Avoca Beach is a coastal town on the Central Coast of NSW, an easy hour to 90 minutes’ drive north of Sydney, depending on traffic. The small town is built around a surf beach which makes it a popular holiday destination. To get there, take the Scenic Highway at Gosford then follow the directions to Terrigal before you take Avoca Drive which ultimately leads you to the beach.
This gorgeous beach curves 1.7km, with rocky headlands at each end and a rock pool at the southern end.
You can learn to surf with the Central Coast Surf Academy.
The delightful events calendar includes the Five Lands Walk, a walking and cultural festival in June that celebrates the passing of the winter solstice. The eponymous 9km trail includes Captain Cook Lookout, a vantage point for whale watching during the annual migration along the NSW coast.