SUMMER 2020-21

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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.

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WIN 2 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION FOR 10 GUESTS AT THE BOATHOUSE HOTEL’S PATONGA COTTAGE

Patonga Cottage, next door to The Boathouse Hotel Patonga and its landmark Norfolk Island Pines, is designed with the stylish touches evident in any Boathouse Hotel establishment — ideal for holiday relaxation.

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AN ENDLESS SUMMER AT NEW COAST RESTAURANT: SHADY PALMS

In the aptly named ‘green room’ at the new Shady Palms restaurant in Avoca, chartreuse leaves peer through glass-louvered windows, ceramic birds fly across walls, while other walls are painted a faded lime, and another features an artwork reminiscent of an Elvis flick.

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IT SEEMS TO COME IN WAVES: GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY

In this exhibition, the majesty, artistry and inspirational value of ocean photography are juxtaposed against the technological challenges that the photographers inventively overcame in their quest to gain the perfect shot.

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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.

PET FRIENDLY STAYS ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Sometimes the most difficult holiday decision is leaving one important family member behind: your beloved pet. Here are some enticing holiday stays that understand how important that family member is to everyone enjoying a great holiday.

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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.

CHARMIAN GADD AND FRIENDS CONCERT

It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to enjoy live concerts, but thanks to the efforts of Charmian Gadd, patron of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, the new year will kick-off with a goodie.

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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.

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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.

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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