Time for a little ‘me’ time

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Time for a little ‘me’ time

Struggling to find a balance between work, life and everything in between? You’re not alone. That’s why we’ve devised a 7-day itinerary packed with mindful activities that combine good, wholesome eating with a little daily pampering. It’s the perfect way to help you recharge your batteries. And it’s just a 90-minute drive away.

The Itinerary

Healing hours

It doesn’t take much to reward yourself. Today you’ll discover that simple things like a gentle walk by the coast and a quiet lunch by the sea are the perfect way to quiet the mind and help rejuvenate. We hope you enjoy the tranquil little gems as you explore Pearl Beach and Patonga.

Stop 1

Pearl Beach General Store & Cafe

Start your morning with a little lie in, before making your way to this peaceful café for a breakfast of coffee and a roasted pumpkin bowl. Grab some snacks and relax on the sandy beach nearby.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 2

Pearl Beach

Take a dip in the rockpool, a gem on the western shoreline of Broken Bay, on the southern end of Pearl Beach. Unwind in the serene 25m-ocean pool before soaking up the sun for a little while.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 3

Pearls on the Beach

Refreshed, head to this restaurant for a quiet lunch, right on the sand. Sit outside and bask in the sea breeze. Unwind with outstanding contemporary Australian food infused with soulful ambience.

Next stop: 11 mins

Stop 4

Patonga to Pearl Beach Walk

This scenic walk begins and ends on a beach, so bring your togs for a dip. The track veers through the Great North Walk and the tall red gums of Brisbane Water National Park.

Next stop: Clear your mind

Stop 5

Meditation

Find a quiet spot and take in your beautiful surroundings. Take a moment to let your mind and body soak in the soothing sounds of the sea and chill. Perfect spot to catch the sunset.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 6

Patonga Beach Hotel

Sheltered under giant Norfolk Pines and directly opposite the beach, this is the perfect spot to dine. There’s fine wine, beautiful décor and an exquisite menu to peruse.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 7

Patonga Caravan and Camping Ground

Put your feet up in the tranquil bay side village of Patonga. This camping ground is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. Campfires are permitted in the winter months. *Rules apply

Next stop: Sleep, refresh

Good vibes

 Forget the demands of everyday life with a dose of restful goodness. There’s nothing more gratifying tha a healing massage, peaceful walks and dining on captivating soul food. Step out and connect with Empire Bay, Killcare, Ettalong and Woy Woy.

Stop 1

Impact Plants & Cafe

Kick-start today with a delicious breakfast at this inspiring plant nursery. Find your quiet spot on their timber deck to spot exotic plants and birds. Explore the lush tropical gardens.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 2

Bells Day Spa

Imbued with Hamptons’ elegance, this luxurious day spa will help you rebalance and de-stress. Why not book in for a soothing facial or massage while you’re here?

Next stop: Wine and dine

Stop 3

Bells at Killcare

Step next door to indulge in a culinary journey of Italian cuisine. You’ll love their 5-course degustation and perfectly matched, award-winning wines. Dine al fresco on the veranda.

Next stop: 16 mins

Stop 4

Gnostic Corner

Shop with a difference at Gnostic Corner. This co-operative has 9 unique shops that sell fair-trade goodies, crystals and new age books. Try hypnotherapy or pick up organic snacks.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 5

Hatters Tea House

Pick up the vibe at this quirky little tearoom in Ettalong. Serving quality teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes, as you perch on plush, mismatched chairs. High tea available.

Next stop: 2 mins

Stop 6

Safran

Recharge at this up-market Turkish restaurant in a contemporary space with exposed-brick walls. You’ll love their delectable meze menu, designed to share. Try Raki, their specialty tipple.

Next stop: 1 min

Stop 7

Bar Toto

ith accolades for both its cocktails and pizza, this bar is filled with old-world charm. You’ll love their cocktails, international wines and beers that pack an Italian punch.

Next stop: 12 mins

Stop 8

Bells at Killcare

Evoking memories of bygone seasons, these cosy cottages are adorned with designer fittings and state of the art technology.

Next stop: Sleep, unwind

Relaxing, indulgent

Your mind and body will thank you for today. Find your perfect balance as you explore Terrigal, Avoca and
Copacobana.

Stop 1

Island Time Espresso Bar

Begin your day with a juice cleanse at this café in Terrigal Beach. Follow up with an almond piccolo and exquisite food from their tropical inspired menu. Happy tummy = happy mind.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 2

The Yoga Collective

Find your balance with a yoga class in Terrigal. Regardless of experience, you’ll love the spiritual benefits. Beginner class available. Styles include Hatha or Shanti yoga.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 3

Like Minds

Soak up the good vibes at this great little café that serves sustainable food. Order a Fat Poppy Coffee and sit in the herb garden.

Next stop: 8 mins

Stop 4

Captain Cook Lookout

Be captivated by humpback whales as they swim past on the headland. Feel the salty breeze as you gaze out along the coastline. Get hypnotised by surfers catching waves.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 5

Creative Balance Avoca Beach

Wind down with Louise. She’s a qualified massage therapist specialising in Remedial Massage. Her healing touch is also perfect for sports, pregnancy and relaxation massage therapy.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 6

Avoca Surf House

Next remedy? A taste of local and nomadic spirits and fresh Australia seafood. With newly fitted floor-to-ceiling glass walls, this beachfront surf house has panoramic views of Avoca Beach.

Next stop: 1 mins

Stop 7

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

After your food coma, head to this old-school cinema. Famous for its eclectic movies, it was voted Top 20 Cinema of the world by the BBC and Top 10 in the world by the New York Men’s Journal.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 8

Avoca Valley B&B

Take refuge in your boutique, spacious accommodation. Each suite has its own private balcony, en-suite and entrance. Book a masseur within the privacy of your suite. Adult only retreat.

Next stop: 6 mins

The awakening

By the end of today you’ll feel wonderful inside and out, all because you’ve taken time You’ll enjoy exceptional food, see astounding art and take in a whole lotta nature as you discover Erina, Holgate and Terrigal.

Stop 1

Glee Coffee Roasters Erina

These specialty roasters are about more than just coffee. They’re all about the locals and knowing regulars by cup. You’ll love the friendly energy. The nutritious breakfast is pretty good too.

Next stop: 1 min

Stop 2

Ken Duncan Gallery

Immerse yourself in one of the largest privately owned photographic galleries in Australia. Stroll around beautiful gardens or pop by the café.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 3

Bamboo Buddha

Relax at this holistic café in Holgate. Feast on tantalising vegetarian and vegan dishes, sample delicious cakes, organic coffee and teas. Yoga classes onsite.

Next stop: 1 min

Stop 4

Firescreek Winery

It’s never too early for wine tasting. This vegan-friendly winery offers seasonal varieties of boutique fruit flower and herb wines and complimentary wine tasting. Bookings available.

Next stop: 14 mins

Stop 5

Endota Spa

Be greeted with a stimulating cup of herbal tea. Then embark on a sensory, transformative journey that uses relaxing colours with organic treatments to centre your chakras.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 6

The Cowrie

Fall in love with these stunning, panoramic ocean and bay views as you wine and dine. Awarded Silver 2016 National Restaurant Awards and Winner of Best Seafood Restaurant Regional NSW 2016.

Next stop: 3 mins

Stop 7

Florida Beach Bar

Embark on a musical odyssey at this relaxed venue. Hours go by as you take in the tunes and savour the cocktails and craft beers on offer. Live music: Fri, Sat and Sun evenings.

Next stop: Don’t move an inch

Stop 8

The Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Your slice of paradise. This stunning 4.5-star hotel faces Terrigal beach with fantastic panoramic views. There are 199 hotel rooms with balconies as well as restaurants and bars.

Life’s good

Get in touch with your senses. We’ll take you on a journey across the waters with sights, sounds and smells you’ll remember forever. You’ll be touched by the generosity of locals and experience an abundance of beauty as you explore Gosford, Kariong.

Stop 1

Looloo's Coffee Warehouse

Start your day at this quirky warehouse café. Selling sustainably sourced coffee, whimsical knick-knacks and a delicious breakfast menu, it's the perfect place to fuel up for a day of fun.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 2

Hawkesbury Fishing Charters

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or beginner, learn about fishing and how to target specific species. No need to bring anything — fresh bait, tackle, fishing gear and cold drinks are included. 

Next stop: 11 mins

Stop 3

Bombini

Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at this exquisite modern Italian restaurant. Their irresistible menu, is made up of fresh, sustainable produce that they grow themselves.

Next stop: 14 mins

Stop 4

Central Coast Helicopters

Take a Coast Scenic Tour or Beach Tour for a lazy afternoon in the air. This birds-eye view of the spectacular waterways and cliffs is a fantastic way to experience the coastline.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 5

Distillery Botanica

Unwind at this family-run distillery and try some of their award-winning tipples. Why not wonder through the fragrant herb gardens or even take a bottle home to enjoy?

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 6

Six String Brewery

Pick up the pace and start the night with live music at Central Coast's first craft brewery. Beers are preservative-free, unpasteurised and unfiltered for the fullest flavour.

Next stop: 6 mins

Stop 7

The Sunken Monkey

Enjoy bistro classics in a relaxed pub with waterside tables. Bring your dancing shoes over the weekend because it becomes a nightclub, spinning your favourite tunes into the night.

Next stop: 10 mins

Stop 8

George Brand Real Estate - Boardwalk/Beachfront

After a jam-packed day, it's time to put your feet up and soak up the relaxed ambiance at this very special hideaway in North Avoca.

Next stop: Sleep, chill

Like a dream

Pinch yourself all you like – you’re on one of the best parts of the Coast. Take your pick from a range of fun filled, stress-free activities as you explore the very best of Forrester’s Beach, Bateau Bay, Long Jetty, The Entrance and Magenta.

Stop 1

Di Matteos

Espresso or latte, Grinders’ Giancarlo is a coffee-lover’s dream. Every bean is carefully picked from some of the finest Arabica beans in the world. Modern Australian menu with an Italian twist.

Next stop: 5 mins

Stop 2

Wyrrabalong National Park

This breathtaking track runs between Forresters and Bateau Bay Beaches. Start from Bateau Bay picnic area as you take it all in. Bring binoculars for whale watching. Return walk is 6km.

Next stop: 12 mins

Stop 3

Modern Organic

Lunching at this Zen café makes healthy eating simple and delicious. Their sustainable, organic menu is designed to help you maintain a healthy body, mind & soul. Yoga also available 7 days.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 4

The Entrance Ocean Baths

Clear your mind with a cleansing swim. There’s a 50-metre ocean lap pool, a 20 metre and a wading pool located at the southern end of The Entrance beach. Free entry all year.

Next stop: 4 mins

Stop 5

VIE Spa – Pullman Magenta Shores

After your refreshing swim, let this luxurious day spa pamper you with natural ingredients and incredible service to bring your skin back to life and relieve stress.

Next stop: A drink perhaps?

Stop 6

Shallows Bar – Pullman Magenta Shores

Slip into the evening with a delicious cocktail or select from the extensive wine list. Catch up over Social Hour by the open sandstone fireplace.

Next stop: Delectable dishes

Stop 7

Barretts Restaurant – Pullman Magenta Shores

Step into one of the top restaurants on the Coast. Contemporary décor overlooks the serene fairways, while the delectable modern menu offers quality seasonal and local produce.

Next stop: Don’t move a muscle

Stop 8

Pullman Magenta Shores

Stay up late or head back to your place with spectacular views of the golf course or gardens. Stroll down to the beach for a morning dip or opt for a round of golf after breakfast.

Next stop: Sleep, dream

A perfect day

From scrumptious organic food to incredible views, we don’t doubt you’ll fall in love with this place. Today, you’ll appreciate the little things in life just that little bit more, especially after exploring Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge and Kulnura.   

Stop 1

Mangrove Yoga Health Retreat

Start your morning with a 6am sunrise yoga class, followed by an organic breakfast. One class and meal included when you book half or a full day. Pop in midweek when it’s quiet.

Next stop: Stay right there

STOP 2

Mangrove Yoga Health Retreat

It just doesn’t get better than this. Tranquility, natural bush and delicious vegetarian cuisine. Find an inspiring book in their extensive yoga and philosophy library or take a reflective walk.

Next stop: 15 mins

STOP 3

Sitting Duck at the Springs

Enjoy seasonal dishes with a unique twist in picturesque Peats Ridge. Executive Chef Dan Capper’s mouth-watering culinary creations come straight from the farm to your table.

Next stop: 9 mins

Stop 4

Mountain Goat Trails

Connect with locals and the beautiful landscape on their Harvest Trail. Learn about modern farming and sustainable agriculture in Australia. You can pick your own fruit too.

Next stop: Stay right there

Stop 5

Mountain Goat Trails

Embark on Route 33 – a tour where you’ll see the very best of Mangrove
Mountain and Wollombi Valley. Visit local farms, historic villages or sample signature wines of the region.

Next stop: 18 mins

Stop 6

Waterfall Springs Retreat

You don’t have to lift a finger at this retreat. Choose from a picnic hamper, BBQ dinner pack and selection of local wines. They’re also dedicated to saving endangered animals.

Next stop: Stay right there

Stop 7

Waterfall Springs Retreat

Wind down with a wine by the fireplace or under the stars. Before bed, soak in the freestanding bathtub as you soak up the ambiance. Book direct to get the best prices.

Next stop: Don’t move a muscle

Stop 8

Waterfall Springs Retreat

Sophisticated rooms, romantic corner spas and king beds with luxurious feather toppers. This will be the best night’s sleep you’ll have had in a long time.

Next stop: Sleep, rejuvenate

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