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.
Includes unique boat-only access,
25 minutes from Gosford, 50 minutes from Sydney.
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.
Splash about at the water play park. Experience sensory art play, or let kids — from tots to teens — try their hand at being a mini Picasso. Forage, pluck and pick your own fruit, flowers or veges. Kick a ball, kick a goal. There’s lots of summer fun to keep the kids amused.
Flabby arms, bingo wings, flibberty-bits, saggy bottoms and turkey necks might be gravity’s cruel revenge as we reach ‘a certain age’, but there are things you can do to thumb your nose at gravity.
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.
The Central Coast is blessed with 87 km of coastline as well as quiet waterways, and along those shorelines, we love to sit and have a coffee and chat, or dine overlooking the ocean. Here’s a rundown on where you can find those special spots up and down our sandy shores.
The Central Coast is teeming with so many places to see and restaurants to try that the northern end of this beautiful region can tend to be a little overlooked unless you’re a local in-the-know. Luckily, areas like Wyong and Toukley are booming with new, entrepreneurial cafés, restaurants and bakeries just waiting for you to take a bite.
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.
This April, head to ‘BLANK CANVAS CENTRAL COAST’ – a creative showcase and retail pop-up that celebrates the region’s flourishing makers and creators scene.
A month-long activation from 1-30 April, held across two locations
in both Ettalong Beach and Long Jetty.
The Central Coast is, quite rightly, best known for its stunning coastline and its relaxed beachside suburbs. But there is another world of lesser-known scenic and recreational enjoyments to be discovered in the region’s unspoiled hinterland. And the jewels hidden in the landscape are undoubtedly its wonderful waterfalls.
Maitland is the littlest Hunter Valley wine region that could. It has pockets of charm, history and a new generation of creative, arty types helping to make Maitland a destination. And for food and wine lovers? A vibrant scene awaits.
Here’s how to spend 36 hours in and around Maitland.
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.
With a burgeoning bunch of makers and creators on the Central Coast,
it’s no surprise we also have fashion designers among our flock. Designing dresses, aprons, babywear and more, here is a trio of talented women quietly, but steadfastly following their passions – and impressing fellow locals while they’re at it.
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.
As the saying goes, there’s nothing like a mother’s love, but does she know how much she means to you? This Autumn, don’t simply tell her how special she is (although that’s always nice), show her with a tailor-made local experience.