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Explore the Waterways

The Central Coast boasts some of Australia’s most spectacular lakes, beaches and many other unspoilt natural wonders. With its large sand peninsulas and three lagoons, the famous Tuggerah Lakes estuary is undoubtedly the prime spot. While exploring the lakes, you can take part in many free and fun activities: water-skiing, canoeing, sailing, rowing and windsurfing, bird-watching, fishing, walking and cycling. The pristine natural environment offers many opportunities to ‘meet’ unique native wildlife, such as a blue-tongue lizard or a long-necked turtle. Lucky visitors may also spot a reclusive platypus or a sleepy koala.

There are lots of amazing things to explore across our beautiful Tuggerah Lakes region. Find out what you can see and do here.

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Bird Watching
Was that a pied oystercatcher, a shining bronze-cuckoo or a pair of bush stone-curlews? Birdwatching is one of life’s most peaceful and…
Explore our pathways
Walking and cycling are both great ways of improving health and enhancing wellbeing. The Tuggerah Lakes estuary offers many shared pathways…
Fishing
The Central Coast is famous for some of the best fishing locations in Australia. Our lakes and rivers are teeming with fish, and…
Kingfisher
The Central Coast Waterways are buzzing with a wide range of species. The waterways are an important habitat for Fish, Birds, Mammals,…
The Tuggerah Lakes' biodiversity
Broad and diverse catchment The Tuggerah Lakes’ catchment is as broad as it is multifaceted. The whole area stretches from the Bucketty…
Osprey
Over 200 animal and plant species in the Tuggerah Lakes catchment are categorised as ‘threatened, vulnerable and endangered’. Their…

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