12 months.

CCVC Volunteers

Purchase your unique souvenir from our region.

Within our vibrant region you will discover a spectrum of unique makers, creators, producers and innovators who are delighting the Central Coast with their skilful creations. From painters to potters, organic farmers and furniture makers and distillers to designers, as a destination we lucky to have these makers and creators calling the Central Coast home.

See below a some of our many local makers and creators available at the Central Coast Visitor Centre.

Broken Bay Pearl Farm
In a beautiful display case, you'll find some pearl jewellery sourced from our local farm in Broken Bay.
Meg's Mugs
Eye catching hand built mugs and cups to enjoy your morning tea or coffee! With a range of subtle earthy colours with distinctive glazes and styles including handless mugs.
Glampton Shells
Sustainably sourced Oyster and Scallop shells from local restaurants and repurposed into bespoke creations, making each shell a unique piece of art.
Grant Molony - Artist
Grants work consists of detailed ink, acrylic with hits of colour. Portraits and animals are a constant theme. He strives to portray connection and emotion in his art and images.
Nicole Berlach - artist
Nicole Berlach is a scientific illustrator offering a range of art prints; linen homewares; greeting cards and journals.
From Above Images
From Above Images captures the natural beauty of each day and share them through some beautiful prints.
SecondLife Recrafted
Using recycled and salvaged materials from Central Coast suburbs and surrounds, SecondLife Recrafted create unique kitchen and home wares that each come with their own history.
Nic's Creative Designs
From stunning resin artworks to intricately designed decor, the creations bring a touch of coastal elegance to any space.
Polymer Queen Crafts
Polymer Queen Crafts create handmade one of kind unique jewellery made from polymer clay, resin, and brass. Each piece is inspired by nature.