Long Jetty

Long Jetty is the small town located next to The Entrance on the Central Coast in Australia.

Here you’ll find very long and popular jetties and attractive vintage and second-hand stores next to trendy cafes.

Long Jetty

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But what attracts my family and me to this town is the family-friendly cycle track along Tuggerah Lake.

Discover the attractions and accommodation in Long Jetty... 

Things to Do in Long Jetty 

1. Shopping

"As much as I love to shop online, I also love waking the streets on a beautiful day and seeing what finds I can discover in a small shop or vintage store." – Natalie Massenet

Long Road Home Designs - Long Jetty

Shop in the attractive vintage and second-hand stores on Central Coast Highway between Thomson and Stella St. Many locals don’t even know they exist.

Long Jetty NSW - Webster's Vintage

Visit the beautiful Webster’s Vintage for a treasure hunt for clothes, books, furniture, and toys. 

I found these two fellows for my kids ($7 for both… bargain!).

Teddies

The shops are unique... at  least here in the region. You can find stylish home furniture and clothing, hemp clothing and products, creative bouquets, vinyl records...

It's a welcome change from the generic stuff we see in shopping centres. 

Sadie Lou and Beautiful Garbage - Long Jetty

The shops are only part of the attractions of this town... 

2. Cycling Along Tuggerah Lake

The fantastic Tuggerah Lake Cycleway is flat and toilet blocks, playgrounds, and covered picnic tables are scattered along the way – perfect if you have children.

Plus it’s away from the main road.

The cycle track goes for 12 km between The Entrance and Chittaway Bay. You’ll have a nice view on the lake.

cycle along Tuggerah Lake - Long Jetty

Don't have a bicycle? 

You can hire bicycles at e-bikes r us at 439 The Entrance Rd or at Boomerang Bike Hire automatic stations at The Entrance.  

3. Walking on the long jetty

Be sure to walk on the longest jetty (351 m) in NSW. The jetty is located at the end of Archbold Rd.

Standing at the tip you’ll feel far on the lake. The photo doesn't do it justice.

The 100 years old jetty is named Long Jetty – that’s where the town takes its name from.

Next to the longest jetty are two other old jetties: Watkins and Parrys.  

Long Jetty

Years ago ferries used to bring people from Wyong for holidays and prawning. The jetties were that long because the water had to be deep enough for the ferries to reach.

Today, the longest jetty is popular with photographers.

walking on Long Jetty

4. Take the Kids to the Playgrounds

If you have kids, you’ll find good fenced playgrounds and a wide-open space with picnic tables and barbecues, a BMX track, and free Wi-Fi corner Tuggerah Parade and Central Coast Highway.

Lion Park, another playground with a climbing space ship, is across the road. 

To give you an idea of distances, it takes us 30 minutes to cycle from the longest jetty to the playgrounds at slow pace with our four-year-old.

BMX track - Long Jetty

5. Enjoy the Coast to Lake Walk

If you feel like a long walk, the Coast to Lake Walk (7.6 km) loops along Tuggerah Lake, The Entrance channel, the beaches from The Entrance to Toowoon Bay, and through town back to the start.

The walk is interesting since you go through different landscapes (town, lake, channel, ocean).

It takes about 1.5 hours if you walk fast and 3 hours if you stroll.

The walk is well signed. 

FULL POST: Coast to Lake walk

Coast to Lake Walk - view of Toowoon Bay BeachHave a dip at Toowoon Bay during the Coast to Lake Walk

It’s worth spending a few hours in this town is you're holidaying close by.

Cafes and Restaurants 

If you feel like a good coffee and something to eat, cafes and restaurants are located beside the vintage shops. 

Glass Onion Society is a popular and trendy cafe.

It's the perfect place for shopping-adverse partners to hang out with a high standard coffee and something to read (my hubby would rather be tortured than going inside a shop). 

But my favourite cafe is Common Ground (corner Elsiemer St) – a smaller cafeteria-looking place that serves Campos coffee and delicious food. 

Green Tangerine, across the road from Glass Onion Society, is another trendy spot. 

Long Jetty

Accommodation

Most visitors in Long Jetty stay in a holiday rental. You can search on a site such as Airbnb.

Fabulous places to stay in Long Jetty

  • Check out The Lake Escape if you’d like to share a cottage with family or friends near the lake and bicycle path. It’s pet-friendly and the garden is fully fenced. The kitchen is well equipped and there are children’s toys and books. The cottage can accommodate 8 guests. Check photos, reviews and availability
  • Ann and Bill's Cosy Lakeside Getaway is a lovely and private apartment with an outdoor area and fireplace located a short stroll to the lake. It can accommodate 2 guests. Check photos, reviews and availability.
  • Waterview Studio is a clean and cosy studio situated a 10-minute walk from Long Jetty and Shelly Beach. The studio is attached to the main family home, but it has its own entrance and is self-contained and completely private. It can accommodate 2 guests. Check photos, reviews and availability.

Things to Do Nearby

Read here if you'd like to find out more things to do in and around The Entrance. 

Where is Long Jetty?

Located 1 hr 30 min north of Sydney via the M1 Freeway or 1 hr 15 min south of Newcastle via Pacific Highway. 

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Hi! I'm Christine.

When we moved to the Central Coast from Sydney 15 years ago, we struggled to find thorough information about the beaches, bushwalks and hidden gems, so we set out to explore as best we could. Now that we have visited every town, beach and secret spot, I'll help you discover this stunning region! 

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