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Caroline Bay Brasserie Cottage Point Inn Restaurant Olive on Ocean View Reef Restaurant

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Barretts Coco Banana Cove Café

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Asian

Ettalong - Hong Kong Restaurant 22 8&9 Ming Dragon 18 Tempt - Doyalson Wyee RSL Cara O Cruz Davistown RSL Club Doyalson Wyee RSL Empire Bay Tavern Everglades Country Club

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Bistro / Grill

Beef & Barramundi 16 & 23 14 & 15 Empire Bay Tavern 26 Altro - Everglades Country Club Broadwater Brasserie Davistown RSL Club Caroline Bay Brasserie Altro - Everglades Country Club

Brazilian Churrasco Coco Banana

Café / Coffee

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Casual Cuisine / Dining

Broadwater Brasserie 40 Davistown RSL Club 8&9 Burger Bar 11 Caroline Bay Brasserie 27 Cove Café 14 & 15 Empire Bay Tavern 26 Altro - Everglades Country Club 8&9 Indigo - Eats, Treats & Bar 19 Pancakes By The Sea 25 Zanziba

Chinese

Ettalong - Hong Kong Restaurant 22 8&9 Ming Dragon

Dinner / Shows

Arabian Lounge Coco Banana Davistown RSL Club Doyalson Wyee RSL Club Everglades Country Club Mingara Recreational Club

Indian

Gandhi Indian La Cucina Cortesi Namans Kitchen

Lebanese

Arabian Lounge Byblos

Mediterranean

L’anxaneta Menhir

Modern Australian

Barretts Cottage Point Inn Restaurant Indigo - Eats, Treats & Bar Namans Kitchen Olive on Ocean View Tempt - Doyalson Wyee RSL

Noodles

Fortune Cookie Noodle Bar Oliver’s

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Bellyfish Café Cove Café Everglades Country Club Kokoda Café Doyalson Wyee RSL L’anxaneta Pancakes By The Sea The Coffee Club The Walkabout Café Zanziba

Dining Precincts

Reef Restaurant

Organic

Brasserie

Davistown RSL Club Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort Everglades Country Club Mingara Recreational Club

Fine Dining

Italian

Alfresco Dining

Bars / Taverns

Restaurant

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Pancakes

Pancakes By the Sea

Pizza / Pasta

Ettalong Pizza & Pasta House La Fiamma Kokoda Cafe Doyalson Wyee RSL Namans Kitchen

Seafood

Beef & Barramundi Namans Kitchen Reef Restaurant

Spanish

Cara O Cruz L’anxaneta Menhir

Steak

Beef & Barramundi Caroline Bay Brasserie Empire Bay Tavern Namans Kitchen

Tapas

Cara O Cruz L’anxaneta Menhir The Bungalow

Waterfront Dining

Arabian Lounge Coco Banana Cottage Point Inn Restaurant Cove Café Reef Restaurant

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central coast

The Central Coast, just one hours drive north of Sydney offers an abundance of attractions and activities for people needing a well earned break, whether it’s for a day, a weekend or a week. From swimming to shopping, golf to gardens, hiking to horse riding, the Central Coast can provide a range of memorable experiences. Explore the spectacular beaches, countless national parks, forests and reserves or encounter wildlife at close range at one of the animal parks. The Central Coast supplies the full spectrum of shopping experiences from the boutiques of Terrigal and Avoca to the many regular seaside markets and arts & craft fairs, and the furniture & antique shopping at The Entrance. The two major shopping and entertainment malls at Erina Fair and Westfield Tuggerah are a consumer’s dream. To relax and unwind visit the historic Avoca Beach movie theatre, treat yourself to a day spa or sample some local award winning fruit wines.

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new south wales captivating coast

Fine dining with magnificent views is something that the Central Coast proudly boasts with a number of award winning restaurants scattered across the region. An abundance of alfresco and waterside cafes are also available that won’t blow the budget, and a trip to the coast wouldn’t be complete without ‘fish n chips’ on the beach! The network of clubs dotted over the region provides a fantastic range of entertainment and affordable dining options. The main performing arts theatre presents a diverse range of shows from musicals and comedies to Shakespeare, and the region is not short on venues for regular live music and cabaret evenings.

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Enjoy the great outdoors, breathtaking coastline, spectacular beaches, and the lush hinterland - the Central Coast is the perfect backdrop for fun, adventure and relaxation.

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live theatre and music

FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Every Thursday Night From 7pm - 11pm in the Main Bar Davistown RSL www.davistownrsl.com.au Ph: 02 4363 0199 FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Every Friday & Saturday Night Sit back, relax and enjoy some great free entertainment at Mingara www.mingara.com.au Ph: 02 4349 7799 FREE LIVE MUSIC Every Saturday Night Magenta Shores 1 Magenta Drive Magenta www.mirvachotels.com/quay-west-resortmagenta-shores Ph: 02 4352 8100 EAGLES 9 June 2012 7:30pm Tickets $25 After show entertainment from 9:30pm in the lounge area Everglades Country Club Dunban Road, Woy Woy www.everglades.net.au Ph: 02 4341 1866

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DARYL BRAITHWAITE & JON STEVENS 14 June 2012 8pm Tickets $45 Mingara Ticketek www.mingara.com.au Ph: 02 4349 7888

JON ENGLISH 15 - 16 June 2012 8pm Tickets $59.90 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233

CLIFF JOINS THE BEATLES 30 June 2012 8pm Tickets $60 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233

CINDERELLA 3 - 7 July 2012 10:30am & 7:30pm Tickets $20 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233

THE DOORS SHOW 14 July 2012 7:30pm Tickets $25 After show entertainment from 9:30pm in the lounge area Everglades Country Club Dunban Road, Woy Woy www.everglades.net.au Ph: 02 4341 1866


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JENNY MORRIS 7 August 2012 7:30pm Tickets $25 After show entertainment from 9:30pm in the lounge area Everglades Country Club Dunban Road, Woy Woy www.everglades.net.au Ph: 02 4341 1866 SHANNON NOLL 10 August 2012 8:30pm Tickets $35 Mingara Ticketek www.mingara.com.au Ph: 02 4349 7888 ROY ORBISON REBORN 25 August 2012 8pm Tickets $54.90 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233 THE FLOOD 31 August 2012 8pm Tickets $45 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233 DAVID CAMPBELL 8 September 2012 8:30pm Tickets $55 Mingara Ticketek www.mingara.com.au Ph: 02 4349 7888

BIDDIES 18 - 20 September 2012 8pm Tickets $45 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233 RHONDA BIRCHMORE IN LEGS 11 4 October 2012 8pm Tickets $49 Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233 ADAM SCICLUNA & NEIL HANSON 7 November 2012 11am Tickets $15 includes morning tea Laycock Street Theatre www.laycockstreettheatre.com Ph: 02 4323 3233 For more productions in 2012 check out……. www.diningout.com.au www.laycockstreettheatre.com www.mingara.com.au www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au www.davistownrsl.com.au www.everglades.net.au

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special events

MARKETS All year round Avoca Beach - Hunters Park 4th Saturday Monthly 9am - 2pm Avoca Beach Growers Market - Heazlet Park 1st Sunday Monthly 8am - 2pm Copacabana Lawn Markets - Surf Club 3rd Sunday Monthly 8am - 2pm Davistown RSL Markets 3rd Sunday Monthly 9.30am - 2pm Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort Every Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm Gosford City Markets 2nd Saturday monthly 8am - 12noon Handmade Craft - Erina High School 3rd Sunday / Quarterly 10am - 2pm Morisset - Advantage Avenue Every Saturday & Sunday Point Clare - Brisbane Water Drive Saturday/Quarterly Lions Club Car Boot Sale - Terrigal 1st Sunday Month 9am - 4pm The Entrance Waterfront Markets Every Saturday 9am - 4pm The Entrance Art & Craft Markets Every Sunday 9am - 3.30pm Open Air Markets - Toukley (Coles) Every Sunday 8am - 2pm PELICAN FEEDING Daily at 3.30pm Rain, Hail or Shine, 365 days a year Memorial Park, The Entrance 02 4333 5377 www.theentrance.org

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PEARL BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 - 10 June 2012 2:30pm - 7:30pm Daily Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Road Cost to be confirmed (at time of print) Ph: 02 4343 1455 www.pearlbeach.net.au

MINGARA ORCHID FAIR 23 - 24 June 2012 The Orchid Fair and Show is a combined sales and display event. Entry is free. 9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday Mingara Recreation Club, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi www.mingara.com.au WHALE DREAMERS FESTIVAL 1 July 2012 Created by a passionate group of locals this festival at Norah Head Lighthouse brings the community together to raise awareness of the plight of whales. Bring the family along from 10am to 2pm for all the free entertainment and activities. Norah Head FOOD, FUN & MUSIC FESTIVAL 7 July 2012 Bring the family along from 11am for a day of fun activities, including a farmyard nursery, a circus play space where you can try out some popular circus tricks, amusements, show bags, face painting and much more. The day will finish with an amazing rooftop fireworks display. The Village Green, Canton Beach Road, Toukley www.greatertoukley.org 16th ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE CLANS 25 August 2012 A celebration of all that is Scottish. Witness the sights and sounds from 11 am with various Celtic activities including mass pipe band displays, highland dancing, and highland games - even trace your own Scottish heritage with the Clans. Toukley www.greatertoukley.org


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SPRINGTIME FLORA FESTIVAL 6 - 9 September 2012 This award-winning event is one of the largest and most popular flora events in Australia. Interspersed among the flora displays and landscaped garden settings will be displays by associated commercial suppliers who help to provide visitors with a total picture of outdoor, garden, lifestyle and home living. In total, there will be hundreds displays to view. Mt Penang Parklands near Kariong, Gosford www.florafestival.com.au PEARL BEACH FOOD & WINE 6 October 2012 The Pearl Beach Food & Wine Fare is back in 2012! Enjoy a variety of Hunter Boutique Wines, Gourmet Foods and much more at Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. www.pearlbeach.net.au DAVISTOWN PUTT PUTT 21 October 2012 A spectacular range of vessels will be supported by a range of stalls, maritime displays and live entertainment. Everyone is welcome at the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival...... A FREE to the public event. www.davistownputtputt.com.au TRICK OR TREAT GOSFORD 27 October 2012 Join the Trick or Treat fun on Saturday 27 October from 11am - FREE safe and easy City fun After the Trick or Treat, from 12pm head off to the Haunted House in Kibble Park for the MIDDAY MONSTER MASH DISCO! CHROMEFEST 26 - 28 October 2012 ChromeFest is a 2.5 day event and will showcase Rock and Roll entertainment, Classic American Auto’s and Hot Rods, Low Rider Bicycles. There will also be a Street Cruise and don’t miss the MASSIVE ‘Show and Shine’ Car Show on the Sunday with over 500 cars expected to be on display www.chromefest.net

BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL 10 - 11 November 2012 Saturday at Ettalong Market/Cinema - Schnapper Road Sunday at Ettalong Waterfront - The Esplanade “Like them or love them, oysters are making a comeback!” 9am - 4pm www.oysterfestival.com.au GOSFORD CITY XMAS PARADE 24 November 2012 Make sure you get a great spot along Mann Street, Gosford by 11am to watch the parade make its way to Kibble Park. There are a huge range of floats, characters, bands and performers in this year’s spectacular parade! LIGHTING OF XMAS TREE 25 November 2012 NBN’s Big Dog will visit during the evening to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Christmas fairy will be on hand to turn on the Christmas Tree Lights with a Fireworks display to finish. 5pm Village Green, Canton Beach Road, Toukley

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