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News & Local Guides
24 Jun 2020
The whale migration season has well and truly begun this year and if you haven’t had a chance to yet, here are some of the best places on the Central Coast to catch a glimpse of these beautiful mammals.
02 Jun 2020
Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, girls weekend away or some quality time with your family, the Central Coast has a stunning portfolio of holiday properties. Here are some of the finest boutique stays on the Coast.
01 Jun 2020
Winter is a great time to visit the Central Coast, now is the time to start planning your long-awaited escape. Here are 10 reasons to visit the Central Coast this winter.
13 May 2020
Restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be easing slightly to allow up to 10 people at outdoor gatherings just in time for the weekend, jump in your car and head to one of the Central Coast’s most scenic picnic spots.
12 May 2020
The Central Coast is home to several off-leash parks, reserves, picturesque shared pathways and beautiful beaches where you can take your pooch and enjoy the outdoors with the whole family! Here is our guide filled with the Central Coast’s best dog-friendly walks your pooch will love.
28 Apr 2020
It’s time to celebrate that special woman of your life, with Mother’s Day fast approaching on Sunday 12 May. Check out our guide of gift ideas, to celebrate Mum while also buying and supporting local.
28 Apr 2020
For a virtual taste of local art, theatre, or an at-home cellar door experience, the Central Coast has plenty of online and virtual activities for a cultural experience from the comfort of your own home.
24 Apr 2020
The Central Coast has had a number of new bakeries popping up locally of late. So with the cooler season approaching, we thought it only fair to share the new bakehouses of the Central Coast. It’s only fair that it’s delivered as a baker’s dozen, so we’re including a few trusty local favourites.
24 Apr 2020
Whether it is animal encounters from home, a virtual bushwalk or a quick hit of online adrenaline, the Central Coast is brimming with opportunities to explore the region from the comfort of your own home.
21 Apr 2020
Let’s celebrate our Central Coast innovators, whether the lifestyle brands with a conscience, cultural thought leaders, or health heroes leading the way… there is much to love about life on the Central Coast. Here is your Love Local Guide: celebrating innovation on the Central Coast.
06 Apr 2020
It’s a virtual reality right now. Many of our Central Coast businesses are quickly pivoting, to offer online workshops and e-classes, keeping our collective minds inspired and motivated while staying at home. Here is your Love Local Guide to online workshops and e-classes for adults.
02 Apr 2020
The juggle is real for many right now, as they balance the split between work commitments and keeping the kids occupied and happy while at home. Here is your Love Local Guide for Central Coast virtual activities for kids.
30 Mar 2020
The message is clear to stay at home right now. Though we can still support our local businesses with online orders, here is your Love Local Guide to bespoke shopping on the Central Coast.
30 Mar 2020
The Central Coast has a rich hinterland abundant with meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey, and more... right here on our doorstep. Here is the 'go-to' for buying local, for pre-orders or to-your-door deliveries.
20 Mar 2020
Our local Central Coast businesses need your support, now more than ever. Here is your foodie go to for buying local from breakfast to dessert.
04 Feb 2020
Kicking back to enjoy an ice-cold beer is often on the to-do list whilst on a holiday and if you’re a craft beer enthusiast then the Central Coast’s craft brewery scene might be right up your alley.
27 Nov 2019
It’s this beautifully Australian location surrounded by national park, beaches and waterways filled with high-quality seafood. And as a romantic at heart, I’m always searching for the perfect dining experience.
26 Nov 2019
It was tough, but Australian Traveller has rounded up 10 of the best to suit beachgoers of all kinds – from water babies to grommets to sunbathers to surfing pros.
18 Nov 2019
We provide excellence in wildlife tourism and conservation and we’ve done that for the past 60 years!
12 Nov 2019
Looking for a quick escape these school holidays? We’ve got a wild idea for you – a “Wild Adventure” at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific and the Australian Reptile Park.
29 Oct 2019
After a 15-year battle to preserve a sacred women's site in New South Wales, the women can finally claim victory.
21 Oct 2019
With an exciting mix of stunning landscapes and hip places to eat and drink, the Central Coast features many photo opportunities to ensure you will be the envy of your friends.
14 Oct 2019
Race enthusiasts will be chomping at the bit for this unforgettable experience.
08 Oct 2019
Clear your schedule from November 8 to 17 and get yourself "festival fit" for the 5th year of the Central Coast’s award-winning The Lakes Festival.
20 Sep 2019
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific’s Seasalt Restaurant has been crowned the winner of the 2019 NSW Regional - Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort.
18 Sep 2019
The Long Jetty strip has been revived by a group of passionate entrepreneurs with hip cafes, vintage and modern boutiques, and is home to some very talented creatives. See for yourself, explore Long Jetty like a local.
09 Sep 2019
Everybody is welcome to discover all the fun and entertainment of the inaugural Central Coast Twist festival, a massive celebration of LGBTQI arts and culture over the October long weekend.
26 Aug 2019
From clothing and homewares to locally made furniture, shop like a local at some of the Coast’s popular shopping hot spots.
13 Aug 2019
These are the spots only the locals know about, the ones you never find on the glossy brochures. They’re off the beaten track and sometimes take a little more to get there, but they’re more than worth it when you do.
06 Aug 2019
About an hour’s drive north of Sydney lies the little old town of Wyong. Discover the hidden gems and the forgotten laneways all over town and create your own adventure exploring Wyong like a local.
29 Jul 2019
An emerging groundswell of Central Coast art, design, fashion and style continues to grow, attracting an assortment of likeminded creative spirits to a relaxed coastal lifestyle.
20 Jul 2019
From the fields of rural England to the bright lights of Sydney and finally the shores of the Central Coast, chef Dan Hughes has been slowly but surely realising his dream of producing rich, creamy gelato.
13 Jul 2019
A fascination with the humble herb has led to one of the Central Coast’s most sophisticated small businesses – Distillery Botanica.
30 Jun 2019
Obstacle course racing has become one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the country. And luckily, your kids can start their Ninja training right here on the Central Coast.
24 Jun 2019
The owners of Canton Beach Paddle Shack sound like they still can’t quite believe their luck and looking out over the serene waters of Tuggerah Lake it’s easy to envy their lifestyle.
20 Jun 2019
Enjoy waterfront seafood dining in the stunning restaurant or grab some takeaway and enjoy somewhere along the foreshore.
19 Jun 2019
Perched right on the water’s edge, this cottage is nestled in greenery in the small fishing village of Hardys Bay.
17 Jun 2019
Idyllically located lakeside in Terrigal, the Marine Park Discovery Centre opened in 2009 and is run by a group of 60 passionate local volunteers.
15 Jun 2019
It's gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years and offers a contemporary, trendy venue for locals and tourists alike.
14 Jun 2019
It was a shared love of music that would see four Central Coast locals take a punt and open Mumbo Jumbo’s, a Caribbean-inspired bar complete with sweeping views of Terrigal Beach, fine rum, island fare and reggae aplenty.
13 Jun 2019
With 32 flavours of fudge, plus gluten-free cakes, brownies and cookies, Fudge Monkey is gaining a reputation as the go-to sweets shop on the Central Coast and beyond.
12 Jun 2019
It was a desire to bring good beer to the Central Coast that motivated Chris Benson to set up Six String Brewing Co., a favourite watering hole among locals.
10 Jun 2019
Monday saw a huge boost for provincial racing as Racing NSW announced that Gosford will host a standalone Saturday race meeting on the 9th May 2020.
27 May 2019
From coast to country, there are many unique things to see and do on the Central Coast. Here are six unique experiences to explore during your next visit.
18 May 2019
Some of the yummiest places on the Central Coast keeping it sweet down the street.
15 May 2019
You don’t have to travel far to have a little whale watching adventure, as Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific has teamed up with Terrigal Ocean Tours to bring you the Central Coast’s newest wildlife experience.
30 Apr 2019
The café bar is bringing the ‘The Fragrant Gardens’ back to life with its menu of simple garden to plate dishes, freshly-roasted coffee and Mr Goaty’s famous gelato and sorbet.
15 Apr 2019
Just because you're on holidays doesn't mean the self-care journey shouldn't continue. Here are five experiences for the mind, body and soul during your next visit to the Central Coast.
10 Apr 2019
Suspended five metres above the ground in the canopy of the Ourimbah State Forest, is a labyrinth of seven rooms, connected by net bridges.
09 Apr 2019
Australian Reptile Park staff risk their lives every day to milk the snakes for their venom to be made into antivenom.
03 Apr 2019
A family-friendly steak and seafood restaurant Bonfire, an espresso bar, private dining and the Bon Bar, all under one roof
11 Mar 2019
Twin koala joeys have been capturing the hearts of guests at The Australian Reptile Park and the public are being encourage to help name the twin koala joeys.
26 Feb 2019
Concrete Playground have featured eight coastal cafes that have even helped revitalise certain parts of the coast.
25 Feb 2019
What better way to experience the stunning scenery of the Central Coast than by going for a hike along one of the many great walking tracks.
17 Feb 2019
Starting 27th Feb, Avoca Beach will be the battleground for a new 3000 point Qualifying Series event.
14 Feb 2019
After years of searching, the Central Coast wildlife sanctuary decided to get Hugo registered to Tinder. Dozens of girls matched with the tortoise, but none of them stood out, until now.
04 Feb 2019
The Central Coast is a haven for little adventures the whole family can enjoy. From hiking in a forest to quad biking to stand up paddle boarding in the region's stunning waterways.
03 Dec 2018
The Entertainment Grounds is heading into the Summer racing season with a new look Summer Series and Central Coast Carnival programme boasting over $1.7 million in prize money.
15 Nov 2018
This month, Air BnB and News.com.au has featured the Central Coast as one of the best weekend getaway spots.
23 Oct 2018
Achieving a score of 15/20, this local eatery was described as being a “a slice of shore-side paradise.”
07 Sep 2018
Topping the bill this year are English rockers The Kooks, Tash Sultana, M.I.A., and Joey Bada$$
04 Sep 2018
The A-league season kicks off next month. All eyes will be on Usain to play a part in the Mariner's future success.
24 Aug 2018
We’ve pulled together some options for you to visit on the sensational Central Coast.
24 Aug 2018
Help is on its way to save a rare endangered Australian freshwater turtle.
10 Aug 2018
We're chomping at the bit to see him on and off the field.
20 Jun 2018
From traditional wood fired Italian at Avoca to old school pan at Woy Woy, here are a few of our fave Central Coast pizza places.
18 May 2018
Pretty simple really. Brilliant coffee, cute boutiques & outdoor adventures.
17 May 2018
As the Coast becomes increasingly chic, so too are the cafes, their baristas and the quality of the coffee.
Things to do
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, Sydney Avenue, Umina Beach NSW, Australia
40 Kooindah Boulevard, Wyong NSW 2259
From micro-breweries to ritzy cocktail bars, we've got you covered.
Whatever your idea of adrenalin is, we have something for you.
From beaches and gardens to walks and lookouts... all for nicks!
Find the perfect venue or service to make your day extra special.
Eat & drink
61 Berne Street, Bateau Bay NSW, Australia
51-52 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257
Find a place to stay
Koongara Street, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261
22-30 Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW 2263
40 Kooindah Boulevard, Wyong NSW 2259
Unsure of where to go? See our itineraries.
The Central Coast region
At just an hour's drive from Sydney, the Central Coast is a favourite spot for local and international visitors.