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.
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 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.
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.
Who better to intimately know the very best of the Central Coast’s most secluded beaches than Reed Plummer the man who has spent the last six years visiting them in their many moods to photograph them from on high. Here are his favourite spots.
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.
It all started for local boy, Tom Slingsby, racing moths and then lasers on Brisbane Water on the Central Coast before becoming the world’s fastest yachting skipper on water.
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.