WINTER 2022

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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.

Eat & DrinkFeatured

HATS OFF TO THE HATTED RESTAURANTS OF THE COAST

The Coast’s newfound label as a gastronomic hotspot has been cemented in the Australian Good Food Guide, which awarded five local restaurants coveted chef’s hats for 2022. Here, we explain what the fuss is all about and why you should book a table immediately.

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DANCING ON DARKINJUNG LAND

Indigenous contemporary dancers have been recognised around the world for their remarkable talent. But where is a lot of that talent formally nurtured and trained? Right here on the Central Coast at NAISDA Dance College.

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AUTUMN 2022Featured

AND THEY CALL IT PUPPY LOVE

Tibetan spaniels are a breed of small dogs with a long history of sitting in the folds of the robes of Tibetan monks . They keep each other warm in the long hours spent meditating. Mine, instead, has taken to lying within the folds of my sofa.

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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.

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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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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.

WHERE TO STAY COSY THIS WINTER

Here are a few places to escape to on the Central Coast this winter, whether you are seeking cosy boltholes, destination diners where you can settle on a sofa near a roaring fire, or winter foods that warm the inner you.

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HATS OFF TO THE HATTED RESTAURANTS OF THE COAST

The Coast’s newfound label as a gastronomic hotspot has been cemented in the Australian Good Food Guide, which awarded five local restaurants coveted chef’s hats for 2022. Here, we explain what the fuss is all about and why you should book a table immediately.

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SAY GOODBYE TO THE ‘HANGRIES’

It seems many parents go to great lengths to make sure their kids are never hungry, providing snacks at the first sign of their being hungry, and to avoid the ‘hangries’. By doing this, are we teaching our kids that constant eating is normal?

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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.

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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.

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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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