12 Top Central Coast Walks You Must Do

Central Coast walks

The Central Coast is fortunate to have many stunning walks that are suitable for the whole family. To make things easier for you, I have listed our 12 favourite walks. Each and every one is fabulous. 

The kids and we never get tired of these walks because each offers its unique adventure. 

We have sorted the list from shortest to longest, so you can choose the one that best suits your preferences.




Terrigal Boardwalk

200 m one-way


Somersby Falls

500 m return


Little Beach Trail

1.5 km return


Maitland Bay Track

1.8 km return


Kariong Brook Falls

4.6 km return


Piles Creek Loop

4.7 km loop


Pearl Beach to Patonga Walk

6 km return


The Coast walking Track

6 km return


Coast to Lake Walk

7.5 km loop


Mount Wondebyne Loop

7.7 km loop


Bouddi Coastal Walk

8 km one-way


5 Lands Walk

10 km one-way

1. Terrigal Boardwalk

Terrigal Haven Walk

Distance: 220 m one-way

Duration: 5 min

Difficulty: Easy

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Want to enjoy a relaxing stroll while marvelling at stunning ocean views?

The 200m boardwalk connects Terrigal Haven to the lively town of Terrigal. It's undoubtedly one of the prettiest spots on the Central Coast.

2. Somersby Falls Walking Track

Central Coast Walks - Somersby Falls

Distance: 500 m return

Duration: 15 min

Difficulty: Medium

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Somersby Falls are the most popular waterfalls on the Central Coast.

It's a perfect walk to do in summer because the dense rainforest keeps you cool.

Located in Somersby. 

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3. Little Beach Trail

Central Coast Walks - Little Beach trail

Distance: 1.5 km return

Duration: 1 hr

Difficulty: Easy

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Enjoy a relaxing stroll with friends and family through a beautiful remnant rainforest.

This easy bush walk leads to Little Beach, a secluded cove in Bouddi National Park. 

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4. Maitland Bay Track

Central Coast Walks - Maitland Bay Track

Distance: 1.8 km return

Duration: 1 hr

Difficulty: Medium

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The Maitland Bay track in Bouddi National Park is a short but steep bushwalk. It winds down to the secluded Maitland Bay beach through gullies and lush vegetation.

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5. Kariong Brook Falls Walk

Central Coast walks - Kariong Brook Falls

Distance: 4.6 km return

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Difficulty: Medium

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Kariong Brook Falls is a lovely waterfall in Brisbane Water National Park.

Surrounded by rock ledges and lush vegetation, it feels like a sanctuary. The beautiful swimming hole at the bottom of the fall makes it even more inviting.

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6. Piles Creek Loop

Central Coast Walks - Piles Creek Loop

Distance: 4.7 km loop

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Difficulty: Medium

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Piles Creek loop is an enchanting bushwalk in Brisbane Water National Park.

Hike underneath sandstone caves, over an old suspension bridge and past waterfalls. And if you go in spring, past tons of pretty wildflowers.

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7. Pearl Beach to Patonga Walk

Central Coast Walks - Pearl Beach to Patonga Walk

Distance: 6 km return

Duration: 3 hrs

Difficulty: Medium

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If you can only experience one hike, this one should be at the top of your list.

The Pearl Beach to Patonga walk is a top contender for one of the most scenic Central Coast bushwalks.

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8. The Coast Walking Track

Central Coast Walks - The Coast Walking Track

Distance: 3 km one-way

Duration: 1 hr 15 min

Difficulty: Easy

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Following the coastline between Bateau Bay and Forresters Beach, The Coast walking track offers stunning ocean views.

The walk is in Wyrrabalong National Park and is easily accessible to most holidaymakers.

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9. Coast to Lake Walk

Central Coast Walks - Coast to Lake Walk

Distance: 7.5 km loop

Duration: 3 hrs

Difficulty: Easy

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The Coast to Lake walk is terrific particularly if you don't like hills.

The walk is varied – perfect for those wanting to enjoy cafes, scenic coastal views and swimmable beaches.

Located in The Entrance area. 

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10. Mount Wondebyne Loop

Distance: 7.7 km loop

Duration: 2 hrs 15 min

Difficulty: Easy except for the climb to the mount's summit

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The Mount Wondabyne Loop takes you on a relaxing journey deep into the bush.

The highlight of the walk is the stunning 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Wondebyne in Brisbane Water National Park.

11. Bouddi Coastal Walk

Central Coast Walks - Bouddi Coastal Walk

Distance: 8 km one-way

Duration: 4 hrs

Difficulty: Medium

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The Bouddi Coastal Walk is the most popular hike on the Central Coast.

Following the coastline between Killcare and Macmasters Beach, the hike offers spectacular ocean views all the way and passes stunning beaches.

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12. The 5 Lands Walk

Central Coast Walks - 5 Lands Walk

Distance: 10 km one-way

Duration: 4-6 hrs

Difficulty: Medium

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The 5 Lands Walk is a magnificent 10-kilometre hike that traverses five beaches.

This organised event happens on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice. You're sure to spot migrating whales.

The walk begins at Macmasters Beach and ends at Terrigal.

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