THE VERY BEST OF OCTOBER...
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.
We may have some of the best surf breaks in New South Wales, but the
Central Coast and Lake Macquarie also have plenty of swim spots for
when the swell’s not working, and for those who prefer a gentler dip.
We take you on a tour of some of the region’s beaches and bays where kids can learn to snorkel, fishers can seek solitude, and boaties can cast their anchors for a peaceful day on the water.
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 WAVE OF NEW EATERIES HAS OPENED UP ACROSS THE COAST, SETTING THE SCENE FOR A BUZZING SUMMER OF RELAXED WATERSIDE BRUNCHES, POST-DIP FISH AND CHIPS AND BALMY NIGHTS SIPPING COCKTAILS.
Nestled between undulating bushland and Brisbane Water, Gosford’s untapped potential as a dynamic CBD has long been lamented. But with rejuvenations of the waterfront now underway, and buzzing bars and waterside eateries popping up, Gosford has come alive, beckoning locals and visitors of all ages to explore this emerging precinct.
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.
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.
‘Christine is not only my friend and mentor, she is art world royalty. There is nothing she doesn’t know about the way characters, relationships and schools of thought have formed the creative world we live in today. She was also Margaret Olley’s closest friend and confidante.’
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.