The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) has achieved an Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Business Certification!

Congratulations to the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) for achieving Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Business Certification for their Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Schools Program and Wings, Whales and Wildflower Tours!

The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre has become a valuable education resource for both local and visiting schools through its school programs, a developing hub for research activity and a key tourist attraction for the Central Coast. Thankyou to more than 50 of our active volunteers and occasional paid teachers.

We are happy to be part of the Ecotourism Australia family!


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Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre Upgrades

Please find links below to our Newsletters on the progress of the Marine Discovery Centre Upgrade.

Welcome to PARKLIFE.

A kiosk focused on clean eats for kids & great organic coffee for mums & dads.

Headed up by chef Paulymac, the blackboard menu changes weekly, but you can always grab a freerange bacon & egg roll, a single O toasty with house pickles or a slice of cake & our own ice-cream. Dietaries are taken seriously, with GF & DF options available on almost everything. 

Open 8am - 2pm seven days a week 8am-8pm on Saturdays in Summer.

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Opening Hours

The CCMDC is open weekends and every day during the school holidays.

Our opening hours are from 10-4pm with last admission at 3pm. 


  • Adults $10,
  • Child / Conc $6,
  • Carers with Carers Card = Free if with client.
  • Family (2A, 2C) $26
  • Family (1A,2C) $16

We are located at 11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal – opposite the Terrigal Pacific Motel and next to Terrigal Lagoon.

Visit the Centre for lots of fun and activities.....

  • See our displays

  • Say hello to our marine creatures

  • Enter our colouring or guessing competition

  • Watch “The Adventures of Gavin the Leafy Seadragon”

  • Become a Junior Marine Scientist by doing our quiz.

  • Paint a plaster or do a free craft activity

  • Enjoy great food and coffee at our Parkside cafe

  • Browse our shop for bargains

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