During the summer break, me and my friends decided to take a short road trip to the Entrance, which is just an hour north from Sydney. The Entrance is a local seaside town on the Central Coast, and the channel that runs through the town is the entrance to the Tuggerah Lakes, which is how the town got its name.
The Entrance is well known for its beaches and pelicans, which is why it’s nicknamed the Pelican Capital of Australia. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the pelican feedings, but they operate at 3.30pm everyday at the pelican pavilion. It’s the town’s most famous tourist attraction, with visitors coming far and wide to watch the pelicans receive their daily feed of fresh fish. If watching the pelicans eat makes you hungry, there’s a famous fish and chip shop close by where you can treat yourself to delicious fresh seafood and hot chips.
We stayed at a beach facing apartment and accommodation (depending on where you choose to stay) can be as cheap as $80pp for 3 days. Our apartment faced the east, so we were able to see the sunrise every morning over the water, which was absolutely beautiful. My favourite part of the trip was just relaxing and seeing the beautiful views. Fishing is another activity that the Entrance is famous for. There are so many locations at the channel and lake where visitors can drop a line, and if you forget to bring your fishing gear, there are plenty of bait and tackle shops that have got you covered.
The Entrance town centre has a Coles where you can purchase your groceries, as well as cafes and diners. If you ever have time, I highly recommend going on a road trip to the Entrance and enjoying the quiet town away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.