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Published September 16th 2020
Add this list of free attractions to your weekend to-do list
* Please note: Due to COVID-19 still being present, some attractions may be closed- please check websites for all updates.
Being around a 90-minute drive from Sydney CBD, The Entrance makes for a great day trip or weekend escape. The 'Pelican capital of Australia' is not just home to these adorable birds, it is also home to an array of free attractions and activities that all ages and interests can enjoy, making The Entrance the ideal day trip or budget weekend getaway.
The list below features the Top Free Attractions across The Entrance and Surrounds:
1. Pelican Feeding
This attraction is a must! Not only do you get to see the wonderful volunteers feed the pelicans, but you will also learn interesting facts about these majestic creatures. It is free, however, you are more than welcome to donate. Click here for the website.
The Pelican Feeding is a fun and educational free attraction that is must see!
The park is located right on the Oceanside and features open green lawns, a playground, walking paths, seating and shelter, toilet facilities, and is also the starting point to The Entrance Coast to Lake Walk. Click here for the website.
Memorial Park is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or relax by the waterside. It is also home to the popular Grand Wheel ride
This child-friendly free attraction is located in Memorial Park is features a splash pool and water fountains. Click here for the website.
5. Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway (and Walkway)
This 12km shared path winds its way around the tranquil waters of Tuggerah Lake. The path continues to Chittaway Bay and Magenta, passing the breathtaking Saltwater Creek Boardwalk. Click here for the website.
The Tuggerah Lakes Cycleway (and Walkway) passes spectacular scenery
Nestled between The Entrance and Chittaway Bay Walking Track, Saltwater Creek Boardwalk is a short and easy 200-metre boardwalk that wraps around the sensitive Saltwash foreshore habitat. It offers views of the calm waters of Tuggerah Lake. Click here for the website.
The Saltwater Creek Boardwalk is a short and easy boardwalk that snakes around delicate Saltwash and the calm waters of Tuggerah Lake
This historic (104-year-old jetty) is the longest jetty in New South Wales! It spans over the shallow waters of Tuggerah Lake and is a sister jetty to Watkins and Parrys Jetties, who two other long jetties in the area. Click here for the website.
The Tony Sheridan Walk (formally known as The Entrance Boardwalk) was named in honour of Tony Sheridan, former Wyong Shire Councillor (27yrs being a Councillor), and he also served as Shire President and Mayor. The short and easy walk winds its way past Marine Parade with views of the stunning ocean and Norfolk Pines that line the Walk. There are also lookout/vantage points along the path and beach access points.
This 300-metre beach is located at the end of the Tony Sheridan Walk and is offers excellent surfing and family-friendly swimming opportunities. Click here for the website.
10. The Sensory Gardens
This stunning and tranquil free attraction is home to native trees and plants, viewing platform, many picnic areas and open green lawns, walking paths, bridges, shelters and seats. The gardens is a sensory aspect, allowing people with no sight able to feel, touch and smell the Australian bush. Click here for the website.
The Sensory Garden not just offers serenity and scenic views, it is a wonderful spot to discover and experience native plants