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Destinations – Wagstaffe

Palm Beach Destinations - Wagstaffe

Pretty Beach ~ Hardys Bay ~ Killcare ~ Killcare Heights

On NSW central coast, just slightly off the beaten track is the little-known residential town of Wagstaffe and the first stop on our Ettalong ferry service. Wagstaffe is located on the Bouddi Peninsula, home also to Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, Killcare and Killcare heights. Waterfront homes line the Brisbane Waters and the surf beach is just a short stroll over the hill.

A trip to Wagstaffe is almost a step back in time, with a General Store that functions as a café, newsagency and post office too.

With known mobile blackspots, Wagstaffe and her stunning surrounds provide the perfect excuse to switch off from technologies and get back to nature, so why not escape to a world away to by visiting wonderful Wagstaffe?


Why visit Wagstaffe:

Whether you are looking to de-stress and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or for a romantic secluded escape, Wagstaffe is the perfect location to spend the day, the night or the weekend!


Getting There:

Fantasea Cruising’s Palm Beach ferries service to Ettalong stops at Wagstaffe up to 10 times daily!

You can view the Ferry Timetable here.


Eat:

Wagstaffe offers numerous dining options in the neighbouring suburbs of Killcare and Hardys Bay.

Wagstaffe General Store
A: 46 Wagstaffe Ave, Wagstaffe
P: +61 2 4360 1018

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 7am – 5pm

Latitude Thirty Three
A:First Floor of the Killcare Surf Club
81 Beach Parade, Killcare, NSW, 2261
P: +61 2 4360 2123

Opening Hours:
​Breakfast: Wed – Sun from 9am
Lunch: Wed – Sun from 11:30am
Dinner: Fri – Sat from 5:30pm

Hardys Bistro
A: 54 Araluen Dr, Killcare NSW 2257
P: +61 2 4360 1667

Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs 630am – 4pm
Fri – Sat 630am – 9pm

Bistro 14 (Hardys Bay Club)
A:14 Heath Road Killcare NSW 2257
P: +61 2 4360 2014

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Fri- Sun 12-3pm
Dinner: Thu – Sun 6-9pm

The View Woodfired Pizza
A: 58 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay NSW 2257
P: 0421 682 039

Opening Hours:
Fri – Sun 5pm – 9pm

Bells at Killcare
A: 107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights NSW 2251
P: (02) 4349 7000

Opening Hours:
Lunch: Fri – Sun from 12pm
Dinner: Mon – Sun from 6pm


Sleep:

Homestays – because sometime you want to get away from all the tourists.

Current availabilities can be found on websites stayzAirbnb and Central Coast Holiday Escapes to name a few. Don’t forget to check neighbouring suburbs too.

Bells at Killcare
A: 107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights NSW 2257
P: +61 2 4349 7000


Explore:

Home to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and the remarkable Bouddi National Park, you are sure to find an abundance of things to see and do.

Bushwalking

Flannel Flower Walking Track

Bouddi National Park. Find out more.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

Bouddi National Park. Find out more.

Cycle

Bouddi Ridge Explorer

Bouddi National Park

Amazing Views

Allen Strom lookout

Bouddi National Park. Find out more.

Gerrin Point lookout

Bouddi National Park. Find out more.

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Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

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Great Cruise!

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Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

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A Lovely Evening Cruise

"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

– Kerrilyn H. via TripAdvisor