Soak up the sights of beautiful beaches, rainforest and native birdlife on the Bouddi Coastal Walk. Lace up your walking shoes and pack a picnic basket for this relatively low-impact hike located in the Bouddi National Park near Gosford. You’ll pass through shady patches of rainforest and feel the salty spray of the ocean along the boardwalk running from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach. Along the way you can take a sheltered bush path down to Lobster Beach and take in views of Broken Bay over a picnic, the secluded cove of Little Beach, or if you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you can take the steep walk down to Tallow Beach. The entire path takes between three and four-and-a-half hours depending on your pace, or you can pick a section to break it up into a shorter walk.
When it comes to coastal getaways, the New South Wales Central Coast is a go-to for sunkissed escapes just an hour north of Sydney. However, you may not realise that for nature lovers, this stretch of coast boasts eco adventures all year round. Check out this round-up of 12 ecological activities and tours for connecting with mother nature on your next coastal rendezvous.