Get back to nature

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4-Day - short stay
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4-Day - short stay

Get back to nature

This 4-day itinerary puts you in the heart of the Central Coast’s most astonishing natural beauty. You’ll meet the local flora and fauna, discover a spectacular waterfall hidden in lush rainforest, scale a eucalyptus tree, and relax on serene Brisbane Waters. And that’s not to mention the delicious food you’ll enjoy along the way.

The Itinerary

Inside and out

Your lavish start to the week begins here.Take in jaw-dropping attractions, delicious local food, and light yet rewarding activity both on land and water along Killcare, Ettalong and Hardys Bay.

Stop 1

Daleys Kitchen

This morning is all about attention to detail and excellent customer service. You’ll love the menu and excellent coffee. Why not pick up a sweet treat for the day ahead?

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 2

Bouddi National Park

The easy hike from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach takes in 8km of coastal views, shady rainforest and inviting picnic spots. Snap beautiful birdlife and (if you’re lucky) migrating whales.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 3

Hardys Bay Club

Next, grab a drink at this venue that backs onto bushland. Close to the water, it’s the only club around that’s pokie free. Return at the end of the week to catch live music in the evenings.

Next stop: 1 mins

Stop 4

Boat, Bike & Paddle

Book a BBQ boat and enjoy lunch on beautiful Brisbane Waters. You can even go fishing in a tinnie, hire a kayak and more. No boat licence is required as the waterway is safe.

Next stop: 7 mins

Stop 5

Allen Strom Lookout

Clear your mind and refresh your senses with the stunning vistas at the Allen Strom lookout, located on the ridge above Rocky Point. Gaze across Hardys Bay and Ettalong.

Next stop: 13 mins

Stop 6

Ettalong Diggers

After your stroll, head to Riley’s for a bite and a drink. You’ll be spoilt for choice with bistro-style dining, 3 bars, live entertainment and water views. There’s even something for the kids.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 7

Margarita Daze

Your exclusive waterfront vista awaits you. Enjoy refreshing classic cocktails by the jug or try the Jalapeno Margarita if you dare. The perfect way to end the night.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 8

Accom Holidays — Jewel

End the day relaxing at your beautiful beachfront accommodation in Ettalong. Once a thriving fishing and boat-building community, the town holds markets every weekend.

Next stop: Sleep, relax

Love the land

Today is your chance to try something nutritious, tasty and different. You’ll learn how local business owners use the land. Hopefully you’ll pick up some tips, tricks and valuable lessons to take home with you as you discover Terrigal, Erina and Holgate.

Stop 1

Bella Natural Food Co

Start your day at this organic-based café with a real passion for coffee and wholesome brekky. Discover their range of local foods, preserves, marinades, cheeses, dips and gluten free products.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 2

Distillery Botanica

This award-winning distillery is home to Moore's Gin, Distillery Botanica and Mr Black. Take a tour of the fragrant gardens with the owner, a trained herbalist and horticulturalist.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 3

The Sanctuary Cafe

Surround yourself with elegance. Discover the Ken Duncan Gallery or enjoy alfresco dining with seasonal ingredients by local suppliers like Taste of the Bush. High tea also available.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 4

The Wildflower Place

Pick up some native, natural beauties for your home at this nursery. Selling everything from Australian native tube stock to advanced trees. with plant-inspired surprises.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 5

Firescreek Winery

Taste winemaking at its best. Cellar doors opened in 2003, are vegan and offer a seasonal variety of boutique fruit flower and herb wines. Enjoy complimentary tastings or book ‘Taste and Talk’.

Next stop: 16 mins

Stop 6

Seasalt

Head to the Crowne Plaza’s exceptional restaurant. The culinary team craft the finest seasonal menus. Renowned for its spectacular ocean views and BYO Thursdays with no corkage fee.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 7

Rhonda’s Bar

The night’s young, so pop over to this quaint bar and restaurant. This elegant place is inspired by interior design from around the world. Try one of their exquisite cocktails, people-watch and chill.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 8

The Outlook Cabana

Your nature escape overlooks picturesque Avoca Beach. Surrounded by lush gardens filled with birdlife and more. Just a short stroll to a lovely bushwalk and kayaking on Avoca Lake.

Next stop: Sleep, unwind

Where the locals go

These hidden secrets are so spectacular you’ll want to bring your camera. From impressive waterfalls and delectable restaurants and cafes, to some of Australia’s most exotic flora and fauna, there’s so much to see and do in Kariong, Somersby, Gosford and Mount Pleasant.

Stop 1

Waterfall Cafe

Wake up to a delicious breakfast overlooking the cascading ponds of Mount Penang Parklands. Grab a balcony table and sip your coffee while you enjoy the pristine waterways.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 2

The Australian Reptile Park

Meet Hugo the tortoise, see dingos roam, a reptile show, and make friends with free-range kangaroos. This wildlife sanctuary has a spider and snake venom- milking program in place.

Next stop: a BBQ lunch

Stop 3

The Australian Reptile Park

Enjoy a BBQ in the heart of the Australian bush land. Bookings are required and include top quality meats, salads and drinks. You can even meet Elvis the 5-metre crocodile.

Next stop: 21 mins

Stop 4

Strickland Falls

Stretch your legs on a wildflower track that starts near Banksia Picnic Area. You’ll see mossy rocks, ferns, palms, tall eucalypts and creeks lined with lush rainforest along the way.

Next stop: 17 mins

Stop 5

Byblos Bar & Restaurant

Take your taste buds on a memorable Mediterranean dining experience. Enjoy everything from pickled garnishes to extravagant desserts made from scratch. Local wines and beers available.

Next stop: 12 mins

Stop 6

The Greenhouse Retreat

Fall in love with this wellness retreat. Positioned on Brisbane Waters, your exquisite stop is peppered with beauty. You’ll love this 3-storey home with 5 rooms, pool and private gym.

Next stop: Sleep, stay

Natural adventure

We’ve crafted an unforgettable day that will see you zigzagging through the treetops, embarking on adventurous walks and more. This area has so much to offer, so we can’t wait for you to savour every moment in Wyong and Ourimbah.

Stop 1

Wyong Milk Factory

Breakfast is lovingly served with the freshest produce from local farms. Discover their tasty resident cheese and chocolate factories while you’re here. Pick up something yummy for lunch.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 2

TreeTops

If you’ve never climbed a eucalyptus tree, now’s your time. There’s plenty to explore with safe Treetop Vertical Challenges to try. Designed for children and adults alike.

Next stop: Climbing to gliding

Stop 3

Treetops

Ramp it up as you swoop, twist and zigzag through trees. An extraordinary way to experience the bush. Home of the world’s longest and Australia’s first rollercoaster zip line.

Next stop: A picnic lunch

Stop 4

Treetops

With ample picnic and lunch locations on-site, perch yourself under the shade and enjoy your locally sourced Little Creek Cheese and Luka Chocolates from this morning’s venture.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 5

Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours

Meet at the Bike Club Trailhead at Ourimbah for an awesome ride. This intermediate adventure begins with some fun flowing sections before progressing to the more challenging Gravity Enduro.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 6

Fernbank Farm

Arrive ready for dinner in beautiful Yarramalong Valley. With beautiful outdoor eating areas and BBQ on deck, you’ll enjoy the glorious sunset while you dine.

Next stop: Don’t move a muscle

Stop 7

Fernbank Farmstay

Rest up in one of two beautiful homes. Set on 25 acres, each homestead has been restored with original features. You’ll love the high ceilings, fireplaces and timber flooring.

Next stop: Sleep, dream

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