It's that time of the year when almost everyone you know is on a holiday. Your Instagram feed is full of destination pictures and all anyone will talk to you about at end-of-year events is their upcoming plans. But if you have no leave, need to work through the break, are feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis, or maybe even all three, you're probably dreaming of an easy getaway that doesn't break the bank or your leave balance but still feels like a holiday.
Thankfully for you and I (if you live in Sydney) many such destinations do exist. And one I recently rediscovered is Terrigal, the costal town on the Central Coast of New South Wales that is less than a two-hour drive away. It's so close you could probably get there with your eyes closed (though we don't recommend you trying it).
Given you don't need to take too much leave to visit (it's perfect for a long weekend getaway) and you can save on travel costs by driving instead, you can have a relaxing time away on a relatively small budget. Here are some of the great things you can do when visiting Terrigal: