Terrigal Tourism

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Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area. Terrigal was first settled in 1826 by European Settler John Gray, who called his property Tarrygal, after the indigenous Aboriginal place name, signifying 'place of little birds'. The town's long beach is highly popular with tourists with a large Crowne Plaza hotel. Of geographical significance are the Terrigal lagoons. There are in fact two lagoons at Terrigal, one of which has been filled in to make way for a traffic oval. A local landmark is "The Skillion", a promontory which provides a view of all Terrigal. In recent years the Skillion has undergone rehabilitation by the local city council. Other popular attractions are the numerous nearby surf schools and trails. The Skillion is on a preserved area of land known as "The Haven". The Haven is centred by a popular public oval which is home of the "Terrigal Trojans", a Rugby Union club. Their new club house was provided by the former Gosford City Council. During the summer it is used by the Terrigal Matcham Cricket Club for both senior and junior fixtures. The Haven also has a popular boat ramp which is partnered by a diving club, and a small number of restaurants and cafes (due to tight development restrictions on the area). Gosford City Council has invested Terrigal's CBD with a multi-level car park, esplanade walkway and stormwater drainage system. As a result of improved infrastructure and increased developer interest, Terrigal has become substantially more urban since the 1970s, when there was only one market, one medical centre and several orchards in the area. Terrigal's growth as a tourist destination and investment opportunity for wealthy individuals, such as holiday homes and small businesses, has had both positive and negative effects on the area.

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Facts and Stats for Terrigal*

  • Pollution Statistics in Terrigal

    Know the pollution level of Terrigal before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Terrigal: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Terrigal for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Terrigal.

    • Burglary and Theft 70.65 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 77.17 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 76.09 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.74 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 65.22 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.48 (High)
    • Attacks 78.26 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 28.41 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 14.13 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 77.17 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 77.27 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.43 (Very High)
  • Living in Terrigal - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 25.95 (Low)
    • Climate Index 95.14 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 105.16 (High)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.14 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 61.86 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Terrigal

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Terrigal

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.46 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.36 USD

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