Central Coast Highway

The Central Coast Highway is a 50-kilometre (31 mi) highway through the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It connects the Pacific Motorway (M1) at Kariong with the Pacific Highway (A43) at Doyalson.[2]

Central Coast Highway

General information
Length50 km (31 mi)
Gazetted9 August 2006[1][2][3]
Route number(s)
  • A49
  • Entire Route
route number
Major junctions
NE end
SW end
Major settlementsBudgewoi, The Entrance, Bateau Bay, Erina, Gosford, Kariong
Highway system

The highway is named after the region it goes through, The Central Coast. It was officially named by the New South Wales state government on 9 August 2006 to provide an easily identifiable route for visitors to the region.

When the alphanumeric routes were being introduced into New South Wales, The entire Central Coast Highway was assigned A49 in mid 2013. Before that, the highway carried the State Route 83 designation previously held by the Pacific Highway from Kariong to Gosford, where the Pacific Highway recommences.


The highway takes the former Pacific Highway route at Kariong and West Gosford, then crosses the Brian McGowan Bridge and after that it goes through these local roads:

  • Dane Drive, Gosford
  • Masons Parade, Gosford
  • York Street, East Gosford
  • Victoria Street, East Gosford
  • George Street, East Gosford
  • The Entrance Road at Erina, Erina Heights, Wamberal, Forresters Beach, Bateau Bay, Long Jetty and The Entrance
  • Oakland Avenue, The Entrance
  • Coral Street, The Entrance
  • Wilfred Barrett Drive at The Entrance North, Magenta and Noraville
  • Budgewoi Road at Noraville and Budgewoi
  • Scenic Drive at Budgewoi, Buff Point, San Remo and Doyalson

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Government Gazette of NSW 11 August 2006 Page 46" (PDF). NSW Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Kariong to Doyalson". Roads & Traffic Authority. Archived from the original on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 23 September 2006.
  3. ^ "Central Coast Highway - Kariong to Doyalson" (PDF). Roads & Traffic Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2019.