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Central Coast info guide MARCH / APRIL 2018

9th Annual NAB Central Coast

Italian Festival

Sat 7th & Sun 8th April See page 29 - 37


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Home of Great

Schnitzels & German Craft Beers MONDAY

2 FOR ONE! Members Only

TUESDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT Schnitzel and Ribs




Any ladies schnitzel with topping or sauce plus glass of sparkling wine

Beautiful treasures for your home Furniture, Homewares, Accessories, Lighting, Gifts, Fashion Interior Decorating Service





(02) 4367 4874

Shop 5, The Hive ERINA FAIR (next to the cinema), Karalta Road, Erina


The Austrian Schnitzelhaus

Shop 7, Karalta Plaza 8 Karalta Lane, ERINA NSW 2250 02 4365 5195 Email:

KEN DUNCAN GALLERY 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. During March and April, Ken Duncan is giving you the chance to win a Lumix GX85 camera with a 12-32mm lens, valued at $1,099. What do you have to do to enter? Simply visit or call our Gallery today and join Ken’s free VIP club. Your membership will ensure you are the first to know about our monthly specials and events, plus you will receive discounts on all your purchases. Once you have joined, you will automatically be entered into the draw to win the Lumix camera. The winner will be announced early in May 2018.




414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights. Open 10am daily (except Good Friday & Anzac Day). Phone 4367 6701

BOOK NOW FOR KEN DUNCAN’S EASTER SPECIAL See Ken’s photos from the Holy Land where the Easter story actually took place and hear him share the stories behind his inspiring images. $30 per person or $100 per Family of 4 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL


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During March and April, 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.


Aerial Trees Group • Tree Trimming • Elevated Platforms & Climbers • Block Clearing & Tree Removal • Stump Grinding, Chipping & Mulch • Electrical Service Clearing • All Dead-Wooding MULC • Palms & Hedging H SALES • Free Quotes • 10 Years Experience • Fully Insured

4358 2000 Ettalong 02 4344 43446152 6152 EttalongOffice: office: 02 Wagstaff, Ettalong, Pearl, Patonga Kilcare, Daley’s Pt, Umina, Ettalong, Umina and

Pearl Beach, Patonga and Woy Woy




A Ceremony performed by a “Professional” • Easy weddings & ABIA AWARDS for excellence Proudly offering same-sex ceremony

Gail Brigden Wedding Celebrant 23 YEARS EXPERIENCE


"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

"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:

French Provincial, Vintage, Coastal and Rustic

Custom painted furniture service now available 61b Webb Street, East Gosford Ph: 4339 5582 • Find us on Facebook


From the Editor March and April on the Central Coast I am so excited to bring you a BUMPER iMag this issue. At last we can add to our list of excellent restaurants. There is a review for the Patonga Beach Hotel on page 52 and we are recommending another 6 restaurants at the Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort: Oz Napoli and Safran on page 30, Bar Toto, Beef & Barramundi and Gusto Tapas Restaurant on page 35. The review of our wonderful meal at Bar Toto is on page 34 and you'll find the review for Gusto on page 37. We will review of all the fabulous restaurants in coming issues. The food is wonderful.

The 9th Italian Festival is on the weekend of April 7th - 8th. This is a very, very popular event so please be prepared for the crowds and be patient if you have to join a queue. It will be worth it. The Galleria has some wonderful shops for you to buy something interesting. If you are in the market for shoes - go and visit Clara Shoes where they are up to 50% off! Little Wren is also such fun to visit, I love them both, see page 36. There is not enough room to list everyone so just BRING YOUR MONEY WITH YOU and SHOP till YOU DROP! As usual there is so much to do on the coast, especially over Easter so get out your marker and highlight the things you want to do if you are just visiting or if you are a resident. I love living on the Coast and look forward to seeing you somewhere some time doing something interesting.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!


Wyong Drama Group




Aunty Molly's


Ettalong Galleria

29 - 31, 34-37

Regional Map

32 - 33

What's On

38 - 41

Central Coast 'This is the Life' Laycock Street Theatre

42 43 - 45

That’s Entertainment



48 - 49

Food Worth Travelling For

50 - 52

Markets Guide

53 - 56

For Your Good Health

58 - 59

Visit the Hunter

60 - 63


Nostalgia, Brisbane Water. Photo © Ken Duncan

Wyong to Yarramalong & Spencer.........................................10 - 19 The Entrance...................................20 - 23 The Peninsula: Ettalong, Umina & Woy Woy........24 - 28 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 Cover photo: Romantic Venice © Ken Duncan

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for copy/changes for MAY/JUNE 2018 issue is 3rd April 2018

Gosford Hospital

4320 2111

Woy Woy Hospital

4343 8444

Wyong Hospital

4394 8000

Police, Ambulance, Fire Poisons Information RTA

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24 hour Emergency Vet Services Coast & Valleys Veterinary Hospital 0447 000 289 Find us on Facebook This is an independently owned franchise. Material in this publication is copyright and may not be published or reproduced in any form without the express permission of the publishers. Circulation, an average of 20000 copies per issue distributed throughout the Region as well as major tourism information centres in Sydney, Canberra and country NSW. Information supplied by others for this magazine is published in good faith. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of this information, the Publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. Printed by Spotpress, 24-26 Lilian Fowler Place, Marrickville, NSW © Imag Publications Pty Ltd 2018


Harmony Day


24 March Memorial Park, The Entrance from 3.30pm – 8.30pm Harmony Day is a chance for the Coast to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of its residents and what better way than through a worldwide melting pot of food, flavours and festivities. The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, so grab all of your friends and family and head down to The Entrance to enjoy the tastes of the world along Flavour Alley. Then head over to the main stage where the cultural performances will continue to excite your senses and feed your soul. Harmony Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Come along and celebrate the differences which make us great.

25 April Various locations across the Central Coast 2018 holds a special significance for Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the World as we look to mark 100 Years since our Nation's involvement in the First World War and to honour those impacted by the events that took place. Services and marches will be held around the Central Coast in order to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. Services and marches will be proceeding as planned rain or shine at: Davistown RSL, Doyalson Wyee RSL, Empire Bay Progress Association, Gosford RSL, Ourimbah Lisarow RSL, Ourimbah RSL, Terrigal and Wamberal RSL, The Entrance Long Jetty RSL, Toukley RSL, Woy Woy and Ettalong RSL, Wyong RSL







From Wyong to Yarramalong & Spencer Forest Sunrise. Photo © Ken Duncan

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. Wyong has experienced a facelift with renovations to the Arcade in Alison Road now finished, bringing fresh new businesses to town. Siam Terrace has also been expanded and the historic Chapman Building has four new businesses offering a range of homewares, beauty & a variety of exotic plants.  10

ANZAC Day 25th April 2018 Join Wyong RSL Sub Branch for their Dawn Service, this ANZAC Day on Wednesday 25th April, assembly time 5.45am at the memorial in front of Club Wyong RSL and the service starts 5.55am with the mounting of the Honour Guard. A morning Service will assembly at 9.15am at the Cenotaph Wyong Town Park, Rankens Court service starts at 9.30am followed by the March from Rankens Court to Club Wyong  RSL. A fly past is timed for 10.10 -10.20am. Adventure  For the adventure seeker whatever your age may be, TreeTop Adventure Park is an experience that you will want to tell all your family and friends about. The choice is yours to either step outside of your comfort zone with a safe yet exhilarating network of rope bridges, flying foxes, trapezes and Tarzan jumps, stretching through the tree canopy within the Ourimbah State Forest.

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 phone 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

Koorinya Park


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

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


The Odd Couple (Female Version) If you saw Wyong Drama Group inc’s riotously funny Vicar of Dibley last year, then here is another chance to enjoy the comedic talents of Jillian Logan. Audiences loved Jillian as the Vicar and now she shows her remarkable theatrical range as the director of WDG inc’s next production: Neil Simon’s hilarious The Odd Couple (Female Version). We all know the male version, but don’t believe you’ve seen it all! Simon’s most popular play has been re-gendered with Oscar and Felix becoming Olive and Florence, two complex and complicated women navigating the pitfalls of women in the 1980’s. Jillian brings out the warmth, spirit and heart and the wit of those cracking one-liners, showcasing the exceptional talents of actresses on the Central Coast The Odd Couple (Female Version) brings to the stage some of the WDG inc’s seasoned performers as well as some brand new faces. Shayne Leslie (Calamity Jane in WMTC’s

production) heads up the fantastic cast as Olive Madison with Sally Bartley (WDG inc’s The Children’s Hour) playing her counterpart, the ever tense Florence Unger. Who doesn’t love a game of Trivial Pursuit? Olive’s New York apartment is all but dull when her friends come around for an evening of fun, laughter and difficult questions. The night takes an unexpected turn and Olive ends up with a housemate. The comedy and drama continues when the Spanish brothers who live in the building are added to the mix. This ‘Odd Couple’ hits The Arthouse stage on the 16th of March with a combination of matinee and evening performances over that weekend and the following weekend. Do not miss your chance to see this hilarious show. For tickets contact The Art House Wyong on 02 4335 1485 or visit

SHOW DATES MARCH 2018 Friday 16 - 7.30pm | Saturday 17 - 2pm & 7.30pm | Sunday 18 - 2pm Thurs 22 - 7.30pm | Friday 23 - 7.30pm | Saturday 24 - 2pm & 7.30pm


Adult $35, Seniors $33, Pensioners & Conc $30, Groups 10+ $30

That's Entertainment!


WHAT’S ON at Angel Sussurri.... We welcome Clinical Psychologist Laura Francke, who is open for business on Tuesdays in our Manor Lounge. You can call her for appointments on 49818409 or Email March 17th - St Patricks Day Celebrations Its all about Guinness and Leprechauns. Come along in your St Patricks Day Greens. Phone us or keep up to date with our events on Facebook.

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!

Shop 6/61 Howarth St, Wyong Ph: (02) 4353 6373 14

30th March Good Friday - Closed for Trading 1st April - Easter Sunday Children’s Egg Hunt Starts at 2pm. We also have a competition for the kids - send a photo to our Facebook page of yourself holding your decorated Easter Egg anytime between now and Easter Saturday, and you could win a $100 Voucher at our cafe. Winner will be announced on Easter Sunday. 7th and 8th April - Sip and Paint Art Retreat  Imagine this: You are sitting around a table taking in the gorgeous gardens and pretty flowers in the freshness of the morning sun. You inhale the crisp freshness of the season and savour the peaceful quiet. You are enjoying the scrumptious morning tea of freshly baked scones, homemade jams and tea. Suddenly, the sound of laughter pulls you out of your reverie, and you remember where you are in the beautiful Angel Sussurri at Yarramalong. You’re surrounded by like-minded women – some of the most authentic women you’ll ever meet – who’ve gathered here to enjoy a weekend away for painting and laughter. Details:

“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

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24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 0447 000 289 16

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!


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 9.30am - 4.30pm or by appointment - just text 0428 761 422 1154 George Downes Dr Kulnura P: 02 4376 1266


Fresh Produce

Prices worth travelling for!

Food worth travelling for!




We also Wholesale 1213 George Downes Drive, Kulnura Just up from Jerry’s famous one-stop café

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Open 8am to 5 pm (closed Tues) Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm

0419 994 817 or 0429 990 912 E:


Aunty Mollys

Seniors Entertainment presents...


$39.50 per persON

Good old fashioned Sing-along, with songs from Pommie Pub to the Aussie Outback with a bit of Rock n’ Roll thrown in

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at Wyong Golf Club

Toni Stevens

Lucky Starr

Commencing at 11.00am with morning tea and biscuits Show Features Comedy Entertainer Toni Stevens with very special guest - Australia’s own “I’ve Been Everywhere” man LUCKY STARR. Lucky is without doubt an icon in the Australian entertainment industry. He is still a highly talented and vibrant performer and is hailed as one of the most popular artists in Australia today. With a multitude of songs ranging from Rock ‘n’ Roll to R & B, Country to Pop and of course, his very own world renown mega hit “I’ve Been Everywhere”. Don’t miss this one!! *Included in the price is a delicious two course lunch, tea & coffee* Drinks at club prices (Special Dietary meals must be pre-ordered)

Tel (02) 4970 5105 or email: *Please note: A deposit of $5.00pp is payable to confirm your booking with the final numbers and balance being due 21 days prior to the event


Scrumptio us $10 LUNC HES MONDAY TO FRIDA Y Food worth travellin for! g

TUESDAYS $10 Rissoles WEDNESDAYS $10 Steak or $10 Schnitzel

Schooner wheel and loser’s draw • Monthly “Saturday Night Spectaculars”

FRIDAYS • $15 Parma

SUNDAY • Afternoon River Deck Beer Garden • Live Music • Courtesy Bus Friday and Saturday

SATURDAYS • Afternoon Punters Club: Free Hot Dogs,

ACCOMMODATION 10 refreshed Hotel rooms upstairs


SATURDAY NIGHT SPECTACULARS The best variety night on the coast. Hosted by Marney McQueen with special guest stars. Always sells out! Next shows: Saturday March 10, April 7 & 28, May 26. Call us or book on our website. FREE WIFI THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL! Facebook: Royal Hotel Wyong Instagram: royalhotelwyong Give us a call on 4352 1012 Located opposite Wyong Railway Station


The Entrance

Sumer Carnival, The Entrance © 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.


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

 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)



"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



Marine Rescue Central Coast has just released an update of its four-colour map of Brisbane Water. The updated Guide to Brisbane Water is again laminated for protection for use on boats. The quality publication shows all current navigation marks, lights and channels, in particular the notorious ocean bar at Little Box Head. Included on the Guide are all public launching ramps, public jetties, available toilets and public mooring locations. The map enables recreational boaties and fishermen to safely navigate the many tricky channels on and around Brisbane Water. It will assist visitors locate local restaurants with boat docks and it includes all marinas and fuel locations as well as other safety information for those using Brisbane Water.

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


The new map is available direct from Marine Rescue Bases: Point Clare at the end of Kurrawa Avenue Point Clare 7-days-a-week and at Terrigal Haven on weekends. It is also available from many popular boating, bait and fishing shops on the coast. The Guide is a must for the safety of all boaties who use Brisbane Water. Unit Commander Roger Palmer said, “This map is great value for just five dollars. Why not buy two, one for yourself and one for a mate.” All map purchases will help keep volunteer Marine Rescue Central Coast afloat.

3:30pm Daily Pelican Plaza, The Entrance NSW Pelican Capital of Australia


as a bird

Explore the Central Coast Unit Commander Roger Palmer

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


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,


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


 Shop in Umina for the best retail shopping strip on the Central Coast

a unique boutique

 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.

West Gosford Shopping Centre Brisbane Water Drive West Gosford Ph: 4324 6307

Food worth travelling for!

Pub, cafe + accommodation 6 - 8 Patonga Drive, Patonga, NSW 2256

Photo by Jessie Ann


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There is always something happening at Ettalong Diggers... Visit for more information. 51-52 THE ESPLANADE ETTALONG PH: 02 4343 0111

SATURDAY 3RD MARCH Tickets fr $45 | Doors open 7.30pm




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Galleria, Ettalong Beach

Established in 1979, Ettalong Market, has recently been renamed, GALLERIA, ETTALONG BEACH to reflect the change from market stalls to boutique shops in a village environment. Situated 1 hour north of Sydney, the shopping precinct is undercover and boasts 50 shops and 5 cafes open every weekend. In addition there are 10 Restaurants, the 6 screen Cinema Paradiso and a 40 room boutique Motel onsite.

SINCE 1979

‘Great things are done by many small things brought together’

The variety of products in the GALLERIA is amazing and includes home decor, rugs, art, fashion, jewellery, hardware, haberdashery, health products, sensational food products, key cutting, personalised gifts and childrens toys. GALLERIA, Ettalong Beach 189 Ocean View Rd. Phone (02) 4341 1999 OPEN: every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Holidays






Maxima Coffee was established in 2014 and is the passion of husband and wife team Luke and Judy. An industrial rustic coffee roastery with

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Local Specialty Coffee Roaster #supportlocal

Espresso Bar located at Ettalong DIT R Beach serving speciality coffee, patisserie cakes and delicious toasties. You will also find Maxima o m m enda Coffee at the Gosford City Farmers Market. Also don’t forget Maxima Coffee has a newly opened additional Espresso Bar located at Karalta Plaza, Erina. Keep track with the happenings of Maxima Coffee on Facebook or Instagram at MyMaximaCoffee. Galleria Ettalong Beach Open Thursday to Monday from 7.30am Shop 67-69, 189 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach (entry from Schnapper Rd) Karalta Plaza Erina Open Monday to Friday from 7am Shop 1, 12 Karalta Rd, Erina Gosford City Farmers Market Every Sunday 7.30am to 1pm The Entertainment Grounds


Scholten Jewellers



Gorgeous selection of clothing, jewellery, shoes and handbags, sourced with love and personal flair.

We hope you love our style as much as we do! Shop 16, Ettalong Boutique Markets

Istanbul Bazaar Shop 4B Galleria Open Saturday & Sunday 9am to 4 pm Come and see our magnificent range of Hand painted Turkish Bowls, plates and Lamps

SHOP 84/189 OCEAN VIEW RD, ETTALONG BEACH (FULLY LICENCED) Real Italian Pizzas - Pastas - Risottos - Gelato (gluten free and vegan available) Dine in or Takeaway • Home delivery Dinner 7 days from 4.30pm-late. Weekend lunch from 12 pm. Ph 43425555.

81/189 Ocean View Road Ettalong Beach. Ph 4342 7030 Modern Turkish mezes • Turkish Wines & Beers • Banquet menu available Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5:30pm & Saturday lunch from 12 noon. TripAdvisor’s #1 Restaurant in Ettalong Beach. Winner Best New Restaurant 2014, Savour Awards.





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• Vino • Beer • Cuisine • Coffee • Dance • Music • Art • Competitions: PASTA PIG-OUT & GELATO LICKING! ★ 50 boutique Shops in the revitalized ‘Galleria’ ★ 6 screen, state-of-the-art Cinema complex ★ 40 room boutique Motel ★ 10 Restaurants • 5 Cafes ★ Function Centre including the stunning Piazza St Pano


‘Great things are done by many small things brought together’

ETTALONG BEACH TOURIST RESORT Cnr Ocean View Rd & Schnapper Rd Ettalong Beach. Phone: 02 4341 1999 www.


Spencer Village Store

"The biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury"

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A scenic and serene location right on the river with shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people.

"With fabulous organic coffe and our wonderful scones are baked fresh daily"

Open 6 days, Wednesday to Monday 8am - 5pm. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday & Christmas Day.

4776 Wisemans Ferry Road SPENCER Ph : 4377 1123 Fax : 4377 1488.


Unit1/15-17 Ace Cres. Tuggerah Ph: 4351 7176


Summerland Point

Shelly Beach

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Kincumber Davistown Copacabana MacMasters Beach


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Gin Cured Salmon Tartare


Toto Trattoria and Cocktail Bar

Joining friends for a taste, sip and chat is such a pleasant way to spend an evening. My cousin Emma, Pam Duncan, Di Singleton and I enjoyed a very delicious evening at Toto’s. We loved having small tasty dishes and a very light organic Chianti from Italy. The menu says, “Our Antipasti menu is designed to be shared by the whole table for all to enjoy. Select any combination of formagi or salami and create your own antipasti board” Choosing was difficult because we wanted to try it all, took us awhile but we got it right. Arancini is just so delicious, crumbed risotto balls, pea, tomato, bocconcini & pesto Burrata – cream filled buffalo mozzarella with sliced tomato, salsa verde and crostini. My mouth is watering as this was my favourite, I cannot wait to have this again. Gin Cured Salmon Tartare Sacred Springs gin cured salmon with house made pickles, smoked eggplant mousse and crostini. You just have to try this. Antipasti Board • Prosciutto Crudo Di Parma (GF) • Salame Piccante –spiced Italian sausage (GF) • Peccorino - Sheep Milk cheese from Tuscany • Parmigiano Reggiano – Hard aged cow milk cheese from Parma. • Warm mixed olives. Sfogliatella We shared this traditional favourite sweet which is originally from Naples. A flaky pastry filled with sweet ricotta and a subtle flavour of candied orange. Toto Trattoria is next to Cinema Paradiso, so you can go there before or after a film at one of the 6 cinemas. I was well looked after as there is a good choice of Gluten Free dishes. This is definitely FOOD WORTH TRAVELING FOR. Toto Trattoria and Cocktail Bar 83/189 Ocean View Road Ettalong Beach. Ph: 4341 5260





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HOMEMADE PASTA AND BREAD, FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE • Seafood, Meat and Paella • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free • Wine bar with beers, wine and cocktails Open Friday to Wednesday (closed Thursday) from 5.30 - 9.30pm Lunch on Sunday from 11.30 - 2pm. 54/189 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 0414 605 168

Come and join our long term tenants.

We are looking for innovative Traders & Artisans with unusual goods. Call Jerry Altavilla 0404 860 300

One of the best Steak and Seafood Restaurants on the Central Coast Enjoy your meal while listening and dancing to the sounds of Trevor D'mello. Great place for Functions and Special Occasions. Open Wednesday to Sunday 6pm to late

SINCE 1979


‘Great things are done by many small things brought together’

189 Ocean View Rd - 0407299562


LEATHER SHOES - GREAT PRICES 10% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS Offering a friendly service with shoes for all ages stocking quality brands including German designed Stegmann, Australian designed Django & Juliette, Italian leather Mollini and Valeria Grossi, Spanish leather Marila and E.S.O. from Portugal. Open Wed to Fri from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm

Shop 1A Ocean View Road, Ettalong at the Galleria. Phone: 0438715532

Little Wren Designs has two beautiful stores carrying an extensive range of baby gifts, children's wear as well as homewares, handbags, jewellery and much more. Ettalong Shop 35/189 Oceanview Road, Ettalong Open Wednesday to Sundays from 9am to 4pm Umina Shop 320 West Street, Umina Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm Ph: 0490450267


Gusto Tapas Restaurant is a lovely fusion of European food. The venue is part of the Ettalong Markets experience and also has a wine bar with a great selection of wine, beer and a small selection of popular cocktails. Chef Mattia Secchiero is from Veneto Italy and is a talented and experienced chef who cooks with passion and quality local ingredients. For starters Klara, Emma and I shared three choices from the tapas (or in Italian ‘cicchetti’) menu. Carolina, Mattia’s partner, recommended the Venetian ‘Il Villaggio’ Rose, a smooth accompaniment to our meal. We chose the sautéed mussels with garlic paprika croutons; this had a nice kick to the sauce. The calamari ‘in umido’ with tomato sauce and peas was tender, and evidently cooked in good quality fish stock. The slow-cooked baby octopus ‘alla buzara’, with garlic and homemade tomato sauce, was simply delicious. We happily polished off the tasty and flavoursome sauces with the freshly baked piadina bread. All the bread and pastas are freshly made on the premises. For main course I fell in love with

the Tortelli d’erbetta (a type of ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach) with a simple butter and freshly grated parmesan sauce, that I was reluctant to share. It was delicate and melted in my mouth. Mattia made Klara a gluten free, slow cooked tender pork belly with a wonderfully spiced black pudding, served with creamy mash. This was a successful marriage of flavours and highly recommended. We also had the gnocchi with pumpkin cream and crispy bacon.

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For dessert, we chose to share the coconut crema Catalana, which was surprisingly light with a lovely top layer of burnt sugar and the very creamy panna cotta with a mixed berry topping. Carolina also mentioned a Spanish chilli chocolate topping on the panna cotta, which I would love to try next time!. A perfect ending to a truly delicious meal. There is a slection of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan choices on the menu. Gusto is open from Friday to Wednesday (closed Thursday) from 5.30 - 9.30pm and Lunch on Sunday from 11.30-2pm. Gusto Tapas Restaurant, 54/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. 0414 605 168



Weekdays (except public holidays). FREE AUDIO-VISUAL SPECTACULAR 11am to 4pm week days – Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights Ken Duncan will treat you and your family and friends to a free audio-visual spectacular in his Gallery theatre. 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

All March & April WIN A $1,099 LUMIX CAMERA If you visit the Ken Duncan Gallery any time during March or April and join Ken’s free VIP Club, you will automatically go into the draw to win a fabulous Lumix compact camera, valued at $1,099. Call the Gallery on 4367 6701 for more info.


2 March ALICE IN WONDERLAND 10am & 6pm. Tickets $20-$25. Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice – the first time the role has been played by an Indigenous woman. Published more than 150 years ago, Carroll’s classic tale of the girl who fell down the rabbit hole has proven as timeless as it is entertaining. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. 3 March TOM BURLINSON: NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’ 8pm. Tickets $25-$49. Come fly with Tom Burlinson and a fabulous band of top musicians as Tom salutes the masters of vocal swing: Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and today's swing superstars. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.

8 March WYONG INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST 7-9am at the Royal Hotel, Wyong. Guest speaker, Marney McQueen, is one of Australia’s most versatile performers, starring on stage, film and television. Newbie Coastie Marney will share with us her inspiring journey juggling a successful career, family & new life. There will also be lucky door prizes & raffles to support our "Because We Care" Project, Supporting women at risk in our community. Contact Sharyn Burgess on 0414341010 9 March FIRE & RAIN: THE JAMES TAYLOR SONG BOOK 8pm. Tickets $50. Darren Coggan, award winning performer and star of the critically acclaimed show ‘Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story’, takes us on an eloquent journey through the songbook of one of the most magnetic figures in the music world, articulating moments of pain and joy, tragedy and triumph, fire & rain. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www. 10 March THE SYDNEY BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA Siberian Adventure 2.30pm. Tickets $15-$40

The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. 16-24 March Wyong Drama Group presents THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) Tickets $30-$35. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.

17 March HISTORIC SCALE MODEL EXHIBITION OPENING 11am at Alison Homestead, 1 Cape Rd, Wyong is the home of a new exhibition space for historic scale models. Wyong District Museum & Historical Society has given space for a permanent exhibition at Alison Homestead. Entry $5 adult, $2 Child. Wyong District Museum & Historical Society ph: 4352 1886.

31 March KEN DUNCAN’S EASTER SPECIAL 11am at Ken Duncan Gallery, 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights. See Ken’s photos from the Holy Land where the Easter story actually took place and hear him share the stories behind is inspiring images

Bookings Essential - Phone 4367 6701 for more details.

5 & 6 April A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY Tickets $20-$35. Based on the State Library of NSW’s jawdropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. 7 April JAMES REYNE: A CRAWL TO NOW Tickets $55. Acclaimed singer songwriter James Reyne has announced he’ll take his A CRAWL TO NOW Tour on a huge regional run from March through to May 2018. Commencing March 2, 2018, Reyne will tour widely across regional NSW and Vic, concluding with a date in Mount Gambier, SA on May 19. He’ll be joined by guitarist Josh Owen in acoustic duo format. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong. www. 13 April THE EVERLY BROTHERS AND FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Tickets $59.90-$69.90. Come and hear the magical hits and soaring harmonies that made The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four

Seasons the legends they are with hits such as ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, and many more together with a special celebration to Rock n Roll legends of that era. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.

18th & 23rd April FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES 10-11.30am. 18-34 Alison Rd Wyong Craft, balloons & face painting

25th April ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE 5.45am. 15 Margaret St, Wyong 25th April ANZAC DAY MORNING SERVICE 9.15am. Cenotaph- Wyong Town Park, Rankens Court, Wyong. Followed by March from Rankens Court to Club Wyong RSL. 22 April ROSS NOBLE: EL HABLADOR 7pm. $46.90-$49.90. Who is the one they call El Hablador? It is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. The Art House, 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong.


Nights Watch Parliament 31st March – 6th May Bringing birds of the night into the light.

This multisensory show focuses on five threatened species of owl common to the Central Coast and Hunter regions. The Barking, Grass, Powerful, Sooty and Masked owls are brought to you through sound and a variety of visual art mediums. This is a collaborative venture between artists Marta Coralie Lett and Therese Gabriel Wilkins. The Exhibition: Cessnock Regional Gallery, 16 Vincent St, Cessnock. Opening hours: 11am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Official Opening: Saturday 7th April, 3pm Art After Hours Event: Thursday 26th April 6pm-7.30pm

Love a Sunburnt Country

6th February to the 4th March 2018 Cheryl McCoy and Therese Gabriel Wilkins bring their impressions of the Central Desert and Pilliga to the Central Coast. Handmade prints using a variety of techniques such as collograph, etching, drypoint, tetra pak, photopolymer, chine colle” and hand colouring with combinations of these to create a series of multilayered works. The works will be on display for a month at Shorethyme Restaurant all are welcome to go and browse the show. Opening hours 6-10pm. Tues - Sat. Sunday 9-2pm. Shorethyme Restaurant 9 Mitchell St, Norah Head. Ph (02) 4396 4507

VIEW CLUBS MEETINGS "Working for the Smith Family"

Sunday 25th March LETS TRADING DAY 10-1pm

Music by Natures Beat®

HIGH TEA 2-5pm

Artist Cheryl McCoy

OPEN MIC 6pm onwards

With Peculiar Practice, Ana Key & Matt Flood

'Sensory Rainforest Walk, Creative Movement & Dance, Herbal Tea Tasters' LETS: Bookings:


BRISBANE WATER EVENING VIEW CLUB Dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick St, Wyoming on the 4th Tuesday of the month - 6.30pm for 7pm. New members and visitors are welcome.  Ph Valda 4325 1688 or Helen 4367 5670. THE BATEAU BAY VIEW CLUB The Bateau Bay VIEW Club will hold its lunch meeting at the The Entrance Leagues Club (Tigers), 3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30am. New members and visitors are welcome. Contact Lynne 4333 8492 or Heather 4362 8405. TOUKLEY VIEW CLUB Meets on 2nd Friday of the month at Club Toukley RSL at 10am. We have lucky door prizes, raffles and lunch followed by guest speakers or members anticipation. We also have outings, Friendship Morning Teas, Soup and Damper days, raffles and interesting discussions. Come along and make new friends.  Contact Sandra on 4396 6206

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.

CENTRAL COAST STUDIO moves to Maitland When Artist and Owner, Lorna Ballantyne Epps ran out of space at The Lakehouse Studio on The Central Coast, she and her husband moved into an amazing property in the heart of the Art Hub in Maitland and started The Levee Art Gallery. Lorna is taking applications now for any Artists, Sculptors or other creatives looking to display their Craft at the-levee-art-gallery. Lorna will also be running Resin Art Workshops, Mixed media & Collage & Painting and Drawing. THE LEVEE ART GALLERY & STUDIOS Originally built in the Early Victorian period, 1850, as a Wine Merchant, and then later as the Maitland Mail Newspaper, The Levee Art Gallery & Studios will open in May 2018 with a number of opportunities for emerging and established artists. “We plan to have a Line Up of Resident Artists whose work will be on permanent display as well as Exhibitions from Groups and Solo Artists and sculptors from The Central Coast, Canberra, Sydney and The Hunter Valley. We also have Two Studio Rooms available for short or long tem lease to a Creative Artisan looking to work in a creative environment� Creative Workshops will also be run weekly from the large Creative Studios within the premises. For all details contact Lorna on 0407 123 200.

MELLOW MARCH HIGH TEA Sunday 25th March with Guest Artist Cheryl McCoy. AUTUMNAL APRIL HIGH TEA Sunday 29th April with Guest Artist Nigel Gillings. MOTHERS DAY HIGH TEA Sunday the 13th May with Guest Artist Therese Gabriel Wilkins. For more info ph 0408 659 494

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Mindfulness at Mangrove Mountain Chris Roach is a Central Coast ‘This is the Life’ ambassador and loves living here. Set in the lush rural surrounds of the Mangrove Mountain area on a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, is Mangrove Yoga, a truly beautiful place to go for a quick getaway (only 40 minutes from Sydney) and spend some time learning about the benefits of yoga & meditation. “I’m here for the yoga, but I love the Central Coast community and region that helps support the not-for-profit vision of our initiative. It’s such a unique experience, to be a part of an internationally renowned hub of like-minded people coming together to practice yoga.” Chris loves the Hinterland and the dynamic opportunities that it has to offer. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a Central Coast experience that doesn’t involve the beach. “The Central Coast Hinterland offers such diversity; it offers everything from festivals


where locals come together as a community, to the amazing fresh local food available in the area. How many people personally know a farmer these days? We’re fortunate living so close to the source of our food and the gourmet experiences that are available to be had right on our doorstep - for the community and visitors alike.” If yoga, meditation, mindfulness or a simple, organic, wholesome lifestyle is something you’re interested in, but you haven’t taken the plunge yet, then Mangrove Yoga is a perfect spot to learn. Want to read more great stories about the Central Coast? • Go to 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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Tuesday 3 April • 6pm Wednesday 4 April • 10am, 12pm & 6pm

Thursday 19 April • 2pm Friday 20 April • 11.30am & 2.30pm

ALLSTARS ROALD DAHL’S George’s Marvellous Medicine

Thursday 20 September • 7:30pm

See with emotion, feel in colour.

Friday 14 September • 12pm & 6pm Saturday 15 September • 10am



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’. 


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

Melinda Schneider sings GREAT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Featuring Australia’s Queen of Yodelling Mary Schneider 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. 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 Love You’ and ‘9 to 5’ and many more! 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! For tickets, visit theatres or call (02) 4323 3233. Melinda and her mother Mary Schneider


That's Entertainment!

Eliza & The Delusionals


Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 April 2018 The critically acclaimed production from renowned outdoor theatre producer Glenn Elston is returning to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney for the Easter holidays. In Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, the adventurous Tinkerbell happens upon the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Together, the cheeky Mustardseed, fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb and sweet Peaseblossom all go on a magical quest with Tinkerbell, learning about each other and the different worlds they come from. Award winning artistic director of the Australian Shakespeare Company, Glenn Elston OAM designed this show especially for young audiences drawing on many years spent creating theatre in magical outdoor settings. "When we performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the gardens, the fairies always entranced our smallest spectators. Building the fairies into a show for children seemed like a natural fit.” says Glenn. Audience members are invited to come dressed up for fun, so come along and join in the singing and dancing, before going on a special adventure to ‘Bubble Land’ where they help Tinkerbell and her Fairy Friends find their lost wings. This delightful show was developed in conjunction with early learning experts to ensure it truly engages and inspires young minds. So pack a picnic and join in the magic! VENUE: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney DATES: Saturday 14 April to Sunday 29 April 2018 TIMES: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am | Fri, Sat & Sun 10am & 1pm | Sat 28 April 1:30pm | No Shows Monday. PRICES: $25 per tix or $90 per Group of 4 Tuesday to Friday. $30 per tix or $110 per group of 4 Saturday and Sunday. Early Bird discounts available – check website for details. BOOKINGS: and


NARARA MUSIC FESTIVAL returns in 2018 with a bang! The NSW Central Coast’s Narara Music Festival returns to Mt Penang Gardens, Kariong on Saturday May 5 with 10 of Australia’s best Dallas Frasca indie rock & blues bands taking to the stage at this true music lovers event. As it was in 2017 there’ll be nostalgia acts, no glamping, just ample camping areas for tents & vans, some of the best festival food trucks around catering for all tastes, including vegetarian & vegan, a fully stocked bar & loads of great vibes & good times. In addition, Narara will be working with some of the best local roving performers to create an energy harking back to the technicolour days of the iconic late70’s, early 80’s rock festivals & includes a Classic Rock Silent Disco to finish the night. Tickets start at just $75 + BF for non-camping & $85 for camping including some great bonus ticket bundles & can be purchased at: nararamusicfestival2018

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Historic Scale Model Exhibition Official opening Saturday 17th March at 11am Alison Homestead is excited to announce it will be the home of a new exhibition space for historic scale models. Two of the models are from the Homestead’s collection which have been painstakingly repaired following the 2011 arson attack. The other models have been constructed by the 4H Research Group and the Rotary Shipbuilders Memorial Project. Some of these models relate directly to the shipbuilding industry of the Central Coast while others are of a more national significance. Last year the models were shown at a number of historical pop-up exhibitions including Erina Fair and the Rotary 4 Villages Walk. This prompted Wyong District Museum & Historical Society to offer space for a more permanent exhibition at Alison Homestead.



The initial exhibition will be only a start and, as work continues on new models, pieces will be rotated as the new works are completed. So now is the time to view the initial exhibits. Be sure to come along and be a part of this exciting new venture. Entry $5 adult, $2 Child. Wyong District Museum & Historical Society 1 Cape Rd, Wyong. Ph: 4352 1886 Email:

On board the ferry ‘Sorrento’, displayed on a large A/V screen, specially prepared Award Winning graphics, historic and onsite photographs, plus video of working models and animations. Shown throughout the tour with live commentary.


Departing Patonga 9am and then Brooklyn 9.35am Departing Woy Woy 9.35am > River bed minefield > Governor Phillip arrives, only weeks after establishing a colony at Sydney > West Head defences with its inclined railway > Eight submarines rendezvous to attack Sydney > When the waterways were the highways > The origins of Gosford - Woy Woy > HMAS Hawkesbury Umina - Davistown - East Gosford etc. > The Woy Woy WWII airfield > Timber getting in the once great forests > Juno Point WWII defences > 500 registered wooden vessels built > WWI HMAS Parramatta & Swan wrecks – Australia’s first naval fleet > The Maitland shipwreck > Two Hawkesbury River Rail Bridges > Woy Woy Tunnel - longest in Australia – How were they built? > 1900s thriving tourist industry – Why did the first one fail?

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 - Central Coast Ferries - Gosford City Council - Brisbane Water Historical Society - AREA History Tours



The Toukley & Districts


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, beautiful candles and other creations. 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), including a showcase of beautifully decorated eggs by Alida De Carlo. 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, $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 is restarting on Thursday 8th February. The Drawing Group is restarting on Tuesday mornings from 10am-1pm with mentor, Richard Jeziorny. Everyone is welcome $5 per person. Our next exhibition is running from 25th January until the 23rd March when there will be another changeover. There is a workshop with Robyn Pedley in Contemporary Painting on Monday 19th February from 10am-3pm; and on Saturday 14th April there are two workshops from 10am-3pm, one with Peter Tassell in Landscape painting and the other with Mary Wax in Cardmaking. Everyone is welcome. Members $40 and non-members $45. For further information, please call the Gallery on 43924666 or visit our website.

EASTER SHOWCASE EXHIBITION The Central Coast Watercolour Society’s Easter Showcase Exhibition will be held at The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Webb Street, East Gosford with the wonderful paintings of our local artists for sale.

Running daily from 10am to 4pm from Thursday 29th March to Wednesday 11th April 2018 (closed Good Friday). It will be officially opened by Warwick Webb, a Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists, on Thursday 29th at 6pm followed by light refreshments. Featured artist for the exhibition is the society’s own Lorraine Best. Lorraine has kindly donated her delightful work on Yupo, titled “Duck Surprise”, to be raffled during the exhibition. In conjunction with the exhibition there will be free Try Your Hand at Watercolour Sessions on Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April from1 - 4pm in Studio 2 with tuition and artist quality materials supplied. For further details contact Marlene on 0409 666 709 or Susie on 0401 566 379 for details. Or visit our website: Facebook: Central Coast Watercolour Society



Patonga Art Trail 2018

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Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at Patonga Hall, Bay St., Patonga

Australian Watercolour Institute


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Following a very successful Art Trail in 2017, Patonga is hosting a second arts event. Artists are exhibiting and selling original designs, all hand crafted. Works include porcelain ceramics, shibori fabrics, pearl jewellery and paintings. Opening Event 2pm, Saturday 21st April Free Entry. Contact: Leeanne Livens 0407552450



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The Terrace Grill is located in Terrigal's most historic building, "The Old Terrigal Post Office".


Thursday nights where we have a 2 course menu for $44 or a 3 course menu for $54. Both include complimentary fresh bread and a glass of local beer or wine. Our a-la-carte menu is also available on these nights.

Our menu is an enigma of Modern Australian cuisine interwoven Italian and other Mediterranean flair.

Chef Tony has over 30 years experience in the industry having had restaurants in Parramatta, The Rocks in Sydney, The Entrance and Salamander Bay.

We specialise in Fresh seafood, Prime Black Angus steaks, Lachlan Valley lamb, Speciality pasta dishes and Paella.

Our restaurant is ideal for social or business functions up to 80 people in the main dining room or up to 30 in the glass enclosed Garden Room.

We also have one of the largest selection of Local and imported wine.

4 Ash St Terrigal. Tel: 4385 8800 Email:

Locals nights are Tuesday to

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for March, April & May Our commercial fishing business has been operating from Kincumber for the past 10 years and we have the freshest fish in town, straight from the boat to our shop, which is located 400 metres from the Scenic Road roundabout towards Macmasters Beach. Our catch consists of snapper, ocean jackets, bream, trevally, mullet. Mullet being the catch of the month (April) and also Eastern Rock Lobsters. We also have local oysters, school prawns and a variety of frozen products. As our weather cools and the westerly winds start, mullet season begins for us. This happens each year, when the mullet ‘school up’ in large patches and head out of the estuaries and travel out to sea to spawn. Our licenced boys use the hauling nets to catch mullet travelling along the coastline before the fish head out to sea.

Fresh local

fish & lobsters oysters & prawns

straight from the ocean plus... Open Thursdays & Fridays 11am - 6pm Saturday 9am to 6pm. Sunday if available all week school holidays Food worth travelling for!

Mullet has the best omega 3 oil content, which is so good for us, flavour is strong, but a great fish to eat. Our shop opens: Thurs, Fridays 11am to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 6pm.

Cnr Scenic Rd & Patanga St Kincumber Tel: 4368 6160


Delicious pasta, a variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes

Food worth travelling for!

Experience the best authentic and traditional Italian cuisine on NSW Central Coast. Eat in or Take away Monday to Friday Lunch 11:30am to 2:30pm then Dinner from 5pm to 8:30pm Saturday 11:30am to 9pm. Food available all day Sunday Open for Lunch and Dinner 11:30am to 8:30pm. Food available all day Azzuro Blu Wharf 12 The Entrance Road, The Entrance Ph 4333 8885


Food worth travelling for

Food worth travelling for!

Patonga Beach Hotel We set off for Patonga at 10am on a beautiful Saturday morning, to find parking close to the Patonga Beach Hotel, before it got too busy (and it did!). The location of The Patonga Beach hotel has a perfect view of the bay, in a truly idyllic setting, good food and a wide range of beverages, how can one go wrong? The atmosphere is casual, the service excellent, with clear attention to detail. We were enticed by the cocktails menu. Klara had the Passionfruit Pavlova with passionfruit pulp, Chambord, vodka, lemon, eggwhites, fairy floss and meringue, Emma had the Mint and Lime Mule with vodka, lime bitters and fresh ginger juice, and I had the Pomegranate Mojito with pomegranate seeds, Palma liquor, white rum, lime, mint and house syrup. Matteo and Luca, (being aged under fifteen) had the Passionfruit Pavlova Mocktails, as they did not want to be left out of the celebration. The beverages were beautifully presented and completely refreshing on such a hot day! Emma, Matteo and I shared the seafood platter which was enormous and unique. It had fresh Sydney rock oysters, a yummy smoked trout pate with sourdough, fresh beer battered


flathead, tender squid, cold QLD tiger prawns, spicy kingfish ceviche, all served with a generous helping of chips and salad. It was a veritable feast! Klara had a really tender scotch fillet served with broccolini and chips which she relished while Luca had the best cheeseburger that he has ever tasted off the kids menu! Emma and I regretted that we did not have the coconut, lime and pineapple bavarois or the salted caramel tiramisu for dessert. They sounded so delicious, but we were too full, it has certainly given us a good excuse to go back again and try them soon! The Patonga Beach Hotel is most certainly worth travelling for! Patonga Beach Hotel 6-8 Patonga Drive, Patonga


MARKET Every Saturday 9am - 2pm

On Saturdays... 'I do like to be beside the seaside!' • FRESH PRODUCE • FASHION • CRAFTS • HOMEWARES • GOURMET • ARTISANS

THE ENTRANCE MARKET AT MEMORIAL PARK | Ph: 9999 2226 | Twitter organicfoodmark | Instagram organicfoodmarkets


Pretty Beach Markets Quarterly volunteer run market in bushland setting at Pretty Beach Public School. Next Market April 2nd 9am - 2pm. 50 stalls with a lovely selection of local artists and crafts people, artisan gourmet produce, homemade food and groovy entertainment.

Shelly Beach Markets


Market dates: February 24, March 31, April 28. Bringing 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.

Avoca Beachside Market

Terrigal Market Day

4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. 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 Avenue & Eastern Road Killarney Vale, 8am to 1pm every 4th Saturday monthly except December. Stall holders welcome. Ph Steve 02 4396 8948 or

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

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.

Every Saturday each month 9am till 2pm, Memorial Park, The Entrance. Artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, salami, cheeses. Choice of fashion, home wares, plants and healthy products. or phone 9999 2226.

Gosford City Farmers Market

The Olive Tree Market

Ettalong Market

Every Sunday 8am-1pm. The Entertainment Grounds (Gosford Racecourse) 4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford West.

Petticoat Lane Market Every 2nd Saturday of the month. 8.30am - 3.30pm. Market dates: March 10, April 14, May 12. Indoor and undercover General Market with clothing, shoes, accessories, home wares, skincare, vintage. Off street parking, onsite cafe and child play centre. Impact Centre, 19 Chetwynd Rd, Erina just off Terrigal Drive. Ph: 0402 700 014.

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


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.

PETTICOAT LANE MARKET Open 2nd Saturday of Month




Live Music

on the Fairplay Stage from 9am

NEXT MARKET DATES: March 10 • April 14 • May 12 Boutique style Indoor and Undercover General Market, in a little leafy oasis just off Terrigal Drive Erina. Clothing, shoes, accessories, home wares, skincare, and a little quirky vintage and more. Easy off street parking, onsite cafe and child play centre. IMPACT CENTRE 19 CHETWYND ROAD, ERINA

Central Coast's BIGGEST UNDERCOVER Monthly Marketplace!




Free Shuttle Bus @ the Avoca Beach Hotel


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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

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Shelly Beach • 9am - 2pm (formerly the Entrance High School)


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.


Enquiries - Mob: 0427 630 144

Gosford Racecourse, 4 Racecourse Rd, Gosford West CENTRAL COAST


TERRIGAL ANTIQUE & VINTAGE FAIR 2018 DATES April 21-22 July 14-15 October 20-21

TERRIGAL SCOUT HALL Cnr Willoughby Road and Terrigal Drive

Ph: 0410 122 650 56

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

HUGE DISCOUNTS DURING OUR 25TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS! The House of Paving and Pots has the largest selection of pots, pavers and water features on the Central Coast!

SAVE FROM 15% TO 20% ON QUALITY PAVING RANGE SAVE UP TO 30% ON POTS AND WATER FEATURE RANGE SAVE FROM 50% TO 70% ON MAGNIFICENT INDOOR RANGE The House of Paving and Pots, 481 The Entrance Road, Erina Heights NSW 2260 Tel: (02) 4365 5507 |

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For your Good Health

Relax. Refresh. Renew. As Autumn draws nearer, we look forward to clearing our minds, bodies & skins to in preparation for the cooler months.




March & April only


Your session starts with a Detoxing Foot Exfoliation and Soak. We then do a magnesium Back Exfoliation, followed by a relaxing Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage to melt away the tension.

onto a 2 Moving Premium HydraFacial (valued at $159) Cleanse, Exfoliate, GlySal Peel, Deep Extraction, Infusion of Peptides, AntiOxidants and Hyaluronic Acid.

finish your sublime 3 We treatment with a

Revitalising Neck & Scalp Massage

HydraFacial is the most advanced non-surgical performance facial with no down-time, but with instant visible & long lasting results.

Bonita Burke is a fully insured CIDESCO, BABTAC and SAIBTH qualified aestetician and beauty therapist with over 20 years’ experience in the Clinical and Holistic Health and Beauty industry, and a distributor and trainer for Pharo Sugaring Systems.


For more treatment information, Terms & Conditions and Online Bookings please visit

Pamper Cottage, Milk Factory 141 Alison Road Wyong. Ph 0451 502 476 Appointment only |

Reflexology and Modern Hypnosis

Mirna Rivera offers an Alternative and holistic health service. Hypnosis, Reiki, and Reflexology improves your overall wellness by helping you find balance in the spirit, mind and body. Mirna is a certified practitioner in the holistic therapies and has successfully helped clients with: Weight loss Stress management, Quitting smoking, Physical ailments, Depression and Migraines. She will design a program to suit your specific needs. HEALTH FUND REBATES available. Call her on 0420 466 514 to improve your overall wellness.

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Introducing the Central Coast’s newest and most exciting gym. Over 90 classes per week including Pilates, Yoga, Fitness, Boxing and even classes tailored for teens and over 65’s. Open 7 days a week with child minding available everyday.

0477 544 554 02 4972 5444


Alison Homestead

Henry Kendall COTTAGE

Home of Wyong District Museum & Historical Society

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

Norah Head

Historical Museum houses 19th & 20th century memorabilia, Slab Shed, Machinery Shed,Wash-house, 2 seater Dunny, BBQ picnic, Local history. Open 10am to 3pm Wed/Sat/Sun. Entry Adult $5, Conc. $4, Child $3, Family $10

Owned & maintained by all volunteer BWHS Inc.

25-27 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford. Ph: 4325 2270 Find us on Facebook



Norah Head

One of the largest private collections of military memorabilia in Australia open to the public, interest groups and schools. A truly unique experience complete with life like scenes and sound effects from the Frontline. WWII Jeep rides available on Sundays.

On-site Manager: 0452 564 102


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24 TATURA AVENUE GOSFORD NSW 2250 Ph: 4324 1588

Newcastle Airport Information Services Located in arrivals, the Newcastle Airport Information Services desk can: > book your airport transfers, including hire car / limousine and door-to-door shuttle bus services > book your accommodation, including negotiated hotel rates > provide information on local attractions, and tour bookings > provide brochure and map distribution, > provide train and public bus timetables. Contact (02) 4928 9822 or visit

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March up! First Saturday in July aberdeen highland games

The 19th annual Aberdeen Highland Games Saturday 7th July 2018 The Games were started in 2000 to help lift the community spirit of Aberdeen following the closure of the abattoir that was basically the only major employer in the town. The local area and the whole of the Hunter Valley has very strong Scottish connections. This can be seen when looking at town, street and local area names, all originating from Scotland and so it appeared that the Highland Games was a good model to follow for a community function. Personally, I am a member of the Scone RSL Pipes & Drums and so was very familiar with such events and of course had connections to help in the organisation. It is the committee’s view that the Games should act as a platform that will allow local groups to come along, sell their products or whatever and so raise their own funds. The Games over the period has, in it’s own right, contributed to many of the local charities and community groups The Games are run along the lines of a traditional Scottish Highland Games that include Massed Pipe Bands, individual Pipe Band displays, the Tartan Warriors, a group involved


with heavy events such as the Caber Toss Sheaf Toss and the Stones of Destiny. Tug of War teams always attract their own crowd, especially at last year’s event when we hosted the Australian National Titles. There are also Novelty Events for the children and a great array of stalls selling mainly Scottish/ Celtic products. The various Clan Societies become involved and are only too eager to help people follow up family histories, etc. There is also a food court specializing in Scottish Fair that will satisfy most. Further, there are dance displays throughout the day that feature both Highland Dancing as well as Scottish Country Dancing. Our special guest this year will be Dr WEJ Paradice. The Games has acquired the name of being one of the best Scottish Festivals in Australia. We have people travel from as far afield as South Australia, Victoria and North Queensland just to be with us on the day. The Games has recently been added to a list of the Best 36 Festivals in Australia & New Zealand. On the evening following the Games, a traditional Ceilidh is run where people are fed, there is dancing and entertainment and much enjoyment. This year there will be a Pipe Band Quintet competition held in the Aberdeen RSL Club and so the entertainment goes on! Charles Cooke Games President

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BANJOS The Ultimate Escape

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:

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Central Coast iMag March-April 2018  
Central Coast iMag March-April 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...