A not-for-profit facility offering affordable holidays for Defence members and their families

Welcome to Bulwarra SEASIDE APARTMENTS, Terrigal

Bulwarra Seaside Apartments is a wonderful family holiday destination overlooking the beautiful Terrigal Beach. We’re a short 90 minute drive north of Sydney, on the NSW Central Coast, where you can relax, soak up the sun, surf and enjoy the seaside village atmosphere that Terrigal is renowned for.

With plenty of local sporting options, cafes and tourist attractions, Bulwarra Seaside Apartments is the ideal family getaway destination. Your hosts, Kate and Bruce, will make you feel welcome and ensure that your holiday is a memorable one.


"This place is awesome" - Stuart Dec 2015

"[We] always enjoy our time away at Bulwarra, we hope to have more, and we don't mind the winter months! Thanks for the enjoyable stay" - Maureen June 2017

"It's been two years since we've stayed - we had forgotten how much we love it here" - Aug 2017

"Great spot, nice and quiet and great location. Would definitely come back. You guys offer a great service to Military / Ex-Military and family. Thank you, it is greatly appreciated" - Nov 2017


All of our holiday apartments are fully self-contained, with complete kitchen and cooking facilities. We offer a range of apartment types and sizes to satisfy the needs of even the largest family or groups.

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The resort boasts a 25 metre lap pool, a shaded toddler's wading pool, gas BBQ's, outdoor entertainment facilities, a shaded children’s playground and plenty of grassed areas for the kids to enjoy. So no matter what your holiday goals are, we're likely to have your needs covered.

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Tariffs and Eligibility

Bulwarra Seaside Apartments is a registered not-for-profit cooperative whose charter is to provide affordable holiday accommodation for serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families. There is a particular invitation extended to those members who have recently returned from overseas duty or are scheduled to deploy and their families. Current and former Commonwealth Public Servants employed by the Department of Defence and their families are also eligible to stay, as are members of an allied Defence Force. If space exists, members of the NSW and Commonwealth Emergency Services and their families are also very welcome.

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Ex-HMAS Adelaide Dive Holidays

In April 2011, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide was scuttled off the coast of Terrigal to create an artifical reef. This site is the first of its kind in NSW and will present unique opportunities for diving holidays in the area. Bulwarra Seaside Apartments is a short 5 minute drive from the diving launch point, so come and enjoy a diving adventure holiday at Bulwarra. We can also introduce you to the local professional dive operators to ensure your diving experience is first class.


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You Said

We’ve been coming to Bulwarra with friends for nearly 12 years now. The kids love the facilities and the freedom to go fishing or swimming at the beach and lagoon. My husband I and look forward to relaxing and enjoying and affordable, stress-free holiday. Plus the shops and cafes are 5 minutes walk so there’s always something to do.”

Baulkham Hills

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