SUMMER 23/24

OUR WINTER WISHLIST FOR A STAYCATION
The Central Coast and surrounds are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful holiday spots - from family-friendly options to luxurious retreats.

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LUXE AIRBNB

It’s no secret the Coast has a seemingly endless supply of high-end holiday homes. Here are two of our favourite super-luxe options. 

Le Booker Beachfront is an architecturally-designed three-bedroom beachfront villa that has unobstructed waterfront views. Not only is it steps away from the sand, but it also boasts a heated magnesium plunge pool. Ettalong Ferry Wharf is only moments away so you’ll have plenty of dining and shopping options to get your fill. 

Over in Killcare, Beachviews@Killcare is what dreams are made of. Your breath will be taken away the moment you step foot through the doors of this flawless five-bedroom home. It’s perfect for a winter getaway with a wood burner fire inside, plus a big deck to bundle up on and watch the humpback whale migration – a flawless winter experience.

airbnb.com.au

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Kookaburra Chateau, Wyee Into the Wild Escapes is a company specialising in holiday spots where you can unplug from your day-to-day life and get back to nature (sorry folks, there’s no WiFi). They offer a range of stunning tiny home experiences across the country, but the Kookaburra Chateau, a luxurious glamping tent, is a must-try here on the Coast in Wyee. Immerse yourself in nature at the chateau, which features an outdoor bathtub, plus all the essentials you need to cook, with hot water and linen included. It also has children’s books and toys on hand, making it an excellent choice for families. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a family adventure, the Kookaburra Chateau offers an unforgettable glamping experience. And with Into the Wild’s commitment to sustainability and ethical tourism, you can feel good about your staycation choice too. 

The chateau is just one half of the glamping experience. If you book the second glamping tent nearby, you can get back to nature and connect with friends and family as a group. 

intothewildescapes.com

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley Looking for a perfect family getaway during the winter school holidays? Look no further than Château Élan at The Vintage in the Hunter Valley. Within two hours’ drive of Wyong, you could be enjoying its Winter Family Fun Package, packed with activities (for a minimum of two nights).

Upon arrival, parents can unwind with a complimentary bottle of local wine while the kids dive into cupcake decorating. The package also includes a family pass to Hunter Valley Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with the local wildlife, as well as enjoying a McLeish premium wine tasting with complimentary cheese. 

chateauelan.com.au

THE TOP LOCAL TREAT

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific If you’re looking for a local staycation only a hop, skip and jump away, consider Crowne Plaza’s “Local Treat” winter package, which includes a special locals’ rate and everything you need for a relaxing and indulgent night away.

The offer includes one night’s stay, with underground parking included. You’ll wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast and top the day off with a two-course dinner for two at the acclaimed Seasalt Restaurant, known for its fresh menu options, including local seafood, Riverina beef and vegetarian options, like glazed eggplant. There truly is something for everyone. 

With its prime location overlooking stunning Terrigal Beach, Crowne Plaza is the perfect destination for a winter staycation. And if you decide to bring the kids along, be sure to check out the kids’ club during the school holidays. A win win for the whole family.

terrigalpacific.crowneplaza.com 

WORDS JULIE WRIGHT

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