North Avoca is a small scenic residential village located approximately 2.0 kilometres south from the Terrigal town centre with an essentially east facing highly popular surfing beach with modern surf lifesaving club. The North Avoca residential precinct straddles the Bulbararing Lagoon and is characterised by highly sought after level residential land being within short walking distance to the popular North Avoca Beach to steep densely treed pole home sites in elevated areas around the reserve frontage to the Bulbararing Lagoon.
The area was first settled in the 1800’s and was logged for its high quality timber. Tramway Road which links North Avoca with Terrigal inherited its name from the tramline which was built by the original loggers to haul logs towards Terrigal for milling purposes.
The first sub-divisions of the area commenced in the 1930’s and 1940’s and in 1953 the first North Avoca Surf Club was built. The current modern surf club was completed in December 1999 and is a focal point for the local community.
North Avoca is renowned for it’s well maintained natural environment, high quality surfing beach and pristine lagoon. Property prices in the area range from around $400,000 for older style cottages on generally steep sloping allotments to around $4,000,000 for high quality oceanfront properties.
Pearl Beach / Patonga
Pearl Beach is well known for once having Mike Willlessee and John Singleton as beach front owning residents within its small village. Pearl Beach is located slightly off the main tourist track between Woy Woy and Patonga being approximately 95 kilometres north of Sydney (i.e. approximately 1.5 hours drive).
Pearl Beach is a most attractive north facing sandy arced beach surrounded by densely treed National Park land. The locality is characterised by an attractive arced sandy beach on one side and a densely treed National Park escarpment to the south and headlands to both the east and west. Pearl Beach is a small village with approximately 600 or so houses (a substantial number of weekenders) and includes two small café/eateries, a handful of shops and no pub.
Located just to the south of Pearl Beach and accessed through the National Park is the south facing fishing village of Patonga.
As property prices have increased significantly in Pearl Beach over the past few years purchases have often spilled over into the nearby village of Patonga. Patonga is characterised by simple fisherman's cottages and the attractive Patonga Creek with a number of holiday cottages looking directly over the creek.
An older style general store is the only commercial property within the village. Property prices in Pearl Beach range from around an absolute minimum of $600,000 to $700,000 to in excess of $3,000,000 for north facing absolute beach front properties.
House prices in Patonga range from around $450,000 for older style cottages in back streets to over $1,000,000 for beach and creek front properties. Holiday rentals in Pearl Beach range from around $800 to $6,500 per week with holiday rentals in Patonga ranging from $700 to $3,600 per week.
Killcare / Hardys Bay
The Killcare / Hardys Bay region is now a "sought-after" and trendy coastal village located to the eastern foreshore of the Brisbane Water and at the southern end of the Central Coast on an attractive peninsular dominated by the Bouddi National Park. Killcare / Hardys Bay is located approximately 80 kilometres north of Sydney or an hour to hour and half drive.
Hardys Bay is an attractive north facing bay towards the southern end of the Brisbane Water and includes the Killcare Marina and is well known for its trendy local bottle shop and Friday afternoon get togethers on the reserve adjacent to the Marina and directly opposite the bottle shop.
Hardys Bay is shrouded by steep bushland ridges to the south and the small village has a "rustic" older style ambience. The hilly isthmus of the Bouddi National Park separates the inland bay areas from the long south-east facing sweep of Putty Beach at Killcare. The attractive beach is surrounded by the Bouddi National Park which also encompasses the popular Maitland Bay which is accessed only by the Maitland Bay walking track through the National Park.
Housing styles within the Killcare / Hardys Bay locality are characterised by older style timber framed, fibro holiday style cottages, however a number of large above average quality architect styled contemporary dwellings are now being constructed on a variety of sites throughout the region which has enhanced the localities overall appeal.
The area is well known for the Lizotte's Bistro at the Hardys Bay RSL which features fine dining and major Australian musical acts. Property prices range from an absolute minium of $500,000 for basic older style cottages without views to over $2,000,000 for beach front properties. Holiday rentals within the area range from approximately $800 to $8,000 per week.
Avoca Beach is well known for its picturesque north-east facing beach, excellent quality surf and small town centre which retains a village atmosphere with fine restaurants all located within a short walk to the local rock pool, beach and lagoon.
Located approximately 8.0 kilometres south from the Terrigal town centre and 6.0 kilometres east from the Kincumber town centre, Avoca Beach straddles the Avoca Lagoon and is positioned just north of Copacabana and to the south of the North Avoca Village.
Avoca Beach has a popular bowling club, large modern hotel and the very well known landmark “Avoca Beach Theatre” which first opened its doors in 1951.
Property prices range from around $350,000 to $400,000 for an old run-down holiday style cottage to over $3,000,000 for prime oceanfront properties.