Taking a romantic stroll along the boardwalk of this town called "The Entrance" in New South Wales, Australia, can bring you lots of different sights to enjoy with your loved one. Everything from the history of the town on placards to watching the pelicans being fed!
The boardwalk follows The Entrance channel eastwards from Memorial Park to the surf lifesaving club. It starts at The Waterfront, a popular mall with cafes, eateries, and fountains designed for the amusement of children. In the school holidays, the mall takes on a carnival atmosphere at The Waterfront. Here, there is also an arts-and-crafts market just outside the visitors’ center and a flea market in the car park at the back of the movie theater on Sundays.
The daily pelican feeding is one of the Central Coast’s most popular attractions. Known as the ‘Pelican Capital of Australia’ you can catch the Pelican Feeding at 3:30pm daily at The Entrance Waterfront The attraction started over 20 years ago when the staff of a local fish and chips shop fed scraps to the birds on a daily basis. The pelicans began demanding their food from the staff and the feeding was taken over by Jimbo’s Quality Seafoods. The pelicans are fed fresh fish 365 days of the year rain, hail or shine. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this popular attraction free of charge, however making a donation to support this ongoing service helps cover costs for fresh fish and the purchase of essential rescue equipment for injured birds.
The Entrance’s name came from the narrow channel that divides the mainland and connects Tuggerah Lake to the ocean. Other than watching the Pelican Feeding, there are plenty of things to keep a romantic heart happy. The small movie theater runs many of the blockbusters, grab something sweet from the Lolly Barn, head to the arcade for some old-school gaming fun, go on the over 100-year-old merry-go-round or share a chocolate malted milkshake from Johnny at The Golden Gate Cafe, he’s been making them there since 1955 so you know they’re amazing!
Erin Woodgate is an Australian Lomographer who loves cupcakes and travels as much as possible. She always has her LC-A in her bag and treats Polaroid/ Impossible film like treasure. The ‘Spring Fling series’ highlights a bunch of romantic locations around the Central Coast of NSW, where Erin is from. If you ever find yourself in this part of the world you should definitely check out these locations, especially if the weather is good, like in spring!
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