An integral part of the NSW Central Coast, Norah Head is nestled within a plethora of nature attractions, including national parks, lakes, beaches and the Tasman Sea. From surfing and snorkelling to fishing and cycling, the great outdoors beckons during a Norah Head holiday.
Things to do
Water-based activities abound in Norah Head, starting with excellent surfing at Norah Head Beach and Soldiers Beach. You can also go kayaking, diving, jet skiing and sailing. Hire a fishing boat or charter to reel in whiting, bream, snapper and crab for dinner on a beach barbecue pit.
The Heritage-listed Norah Head Lighthouse offers spectacular water views. Uou can request a tour to see the architectural features that date back to the 1900s. Cycling and walking tracks cover the territory in the bushlands as well as its picturesque coastal paths.
For a more challenging trek, follow colour-coded trails through rainforests and wetlands in Wyrrabalong National Park. You’ll also have opportunities for whale watching, fishing and birdwatching in the park. Explore rocky beaches and towering cliffs, traipse through red gum forests and visit Aboriginal heritage sites.
Drive about 12 kilometres to reach The Entrance, a holiday destination with sea baths, lagoons, coastal boardwalks and a children’s park. Kids will love the daily Pelican Feed on the waterfront while learning about the resident pelican colony. Vera’s Water Garden offers another fun-filled activity for the little ones, with splash pools, water sprays and colourful dancing fountains.
Norah Head is about a one-hour drive from Sydney, accessible by train, bus and shuttle. Pick up a rental car at Sydney Airport for exploring the Central Coast and surrounding national parks. Taxis offer transportation within Norah Head.