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Central Coast info guide JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2018

Weddings

at Fernbank Farm on the Central Coast See page 13

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Shop 7, Karalta Plaza 8 Karalta Lane, ERINA NSW 2250 02 4365 5195 www.trouvehomeandlifestyle.com.au Email: info@trouvehomeandlifestyle.com.au


KEN DUNCAN GALLERY FEATURES JOYS OF THE JOURNEY Until January 31st

Ken Duncan Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of spectacular new images from Australia and around the world. This is Ken’s largest-ever release of brand new work. Don’t miss it! Visit the Ken Duncan Gallery today to experience this artist’s unique ability to transport you to some of the most beautiful and remote corners of our planet.

KEN DUNCAN GALLERY 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights. Open 10am daily (except Public Holidays) Phone 4367 6701 or visit www.kenduncan.com

$150 Crystal Mount Gift Voucher

To celebrate the New Year, Ken Duncan is offering iMag readers a $150 gift voucher to claim off the purchase of his new Crystal Mounts. Crystal Mounts are a wonderful way to turn your

Bring this gift voucher into the Gallery to claim $150 off each Crystal Mount. *Gift Voucher to be used on Crystal Mounts only. Expires 28/2/18

walls into windows on the beauty of nature, with spectacular Ken Duncan images. These sleek, modern pieces give the appearance of floating images and add an air of uncluttered elegance to your decor.

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A KEN DUNCAN AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

During January and February, Ken Duncan would like to treat you and your friends to a spectacular audio-visual in his Gallery – Free of Charge. Relax in Ken’s state of the art theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

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Ettalong 02 4344 43446152 6152 EttalongOffice: office: 02

www.accomholidays.com www.holidaysaccom.com.au Wagstaff, Ettalong, Pearl, Patonga Kilcare, Daley’s Pt, Umina, Ettalong, Umina and

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A Ceremony performed by a “Professional” • Easy weddings & ABIA AWARDS for excellence

Gail Brigden Wedding Celebrant 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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"We can't thank Gail Brigden enough, for making a piece of our day perfect. She made a stressful process very easy. Gail was always there to help, with any questions we had and she also had some great ideas for a lovely ceremony and we would highly recommend her for any couples looking for an experienced and professional celebrant." Daryl & Rebecca Booth 4

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"I believe a great celebrant will have two qualities that separate them from the rest. They need to have passion for what they do, and they need to care about the role they play. A great celebrant makes all the difference to the success of your day, and is the facilitator, nurturing ideas and encouraging couples, so together we can create a ceremony that accurately depicts you and your love for each other – call for free quote and info." Mobile: 0414 615 233 Email: gailbrigden@hotmail.com www.sydneycountrycelebrant.com.au www.kooindahwaterscelebrant.com.au


French Provincial, Vintage, Coastal and Rustic

Custom painted furniture service now available 61b Webb Street, East Gosford Ph: 4339 5582 • www.interiorwise.com.au Find us on Facebook www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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From the Editor

Happy New Year 2018! The Central Coast is a great place to be for the start of a brand new year. It's holiday time, a time to indulge oneself or be as laid-back as you wish. Our wonderful beaches offer opportunities to enjoy the sun; Aquafun at Avoca has so much for you and your family to do on the water. See page 9. We had a day at Glenworth Valley, my cousin Emma and nephew Bryce, niece Naomi and I had a 2½ hr horse ride, quad bike ride and Bryce and Naomi went kayaking. See pages 20-21 for details. A great way to celebrate my 73rd birthday. 6

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At this time of the year a drive into the hinterlands will allow you to buy fresh produce from the growers, Sciberras grow most of what they sell or they are supplied by local growers, page17. Just down the road is Something, Anything an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures. Call into Angel Sussurri for a coffee or light lunch, picnic hamper and a bottle of wine. See pages 14-15. One of our favourite things to do is to go out onto the water on a BBQ boat from Andersons Boat Hire. See page 31 for more information, if you have not yet had this pleasure it is time you did. You do not need a special boat licence as long as you have your driver’s licence your good to go. Your iMag is full of wonderful things to do and places to go. If it isn’t the best you won’t find it here. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, may you enjoy it all in good health.


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Aunty Molly's

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Woy Woy Little Theatre

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Regional Map

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What's On

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Central Coast 'This is the Life'

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That’s Entertainment

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iGallery

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Food Worth Travelling For

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Markets Guide

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For Your Good Health

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Visit the Hunter

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EMERGENCY NOs Wedding Reception at Fernbank Farm © April Mac Photography

Gosford Hospital

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Woy Woy Hospital

4343 8444

Wyong Hospital

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Police, Ambulance, Fire

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Poisons Information

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24 hour Emergency Vet Services Coast & Valleys Veterinary Hospital 0447 000 289

The Peninsula: Ettalong, Umina & Woy Woy........26 - 30 Independently owned franchise. Published by Imag Publications

Editor, Administration & Advertising Sales: Klara Kaye Phone 4353 0969 Mobile 0414 405 999 Graphic Designer: Liz French P.O. BOX 3176, Tuggerah NSW 2259 info@centralcoastimag.com.au www.centralcoastimag.com.au Cover photo: Wedding at Fernbank Farm © Heath Wade Photography

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Love Lanes Festival 2018 17 February Wyong CBD from 4pm – 10pm Love Lanes takes its name and inspiration from Valentine’s Day and will be held on the weekend following the most romantic day of the year, Saturday 17 February. For the second year in a row Love Lanes Festival is turning three of the heritage laneways in the heart of Wyong into a hub of art, culture and culinary experiences. Festival goers will be treated to fantastic local food and wine experiences; the dining under the stars precinct is bound to turn anyone into a true romantic. The gastronomic options on offer will feature produce grown with love by local producers and cooked with passion by local chefs. Everyone will be bound to fall head over heels for the art installations which will feature on local buildings and the beautifully designed market stalls with bespoke designs and creations by local artisans are the perfect place to pick up a gift for your sweetheart. Finally you’ll be able to soak up free live music across multiple stages, enjoy roving entertainment, and take in the spectacular circus precinct. centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events 8

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From Wyong to Yarramalong & Spencer

Love Lanes Festival. Image courtesy Central Coast Council

Wyong - gateway to the Central Coast hinterland. Located just 90 minutes north of Sydney CBD, and 60 minutes south of Newcastle the historic township of Wyong is considered to be your gateway to the Central Coast scenic and peaceful hinterland. Whilst Wyong Township offers the convenience of being able to park directly outside your service provider or favourite store to grab a delicious bakery treat, coffee or cupcake, it is also minutes away from some of the coasts outstanding tourist, accommodation, sporting and natural venues. Events at Wyong in January Join in the festivities for Australia Day weekend at Wyong Race Club. Sunday 28th January 2018- FAMILY DAY is the Central Coast best value school holiday event for kids. Kids receive FREE entry, FREE CARNIVAL RIDES ALL DAY, FREE ENTERTAINMENT, CRAFTS, GAMES AND ACTIVITIES. Live music and performance entrainment all day including our very own Kids Fashions on the Field with fantastic prizes

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to be won and great live thoroughbred racing action. This year this popular annual family friendly event offers something for everyone. For the ultimate race day experience, luncheon packs, picnic hampers and platters are available to order from the website along with race day information: www.wyongraceclub.com.au Love Lanes Festival Saturday 17th February Save the date - Love Lanes Festival will showcase Wyong in its best light. Explore hidden gems, discover forgotten laneways. Immerse the family in the abundance of colour, sounds and smells of this unique outdoor festival. Guests will celebrate the fantastic food and produce from around the region with beautifully designed stalls and a dining under the stars precinct created to soak up the free live music across multiple stages, roving entertainment, outdoor cinema, digital art installations on local historic buildings. It’s a fun family friendly festival with a dedicated kids and teenage entertainment zone. Check Central Coast Council website for details.


What to See & Do  Sample locally made cheese at Little Creek Cheese Factory.  Luka Chocolate Chocolateria for luxurious handcrafted chocolates.  Award winning Koorinya Park Gardens as the venue for that special event or group tour 4376 1220.  Visit TreeTop Adventure Park, an eco-tourism adventure activity park. Perfect for all ages and a great day out!  Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975 info@centralcoasttourism.com.au www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

Koorinya Park

Gardens

AWARD WINNING GARDENS Cover Charge applies

For Weddings &/or Wedding Photo Venue,     Group Tours, Clubs and Coach Tours               Magnificent Ocean Views        Conveniences, undercover area, etc. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL please ring Beryl or Barbara Collins (02) 4376 1220 Also available

Professional, Personalised Ceremonies Gail D Hart C.M.C, Civil Marriage Celebrant Ph: (02) 4390 3396 Mob: 0419 265 286

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Ph: 02 4376 1220 berylnbarb@bigpond.com

Alberts Café & Takeaway Alberts BIG BREAKFAST is on the Menu all day every day and is probably the best value on the Coast! For just $13.95 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes mushrooms, toast and a glass of orange juice!

Spencer Village Store

Spencer is a pleasant drive, less than one hour from the Central Coast. The Spencer Village Store is a scenic and serene location right on the river with shaded seating on their private wharf. Known as the biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury, Spencer Village Store offers hot food, espresso, ice cream, bait, tackle, fishing licences, liquor, ice and general groceries. With a freshly cooked all-day menu, they serve breakfast till 11am, lunch till 3pm.

Simple food lovingly prepared and served with a smile. Open 7 days: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2pm. 4 Railway Square Wyong. Just near Wyong Railway Station.

Food worth travelling for! COFFEE

worth travelling for!

Internet Café, Lazumba Coffee, a selection of Teas, light meals and home made treats. SHOP 4 Railway Square, Wyong Ph 4355 1510

Open 7 days Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm, Sat - Sun 7am - 2pm

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A REVUE "US" August 2002

Pride in the Past Stepping out to the Future This year Wyong Drama Group celebrates 66 years of continuous entertainment on the Central Coast. This is longer than any professional company in Sydney. The Ensemble, operating for 60 years, holds that record. During this time the Group has presented 254 shows for public enjoyment including 169 full-length plays and 85 one-acters, representing all genres ranging from gripping drama to side-splitting comedy, all with a volunteer work force. In 2014 when our home base in Wyong Memorial Hall was lost, due to the demolition of the hall to make way for the new Art House, we relocated to the site of the former Wyong Grove Public School. During the last three years we have mounted 10 productions in The Grove 'theatre' with a further four in The Art House which opened in 2016. The Art House productions were Noises Off, The Vicar of Dibley, And Then There Were None and 'Allo 'Allo. Our 2018 season kicks off with The Odd Couple (female version), arguably Neil Simon's funniest and wittiest play. Director Jillian Logan has selected a cast of new and familiar faces promising a delightfully entertaining experience for our audiences. Comparing today with the 1950s, the number of performances for each full-length play now is 8 but in those early years there were only 2. Also ticket prices then were 2/6 for children and 4/- for adults compared with $27 and $30 today at The Art House. Newspaper Quote from June 1953 after Hay Fever (cast of 8), the group’s second production: More than 300 see ‘Hay Fever’. The play was the group’s best production to date. The scenery must rank as the outstanding part of the

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show. It is to be hoped that the current standard of acting has finally outranked the scenery!! Plays to be held at The Art House in 2018

16th to 24th March THE ODD COUPLE (female version) Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Jillian Logan Neil Simon’s most popular play has been regendered and is now even funnier. That famous mismatched couple, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, have become Florence and Olive, two complex and complicated women. Audiences will have a ball as they navigate the pitfalls of relationships and friendships as single women in New York of the 1980s. Full of warmth, spirit, heart and cracking one liners, this is a fantastic play for our exceptionally talented actresses on the Coast! 20th to 28th July THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE (A play with music) Adapted from the poem "The Sentimental Bloke" by CJ Dennis. Directed by Ron Baker 16th to 24th November BRASSED OFF Written by Paul Allen. Directed by Howard Oxley


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WHAT’S ON at Angel Sussurri....

First Time Visitors

HALF PRICE COLOURS with any shampoo, cut and blowdry or blowdry service

Multi award winning stylist Sean Langdon and his team are experts in all forms of colour - Foils, Balayage or beautiful pastels and full colour. Specializing in long lasting Italian Alfaparf colours and gorgeous Style Cuts, come in and be pampered at Langdon Hair Wyong is luxurious, friendly and affordable.

We will make you feel special, appreciated and we GUARANTEE

Sean Langdon

you will leave feeling fabulous and looking AMAZING!

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OUR CAFE is open from Wednesday to Monday from 9am till 4.30. We serve a selection of breakfast and lunch delights till 3pm, then you can choose from our home made cakes, sausage rolls or scones till closing time. OUR BOTTLESHOP is open from 10am, you can choose from our takeaway menus or our deli, where can make you up a picnic hamper with your wine, cold drinks or coffee and take it down to our beautiful local park on the edge of the waterway, under the canopy of the trees. We have our own beer garden as well, where you can enjoy a cool ale with your lunch or just a quiet drink with some friends. OUR FLORIST and gift shop is open daily, come and wonder through our three Boutique shops, you may just find that special gift for yourself or loved one that you have been looking for. For all your floral needs call us and talk to Deborah. We can help you with your weddings, funerals or special occasion flowers. We also specialise in Hampers using our wines and gourmet food selections. OUR RESTAURANT opens on Friday and Saturday nights, where our Chef Renee will cook you up a delicious meal, from a selection of Tapas and A la carte Items on our menu. Bookings are highly recommended. Valentines Day February 14th 2018, we will be offering a Valentine's Package of a three course dinner in our restaurant, bottle of sparkling wine, bouquet of flowers and one night's accomodation in our beautiful rooms for $410.00 per couple. For all enquiries please call us on 43561066. SEE YOU, WHERE ANGEL'S WHISPERS TAKE YOU TO A PLACE WHERE YOUR BURDENS WILL BE LIGHTER, COFFEE STRONGER AND LESS IS MORE...


“Journey through the peaceful and serene Yarramalong Valley, where Angel's Whispers take you to a place where your burdens will be lighter, Coffee Stronger and Less is More” Business Hours: Café: 9am - 4.30pm Wednesday to Monday. Florist & Gift Shop: 9am - 5.30pm 7 days. Bottle Shop & Beer Garden: 10am till late daily. Restaurant: Friday & Saturday nights from 6pm till 10.30pm. Also available for private functions on request. Boutique Accommodation enquiries phone 4356 1066. 1-4 Linga Longa Road, Yarramalong www.angelsussurri.com.au

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COAST & VALLEYS VETS NEW HOME

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We have moved to our new purpose built Veterinary Hospital this year. Much bigger reception area to have you feeling less crowded when we are busy. With plenty of parking, the same friendly faces, same friendly atmosphere, and hopefully your furry family members will be just as happy coming to the new barn as they have been at our old cottage. So we look forward to seeing you all in the new barn, where we can continue to provide our very friendly professional high standard of care, for all your four legged family members, for their wellness care as well as our 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. The new hospital will have extended surgical facilities, and apart from our dog & cat section, will include hospital facilities for Horses, Goats, Sheep and Alpaca. Coast and Valleys Veterinary Hospital 138 Hue Hue Road, Alison NSW 2257 (next to Lustre Lodge) Ph 4355 4704, Fax 4311 2339. Dr Keith C Phillips BVSc- 0447 000 289 For your whole four legged family! www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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Op  Shop

and  Morning Tea Outing

Looking for somewhere different to take your social group/clients/bus group along to? Wyong Neighbourhood Centre has a cute little Op Shop & community garden located in their grounds. A community talk by one of our dedicated team over a complimentary morning tea will put you all in the mood for some fantastic Op Shopping! Our Op Shop is run by friendly volunteers & all proceeds go directly back into our community programs & services supporting those in need. To make a booking today please contact our Marketing Manager Sharyn Burgess on 43531750 or 0414341010

Homewares • Gifts • Art• Collectables An eclectic mix, new and recycled furniture, unique outdoor furniture & ornaments and locally made sculptures and furniture.

On the scenic route to and from the Hunter Valley, directly behind Jerry's Kitchen "Kulnura One Stop" popular for great food and coffee.

Open: Fri, Sat, Sun & Pub Hols 9.30 - 4.30. Also open by appointment - just text 0428 761 422 1154

George Downes Drive Kulnura P: 02 4376 1266

Sciberras

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Aunty Molly’s

Seniors Entertainment Aunty Molly’s Events Presents

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TUESDAYS $10 Homemade Rissoles WEDNESDAYS Our biggest night of the week - $10 Steak or $10 Schnitty THURSDAYS $12 Tacos FRIDAYS • $15 Parma • Live Music

SATURDAYS • Afternoon Punters Club: schooner wheel, loser’s draw, Free Hot Dogs! • Monthly “Saturday Night Spectacular” Variety Night SUNDAY • Afternoon River Deck Beer Garden • Live Music • Courtesy Bus Friday and Saturday

ACCOMMODATION Refreshed Hotel rooms upstairs SATURDAY NIGHT SPECTACULAR The newest and BEST cabaret variety night on the coast! Our shows always sell out, come and have a terrific night with us! Next show Saturday March 10, call us or book on our website.

www.royalhotelwyong.com.au Facebook: Royal Hotel Wyong Instagram: royalhotelwyong Give us a call on 4352 1012 Located opposite Wyong Railway Station

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Our Day at Glenworth Valley

The early morning drive to Glenworth Valley had us very excited, we were going to go riding and Quad Biking and Kayaking. As I have not ridden for 30 years there was also a bit of fear, now I am 73 will I be able to walk again. OH dear, what was I thinking. I have my cousin Emma, my nephew and niece Bryce and Naomi with me, this is our day together and we are going to enjoy every minute. Our excitement increased as we reached the carpark and smelt the wonderful aroma of the horses, saddled in the paddock ready to meet their riders for the first excursion into the beautiful valley. We registered at reception, were given our helmets and went to meet our horses. Mine was a beautiful white named Mystery, what a lovely gentle horse with good manners and a great instinct to look after his rider. He was huge so I needed all the help I could get just getting up there.

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Our Guide was Andre, a wonderful man that knew every horse and was able to assist each rider in how to help them look after their charge. Andre’s assistant was a sweet young lady called Isabella. The time had come to move em out, the horses jockeyed for their position in the file and we were away. I cannot describe how wonderful it felt to be sitting on a horse again. What took me so long? For 2 &1/2 hours we meandered through the most beautiful valley on the coast. We were greeted by Lyre Birds running through the growth, what an amazing sight to see this beautiful shy bird out in the open. We sighted about 10 that morning, worth coming back just to see the wild life and the beauty of this wonderful valley. When we returned getting me off the horse was hysterical, my knees were not my own anymore, bum was a bit numb too. Now who was the genius that chose to go Quad biking right away‌ME.?


The Muster, Glenworth Valley Photo © Ken Duncan

Never having been on a Quad Bike I was wondering how I would go, well there was no need to worry as our instructor knew just how to teach us the best way to do this so we could get the maximum enjoyment from our ride. Thank you Sarah you are a treasure. We had a ball, definitely coming back to do this again By now we were all starving, so off to the Café for lunch. I am gluten intolerant so was wondering if there was anything that wasn’t sweet for me to eat. I needed not to have worried as Gabi our café manager has everything one needs for a delicious lunch. The sausages (Beef and Thyme) and the hamburger meat was gluten free and absolutely delicious, hamburgers all round and mine was on a plate without the bun. Emma and I were a bit too numb to join Bryce and Naomi for a 2& ½ hr Kayak down the river. We chilled out and watched the horses having a shower and enjoyed a very

good cup of coffee. The highlight of the day is watching the horses run through the paddocks over the creek and into the paddock where they spend the night. Glenworth Valley is a wonderful place to come for the day or you can camp for as long as you like. The staff are so well trained that if there is a hitch they know exactly how to deal with it. You are made to feel so wonderfully special, that is why everyone comes back again. We’re going abseiling next time and Emma and I will go Kayaking too. Bryce and Naomi have been before and will be again, we all will.

69 Cooks Rd, Glenworth Valley. Ph: (02) 4375 1222 www.glenworth.com.au www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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The Entrance

Drifting Tides, The Entrance © Divine Guidance Pty Ltd (Ken Duncan)

Perched on the channel of water linking the ocean with the Tuggerah Lakes system, it has spectacular vistas, great restaurants, a family friendly atmosphere and many events and festivals at Memorial Park including celebrated New Year’s Eve entertainment with fireworks from barges on the channel. Many people remember visiting The Entrance on holidays as a child and it is still one of the most popular holiday destinations for families on the Central Coast. Kids of all ages enjoy Vera’s Water Garden at The Entrance. You can grab your lunch from one of the many amazing local restaurants, cafes or takeaways located in the town centre. Before hiring a small powered boat or kayak for a family outing on Tuggerah Lakes or a bike to ride the 12km cycleway. Or you can try your hand at fishing our plentiful waterways and beaches by getting a fishing license, which is easily available at The Entrance Visitor Information Centre.

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The Carousel This historic icon has charmed and delighted young and old at The Entrance since 1930. It has seen a number of owners since its arrival in Australia from France in the early 1900s and is now part of the National Trust classified Haas Family carnival, a family that has 400 years of carnival ancestry. The carousel, which was built in the late 1800s in Germany, was originally ‘powered’ by a pony but was converted to steam at the turn of the century. It remained steam driven until the 1950s when an old chev. engine was installed, and was converted to electricity in the 1970s. Its reed pipe organ, operated by bellows, remained in commission until 1950. Music is now supplied by tape, although the organ front has been restored. The carousel has pride of place on The Entrance waterfront where it is visited by not only today’s children, but by the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of those children.


What to See & Do  The Pelican Feeding in The Entrance Memorial Park is a highlight of any visit. Daily at 3.30pm  The Coast to Lake Walk is a pearl of a walk, it is divided into four sections and includes timber boardwalk, concrete paths, grass and rock platforms. Maps are available at The Entrance Visitor Information Centre.  Vera’s Watergarden is a children’s water playground opposite the Pelican Feeding area

Have fun with us and ride the historic carousel icon of The Entrance

Visitor Information Centre

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance

Marine Parade, The Entrance, 2261 Phone: (02) 4334 4213 www.theentrance.org.au info@theentrancetourism.com.au

 Children’s birthday parties a specialty

Ph: 0414 581 001

For unique, affordable gifts

Toowoon Bay Gallery 39 years of pleasure bringing you the works of Australian artists, potters and glassmakers.

Open: Wed to Sun 10am-4.30pm (7 days in school/public holidays)

179 Bay Rd, Toowoon Bay 2261 Ph/Fax: 4332 6023

(heading north on The Entrance Rd, turn right into Pacific St at the Long Jetty Hotel. At the end of Pacific St turn left the gallery is only 50m up the road)

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MEMORY LANE

"Many of our customers comment that we are like a museum and they are taken back to their childhood at their mother's or grandmother's home. Everyone has a story and we are privileged to hear many personal memoirs from people who enjoy taking a trip down memory lane...our name couldn't be more fitting!" When you visit Memory Lane you will find a wonderful eclectic range of vintage and second hand wares. Open 7 days from 10am - 3pm (5pm on weekends and holidays). 23-25 Coral Street, The Entrance (just up from the pelican feeding area at the roundabout and diagonally opposite The Humble Pie) Ph: (02) 43323779

Memory Lane Recycled Furniture & Collectables, Retro, Vintage, Antiques Shop 1 23-25 Coral Street, The Entrance 2261 Phone: 02 4332 3779 or 0432 365 827 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10AM - 3PM WEEKENDS 10AM - 5PM

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MARINE RESCUE Central Coast

Top 10 tips for safer summer boating

MRNSW Central Coast Unit Commander Roger Palmer said ‘These Top 10 Summer Boating Safety Tips are to help boaters enjoy our waterways.’ 1. Log On with the local MR radio base when you go out. So MR knows you’re out there. 2. Wear your lifejackets. Lifejackets save lives – but only when you wear them. 3. Travel at a safe speed. A safe speed is one at which you can stop quickly in an emergency. 4. Check mechanicals and battery. More breakdowns are caused by these faults than any other cause. 5. Check your safety equipment. This should include lifejackets; marine radio; anchor; flares; EPIRB; bucket; fire extinguisher; navigation lights and a torch. 6. Make sure your fuel is fresh. Old fuel causes serious problems, especially with outboard tanks. 7. Call for a radio check. If the signal is poor it can be fixed before you need it. 8. Check the weather forecast. You can call your local MR base for the latest information. 9. Know your position. If you break down out there, we need to know where you are so we can help. 10. Take extreme care crossing bars. Do not attempt to cross a bar you’ve never crossed before without getting local advice.


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Visitor Fact: The Central Coast region has 15 patrolled beaches, ask us where they are.

To help you explore the NSW Central Coast, drop into our local Visitor Information Centre where staff can help you ďŹ nd out what you can do, where to stay and with other general enquiries.

Where to ďŹ nd us: Marine Parade, The Entrance Open Daily- 9:00am to 5:00pm (Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) Telephone: 4334 4213 www.theentrance.org.au www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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The Peninsula

Photo by Jessie Ann

The Peninsula is located near the mouth of the Hawksbury River, with a backdrop punctuated by Lion Island and bordered by both Brisbane Water and Bouddi National Parks, its proximity to Sydney and scenic surrounds make The Peninsula the most densely populated centre on the Central Coast. The region is home to several key sporting, recreational and cultural facilities including; Woy Woy Oval, the Peninsula Leisure Centre, the Peninsula Recreation Precinct and Woy Woy Little Theatre. The Peninsula is a series of towns around the western foreshores of Brisbane Water including Ettalong Beach, Woy Woy and Umina Beach, as well as several smaller suburbs. Ettalong Beach A sleepy fishing village turned desirable hipster hot-spot, Ettalong Beach has experienced a renaissance in recent times. Redevelopment of the Ettalong Beach foreshore to include new parks, playgrounds and restaurants and a revival of its commercial and café scene,

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has transformed the former retirement town. Adding to Ettalong’s appeal is its historic cinema complex and hosting of the designated port for the ferry connecting the Central Coast to Sydney’s northern beaches. Woy Woy Named from the indigenous term meaning 'big lagoon' or 'much water', Woy Woy is the commercial centre and key commuter hub of The Peninsula, with a mix of retail business, train, bus and ferry transport linkages, restaurants and cafes, and other services. The Woy Woy waterfront precinct focuses around the multi-award winning Fisherman’s Wharf, offering fresh, local, sustainable seafood, a seafood market and daily pelican feeding. Umina A regular choice for water-based activities including surfing, swimming, fishing and boating, the beautiful Umina Beach is a popular holiday and residential area. The Peninsula Recreation Precinct is one of the area’s most celebrated attractions.


What to See & Do

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 Swim at Ocean Beach and Umina Beach – the safest beaches on the Coast  Cinema Paradiso 6 screens at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort  Spend a day on the water hire a Boat from Anderson’s Marina & Boat Hire  Come and try the best coffee on the Coast at Maxima. Try the famous “Ettalong Beach Blend” that has been developed and roasted here in Ettalong Beach!  You will always be entertained at Woy Woy Little Theatre with plays, auditions and play readings

Two Ewes stock an amazing range of gifts, fashion, homewares, candles, gourmet foods and much more! Friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere, and extensive range of products.

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Woy Woy Little Theatre presents

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Live Theatre at Woy Woy. Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) is one of Australia’s sharpest satirists and he zooms in on the dynamics of small-town society with an unerring eye and ear for the humour embedded in everyday life. The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. Everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA want a piece of the party pie. It’s proving hard yakka. Nothing is sacred. The national identity is put through the ringer. A thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy! Don’t miss it and don’t bring the kids. It’s rated MA Ten performances only over three weekends from January 26 to February 11. Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25. Book online at woywoylt.com.au or phone 4344 4737. Peninsula Theatre, cnr of Ocean Beach and McMasters Rds, Woy Woy.


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WHAT'S ON JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Weekdays (except public holidays).

FREE AUDIO-VISUAL SPECTACULAR

11am to 4pm daily – Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights. Ken Duncan will treat you and your friends to a free audio-visual spectacular in his Gallery. Relax in Ken’s state-of-the-art theatre, while he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Bookings are Essential and subject to availability – Call 4367 6701

Until 28 Jan

DINOSAURS TAKE OVER THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK THESE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Dinosaurs Alive! will bring the mighty roar of Tyrannosaurus rex and the snapping jaws of the Spinosaurus to the Central Coast wildlife park throughout the summer holidays. The two species will take daily walks to interact with kids and adults alike. Giant statues of other species of dinosaurs such as the triceratops, stegosaurus, allosaurus and Parasaurolophus will dwarf visitors whilst educating them on the extinct reptiles. Young paleontologists at heart will also be able to participate in their own fossil search in the popular Dino Dig. Additional entertainment during the Dinosaurs Alive event series, will be daily feeding of the park’s resident crocodilians - the closest living relative and ancient cousins of the dinosaurs.

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Park icon Elvis, a 4.5 metre Saltwater Crocodile renowned to be the crankiest croc in Australia, will be fed daily during a thrill seeking show demonstrating the strength of his snapping jaws, capable of crushing the skull of prey as large as a water buffalo. Deadly and dangerous Dinosaurs Alive! events extend into the park’s lagoon, home to 40 American Alligators. Their daily feeding show consists of park keepers entering the danger zone of the lagoon, and dangling their food over a walking plank, whilst tempting the giant reptiles to launch high out of the water allowing visitors to marvel at their erratic jaw snapping for food. Roving keepers at Australian Reptile Park will also be wandering around with a variety of scaly reptiles and cuddly mammals for guests to meet and greet. To really get up close and personal with The Australian Reptile Park residents, guests can book either a Behind-The-Scenes tour or one of the popular and interactive Kids 2 Keepers programs. The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle. Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and interaction with many of the wildlife sanctuaries residents. The Park is open daily from 9am-5pm (except Christmas Day), with complimentary parking and BBQ facilities. More information at www.reptilepark.com.au

1 - 31 January

KEN DUNCAN: JOYS OF THE JOURNEY

Open Daily 10am to 5pm, Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights. This brand-new photographic exhibition from our local Aussie icon will allow you to share in the joys of Ken’s journeys across our beautiful nation and throughout many other countries as well. This is the largest exhibition of new images Ken has ever released and he will be thrilled to share with you the stories behind his amazing adventures. Phone 4367 6701 for details. 12 January

FREE KIDS BINGO - CLUB WYONG

11–2pm. 15 Margaret St, Wyong Free kids bingo, magic show, face painting & balloons.

12 January

RISING APPALACHIA SUPPORTED BY MATIU TE HUKI

6.30pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of


sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture.

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Matiu Te Huki’'s has a strong Maori flavor, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments. http://therhythmhut.com.au/risingappalachia/

THE WACKY LOLLY SHOOTING MACHINE WORKSHOP WITH JENS ALTHEIMER

60 minute workshop ideal for kids and families with Jens Altheimer, the creator of LOOSE ENDS. Creativity, problem resolving, communication, cooperation and logical thinking with lots of fun. Min age 8 years. LIMITED PLACES. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

19 January

FREE KIDS BINGO, MAGIC SHOW & FACE PAINTING CLUB WYONG

11–2pm. 15 Margaret St, Wyong Free kids Bingo, magic show, face painting & balloons. 24 January

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES VILLAGE CENTRAL WYONG

10–11:30am. 18-34 Alison Rd Wyong Craft – dream catchers, balloons & Face painting.

13th January

CAR CLUBS TO VISIT ALISON HOMESTEAD, WYONG

3pm - 7pm at Wyong District Museum, 1 Cape Road Wyong. Central Coast British Car Club and Triumph Sports Owners Association Sydney Club will be visiting Alison Homestead. View the historic vehicles, tour the Museum, bring a picnic, use the BBQ, relax in the picnic area. $5 per vehicle (includes Museum entry) payable at the gate. www.alisonhomestead.com.au.

16-18 January

LOOSE ENDS WITH JENS ALTHEIMER

23 January

The story of a man who thinks he can organise all his life in boxes, and has a knack for getting into mischief. Highly visual, emotional and unpredictable show. It makes inventions and machines fun and adds a few quirky edges to puppetry. Family tickets available. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

Doors 6pm, show at 6.30pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. Soft-spoken Kim Churchill is a laidback singer-songwriter playing an intimate, seated, solo acoustic show. More info therhythmhut.com.au/kim-churchill/

10–11:30am. Cnr Alison & Rankens Court Wyong. All things Paint – face painting, hair chalk, bunting decorating, marbling, slime & nature craft.

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14 January

KIM CHURCHILL

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES -ART ON THE HILL – WYONG NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE

WRC – 2GO FAMILY DAY

17 January

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES VILLAGE CENTRAL WYONG

10-11.30am. 18-34 Alison Rd Wyong Craft – sand art, balloons & Face painting.

12pm- 5.30pm. Howarth St Wyong FREE entry for kids, FREE carnival rides all day for kids, FREE games & craft activities, competitions and prizes for kids, FREE face painting. Kids Fashions on the Field with great prizes and Live Entertainment.

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16 February

BOWIE UNZIPPED

7 February

ELVIS AN AMERICAN TRILOGY

Three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists. Vic Trevino Jnr embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis. Gino Monopoli recreates the sophistication feel and sound of the movie years taking in tracks from the most iconic movies such as GI Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more as well as recreating Elvis’ 1968 comeback TV special. Steve Michaels channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit passionately re-creating the seventies era. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

It's the show that has been packing venues all over town and just keeps rolling on as Jeff Duff presents his unique interpretation of the songs of David Bowie. More than just a tribute show Jeff's unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night. Jeff’s all star band features guitaristJak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummerpercussionist Jess Ciampa. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www.thearthousewyong.com.au

SAVE THE DATE..

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LOVE LANES

4pm – 10pm. Alison Rd Wyong. Enjoy this unique outdoor festival with your whole family. Three Laneways; Three Music stages; Food Trucks; Licensed bar area; Market stalls; Roving entertainment; Interactive art displays; Buskers; Circus performances and Whoosh kid zone. 10 February

KIYANOSH & THE SYNDICATE

7pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. An up-and-coming Sydney rapper with an Iranian background, embracing the sounds of jazz, funk and soul. More info therhythmhut.com.au

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5 LANDS BAND & NICK SAXON

5pm at The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St Gosford. The ever-changing line up of The 5 Lands Band brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. They create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Nick Saxon encapsulates, yet defies, the Australian contemporary musical

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tradition. The 30 year old musician, performer, surfer, television presenter and brand ambassador has all the classic calling cards: the wholesome, surfer looks, a job with National Geographic as an adventure series presenter, the matinee idol-style guitar strumming at sunset out takes. Entry by donation. Contact: lou@ therhythmhut.com.au

WYONG INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST

7am – 9am at The Royal Hotel Wyong. For enquiries please contact Sharyn Burgess on 0414341010 VIEW CLUBS MEETINGS

"Working for the Smith Family"

New members & visitors welcome.

BRISBANE WATER EVENING VIEW CLUB Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on Fourth Tues of month - 6.30pm for 7pm. Contact Valda 4325 1688 or Helen 4367 5670. THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), 3 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay. Lunch meeting on 13 Nov at 10.30am. Ph: Kay 4368 3183 or Robbie 4368 6131. TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB Meets 2nd Friday of month at Club Toukley RSL for lunch followed by entertainment. Also outings such as Friendship Morning Tea, Soup and Damper day and interesting discussions. Contact Sandra on 4396 6206


Music with a lot of attitude!

THE GWANDALAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

Saturday 13th January at The Gwandalan Bowling Club, Gamban Rd, Gwandalan on the foreshore of Lake Macquarie. This community event will cater for all the family with a variety of country music artists and is made possible by the generous support of The Gwandalan Bowling Club. Main Stage 12 til late. Hosted by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson. Artists include Anne Kirkpatrick, The Prannies, Steve Passfield, Coad Family Runaway Dixie. Country Rock – Jasmin Rae, The Search Party and Whiskey Business. Bring a chair. Food and drinks available. For more info ph 49 762522 Entry $10, children free.

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CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY AT GOSFORD SAILING CLUB

Come to the Gosford waterfront and watch all the Australia Day activities. View the Sail past of water craft and crew dressed up in Australian costume from 10:30am. Try your skills at radio controlled model yacht racing from 11am. Watch all the action in the Australia

Day Sailing Regatta from 2pm while dining in Spinnakers Brasserie. Our special Australia Day menu includes lamb cutlets, burgers, pavlova and lamington ice-cream! Or just get out of the heat and partake of one of our fine beverages Gosford Sailing Club, 28 Masons Parade Gosford. Ph: 02 4325 7216. www.gosfordsailingclub.com

TRANQUILITY EXHIBITIONS & HIGH TEA Enjoy a selection of teas and a variety of sweet and savoury treats. Experience our monthly Artisans guests, sculptures on exhibition in the immediate vicinity, relax and unwind with tranquil original music and/or take a stroll in the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary before or after a High Tea. Australia Day High Tea Sunday 28th January bookings for groups of 10 or more only.

Autumnal April High Tea Sunday 29th April with Guest Artist Cheryl McCoy.

Fabulous February High Tea Sunday 25th February with Guest Artist Karen Bloomfield.

Mothers Day High Tea Sunday the 13th May with Guest Artist Therese Gabriel Wilkins.

Mellow March High Tea Sunday 25th March with Guest Artist Nigel Gillings.

For more information phone 0408 659 494

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Olivia and her Lemonade Lemon Grove Park, on Ettalong’s Foreshore, is home to a lemonade stand with a difference. It is operated by 10 year old Olivia Edwards who is not only entrepreneurial, but generous too. She started Ettalong Lemonade as an innovative way to earn pocket money, but after seeing homeless people in the city decided to donate the proceeds to charity. “I wanted to earn some pocket money that also allowed me to donate to those less fortunate. I once saw some homeless people in the city and it has always stuck in my mind. I want to help. My biggest achievement has been raising money for Coast Shelter and being in the newspaper. That was really exciting.” Olivia is a Central Coast ‘This is the Life’ ambassador and loves living here. Olivia has called the Central Coast home for 38

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the past three years and loves the lifestyle it offers, especially as she can participate in her favourite pastimes; surfing, Nippers and Surf Lifesaving. "The Central Coast has beautiful, long walking tracks along the beach and on a hot Summers day, it’s the perfect place to stop and have a refreshing cup of Ettalong Lemonade." If you would like to keep an eye on Olivia's progress, please follow her Instagram page @ettalong_lemonade. Want to read more great stories about the Central Coast? • Go to thisisthecentralcoast.com.au and sign-up to receive the Central Coast e-news • Follow the Central Coast on Instagram @ thisisthecentralcoast • Follow the Central Coast on Facebook @thisisthecc


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ELVIS: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY RAYMOND CROWE WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

Take three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists then start from the very beginning. Elvis an American Trilogy is the complete story.

Magician, comedian, inventor, master of illusion, ventriloquist, shadow and mime artist, don’t miss Raymond Crowe: The Unusualist.

BOWIE UNZIPPED

TOM BURLINSON: NOW WE’RE SWINGING

FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY

So much more than just a tribute show this unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night.

SATURDAY 3 MARCH

Come fly with Tom Burlinson and a fabulous band of top musicians as Tom salutes the masters of vocal swing.

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iTedE - the hilarious new show from international comedy star David Strassman iTedE is coming to the Laycock Street Theatre on 23rd March - show starts 7pm. iTedE is an uproarious take on our technologyladen lives. The sharp-tongued Chuck Wood and loveable Ted E. Bare have been thrust into the world of social media, constantly on their iPads and iPhones, not interacting with the real world. With everyone connected to the internet 24/7, will Strassman get them back under control? Strassman's most technically advanced stage production yet, iTedE introduces new technology that brings the world’s most advanced puppetronics to the stage. And, in a world-first, Strassman simultaneously operates five characters in a six-way conversation! Combined with cutting edge lighting and jawdropping production, Strassman and his wellknown puppet characters will bring mayhem and theatrics to a set designed by one of New York's most renowned stage designers, Luke Cantarella. Since his early performances in the 1990s, Strassman has been embraced in Australia and completed numerous television appearances as well as his own show on Channel Nine called ‘Strassman’. 

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iTedE will be sure to delight audiences with sidesplitting comedy, jaw dropping puppetronics and a visual feast on stage. For tickets, visit www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/ theatres or call (02) 4323 3233.


At Laycock Street Theatre on 24th March Renowned for her hugely successful solo career, country music star Melinda Schneider has amassed 10 albums, two of them Gold, together with numerous awards and accolades. Six Golden Guitars adorn her mantlepiece, with Melinda having won Female Vocalist Of The Year and APRA Song Of The Year. She also proudly boasts a swag of songwriting awards and Entertainer Of The Year awards. To celebrate the 2014 release of Melinda and Beccy Cole’s brand new collaborative album, Great Women Of Country and the songs that made them, in 2015 Beccy and Melinda presented some very special concert performances delivering the new album live in full. Due to the recent release of Beccy’s new solo project and book, her schedule is full and so Melinda is continuing to expose the album to audiences around the country. Featuring 22 classic country tunes, Great Women Of Country the concert, is Melinda’s heartfelt homage to the songs, the songwriters and the singers who have shaped her.

Love You’ and ‘9 to 5’ and many more!

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Featuring Australia’s Queen of Yodelling Mary Schneider

Joining Melinda will be special guest, Melinda’s mother, Mary Schneider. Mary released her new album ‘Yodelling the Big Bands’ worldwide on October 27th 2017 after many years of planning, arranging and recording. After an appearance on US Shock Jock’s, The Howard Stern Show, Howard described Mary as ‘The Ella Fitzgerald of Yodelling’ and years later she would create a brand new musical genre, ‘scatyodelling’ and make Stern’s words a reality. Having surpassed the ‘Platinum Anniversary’ (72 years) as an entertainer and recording artist, ‘Australia’s Queen of Yodelling’, Mary has been a constant on TV throughout her varied career and her music has appeared in countless TV and film productions, and most recently the new TV spot for NAB Auskick. For lovers of country music, or just great songs, this is a must-see concert! www.melindaschneider.com For tickets, visit www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/ theatres or call (02) 4323 3233. Melinda and her mother Mary Schneider

Audiences can look forward to beautiful renditions of such timeless hits as Tammy Wynette’s ‘Stand By Your Man’ & ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E.’, Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Blue Bayou’, Emmylou Harris & Gram Parson’s ‘Love Hurts’, Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always www.centralcoastimag.com.au

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GREASE

The Arena Experience

19 & 20 January 2018 With over 500 young performers on stage, GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE at QUDOS Bank Arena on 19 & 20 January is big in every sense of the word. International Drag superstar singer and entertainer, Courtney Act (aka Shane Jenek) will take on the role of Teen Angel – regarded as one of most fabulous roles in musical theatre. The Footy Show’s very own long-time larrikin Beau Ryan will showcase his zany humour and suit up in the role of the cheesy DJ Vince Fontaine. Meghan O’Shea will play the iconic role of starcrossed lover, Sandy with Damon Wade playing Danny. The ultimate party musical features all the favourite hits including; “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightnin’”, “Grease is the Word”,

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Sydney’s favourite family entertainment The Wind in the Willows continues its well-loved summer tradition returning to the beautiful surrounds of Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank is a rollicking yet gentle adventure, starring the pompous, arrogant, vain, hilarious Toad – a favourite with children everywhere. Toad, along with his better-behaved friends, Ratty, Mole, Otter and Badger, as well as the rascally Weasel, have come to life every summer for the past 15 years providing enchanting and lively entertainment for all the family. This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs and laughs. There is fun for young and old and the younger audience is encouraged to get involved in the action, and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the

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“Summer Nights”, “Beauty School Drop Out” and “Born to Hand Jive”. Grease is the timelessly funny story of 1950s teen love, cliques, and peer pressure. Join your favourite Rydell High students, Danny & Sandy, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies along with a cast of hilarious characters as they jive and bop their way to Graduation. www.greasearenashow.com QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK DATES Friday 19 January 8pm & Saturday 20 January 2pm & 8pm PRICES: from $67.00 to $147.00 BOOKINGS: www.ticketek.com.au

adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best. Over the years tens of thousands have delighted in the simple pleasures of this rollicking promenade production… so this summer pack a picnic, pack the kids... and head on down to the riverbank. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, SYDNEY Enter via any gate and make your way to the Harbour side of the Main Pond DATES Friday 5 January to Sunday 28 January 2018 WHEN 10.30am & 6pm Tues to Sun (no show 26 Jan) PRICES Midweek $25 Single, Family x 4 $90; Saturdays $30 Single, Family x 4 $110 BOOKINGS www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au 9011 7704 | www.ticketmaster.com.au Buy tickets on site 1hour before show time (cash only)


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The Toukley & Districts Art Society at the Federation Gallery & Information Centre, 1 Wallarah Rd, Gorokan (just before Toukley Bridge) is the showcase for the Wyong Shire art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, along with porcelain, hand painted silk, pottery, original jewellery and cards, and beautiful candles. The gallery is open daily Monday to Sunday, 10am- 4pm. Come in and enjoy our latest Exhibition to see some amazing works from our members (all local artists), and including a showcase of magnificent glass artworks by renowned artist, Kit Ferry. While you are there, stay for a Devonshire Tea or choose from a selection of other baked goods at our Coffee shop on the premises. The entry is free, but a donation is welcome. We have Academy painting mornings every Wednesday from 9:30am - 12pm with mentor, Peter Tassell. Everyone is welcome to attend, $5

per person. Our Abstract painting group is held on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 1-3:30pm. The cost is $5, and everyone is welcome. This group will be restarting in the new year. Our next exhibition is running from 1st December until the 25th January when there will be another changeover. There will be a workshop with Noeline Millar in Watercolour on Tuesday, 23rd January from 10am-3pm, and a workshop with Robyn Pedley in Contemporary Painting on Monday, 19th February from 10am-3pm. Everyone is welcome. Members $40 and non-members $45. For further information, please call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit our website.

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SUMMER EXHIBITION & AWARDS

19 – 24 January 2017 Looking for a gift or treasure? Why not visit our Summer Exhibition at The Community Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, within the grounds of Gosford Regional Art Centre and Edogowa Japanese Gardens. Members, professional and amateur, are sure to delight with paintings ranging from traditional to abstract, in various mediums. Additionally, we offer pottery, jewellery and cards. Unframed paintings too - ideal to send as a gift! Judges are highly regarded artists Gwynneth Boyce and Graeme Balchin, with Awards in three categories, Open, Works on Paper and Miniatures. ‘Lady Finger Orchid’ a delicate watercolour painting by Sam Blanks, is our Raffle prize. Finish your visit with a relaxing wander through the Japanese Gardens, or be entertained feeding the Koi. Official Opening: 6 – 8.00 pm on Friday 19th January 2018; then Daily 10am – 4pm. Contact: Judith 0407 448 574 or Fran 0408 217 869

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"Proud To Serve", a portrait of Ian Betteridge by Helen Mortimer

Art Studios Cooperative Centrally located on the Coast in North Gosford, Art Studios Gallery at Art Studios Cooperative offers a new exhibition every two weeks. You’ll enjoy a range of artworks by our professional artists/members and other artists through solo, group and themed exhibitions. We also produce annual exhibitions such as “AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT” honouring our returned service personnel, the “SMALL WORKS ART PRIZE”, and other group shows which encourage participation by local and regional artists. “AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT” is a four year community collaboration, commemorating the ANZAC and WWI Centenaries, honouring the services of all returned service personnel over the past 100 years and those who still serve today with visual artworks and poems inspired by their stories and experiences. The project was initiated to raise public awareness of the sacrifices made by Returned Service Personnel & their families, both during and after their active service. Find more information at australian-spirit.com

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DAILY 10am - 4pm | ENTRY $750Adult, $500 Concession and Members free.

FREE GUIDED TOURS Every Saturday, 10.30am. Group tours by request 4304 7550.

Russell Drysdale

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Russell Drysdale, Aboriginal Woman, 1975,

National Library of Australia,

nla.obj-148122790. Russell Drysdale, The Water Diviner, 1970, Private Collection

This exhibition brings together significant paintings and drawings produced by Drysdale in his studio at Bouddi Farm and explores his influence on other Australian creatives at the culmination of his distinguished career.

Brett Whiteley

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Showcasing paintings, drawings,

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An Art Gallery of New South Wales and Brett Whiteley Studio touring exhibition

of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

developed in partnership with Cairns Regional Gallery

Whiteley immersed himself in new

Brett Whiteley The green mountain (Fiji) (detail) 1969 oil, collage on cardboard, 137 x 122 cm Art

Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of Patrick White, 1979 © Wendy Whiteley Photo: AGNSW. Brett Whiteley, The pink heron, 1969, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of Patrick White, 1979 © Wendy Whiteley Photo: AGNSW.

cities, recording his impressions of

the urban landscapes and the people

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Come along and listen to floor talks and enjoy light refreshments. BOOK EARLY 4304 7550 | ADMISSION $750 for Members or $15 Non-Members.

Brett Whiteley Floor talk with Wendy Whiteley Sat 9 Dec, 9.30am

Russell Drysdale Floor talk with Sarah Samild Wed 13 Dec, 6.30pm

Russell Drysdale Lecture with Lou Klepac Sat 3 Feb, 4.30pm

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The Terrace Grill is located in Terrigal's most historic building, "The Old Terrigal Post Office". Our menu is an enigma of Modern Australian cuisine interwoven Italian and other Mediterranean flair. We specialise in Fresh seafood, Prime Black Angus steaks, Lachlan Valley lamb, Speciality pasta dishes and Paella. We also have one of the largest selection of Local and imported wine. Locals nights are Tuesday to Thursday nights where we have a 2 course menu for $44 or a 3 course menu for $54. Both include complimentary

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fresh bread and a glass of local beer or wine. Our a-la-carte menu is also available on these nights. Chef Tony has over 30 years experience in the industry having had restaurants in Parramatta, The Rocks in Sydney, The Entrance and Salamander Bay. Our restaurant is ideal for social or business functions up to 80 people in our main dining room or up to 30 in our glass enclosed Garden Room. 4 Ash Street TerrigalTel: 4385 8800 Email: info@terracegrill.com.au www.terracegrill.com.au Find us on


The freshest seafood straight from our boats to our shop window! FRESH LOCAL FISH, LOBSTERS, OYSTERS, PRAWNS AND MANY OTHER PRODUCTS Our commercial fishing business has been operating from our Kincumber premises since 2014, and our highly experienced fishermen and their crew have plenty of knowledge as to where the fish are, which means moving traps around to different areas. As the weather is warming up, our stocks of fish and lobsters, such as snapper, bream, trevally, ocean jackets and also estuary fish: flathead, whiting, taylor, squid, kingfish and jewies are plentiful. We also sell Tasmanian salmon, trout, scallops and a variety of prawns, eg local schoolies. See our live lobster tanks, and pick your crayfish! We have two fishing boats that are used daily, when the weather permits!, the boys go out most days and fish for the shop at the end of week. So come in and try our fresh local catch of the week on: Thurs, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Scenic Road, 400 metres from Cullens Road roundabout. A REAL FISHERMANS HOME!

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Food worth travelling for Royal Hotel Wyong It was 6pm on a Thursday evening when we arrived at the Royal Hotel in Wyong owned by Marney McQueen and her husband Frank Arangio. It was already busy with people relaxing and having a drink after work. The newly renovated River Deck Beer garden seemed a popular place to sit, as it was a hot evening and there was a cool breeze out there. Klara ordered an Upside Down Sauvignon Blanc for herself and Emma, and I had a Tooheys Old Dark Ale, which was refreshing. Bella took our orders at the bar and looked after us for the evening. We had great food recommendations from Chef Dan who with his assistant Jet, prepare many a hearty meal for their many customers. Dan suggested the Cajun Pork Special for Klara, that was succulent, and was served

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with mash and vegetables and a gluten free pepper sauce. She was really happy with that. Emma chose the chicken Parmigiana, a perfectly cooked chicken schnitzel topped with Napolitana sauce and melted cheese, it was served with mash and a side of vegetables but there is also a choice of salad. I had a tender rump steak served with bacon, avocado, Camembert cheese and fries (which makes me salivate just thinking about it.) We shared a delicious lemon Meringue Pie that finished the meal off perfectly! The steaks are well worth travelling for, especially on Wednesday nights from 5pm for the $10 Steak and Schnitzel Special. There is live entertainment every Friday night from 8pm and Sunday Sessions from 2pm on the River Deck beer Garden. The Royal Hotel Wyong is a great venue with good food and live entertainment. Emilia Krumm

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THE ENTRANCE

MARKET Every Saturday 9am - 2pm

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MARKETS GUIDE Art and Craft Market Quality handmade goods at Terrigal Uniting Church. Saturday 2nd September and Saturday 7th October from 9am to 2pm. Contact Diane 43419034. Supporting Outback Farmers. Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. www.fixxevents.com.au 0416 097 707. Bateau Bay Anglican Church Monthly Trash & Treasure Market Monthly Trash and Treasure Market & Op Shop, new & old, craft and food at Bateau Bay Anglican Church, Cnr Brooke Ave. & Eastern Rds. Killarney Vale, 8am to 1pm every 4th Saturday monthly except December. Stall holders welcome. Ph Steve 02 4396 8948 or bbac@gmail.com.au Ettalong Market Open every weekend & Monday public holidays 9am to 4pm. Huge variety of stalls, cafes and restaurants all undercover. Cnr Ocean View & Schnapper Rds, Ettalong Beach. Get there by train, bus and ferry. Ph:  4341 1999. Gosford City Farmers Market Every Sunday 8am-1pm. The Entertainment Grounds (Gosford Racecourse) 4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford West. Point Clare Car Boot Market Bring your wares to sell or come and grab a treasure from a fabulous seller! Second Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm. Fairhaven Services, 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare. Ph 02 4349 5500 or email hello@fairhaven.org.au Pretty Beach Markets Quarterly volunteer run market in unique bushland setting at Pretty Beach Public School. 50 stalls with a lovely selection of local artists and crafts people, artisan gourmet produce, homemade food and groovy entertainment. www.prettybeachmarkets.com Shelly Beach Markets Market dates: December 30 (Holiday Makers event), January 27 and February 24. Bringing

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together over 150+ talented boutique stallholders who produce original creations of the highest quality. An eclectic mix of textures, materials and colours make up the individually designed products. Last Saturday of the month, between 9am and 2pm, held at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market Day. Third Saturday of each month 8am to 1pm each month. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. Our OP Shop opens Tues to Fri 9am to 4pm. Sat 10am to pm. Ph 4365 1280. The Entrance Lions Club Charity Market Every Sunday morning. Dening Street Car Park (behind Cinema). Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm. Ph 0481 332 542. The Entrance Market at Memorial Park Every Saturday each month 9am till 2pm, Memorial Park, The Entrance. Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, salami, cheeses. Choice of fashion, home wares, plants and healthy products. www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au or phone 9999 2226. The Olive Tree Market Civic Park, Newcastle. First Saturday of the month (except July: 2nd Sat only) 9am - 3pm. Rain, Hail or Shine! With over 120 stalls including: homewares, fashion, jewellery, textile arts, gourmet artisan produce and much more! Toukley Sunday Market Coles car park, Yarralla Street, Toukley, 7am - 1pm. Over 70 stalls from Craft, Bric-a-Brac, Doggy Treats, Plants, some seasonal fruits and vegies and much more. Open every Sunday weather permitting. For more info call Don 0416 280 589. Wyee Markets Held 2nd Saturday of each month Wyee Community Hall Grounds, 114 Wyee Rd. Wyee (cnr of Wyee Rd. and Hue Hue Rd. Wyee) from 8.30 to 1pm. Ph: Michael 43571840.


The Cottage Op Shop Come in and browse, pick up a bargain or hidden treasure. We have good quality clothes, household items, toys, books, linen and bric a brac. Come and say Hello!

Every Saturday 9am - 2pm Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm ST LUKE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 151 BLACKWALL ROAD, WOY WOY

Op Shop Handcrafted giftware Handmade furniture Catalogued second hand book shop Antiques and Collectibles Arts and crafts shed Furniture barn Pet friendly café Proceeds support people who live with disability. Fairhaven Shopping Village 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare. Ph 4349 5500. M-F 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm From Feb: Sun 10am-1pm

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The market operates every Sunday from 8.00am till 1.00pm Rain, Hail or Shine. Gosford City Farmers’ Market will feature a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits and primary produce including gourmet jams and preserves, olive oil products, pestos, macadamia nuts and fresh home made products. The market will include other food related items as well as high quality “food-to-eat” vendors. Flowers, plants and trees will also be available for sale. Additionally the market will also feature hand-made products other than food such as artists, designers and other quality artifacts.

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Sunset20°North A celebration of music, food and culture Barangaroo Reserve at Towns Place Twelve Spectacular Sunsets on Four Weekends from Friday, 2 Feb to Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 Independent and strong, Sunset20°N takes inspiration from the site’s namesake, Barangaroo, a strong woman and leader of the Cammeraygal people of Sydney. Experience a diverse line-up of mostly female artists from around Australia. In order of appearance, Sampa the Great, Wallace, GL, Caiti Baker, Pirra, Mama Kin Spender and the Inner West Voices, Tesse, Tigertown, Tia Gostelow, Thelma Plum, The Morrisons, Okenyo, Saskwatch and Emily Wurramara – and it’s all free! Sunset20°N is designed by Yuwaalaraay artist and designer Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay, drawing inspiration from the setting of the sun and stories of place which lie embedded in this site. Families will love exploring the Grandmother Tree, a large-scale interactive artwork created by Lucy Simpson and Archrival, a not-for-profit architecture organisation. The Grandmother Tree is a meeting place for visitors to Sunset20°N, inspired by Cammeraygal story and

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Each Tour: 3.15 hr - Morning Tea Provided - Bookings Essential - Adult $35, Conc. $30, Child $20 For tour dates and bookings please phone Central Coast Ferries 0418 631 313 Presenter: Peter Rea, History and Heritage, Hunter to Hawkesbury Research - 4hresearch.com Central Coast Ferries - Gosford City Council - Brisbane Water Historical Society - AREA History Tours

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Take a trip back in time… Set on Wyong’s first land grant see displays of memorabilia, photos, tools and equipment relating to the early settlers of Wyong. Museum and grounds wheelchair friendly. Morning tea/lunch can be arranged for group visits. Covered outdoor area for functions and weddings, picnic area with BBQs and toilets, outdoor areas dog friendly. Plant Nursery and Men’s Shed. Sun to Thurs 10am-2pm. Other times by appt. Entry: $5 adult, $2 child. 1 Cape Road, Wyong 2259 Ph: 4352 1886 info@alisonhomestead.com.au www.alisonhomestead.com.au

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Only 250 metres from the beach and the Fly Point Marine Reserve, Nelson Bay Breeze Resort provides some of the best accommodation Port Stephens has to offer. With individually styled, fully self-contained loft or one level two bedroom apartments that have everything you require for your comfort and enjoyment to make it a relaxing holiday and a home away from home. Nelson Bay Breeze Apartments 1 Trafagar Street Nelson Bay NSW 2315 P: 4984 3199 E: enquiries@nelsonbaybreeze.com.au www.nelsonbaybreeze.com.au

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BANJOS The Ultimate Escape

A Multi Award Winning Magical Retreat ... hugged by bush and wildlife!

• Offering just 3 luxury 4½ Star lodges (2 - 24 guests) • Exclusive recreational facilities • High energy activities to total relaxation • Come and enjoy our wonderful retreat & fabulous wildlife!

Summer Hill Road,Vacy 2421 Ph: (02) 9403 3388

Email: bookings@banjosretreat.com.au

www.banjosretreat.com.au

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Summer Sounds SATURDAY NIGHTS Live music, dining offers, games and giveaways For dates and further information visit westfield.com.au/tuggerah/events

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KIDS PASS OVER $45 VALUE See Concierge for details

EVENT CINEMAS 1 CHILDREN’S MOVIE TICKET

MCDONALDS

YOGURTLAND

1 CHEESEBURGER HAPPY MEAL

200G CUP OF FROZEN YOGURT

BOOST JUICE

TIMEZONE

1 BOOST JUICE KIDS SIZE SMOOTHIE, CRUSH OR JUICE

30 MINUTES FREE PLAY AT TIMEZONE PLUS UNLIMITED STANDARD AND TICKET GAMES AND 50 PRE-LOADED POWER TICKETS

ONLY $30

*Terms and conditions apply, visit www.westfield.com.au/tuggerah for details.

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AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM OVER 400 CLASSIC, MUSCLE, EXOTIC & SUPERCARS ON DISPLAY

Open 9am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday 3-13 Stockyard Place, West Gosford NSW Tickets available at the door

gosfordclassiccarmuseum.com.au

Central Coast iMag January-February 2018  
Central Coast iMag January-February 2018  

The Central Coast Monthly iMag is a bi-monthly guide to events, attractions, dining out and things to see and do in the Central Coast of NSW...

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