7 Top Central Coast Cabins & Cottages

Are you looking to stay in a nice cabin on the NSW Central Coast?

The kids, my hubby and I stay in cabins most holidays. Cabins are affordable, great fun for the kids and they have a fully equipped kitchen, which means you can save money by cooking at the cabin instead of eating out.

Here I have listed the best-rated cabins on the Central Coast. Some of the places offer school holiday activities while others offer unique experiences or relaxation…


1. Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park - Wild Night Out

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Sleep in the bush with friendly Australian wildlife on the grounds of Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Wild Night Out is a great way to live close to Australian animals in their natural habitat. You may wake up to kangaroos and emus on your balcony.

Wild Night Out is amazing for everyone. Children love standing next to kangaroos and emus. Same for overseas visitors. The bush and animals are relaxing for busy Sydney siders as well…

Wild Night Out is a great experience for children… Read what Lonely Planet has to say about it.

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is located at Calga, only 1 hour north of Sydney.

Features:

  • Cabins
  • Ranger-led tours – extra fee
  • Catering option – extra fee
  • Early or late check-in or check-out – extra fee

2. Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

Stay in a spotless and modern Eco Cabin in a scenic valley and secluded spot. Wake up to one or more fun activities at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures…

You can combine your stay with quad biking, horse riding, kayaking, laser skirmish and abseiling. You’ll be guided by passionate guides.  

You can also hike to the nearby waterfall, and make a fire in the fire pit in the front garden at the end of an amazing day.

It’s a memorable experience to have with your partner, children or friends.

Located at Glenworth Valley, 1 hr 10 min north of Sydney.  

Features:

  • Cabins 
  • Large under cover veranda 
  • Outdoor setting 
  • BBQ 
  • Fire pit

3. The Palms At Avoca

Central Coast cabins - The Palms at Avoca

The Palms at Avoca is a nice holiday park for families who want to enjoy the beautiful Avoca Beach. The cabins are surrounded by trees and are located a short drive to great cafes and restaurants and the beach...

Avoca Beach offers great surfing, fishing and swimming. The beach is patrolled, and there's a large rock pool for toddlers. 

The Palms at Avoca offers a resort-style pool and a wading pool for children, as well as a heated spa. You can cook on a poolside barbecue, relax on a sun lounge and arrange a massage.

Children also enjoy the play equipment, the games room, pool table and air hockey table. They can ride their scooters around the place. 

Features:

  • Cabins & villas
  • Caravan & motor homes sites
  • 2 swimming pools and a wading pool
  • Heated spa
  • Playground area 
  • Games Room 
  • Free WiFi

4. NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park

NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park pool

If you like BIG4s, check out NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park. Kids have a great time there.

This holiday park has direct access to Ocean Beach, which is perfect for kids because the water is often calm and shallow. And the patrolled section of the beach is a short walk away.

Accommodation vary from unpowered camping sites to glamping tents and modern villas.

You can relax while kids are having an amazing time at the facilities (see “features” below).  

Also, there’s a fantastic playground just up the road with BMX and skateboard parks and a lovely cafe.

NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park is lively (great fun for kids) and the beach is stunning.  

Located at Umina Beach, 90 min north of Sydney.

Features: 

  • Villas, townhouses & cottages
  • Safari Palm Tent
  • Powered & unpowered sites
  • Beachfront
  • Heated pool complex with spa 
  • Tropical resort heated pool complex with spa and water slide 
  • Wading pool 
  • Waterpark 
  • Playground 
  • Basket Ball Court 
  • 2 half tennis court 
  • Bike hire 
  • Entertainment barn 
  • Games/TV Room             
  • Kids activities (weekends and holiday periods) 
  • Cafe
  • Foxtel 
  • Wireless internet hotspots with daily quotas

5. Dunleith Tourist Park

Dunleith Tourist Park cabins

Dunleith Tourist Park is on the shore of The Entrance Channel and just across the bridge from The Entrance.

It’s a great spot for fishing and boating. You can have a dip in the shallow water of the channel or head to the nearby patrolled beach, a 5-minute walk away.   

The best cabins are waterfront. You get epic sunsets from the verandah.

You can walk across the bridge to The Entrance. The Entrance is a nice place to spend the day. Kids can have fun in the amusement rides, you can cycle along Tuggerah Lake, eat in a restaurant and see Pelican Feeding.

Dunleith Tourist Park is located 1 hr 35 min north of Sydney.

Features:

  • Cabins 
  • Powered sites 
  • Waterfront 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Kiosk 
  • Games room 
  • Shell, Shark and Historical Museum 
  • Linen hire 
  • Boat ramp 
  • BBQ

6. Budgewoi Holiday Park

Budgewoi Holiday Park cabins

Budgewoi Holiday Park is in a serene, spacious and shady spot beside Lake Munmorah, 1 hr 40 min north of Sydney.

You can get a cabin that overlooks the lake. What’s better than enjoying the afternoon sun on the verandah while overlooking the lake with a glass of wine?

Kids enjoy the jumping pillow and the small playground.

Walk to Birdie Beach, cycle on the bike path along the river and the lake, and enjoy fishing and boating.

The only downside at Budgewoi Holiday Park is the lack of a pool. But the nearest patrol beach is a short drive away.

Budgewoi Holiday Park is also a short walk to shops and restaurants.

Features: 

  • Cabins 
  • Powered & unpowered sites 
  • Lakefront
  • Jumping pillow 
  • Playgrounds 
  • BBQ
  • Free WiFi 
  • Foxtel 
  • Free school holiday activities 
  • Boat ramp

7. Toowoon Bay Holiday Park

This old-school holiday park is run by the council. The facilities have improved over the years, but the place has kept its atmosphere.

The cabins are well-equipped, and some of the cabins offer ocean views.

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park has direct access to two amazing beaches…

Toowoon Bay is patrolled and kid-friendly – it’s protected from the big surf by a reef. The water is clear and sparkling blue.

On the other side is beautiful Shelly Beach. Shelly Beach is patrolled as well, and you can surf there. If you like golf, head to Shelly Beach Golf Club, an 18-hole course, and enjoy the amazing views of the ocean.

Located at Toowoon Bay near The Entrance, 1 hr 25 min north of Sydney.

Features:

  • Cabins 
  • Powered & unpowered sites 
  • Beachfront 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Amphitheatre 
  • Playgrounds 
  • Jumping pillow 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Foxtel 
  • Free school holiday activities

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