Hump Day Post: The Entrance, NSW

The Entrance is in the Central Coast of New South Wales and it gains its name from the channel that runs along much of its northern border that is The Entrance to The Tuggerah Lakes. This region’s is a great tourist attractions for its beaches, lake, town centre, and the nearby Terrigal and Ettalong Beach.

In 1999, The Entrance waterfront was named ‘The Pelican Capital of Australia’ by Wyong Council to coincide with the opening of a pelican feeding platform as part of the waterfront redevelopment. The daily feeding of the pelicans at 3.30 pm daily has been a regular event at The Entrance for around 20 years since an employee at Clifford’s fish shop Peter Major started giving them his scraps during his lunch break. The daily practice attracts 20,000 visitors annually and is a great site to see. The Entrance is reputed to be the perfect place for fishing although when we visited, we couldn’t get anything to bite!

The locals love it there and I mean that in every sense of the word. In the caravan park we stayed at, most of the visitors had been going there for thirty years and they were as local as travelling two sets of traffic lights to go there for their holidays. Ask them, ‘Why?’ and they tell you, ‘It’s a great place to be!’ 🙂

It is a great spot with a very laid back lifestyle so I can definitely see the attraction 🙂

Daytime at The Entrance

Daytime at The Entrance

Pelicans a-waiting for their daily feed

Pelicans a-waiting for their daily feed

Pelicans a-waiting for their daily feed

Pelicans a-waiting for their daily feed

Night time at The Entrance

Night time at The Entrance

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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