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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.