Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the NSW Central Coast region, 12km east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area, 85km north of Sydney and 96km south of Newcastle.
Dominated on the beachfront by a line of well-established Norfolk pines along The Esplanade, Terrigal is one of the more popular resorts on the coast and has become a ritzy, up-market social centre. Terrigal has grown as both a tourist destination and investment opportunity for wealthy individuals.
Sunny street cafes offer relaxed outdoor eating, offering a huge array of stylish restaurants serving a range of international menus.
The town is positioned right on the surf beach, with a north easterly aspect capturing all-day sun. Quality homes, apartments and villas nestle into the hillsides, with tree lined streets down to the town centre and beach, providing an easy stroll into the village for residents.
There are spectacular coastal lookouts, national parks and a rural hinterland, all within a short drive. Multi screen cinemas, expansive shopping centres, golf courses and clubs are all available within a 5km radius.
In recent years, Gosford City Council spent about $3 million upgrading Terrigal's CBD with a multi-level car park, esplanade walkway and stormwater drainage system.
Just outside the CBD lies several amenities including a recently re-built hotel, primary and high schools, Catholic school, basketball stadium (used for training by Olympic athletes in the 2000 Sydney Olympics), and a large multi-purpose oval with three fields and year-round sporting activities.
Terrigal is served by several hospitals including Gosford Hospital, North Gosford Private Hospital, Berkeley Vale Private Hospital and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital.