The Central Coast is a vast area covering a total of approximately 1,800 square kilometres, with over 80 kilometres of coast line. This region contains a mix of urban and rural areas, and is located one and a half hours from Sydney and 30 minutes from Newcastle. There are a number of urban areas which are dispersed across the Central Coast region, with the major centres being Gosford, Tuggerah, Wyong, Erina, Woy Woy and the Entrance. Dispersed throughout the Central Coast are also large areas of state forest, national parks and reserves. The boundaries of the Central Coast are Cessnock and Lake Macquarie to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, the Hawkesbury River and Hornsby Shire in the South, and the Hawkesbury City to the West.
The Central Coast has a population of approximately 350 thousand people, making it the third largest urban area in New South Wales, with the population expanding at approximately 1% per year. The largest employers of the region are health care and retail trade, followed by manufacturing, construction, accommodation and education. The Central Coast area is well connected by the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, the Pacific Motorway, the Central Coast Highway, the Pacific Highway, the Sydney-Newcastle railway line and Warnervale airport.
Gosford is the biggest commercial centre of the region. Many people choose to live on the Central Coast and commute to Sydney for work, with over thirty thousand people commuting to Sydney per day. The Central Coast is also a popular spot for people to choose to retire after having lived in Sydney throughout their working lives.
In terms of education, there is a university campus of the University of Newcastle at Ourimbah. There are three TAFE campuses located at Gosford, Wyong and Ourimbah.
Tourism contributes over 1 billion dollars to the region's economy every year. The Entrance is a town on the central coast which attracts many tourists, with its main attractions being its beaches and large lake. The town itself is surrounded by water on three sides. The waterfront of The Entrance is named 'The Pelican Capital of Australia', where large numbers of pelicans can be found. Approximately twenty thousand tourists come to this area per year to feed the pelicans. The lake is also an ideal place for fishing for whiting, flathead, bream and blackfish. Gosford also has many beautiful sites including Gosford Waterfront and President Hill, which has beautiful views which look over Brisbane Water. The Central Coast is also home to the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere, Erina Fair, with over 330 stores.
For those considering moving to the Central Coast, the region offers many dfferent locations which allow for many different lifestyle options. Popular beachside cities include Wamberal, Terrigal and Avoca. For those considering moving to a quieter area there are also rural areas such as Holgate or Matcham. For those who prefer an urban lifestyle, cities include Gosford, Greenpoint and Erina.
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