The perfect family short break

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4-Day - short stay
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The perfect family short break

Get ready to enjoy a 4-day itinerary that’s got plenty of fun for the whole family, as well as some treats for the parents. You’ll get up close and personal with the local wildlife, take to the tree tops on a 250m zip line, bounce your way around a trampoline park and even tour a historic lighthouse. Plus there’s delicious food along the way and some more relaxed moments to just take it all in.

The Itinerary

Family action

Ready to escape the daily grind for some quality time with the family? Then today’s activity-packed adventure will keep everyone entertained. With plenty of delicious places to eat and enough time to relax in between, you’ll love everything that Ettalong, Patonga, Pearl Beach and Umina has to offer.

Stop 1

Lords of Pour

Start the day right with an exceptional morning brew. Little ones will love their delicious smoothies or cold-pressed juices. A relaxed café, focussed on seasonal and homemade food.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 2

Central Coast Ferries

After breakfast, head to Woy Woy Wharf and jump on the Central Coast Ferry. Your family will love their little adventure across Brisbane Waters, where you can hop-on and off when you like.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 3

Ettalong Diggers

Lunch is close by at Tallow Beach Terrace or Riley's Brassiere. You'll enjoy beautiful, sweeping views over Broken Bay and Lion Island while the kids play at Starfish Kids Play Zone.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 4

Mount Ettalong Lookout

Take a short walk and enjoy spectacular views over Umina Beach, Brisbane Water, Bouddi National Park and Pearl Beach across the ocean. Get the kids to spot native wildlife.

Next stop: 4 mins


Photo Credit: Nick Rain, Destination NSW
 

 

Stop 5

Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours

Departing from Pearl Beach, the Mountain to Surf Easy Trail Ride is perfect for families. Begin at the top of the mountain for a 2-hour ride. Includes a souvenir water bottle to keep.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 6

Sounds on West

Worked up an appetite? Head to this kid-friendly restaurant, hailed by the locals. Delicious American style BBQ, craft beer, live music and a garden area for the kids to run and play.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 7

Cinema Paradiso

Start winding down at the historical, art-deco cinema boasting 6 screens, with lots of family entertainment. Indulge in delicious buttered popcorn or one of their flavoured choc-tops.

Next stop: 11 mins

Stop 8

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Your fun-filled beachfront accommodation at Umina Beach awaits you. The ultimate city escape with a toddler wading pool, adventure playground and camp kitchen. Specials available online.

Next stop: Sleep, revive

Experience hunters

Family time has never been so much fun. Today will see you and the kids picking all sorts of new skills - from climbing trees and navigating mazes, to perfecting your backflip. There’s so much to see, eat and do around Wyong, Tuggerah and Blue Lagoon.

Stop 1

Wyong Milk Factory Cafe

Start the day with a yummy breakfast before tasting Little Creek Cheese and Luka chocolates. Originally a Butter Factory, this café has a playground and kayak hire.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 2

TreeTops

Get ready to take to the tree tops. Experience the world's longest rollercoaster zip line, a 250-metre flying fox, and suspension bridges 15 metres above forest floor.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 3

Amazement Farm & Funpark

Grab afternoon tea in the big barn at this picturesque farm. Pet the animals before going on an adventure into the magical mazes.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 4

Awezone Trampoline Park

At your next stop, you can get some air with a fun fitness class while your kids are supervised. There's an open-air trampoline, dodge ball, dunking trampolines and a foam pit just for toddlers.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 5

Westfield Tuggerah

Unwind at the local's favourite fashion hub or check out family events and activities. Grab some dinner before finishing with a movie at Event Cinemas.

Next stop: 12 mins

Stop 6

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

Unwind on Shelly Beach at the only local holiday park with an absolute beachfront location. Enjoy a range of accommodation and School Holidays Kids Club.

Next stop: Sleep, renew

A day to remember

Experience a Central Coast icon, make a splash at a water park, and uncover local gems serving up surprises for your tastebuds. It’s a thrilling day of family fun around Wyee, Charmhaven, Norah Head, Toukley and Canton Beach.

Stop 1

Wyee Nursery Cafe

Awaken with a fresh brew and all-day breakfast at this tranquil café, surrounded by lush tropical plants and beautiful water features. There's even a huge nursery and gift store to explore.

Next stop: 13 mins

Stop 2

Inflatable World

It's time to bounce! Inflatable World is fun for all the family. Two hour sessions let you try the inflatable activities as many times as you like and are fully supervised.

Next stop: 16 mins

Stop 3

The Ark Cafe

Sit outside and relax at this beach themed café next to Norah Head Lighthouse. There's live music at the weekend and an unforgettable view 356 days a year.

Next stop: 1 min

Stop 4

Norah Head Lighthouse

The Coast's most spectacular icon is a magnificent place to play or stay. Watch the sunset, book a tour, climb the 96 stairs and enjoy the 360-degree view from the balcony.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 5

When in Rome Toukley

After working up an appetite on the lighthouse stairs, indulge in the best Italian pizza and pasta outside Italy. Lucky for you, this restaurant's bringing Rome to you.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 6

Central Coast Holiday Parks - Canton Beach

A quaint place for you to rest up. But don't sleep in - wake early to trek through the national parkland and marvel at the stunning lake, flora and fauna that surround you.

Next stop: Sleep, surrender

Meet the locals

Wake up to exceptional coffee, visit an art gallery and spend the day meeting the amazing animals at the astonishing Australian Reptile Park. You can even squeeze in a spot of shopping as you explore Gosford, Somersby, Erina and Terrigal.

Stop 1

Point Café Japanese Gardens

Start the day at this picturesque café and fuel up on great food and coffee. Then stroll the serene gardens and discover the lake, waterfall and bird life. Regional art gallery onsite.

Next stop: 16 mins

Stop 2

The Australian Reptile Park

Time to make some new friends at this world-renowned, hands-on zoo. Don't miss the funnel-web spider milking and dingo walk show. Book a Kids 2 Keeper or VIP Tour online.

Next stop: Crazy and lazy animals

Stop 3

Australian Reptile Park

Learn about the largest conservation-breeding program for Tasmanian devils (they're cute, not scary). Meet Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise and hang with free-range kangaroos.

Next stop: Lunch

Stop 4

Australian Reptile Park

Book ahead to enjoy an Aussie BBQ with top quality meat, salad and drinks. Watch Elvis, the famous 5 metre cranky croc, be fed his lunch.

Next stop: All shapes and sizes

Stop 5

Australian Reptile Park

Meet some smaller reptiles like snakes, turtles, lizards and crocodiles and learn about how they live and keeping them as pets. Snap a selfie with an alligator, python or cuddly koala.

Next stop: 13 mins

Stop 6

Gosford RSL

Say farewell to your new friends and take a short drive to your delicious club dinner. Choose from a-la-carte, weekly specials and fun, free activities - the perfect place for the whole family.

Next stop: 19 mins

Stop 7

Erina Fair

Bellies full? Stop by Erina Fair for a spot of shopping or a skate at the Erina Ice Arena. Want more chill? Catch a flick at HOYTS Erina and go big with HOYTS Xtremescreen.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 8

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

End the day at this newly refurbished retreat. There's a heated pool and Balinese open-air hot tub. Across the way there's the Terrigal lagoon, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

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