Things To Do

Bulwarra Seaside Apartments, Terrigal

Local Attractions

Bulwarra resort is approximately five minutes walk from the village of Terrigal and the patrolled swimming and surfing beach. There is a range of family activities available on the Central Coast which are all within a short distance of Bulwarra Resort. The following links are a sample of the activity options that are available in the local area:

Central Coast Tourism

The Central Coast offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages and interests. If you wish to plan your holiday, see the official Central Coast Tourism website for information about events and activities in the area.


Aquamuse, located on Avoca lake, central coast hires a modern range of human-powered pedal boats, kayaks and surf skis.

Terrigal Beach

The pleasant ambience may have something to do with the stand of very well-established Norfolk pines along The Esplanade which lend character and beauty to the beachfront. A pathway beneath the trees leads alongside the beach and out to Broken Head where the most prominent natural feature of Terrigal, the oddly-shaped headland known as ‘The Skillion’, stands.

Terrigal Beach

Gosford Regional Gallery

Covering an area of approximately 4,000 square metres the garden is a traditional Japanese ‘stroll garden’ enclosed by a two metre high wall. A tea house and fish feeding pavilion overlook the lake.

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

Australia’s largest and most spectacular horse riding centre with 200 horses to choose from and 3000 acres to explore is only 1 hour north of Sydney. You have the choice of either going out on your own or you can take a relaxing guided horse ride with one of our friendly guides to assist you. You can ride up to the natural rock pools for a swim or follow the river as it meanders its way through lush green valleys. Altogether there are 50kms of unspoilt wilderness trails to explore, including ancient rainforest trails.

Ken Duncan Australia Wide Gallery

Ken Duncan is famous for his landscape photography of Australia, panoramic photos and limited edition prints. Every visit makes a lasting impression.

National Parks & The Entrance Reserves

The Entrance derives its name from the narrow channel that divides the mainland and connects Tuggerah Lake to the ocean on the Central Coast of NSW. The Entrance is a popular holiday resort area offering visitors surfing beaches, an enormous lake and a central area which has attractive foreshore parkland (Memorial Park) and a Boardwalk (a pathway from Memorial Park around to the surf lifesaving club). There is also a child-friendly open-air mall called The Waterfront which is full of fountains, cafes and eateries. One of the most popular attractions is the daily feeding of the pelicans in Memorial Park at 3.30pm.

The Australian Reptile Park

Not just another fauna park the Australian Reptile Park enjoys the reputation of being the zoo with more bite. Having won many national awards as one of Australia’s premier attractions the Reptile Park does an amazing job of presenting these creatures. The award winning exhibits Lost World of Reptiles and Spider World add to the uniqueness of the Park. There are loads of exciting daily ‘hands-on’ wildlife shows, photographs with koalas and large pythons, a children’s adventure playground, wonderful wildflowers and wild bush birds.

Cafes & Coffee

Looking for the perfect spot for brunch? Look no further! The following places are known for good food, coffee and service and all within walking distance of Bulwarra.

Bellyfish Cafe

Gourmet food and coffee (focusing on local, organic produce) directly across the road from Terrigal beach. Plus, only 400m from Bulwarra!

Freestate Cafe

Situated in the heart of Terrigal, offering specialty coffee with views of the ocean. Popular spot for breakfast.

Terrigal Surf Cafe

Want to be even closer to the ocean? This spot is part of the Terrigal Surf Club building and only a few steps from the sand.

Island Time Espresso Bar

Serving fresh, delicious, tropical-inspired food and coffee across from the beach carpark. Open for breakfast and lunch.

The Laneway

In a quieter backstreet off the main road, this breakfast and lunch spot is known for amazing coffee.

Cove Coffee

Fancy something a bit quieter, away from the main drag? Cove Coffee looks onto the haven and serves breakfast and lunch made from local produce and organic coffee.


Time for dinner and not sure where to eat? There is a vast array of restaurants to choose from in Terrigal, all a short walk from Bulwarra. The options include Thai, Chinese, Italian, Burgers, Modern Australian, Mexican and, of course, Fish and Chips!

Terrigal Beach Fish & Chip Co

A beach holiday is incomplete without fish and chips! This wonderful spot is at the Bulwarra end of the main drag opposite the beach with a range of gluten free options too.

Bistro Du Monde

Authentic French food cooked by a French chef with wonderful ambience in the backstreets of Terrigal. 

Mexicoast Canteena

Excellent Mexican food and drinks directly across from Terrigal beach.

Reef Restaurant

Over at The Haven, this restaurant serves seafood platters and Modern Australian meals with views of the ocean through the huge glass windows.


Situated at The Clan, this restaurant has 180 degree views across Terrigal Lagoon to the Skillion. With a menu changing daily, Maccoa offers a unique dining experience. 

Thaiger Temple

A popular dinner spot, this modern Thai restaurant is known for it’s excellent food and service. Options to dine indoor or outdoor.

Mumbo Jumbo's

An upstairs restaurant and bar with good vibes and views over Terrigal Beach. It has Jamaican/ Caribbean influences in the food, cocktails, decor and music.

The Cowrie

Feeling a bit fancy? This restaurant is up on Scenic Highway with views over the beach serving upscale Modern Australian meals.

L'Isle De France

On the other side of Bulwarra sits this French restaurant, complete with white tablecloths and ocean views.

Rajdhani Indian Restaurant

Feeling like something spicy? This 2-storey curry house serves traditional food in a festive atmosphere.