From coast to country, there are hundreds of little adventures

on the Central Coast with great eats, gorgeous stays and

loads to do for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday.

The best events on the Central Coast
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Mingara Recreation Club
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Symphony Central Coast
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News
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.
Explore Long Jetty like a local
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.
The Central Coast's most unique boutiques
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.
Explore Wyong like a local
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.
Distillery Botanica
13 Jul 2019
A fascination with the humble herb has led to one of the Central Coast’s most sophisticated small businesses – Distillery Botanica.
Central Coast Obstacle Course Racing School
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.
Experience the serene waters of Tuggerah Lake
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.
Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf
20 Jun 2019
Enjoy waterfront seafood dining in the stunning restaurant or grab some takeaway and enjoy somewhere along the foreshore.
Hardys Bay Writers Retreat
19 Jun 2019
Perched right on the water’s edge, this cottage is nestled in greenery in the small fishing village of Hardys Bay.
Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre
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.
Box on the Water
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.
Mumbo Jumbos
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.
Fudge Monkey
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.
Gosford Standalone
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.
6 unique experiences on the Central Coast
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.
5 experiences for the mind, body and soul on the Central Coast
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.
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26 Feb 2019
Concrete Playground have featured eight coastal cafes that have even helped revitalise certain parts of the coast.
best scenic walking tracks central 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.
6 little adventures to experience on the Central Coast
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.
North Avoca
15 Nov 2018
This month, Air BnB and News.com.au has featured the Central Coast as one of the best weekend getaway spots.
Pearls on the Beach
23 Oct 2018
Achieving a score of 15/20, this local eatery was described as being a “a slice of shore-side paradise.”
Lost Paradise
07 Sep 2018
Topping the bill this year are English rockers The Kooks, Tash Sultana, M.I.A., and Joey Bada$$
Usain Bolt Central Coast Mariners
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.
Australian Reptile Park
24 Aug 2018
Help is on its way to save a rare endangered Australian freshwater turtle.
Usain Bolt Central Coast
10 Aug 2018
We're chomping at the bit to see him on and off the field.
Tropicana-Pizza
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.

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271 Scenic Hwy, Terrigal NSW 2260, Australia
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6 Kowan Street, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
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19/9 Dangar Road, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
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CBD, George Street, Sydney NSW, Australia
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1 Red Hill Road, Wyong Creek NSW, Australia
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6b/40 Karalta Road, Erina NSW, Australia
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Opposite Beach Parade Cafe, Canton Beach NSW, Australia
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North Shelly Beach NSW, Australia
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89 Lackersteens Rd, Somersby NSW 2250
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Australian Reptile Park, Pacific Highway, Somersby NSW 2250, Australia
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11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW 2260.
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7 Chester Place, Narraweena NSW, Australia
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19-21 Margaret St, Wyong NSW 2259, Australia
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.

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169 Budgewoi Rd, Budgewoi NSW 2262, Australia
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391 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty New South Wales, Australia
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60 Araluen Drive, Hardys Bay New South Wales 2257, Australia
The Factory Central Coast
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6 Jusfrute Dr, West Gosford NSW 2250, Australia
Take the time. Escape. Indulge. Unwind.
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1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge NSW 2250, Australia
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1420 Pacific Highway, Brooklyn New South Wales 2083, Australia
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25 Portsmouth Rd, Erina NSW 2250, Australia

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
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Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal NSW 2260
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40 Kooindah Boulevard, Wyong NSW 2259
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18 Dover Road, Wamberal NSW 2260
Raffertys Resort
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1 Wild Duck Drive, Cams Wharf NSW, Australia
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47 Lake Street, NORTH AVOCA NSW 2260
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230 Cullens Road, COPACABANA NSW 2251
Magenta Beach House
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3 White Haven Avenue, Magenta NSW, Australia
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179 Del Monte Place, COPACABANA NSW 2251
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5/120 Avoca Drive, AVOCA BEACH NSW 2251
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18A Coral Crescent, PEARL BEACH NSW 2256
Beach Retreats Central Coast
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Heath Rd, Hardys Bay NSW, Australia

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The Central Coast region
At just an hour's drive from Sydney, the Central Coast is a favourite spot for local and international visitors.
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