Hardys Bay / Killcare

Welcome to Hardys Bay & Killcare.

Down in the Bouddi Peninsula lies two of the Central Coast’s most exclusive towns, Killcare and Hardys Bay. Loved for their private, secluded location, these picturesque towns are a cosmopolitan retreat for celebrities and the affluential. Named after Harry Hardy, a local vineyard owner who sold wine to local residents, Hardys Bay is home to a small array of cafes, restaurants, boutique stores, RSL club and marina. After British settlement the area was established as a fishing and farming community. The name Killcare seems to hail from early last century as “killing one’s cares”. These quiet residential seaside village is a short drive to neighbouring towns such as Wagstaff and Pretty Beach, and just ten minutes drive to Booker Bay, Ettalong Beach and Umina Beach.

Protected from high winds, Hardys Bay has long been regarded as a fishing resort for the serious and recreational fisherman and boating in the postcard perfect bay is a must. Surrounded by natural beauty, Hardys Bay and Killcare are within close proximity to Putty Beach, Tallow Beach and Bouddi National Park where visitors can take the walking track to Box Head. The Cockatoo Ferry runs to Hardys Bay Wharf seven days a week. Avid surfers and beach-goers will love Killcare Beach as well as Putty Beach which is tucked away in the Bouddi National Park.

Killcare and Hardys Bay look over the Brisbane Waters across to Booker Bay. Prior to European settlement, Aboriginals from the coastal Guringai (Ku-ring-gai) tribe occupied Hardys Bay and its surrounds. Evidence of their existence in the area can be seen via rock carvings scattered through the town.

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Directory: Things to do in Hardys Bay / Killcare

Hardys Bay Wharf 

Killcare Beach (Beach Rd, Killcare 2257)

Bay Beauty Escape (3/1 Killcare Rd, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 2722

Bouddi Gallery (5/1 Killcare Rd, Killcare 2257) 0419 287 994

Garden 2 Plate (58 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay) 4360 2364

Hardys Bay Club (14 Heath Road, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 1072

Hardys Bay Yacht Charters (Cnr Killcare Rd and Araluen Drive, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 1442

Hardy’s Bistro & Cafe (54 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 1667

Manfredi at Bells Restaurant (107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights 2257) 4349 7000

Moochinside Homewares & Lifestyle (1/1 Killcare Rd, Killcare 2257) 4360 2257

The Fat Goose Café (Shop 3 Killcare Rd, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 1888

The View Hardys Bay Woodfired Pizza (58 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay) 0421 682 039

Yum Yum Dining (60 Araluen Dr, Hardys Bay 2257) 4360 2999


Featured Hardys Bay / Killcare Accommodation

Summer View

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Summer View is an idyllic holiday sanctuary with old fashioned touches throughout. Beautifully presented, stunning older style house gazes out to panoramic views of Hardy’s Bay.

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