Things to do

Toukley, NSW, is situated at the northern end of the Central Coast, surrounded by ocean on the eastern side, Tuggerah Lake to the south and Budgewoi Lake on the Northern side.    When staying at the Toukley Motel, you will be in the perfect location for exploring all that the region has to offer.



Toukley Sunday Markets – every Sunday 7am to 1pm – more info

The Entrance Farmers & Makers Markets – 1st and 3rd Saturday every month 8am to 1pm- more info

Shelly Beach Markets – last Saturday every month 9am to 2pm – more info

Gosford City Farmers Markets – Every Sunday 8am – 1pm – more info

Beaches and Lakes

The Central Coast is famous for its surf beaches, lakes and lagoons and you’ll find plenty of places to surf, swim, fish, boat, kayak, paddle board or explore protected rock pools just a short drive away.


Picturesque Soldiers Beach at Norah Head is a favourite amongst the locals and is just a 5 min drive away.  Just around the corner is the Rockpool at Norah Heads Cabbage Tree Bay which offers a perfect playground for children due to its sheltered location.  Wonder further and explore any number of beaches in the area such as The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Shelly Beach, Terrigal, Avoca, Umina just to name a few.


Toukley Motel is surrounded by Lake Budgewoi to the north and Lake Tuggerah to the south. Canton Beach which is on the foreshore of the tranquil Lake Tuggerah is just 1.5km away and offers plenty to do. It is renowned for fantastic fishing and recreational water sports such as paddle board hire, kayak hire, sailing, jet boating, windsurfing and offers a safe swimming spot perfect for young children.


Toukley has many opportunities for those who want to explore nature by foot. Less than 3km away is the entrance to the Wyrrabalong National Park which offers spectacular bushwalks with lookouts over both the ocean and Lake Tuggerah. There are perfect vantage points for whale watchers which can be seen frequently passing by.


Norah Head Lighthouse Tour

Step back in time to feel what it was like to be a Light Keeper at Norah Head Lighthouse. Climb the 96 stairs and enjoy the 360 degree views from the Tower’s balcony. Marvel at the optics prism and imagine polishing the 700 lens of the prism. Learn about the duties of a lighthouse keeper. Learn how the light was originally operated, compared to how it works today. Hear the stories of shipwrecks in days gone by see more

Surf at Soldiers Beach

Learn to surf at Soldiers Beach with packages designed specifically to give you the basics needed to get you out there enjoying the surf see more

Paddle Board & Kayak Hire Canton Beach

Stand up Paddle at Canton Beach and relish in everything this activity and great location has to offer; Take in the peaceful bush surroundings and discover the wildlife. Work your core and enjoy the company of family and friends. And most importantly, come and have some fun! see more

Australian Reptile Park

Only half hour drive away, the Australian Reptile Park is a great day out for the family. Exciting wildlife shows, see reptiles up-close and meet loads of cuddly Aussie animals. Hand feed friendly free-range kangaroos and enjoy the childrens reptilian adventure playground! see more


For more events in Toukley throughout the year visit Greater Toukley Vision