SPRING 2021

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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.

FeaturedWINTER 2021

How to choose the best school for your child.

The uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 restrictions at the start of 2021 meant some schools did not hold their usual open days for 2022 enrolments. But parents are still left with having to make the all-important choice that will shape their child’s future education. To help in that decision-making, COAST magazine is presenting a virtual tour of some of the leading independent secondary and K–12 schools on the Central Coast.

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AUTUMN 2021Featured

AN OLD CLASSIC BECOMES A NEW CLASSIC.

Chillamurra in Terrigal

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AUTUMN 2021Featured

PATRICK BRENNAN

From boy soprano and bassoonist to conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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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.

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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.

48 Hours in… the Blue Mountains

With jaw-dropping scenery at almost every turn, it’s no wonder the Blue Mountains was declared a World Heritage Area in 2000. Its ancient landscape was formed some 300 million years ago and comprises more than 1 million hectares of eucalyptus-blanketed valleys, soaring sandstone cliffs, cascading waterfalls, dense forests and hidden canyons.

Megan Arkinstall and her family took a Volkswagen Tiguan for the easy two-hour road trip from the Coast to the historic Blue Mountains, soaking up its natural beauty by day and snuggling up by the fire at night –the perfect winter weekend.

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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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Masthead Image: Merrillie Redden