SPRING 2020

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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.

CompetitionFeatured

COMPETITION: SOAR AWAY ON A FREE SCENIC FLIGHT OVER OUR WATERWAYS, BEACHES & FORESTS.

Ever wanted to have a bird’s-eye view of the Central Coast’s glorious scenery? Win a one-hour scenic flight for 3-4 people*, OR a 30-minute flight for the runner-up for 3-4 people,* flying out of Warnervale Airport.

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Eat & DrinkFeatured

A TOUCH OF BUSH TUCKER

There is more to Australian bush tucker than kangaroo and shellfish, and Central Coast restaurateurs are proving so with delicate native ingredients cropping up on menus in subtle ways.

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Buy Better, Buy Local: REGAN’S FINE FOODS & BUTCHERY, YARRAMALONG VALLEY.

Tucked away, up the road from Angel Sussurri in Yarramalong, this new (old) store was founded 130 years ago as the local branch of Chapman’s trading post, and is well worth the drive.

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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.

WATERFALL SPRINGS RETREAT

Set in over 13 hectares of Australian bushland, this boutique style accommodation is much more than a resort. It’s also a sanctuary dedicated to saving endangered Brush-tailed and Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies

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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.

A TOUCH OF BUSH TUCKER

There is more to Australian bush tucker than kangaroo and shellfish, and Central Coast restaurateurs are proving so with delicate native ingredients cropping up on menus in subtle ways.

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RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE MUSIC

Feed your soul with music, while taking your pick of bayside, seaside or treeside restaurants, bars and cafés. Here are a few favourites that have now re-opened with live music.

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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.

GRANT MOLONY

Even if you don’t know Grant Molony, you’d be familiar with his work. His is the whale mural at Erina Fair, the octopus at Gosford’s Bay Road Brewing, and the portrait of Michael Jordan in the men’s room at Long Jetty’s Savoy.

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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.

SPRING SHOPPING GUIDE

With spring in the air, we’ve rounded up the best shops to spring-clean your body, update your beachwear, brighten up your home and look fabulous for all those spring events.

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