Welcome to the best of the Coast where you can explore everything from beachy cafés to luxury resorts and bushland retreats. Discover its creative hubs and its inspiring people. Experience a region blessed by nature. We think you might find yourself on the Central Coast.
Find luxury accommodation fit for the most discerning tastes, or relaxing into the simple life. Whether you’re after the beach or the bush. Off-the-grid or relaxing close to boutiques and cafés. Resorts or glamping.
Patonga Cottage, next door to The Boathouse Hotel Patonga and its landmark Norfolk Island Pines, is designed with the stylish touches evident in any Boathouse Hotel establishment — ideal for holiday relaxation.
You’ve heard of ‘glamping’ but the latest innovation sweeping the world is the ‘glamtainer’, and it’s arrived at the Central Coast. It’s the blissful marriage between glamping and the tiny house trend, created from repurposed shipping containers.
Find your own style of adventure: a family outing; something to stretch your imagination; or satisfy your senses. Surfing, riding, flying, out on the water, or taking a class or a course.
In this exhibition, the majesty, artistry and inspirational value of ocean photography are juxtaposed against the technological challenges that the photographers inventively overcame in their quest to gain the perfect shot.
EAT & DRINK
Find the best restaurants and cafés to tempt your tastes. Share the dreams that motivated the tree-changer and sea-changer chefs, and dedicated Hunter valley winemakers.
In the aptly named ‘green room’ at the new Shady Palms restaurant in Avoca, chartreuse leaves peer through glass-louvered windows, ceramic birds fly across walls, while other walls are painted a faded lime, and another features an artwork reminiscent of an Elvis flick.
Discover secluded, unspoilt beaches and popular swimming spots; breathtaking coastal walks rated among the best in the world; abundant waterways; and architecture energised by clifftop views and leafy acreages.
If you think camping is not quite for you: love the escapism and adventure of the outdoors but hate roughing it, then think glamping.
‘I would like to see the Central Coast established as the largest natural koala sanctuary in the world,’ Jake Cassar says. ‘We have all the right trees here to offer new homes to koalas from fire-ravaged areas.’
Read the interesting and inspiring stories of those who call the Central Coast home: the creators, artisan makers and producers, fresh produce growers, and achievers in sport and business.
Kim Waugh’s pride and joy is her Mahtoum Lodge racing stables in Jilliby … and a miniature donkey who likes to challenge the big boys to race against him in the paddock.
The ultimate guide to Central Coast shopping — homegrown boutiques, niche stores, and super-centres — to update your wardrobe, brighten up your home, and help you feel fabulous for the season ahead.