WINTER 2021

COAST ONLINE

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.

CompetitionWINTER 2021

WIN 2 nights for 2 people at beautiful Marramarra Lodge, on the Hawkesbury River

Waterfront privacy, gourmet meals and breathtaking nature – what more could you want from a luxury escape.

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HEAD FOR THE HILLS – It’s Harvest Festival Time

The Central Coast is renowned for its spectacular coastline, waterways and beaches. But head inland to the hills and valleys of the hinterland and you’ll …

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StayWINTER 2021

FAMILY FRIENDLY ESCAPES

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat, Terrigal You want it all? You’ve got it at the Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat. Newly renovated and refurbished, the apartment-style accommodation …

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STAY

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.

BAREFOOT LUXURY

Whether you’re escaping the city for an extended weekend or searching for somewhere special for a week, the Central Coast has a growing list of luxury abodes worth bedding down in. here are some of the newest and hottest top-end places to stay.

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PLAY

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.

THE BEST DOG-FRIENDLY BEACHES

It may come as a surprise that so many of the Central Coast’s beaches are pooch friendly — a welcome change from the big smoke where it’s almost impossible to find one major beach that allows our four-legged family members to join in when the family heads to the beach.

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THE COAST’S WELLNESS BOOM

The slow living movement, and holistic care are taking hold on the Central Coast with new wellbeing centres springing up to help locals
stay fit, healthy and happy. Here are some at the forefront.

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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.

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EXPLORE

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.

THE WATERFALLS OF THE CENTRAL COAST

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.

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36 Hours In Maitland

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.

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PEOPLE

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.

HIDDEN FASHION TALENTS

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.

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SHOP

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.

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