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Gosford City Christmas Parade Page 27

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Welcome to Terrigal Vogue, your fashion destination on the Central Coast that caters for those who desire beauty and the unusual. Our shop is a visual feast of colour and texture with a focus on natural fibre fabrics. Terrigal Vogue offers a variety of exciting and beautiful designer labels from Australia and around the world. We offer a unique collection of hand made jewellery by 2Lyn&Tony and Jinyana.

Delicious pasta, variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes Eat in or Take away Dinner from 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Lunch from 12pm to 3pm Tuesday – Sunday Azzuro Blu Wharf 12 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance Phone 4333 8885 italian restaurant

As the owner of the store, Isabella Giammanco with her exquisite taste, hand picks her labels and items for the boutique Terrigal Vogue. The boutique proudly presents imported Italian labels such as Pianurastudio, Twin-set by Simona Barbieri, Joseph Ribkoff, Andiamo, Jump, Linen Laundry, Basler and more exciting labels to come. Indulge with Marino wool collection by Optimum and accessorise with imported Italian and Brazilian Dumond Shoes, as well as stylish Italian bags. Also discover our sexy and seductive lingerie range. Isabella is also one of few suppliers in Australia to carry Columbian “Butt Lift Jeans”.

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From the Editor



Welcome to the Central Coast in November!

his team at Avoca Beach Butchery with 8 new Awards this Year.

November is a wonderful month to really enjoy the sensational Central Coast.

You will need to go over the iMag from cover to cover as there is too much happening to list it all here.

Not only is the weather usually perfect, with warmer days and nights, starry skies, the smell of the freshness that is nature dancing through our nostrils. You can hear the hoofs pounding the ground because it is our Spring Carnival Season and we celebrate the Melbourne Cup, we also celebrate my birthday. As a Sagittarian I love horses and am so happy to start my birthday celebration from then to the end of the month. The Coast never lacks for entertainment and this month we start with the Oyster Festival, horse racing, fishing & yachting, the new Ken Duncan Exhibition, Gosford City Christmas parade, a singing workshop and the fantastic NAISDA Dance group is on at Laycock again .

It is with great pride I can tell you this month we have added 8 new pages to our magazine.

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Keep your imag with you to guide you around the coast and please when you visit one of our advertisers tell them you found them in iMag.


Our favourite butchers are back after winning more Awards this year. Congratulations to Robbie and 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 8000 copies distributed monthly 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 2012 Subscription to magazine $30 per year.

A big congratulations to the winners of our 2 competitions last edition! Well done!

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I thank all our advertisers for their ongoing support, some have been with us for 20 years and some we introduce you to this month, we bring you only the best the Coast has to offer and still working on that.

All our restaurants have been personally tried by us and we can honestly recommend them to you with pride.


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Let your feet do the walking (or running) on the Coast! Born to run? The Central Coast has your November sorted! This month the region is home to three great events to test your stamina – on the weekend of November 10 the Great North Walk 100’s, organised by the Terrigal Trotters running club, offers 100 kilometre and 100 mile races along the Great North Walk from Teralba in Lake Macquarie through to Yarramalong in the lush Central Coast hinterland (100km) or Patonga on the Hawkesbury River (100mi). The route passes through some of Australia’s most outstanding scenery. The Stampede is coming to Glenworth Valley for the second year. This November 17 adventure race is an epic challenge that will push you to your limits, a gruelling 5km or 10km course taking in thick mud, huge cargo nets, giant slip & slide, live wires... one crazy day! On November 25, Central Coast Half Marathon rounds out a month of pounding feet – sponsored by

Mingara One, the course takes in the picturesque southern boundary of Tuggerah Lakes. Starting and finishing at The Entrance, there are turnaround points at Chittaway (half-marathon) and Killarney Vale (10km fun run). Now in its 12th year, the Brisbane Water Oyster Festival continues to support the region’s primary industry of Oyster Farming. Held at Ettalong Beach on November 11, you can also enjoy fine wine from local and regional producers, live entertainment, interactive fun for adults and kids... and plenty of gourmet food!

As November winds to a close, attention turns to Christmas! Several market events including the Handmade Craft Market, Davistown Charity Markets and Avoca Beachside Markets present the perfect opportunity to pick up an early Christmas gift. The beginning to the festive season is marked on the last weekend of November with the Gosford City Christmas Parade (Saturday 24th) and Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Toukley (Sunday 25th). For details on these events, things to do and much, much more – head to our website!

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What's On November Sun 18th Charity Markets

til Sun 25th Gosford Art Prize - Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford. Enquiries 4325 0056

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Diesel - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017

Thu 1st - Sat 3rd, Thu 8th - Sat 10th, Thu 15th - Sat 17th GMS presents GREASE - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233

Sun 18th Charity Markets - Davistown RSL. Enquiries 0407 757 866

Thu 1st Horse Racing - Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461 Fri 2nd Jon Stevens - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017

Tues 6th Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Wed 21st Art in the Park Launch Luncheon Wyong Neighbourhood Centre. Enquiries 4353 1750

Sat 3rd Sizzling Strings: Bruce Mathiske - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017

Wed 21st Horse Racing - Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461

Sat 3rd Football: Mariners v Sydney FC Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849

Wed 21st Boubacar Traoré - Kantara House. Tickets 0423 586 175

Sun 4th Austin Healey Owners Club NSW Car Display – Memorial Park, The Entrance. Enquiries 4333 5377

Thu 22nd Horse Racing - Wyong Race Club. Enquiries 4352 1083

TUESDAY 6TH Celebrate MELBOURNE CUP DAY on the Central Coast - full list of events at Wed 7th Morning Melodies: Adam Scicluna & Neil Hanson - Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford. Tickets 43 233 233 Wed 7th Bells at Killcare Cooking School Killcare. Enquiries 4349 7000 Sat 10th Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 10th Tim Freedman - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 10th & Sun 11th Great North 100’s Running Race - Great North Walk. Enquiries 0428 880 784 til Sun 25th Gosford Art Prize

Sun 11th Peninsula Waterfront Art Markets - Anderson Reserve. Enquiries 0416 162 067 Sun 11th Lazy Sunday Lunch with Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sun 11th Brisbane Water Oyster Festival Ettalong Beach. Enquiries 0416 126 215 Thu 15th Horse Racing - Gosford Race Club. Enquiries 4325 0461

Sun 25th Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Fri 16th 1927 - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 17th The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156 Sat 17th The Stampede - Glenworth Valley, Peats Ridge. Register at Sat 17th Blues Across the Bay - Broken Bay Sport & Rec Centre, Patonga. Enquiries 0498 653 219

Sat 3rd & Sun 25th Football


Sun 18th Handmade Craft Market - Bridgecoast Stadium, Terrigal. Enquiries 0411 490 593

Sat 3rd The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Enquiries 4930 5156

Sun 4th Central Coast Kids Day Out - Kariong Mountains High School.

Fri 23rd The Black Sorrows

Sun 18th Simon Tedeschi & Ian Cooper Live on Stage - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. Tickets 4382 1677

Sat 17th & Sun 18th 5 Lands Art Trail - Various Locations. Details

Fri 23rd The Black Sorrows - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sat 24th Christmas Parade - Gosford City. Enquiries 4322 7726 Sat 24th & Sun 25th “Wardrobe Winners” Pre Loved Clothing Sale - Pearl Beach. Enquiries 4344 2319 Sun 25th Central Coast Half Marathon & 10km Fun Run - Tuggerah Lake. Enquiries 0413 598 140 Sun 25th Avoca Beachside Markets - Avoca Beach. Enquiries 0416 097 707 Sun 25th Lazy Sunday Lunch with McAlister Kemp - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017 Sun 25th Lighting of the Christmas Tree - Village Green, Toukley. Enquiries 4397 1711 Sun 25th Football: Mariners v Brisbane Roar Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford. Tickets 132 849 Fri 30th & Sat 1st Dec Diesel - Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Tickets 4368 2017


EXHIBITION & SALE Purchase your unique gifts for the festive season at the Central Coast Potters' Society's end of year exhibition and sale. 22 November - 06 December Studio Gallery 1, Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford 02 4324 5343

Marine Rescue Terrigal Marine Rescue Terrigal is one of the smaller Marine Rescue units in the Central Coast region. Size however, is not a significant issue, since service to the community and the safety of life in a marine environment are the reasons for its existence as a voluntary organization. Size of membership does not restrict Marine Rescue Terrigal in its essential duties of risk response in a marine area ranging from Box Head in the South, to Norah Head in the north, approximately 20 nautical miles (37.04 km) and 30 nautical miles (55.5 km) seawards, which amounts to an area of 1111.2 sq km of sea surface. During fundraising activities within the community, which are necessary for the unit's survival, a larger number of members would be of advantage as through more members and supporters fundraising would be more effective. New Members are always welcome and contact can be made via the Marine Rescue NSW website. Patron is the honourable Chris Hartcher MP.


Tile Art Sales 3rd Nov – 9am to 1pm 17th Nov, 1st Dec & 15th Dec – 8am to 12pm 32 Tumbi Road, Tumbi Umbi PH: 0438 862 676 Payment by cash or cheques only. NO card facilities.

Gosford City Councils Lifeguard staff prepare for another busy summer season Gosford City Council's Professional Ocean Lifeguards will enter their busiest period this December.  We will be expecting just over 2 million visitors to visit Gosford City's nine patrolled beaches from Umina to Wamberal throughout the summer period.   There are sixty-five (65) Professional Ocean Lifeguards employed by Gosford City completing  65,000 hours of in 2012-13. The Beach Safety Campaign that supports the lifeguard service will be launched in early December. Our media partners Star 104.5 and NBN will be supporting the campaign with radio and television messages that continue to highlight the three important key aquatic safety messages: 1.      “Always swim between the red and yellow flags” 2.      “If in difficulty raise your arm”. 3.      “No Flags No Swim”. The following beaches will be patrolled by Gosford City Council’s Professional Lifeguards: Umina, Ocean Beach, Killcare, Mac Masters, Copacabana Avoca Beach, North Avoca, Terrigal, Wamberal.


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Gosford RSL Club Proud to be a family friendly venue. Mini mania is a great facility, open daily from 9am, which keeps the kids happy while Mum & Dad enjoy a meal together from the café or bistro. The area has also become very popular with play groups & mothers clubs, offering a safe & fun indoor area for the littlies. The jungle themed facility includes a massive ball pit, climbing maze and soft toy area. Mini Mania parties are now available for kids 5 years and under. Held Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm with party food, popper, hat and balloons PLUS they can go crazy in the play area. Only $5 per child. Min 10 children. Contact Reception for bookings 4323 2311. Gosford RSL now offers free Mini membership, which entitles mini members to free monthly gifts and free entry to Sparkles kids disco. This has been very popular with over 800 kids joined so far. Members kids eat free on Thursday nights & Sundays for lunch when dining with mum or dad. Just another reason the kids will love visiting Gosford RSL Club. Visit for more details. 26 central Coast Hwy West Gosford. 4323 2311

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Toukley & Districts Art Society The Toukley and Districts Art Society, at Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene? On display during November are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, porcelain, craftwork, jewellery, and cards. Academy classes are held each Wednesday, from 9am to 12pm, by Peter Tassell for a fee of $5, and Wednesday Painting classes, from 12.30 to 2.30pm by Donna Gilbertson for a fee of $20. Our 65th Exhibition Opening Night is at the Gallery on Friday 26th October, starting at 6pm. Doors open from 5.30pm. Please come along to see the Art and meet the artists. The Exhibition will run from Saturday, 27th October until Sunday 25th November. A Peter Tassell workshop will be held on Monday 12th November from 9am until 3pm at the gallery, with an outdoors painting class in oils or acrylics. The Art and Information Centre is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Entry is free, a donation is welcome. For information call 4392 4666 or visit

The Gosford Art Prize Galleries One, Two and Foyer: Until to 25 November The Gosford Art Prize dates back to the early 1970s where it began in community halls and shopping centres. Since that time, the prize has found a home at the Gosford Regional Gallery and has become an important part of the annual program. The prize supports local artists and encourages artists and visitors from across New South Wales to visit Gosford. This year’s judge was Anthony Bond OAM, Director, Curatorial, Art Gallery of NSW. Lezlie Tilley was announced as this year’s overall winner, receiving $10,000 for her optical landscape painting After Fire. Other category winners were Mike Worrall in the 2-dimensional category, Jason Christopher in Sculpture, Declan Dovell in Photography and Keiko Matsui in the Ceramics section. Each winner receives a prize of $2,000. Graeme Balchin and Juz Kitxon were highly commended in the 2-dimensional and ceramics categories respectively. This year 390 artists entered a total of 534 artworks, all competing for a total of $19,000 worth of prize money. Entries were received from the four states of Eastern Australia displaying the continued growth of the importance of the Gosford Art Prize. In the spirit of bringing artists together, the Gallery will be hosting free artist talks every Saturday afternoon at 2pm throughout the Prize, giving the public a chance to meet and listen to four different artists each week. The Gallery would also like to extend an invitation to visitors to vote for their favourite work in the Viewers’ Choice Award; an opportunity for everyone to pick their favourite work from the exhibition. Jason Christopher, Urban Bunyip


Gosford Art Prize – Mike Worrall, The Sadness of Rivers

Gosford Art Prize – Declan Dovell, Concrete Gallery

Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 Open daily, 10am - 4pm. FREE ADMISSION

Danielle Morrison Studio - Gallery Sadly we will be closed for some major refurbishment for a couple of months. I will be using this time to paint for a solo show to reopen the gallery in spring. In the meantime I have some of my works hanging at the Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm. Beautiful place to pop into for great coffee!! If anyone needs to contact me please don’t hesitate to email me or call. So, thank you for all your support and I will see you in the spring! 11 Alison Road, Wyong 0400 345 291


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Morning Star New Day, New Spirit,

New Life

The Morning Star holds major significance in Aboriginal Cultures around Australia. NAISDA Dance College celebrate new life, each day reinvigorating the spirit through the physical ceremony of DANCE with our visiting Elders from Elcho Island. Aboriginal cultures celebrate the interconnectedness of being one with our environment not only through ceremony but in day to day life… While the Morning Star greets us each day it is up to us to take that opportunity to change our focus toward a positive future. NAISDA’s end of year production for 2012 will feature the haunting music and dances of the Datiwuy clan from Elcho Island in North East Arnhem Land as we celebrate the Morning Star. MORNING STAR is directed by acclaimed principal artist from Bangarra Dance Theatre, Patrick Thaiday. MORNING STAR will be Patrick Thaiday’s first directing role as he returns to NAISDA where he studied in the 1990s. “It’s such an honor for me to be invited back to NAISDA to direct the famous end of year production,” Thaiday said. “I’m looking forward with working with the Developing Artists and the contemporary choreographers to create a really exciting show. “It’s so exciting to see the young Developing Artists responding to the challenges not only of the traditional dances, but also the contemporary pieces created especially for this show,” he said. A highlight of SONG LINES will be the remounting of Graeme Murphy’s Trio from his popular work VAST.

MORNING STAR will feature all 30 of the NAISDA developing Artists, as well as Cultural Tutors – dancers, singers and musicians. MORNING STAR is on at Laycock Street Theatre on December 6, 7 and 8. Evening performances at 8pm. Matinee performances at 11am on Friday (including for school students) and at 1pm on Saturday. Princes $28 and $17 child/concession. Group bookings $25 and $15 child. School groups $10 with one teacher free for each 10 students.


Central Coast Carriages, Fernbank Farm

Wyong to Yarramalong The Central Coast’s Beautiful Hinterland Explore some of the most beautiful countryside in New South Wales – less than half an hour from the beach! Wyong, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong boast not only superb views, but an exciting range of activities, attractions and experiences for the whole family.

What to See & Do z Sample delicious and locally made cheese at Little Creek Cheese Factory. z Wander through the mazes and meet and pat the friendly animals on site at Amazement. z Visit the Award Winning Koorinya Park Gardens for a picnic or as the venue for that special event. z Visit the Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm for yummy nut produce. z Experience the tranquil Karma Spa Health & Beauty Sanctuary for holistic beauty treatments. Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975


Little Creek Cheese

The word is out on Amazement’s magical days out for families.

When locals are asked about Little Creek Cheese and what cheese they like best, most will state Little Creek Cheeses award winning BBQ Cheese (Haloumi) and the Awarded Garlic and Dill Salad Cheese (Fetta). But how many know of the latest cheese that they are producing?

We have hosted birthday parties, weddings and family get together. The grounds are looking better and better and 2 new mazes are in the planning. The café is making a name for itself as a gorgeous venue, serving scrumptious homemade food and is open to everyone Friday through Sunday from breakfast. What could be better than a delicious lunch sitting and chatting with friends in the sunshine on the café veranda, with peacocks, geese and ducks strolling by? Amazement will close to the public from December the 15th til Boxing Day, only opening for pre booked end of year functions. Our Christmas trees will be on sale for one day only on Saturday December 15th from 8am.

What is this new cheese? It’s a low salt, Spreadable Fetta that is available in two different flavours. One of the flavours is a straight Garlic Spreadable Marinated Fetta and the other is their Scarborough spreadable Marinated Fetta. What Flavour is the Scarborough? Believe it or not Russell and Sue came up with the flavour first and then the name just fitted. The herbs used are Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. I am sure many will remember the song the name came from. These go wonderfully on to crackers or toast and can also compliment any salad but without the salty taste that Fettas are known for. Why make one with less salt? Really to just allow even more people to enjoy the tastes of handmade cheeses over the mass produced ones that you would buy in the supermarkets.

Gennie thanks the many friends of Amazement and her staff for supporting her this year.

Little Creek Cheese is located in the Wyong Milk Factory along Alison Rd, Wyong and their shop is open 10am till 4pm, 7 days a week for cheese tastings. 170 Yarramalong Rd Wyong Creek

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A great day for the whole Family with mazes, games, Café and lots of cuddly animals. Games Café is open for Breakfast and Lunch Fri, Sat & Sundays from 8.30am. Scrumptious homemade food Open every Weekend, public & School holidays Weekdays on request for Schools, Buses and Coaches 170 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek Ph: 4353 9900








• Handmade gourmet cheese factory & outlet • Open for viewings and tastings 7 days a week. Groups welcome. • Suitable for vegetarians. Building 12 , Old Wyong Dairy 141 – 155 Alison Rd , Wyong NSW 4353 CHEESE (4353 2433)

Something Anything

Deborah Buckley Artisan

Something Anything has an eclectic mix of different unique gifts, art & sculptures from talented local artists, jewellery, old and new indoor and outdoor furniture, home and garden features with a difference. Situated directly behind Jerry's Gourmet Kitchen, a welcoming atmosphere to come in and browse while you enjoy the great coffee from Jerry's.

Spring has Sprung

Homewares Gifts Art Collectables

What a way to start spring, with the burst of fresh blossoms and renewed life in our gardens. My burst of renewed inspiration was winning an award in the Central Coast Business Women’s Connect Awards. I am the 2012 Winner of the Arts and Culture Award. In our busy schedules it is easy to get bogged down in the challenges that come our way; it is very humbling and rewarding to be acknowledged this way. Speaking of blossom trees, the children of Wyong Creek School have put a beautiful spring tree together, with an arrangement of very unique paper blossoms, to brighten up “The old delivery shed” at my shop, do come visit and see how delightful it is. The children have done a fantastic job. Well done. Speaking of spring, there is no better way to give a fresh look and feel to your home then with a coat of paint, not only on your walls, but also on your furniture. For inspiration and ideas, visit our showroom at Yarramalong or make an appointment to see Deborah at the factory at Tuggerah.

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Fernbank Farm Fernbank Farm is a wonderful heritage property at Wyong Creek and has recently become available as a Farm Stay and boutique wedding venue. Built in 1904, Fernbank has been lovingly restored and has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Over the course of her 25 year ownership, Meg Gossert has tried to reinstate all of the original materials of the building. So much so, the home is considered one of the Central Coast's most treasured heritage assets. The property is set on 25 acres, 8 of which are beautiful gardens. The garden features a gorgeous rotunda by the lake, a lovely Somesby pebble area and hand-made iron gates to lead you along the hedged dam bank. Home of Central Coast Carriages and beautiful Santosa Clydesdale Stud, guests can enjoy a ride in the newly imported Landau Carriage.

BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS, FARM STAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS Home of Central Coast Carriages By appointment only. Telephone 0414 541901 to enquire.

Charlie’s Cottage A Heritage Cottage with modern conveniences Circa 1900. Rustic, as of yesterday with modern conveniences. Timber and tin are a style of dwelling, distinctly “from here” built in mid 1800-1930’s and are something to behold. “Red roofed dots” on the scene, each glued to the scene, to these sheer hillsides, ram shackled, weatherboard , tongue and grooved houses, perched proudly on a hillside. This red roofed tenuous collage of disparate elements of wood and tin, concrete and iron, the chaos of strange legged houses built high to catch the cooling breezes or to evade flash floods, or the once in a hundred years of floodwater of the snake like Wyong Creek. Single skinned timber houses, bedecked by a wide return veranda to shade from the boiling sun in summer. The climate dictated the propped on stick ventilated & openness, to attract new settlers, here to log for cedar. 25 Ravensdale Rd., Ravensdale -Yarramalong Valley nfo 4356 1254 or

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Koorinya Park Gardens

Karma Spa

Viewing by appointment only. Please ring (02) 4376 1220. Koorinya Park Gardens is situated high above the beautiful Yarramalong Valley with magnificent Ocean Views. The three acres of landscaped gardens which have been awarded Wyong Shire and the Central Coast grand champion during the past 30 years of competition make an ideal venue for weddings, namings, re-affirmations, commitments, with a beautiful Bridal Arch, Gazebo, fish pond, conveniences, undercover area. Bring your morning tea or lunch if desired. Hot water available on request. Cover charge applies. 336 Forest Road, KULNURA Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P. koorinyapark@

Treat yourself to a touch of paradise this summer. Whether you need an express treatment in your lunch hour, or prefer to spend some time being pampered, you can experience a total sensory journey at our tranquil salon spa, tucked away in the heart of Wyong. We offer all beauty treatments, 100% natural sugar waxing, St. Tropez Tanning, body rituals, relaxation massage, Microdermabrasion & IPL permanent hair reduction & Skin Rejuvenation. Scott Buchanan is our specialist massage therapist, who offers sports, remedial, oncology & pregnancy massage, and also Bowen & Myofascial Therapy. Mirna Rivera is an accredited Reflexologist; she also offers nurturing & healing therapies that are intended for overall wellbeing. Beside Reflexology, she does Reiki, Crystal Healing, Ear Candling and Australian Bush Flower Essence Remedies. Scott & Mirna both charge $80 per hour and their services are health fund rebatable. Bonita & Julie are the full time resident beauty therapists and the current summer specials are: • WAXING: 10% off waxing totalling over $70 • TANNING: 3 x ST. TROPEZ Spray Tans for $99 (usually $120) • SLIMMING with PHYT’S 10 x 1 hour Treatments over 5 weeks $990 plus FREE home care products for 3 months valued at $176 • SAMBORA: Full Manicure & Pedicure $50 (usually $60) 1hr15min

Koorinya Park


Award winning

gardens. Perfect for a wedding or just to wander through, have a picnic and dream. Cover charges apply. Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P Marriage Celebrant

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Phone: 02 4376 1220

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 - Sat 6.30am - 5pm. Sun 6.30am - 2.30pm

Macadamia Nuts, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Macadamia Oil and more...

Thu to Sun 11am – 3pm Firefly Bistro Lunch Bookings 4356 1836

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Visit our tranquil salon spa tucked away in the heart of Wyong.

Quality Beauty Treatments

Awesome Summer Specials Waxing, Tanning, Mani & Pedi’s Check our website, email or call for more information. Therapists Bonita & Julie are CIDESCO qualified with over 15 years experience each in the industry. 3 Alison Rd Wyong 4351 0777


Soldiers Beach © Julie Watson

Greater Toukley The Greater Toukley area extends from the Toukley Bridge to the Norah Head Lighthouse and incorporates Toukley, Canton Beach, West Toukley, East Toukley, Noraville and Norah Head. The Greater Toukley area is a very special place, an unspoiled coastal area located 1 hour drive north of Sydney on the beautiful Central Coast. The Toukley peninsula is situated between the lakes, by the sea and near the trees. Surrounded by water on three sides with Tuggerah Lake to the South, Budgewoi Lake to the North and the ocean to the East. The area is a waterfront haven for fishermen, boating enthusiasts, windsurfers, jet skiers, divers, surfers and beach lovers. The North Wyrrabalong National Park is located within 5 kms of the Toukley CBD and boasts a network of walking trails through the last significant coastal rainforest on the Central Coast. The Greater Toukley area is an expanding residential and holiday resort area where you will enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What’s on... Melbourne Cup Celebrations Tuesday 6th November at many of the regions venue’s including Club Toukley, The Beachcomber and Norah Head Sporties check out Greater Toukley Vision on facebook at to keep updated with special offers and upcoming Events. | pages/Greater-Toukley-Vision-Inc Sunday 25th November – Carols and Lighting of The Christmas Tree – Toukley Village Green Dress up in you favourite Christmas costume for a chance to WIN great prizes, See Santa experience GREAT family entertainment and be treated to a magic fireworks display. Bring your picnic rug and all your best singing voices 5pm – 9pm Toukley Village Green

Tour Norah Head Lighthouse. For bookings Ph 1300 132 975 z

Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

Enjoy some retail therapy in Toukley, East Toukley and Norah Head. See z

Play a round of golf at Toukley Golf Club. Ph 4396 5811 z

Visit the Federation Art Gallery at Toukley Bridge. Ph 4392 4666 z

Here is a taste of things to come this month at The Sporties... Tuesdays... Pasta Night – selection of great pasta meals from $10.00. Wednesdays... Steak Night – selection of six favourite meals including steaks, fish & chicken from only $10.00. Meat Raffles from 6pm. Thursdays... Roast Night – selection of roast meals from $10.00. Sporties Pool Comp – free entry / great prizes to be won! Fridays... Mega Meat Raffle Every Friday Night $800 in meat trays to be won. Tickets on sale from 5:30pm and drawn from 7pm

Happy Hour 7 days a week 5 - 6pm (members only).

Friday 30th November – Toukley Haven Scouts TRIVA night Fundraiser Help support local Scout and Cub group and have a GREAT night out with friends, tables of 8 – 10 only $10pp. Lots of prizes available – Club Toukley from 7pm contact Greater Toukley Vision for more information 4397 1711 Don’t forget the Sunday Markets!


Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club

Sundays... Meat & Sporties Cash Raffle on sale from 4:30pm / 6pm draw

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Free Live Entertainment every Friday & Saturday Night

Calling All Artists...

Open Mic Sunday Sessions. We are looking for local artists who are after some exposure at our venue. If you or someone you know would like to perform please contact Richard at the Club for further details.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon $37.00 – Includes 3 course meal, entertainment, lucky door prizes and a lots more. Call the Club to book.

• Beer Garden • Bowling/Tennis • Pello's Bistro • Function Facilities • Entertainment

Pello’s Bistro

Coffee & Takeaway, Gourmet Grocer, Art, Music, Inspirational Book Club, Art Classes, Kids Stuff...

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days serving modern Australian Cuisine with daily specials to suit every budget.

What's on...

Bowling/Tennis Roll-Up for a social game of bowls for $5.00 or have a hit of tennis on one of our two tennis courts from $6.00 (equipment available) Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW P: 02 4396 6477 F: 02 4397 1505 E:

Live Music every Sunday! 1pm(ish) Social Justice Book Club The TWO month challenge Annual Volunteer Trip!!!

7 days, 7:30am - 5pm 8 Bush Street, Norah Head NSW 2263 Phone: (02) 4397 4859 Email:

THE ARK convenience store Take Away Goodies, Groceries, Piaza Doro Coffee, Surf & Skate Gear. We Buy & Sell Surfboards Open 7 Days 8am to 5pm Shop 2/69 Bungary Rd Norah Head 2263 Phone 43973571

Norah Head


Lighthouse Tower tours Breathtaking ocean views Heritage listed accommodation An ideal place to hold a wedding ceremony or small conference. or call 1300 132 975




3/15 Koala Crescent We s t G o s f o r d phone 0419 637 138 O P E N M O S T D AY S

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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 fee $4 adult, conc. & children $3. Owned and maintained by the all volunteer BWHS Inc. 25-27 Henry Kendall St West Gosford. Ph: 4325 2270 fax: 4322 2589



Summerland Point

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0410 366 108

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fish & lobsters Andersons Boat Shed Booker Bay............................

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oysters & prawns

Kincumber Davistown Copacabana

Seacoast Fishing Open Thursdays & Fridays 12.30 - 6pm Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday if available all week school holidays

Cnr Scenic Rd & Patanga St Kincumber Tel: 4368 6160


A world apart from typical studio portraits, we create natural photographs that leave you feeling… Whether you are travelling through the Central Coast on holidays or live locally, now is the best time of year for a beautiful outdoor portrait session. Innocent Eyes specialises in maternity/ newborn, children and family portraiture. With Christmas just around the corner we can help you with ticking off your gift list or why not book us to come and take some memorable photos when the family are together. We guarantee we will make your family’s session a fun and enjoyable experience! From our family to yours… Justin and Caryn 02 4353 0769.


Rule of Thirds By Justin Aveling Innocent Eyes Photography The “Rule of Thirds” is one of the very basic photographic principles used to compose a photograph. This grid identifies the ‘rule of thirds’ being, four important parts of a photo that you should consider placing points of interest in as you ‘frame’ your image. Not only this – but it also gives you four ‘lines’ that are also useful positions for elements in your photo. Studies have shown that when viewing images that people’s eyes usually go to one of the intersection points most naturally rather than the centre of the shot. In a similar way a good technique for landscape shots is to position horizons along one of the horizontal lines also as I’ve done with the following shot. I look forward to sharing more tips with you next month. Happy shooting!

Three Reasons to try a Segway Central Coast based tourist operator - Segway Central Coast ( is all about offering their visitors an experience they’ll never forget! With summer on the way now’s the time to get outside and have some fun and here’s Segway Central Coast’s top three reasons to do just that! 1. It’s the family outing EVERYONE will want to go on! How many times have you had family get togethers where the conversation has struggled and you find yourself just plain bored?! Organise a family function that everyone will WANT to talk about for years to come! Segway Central Coast will cater for large groups so the whole family can enjoy the day. Make some exciting memories and imagine all the fabulous photo opportunities! 2. Add another “set of wheels” to your repertoire Our first “set of wheels” is usually in the form of a bike or trike. Then a skateboard, razor and ultimately a car; and perhaps a scooter or motorbike. Give a Segway a spin and enjoy the freedom that two wheels can give you. There’s no exhaust – so you can enjoy the fresh air at Segway Central Coast’s lush location at Mt. Penang Parklands – just 45 minutes from Sydney’s northern suburbs. 3. Anyone can ride a Segway How often have you wanted to get together with the kids and your friends and wanted to do something everyone could enjoy? Segway Central Coast is the perfect solution for everyone aged 9-89! The Segway’s are easy to operate and at all times a Segway Central Coast guide will be on hand if you need assistance. No longer will younger ones feel left out or parents sitting on the sidelines watching! It’s truly something you can learn and enjoy together.


The Entrance © Glen Scarborough

The Entrance

The Playground of Two Cities A place to relax, recharge and explore, The Entrance is an entertainment venue for the Central Coast region and a holiday destination for those living further afield. Located in Wyong Shire, and within easy distance from Gosford City local government area, The Entrance is pretty seaside town. It is home to welcoming residents, unique flora and fauna and spectacular scenery. A range of holiday accommodation is available to suit every visitor’s budget and lifestyle, from resort hotels, motels

Toowoon Bay Gallery Established 1977

31 years of pleasure bringing you the works of Australian artists, potters and glassmakers.

Toowoon Bay Gallery for unique, affordable gifts. Open Wed to Sun 10am - 4.30pm

(7 days in school/public holidays)

179 Bay Road, 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)


and bed and breakfast homestays, to caravan parks and camping sites. If you’re in need of relaxation grab a book to read on the beach, meet a friend for coffee, feed the resident pelicans at 3.30pm daily or let the children splash to their heart’s content in Vera’s Water Garden. Drop a fishing line along the waterfront or hire a boat for a deeper sea fishing or scuba diving experience. Afterwards, unwind with our free live entertainment and sip a cocktail and sun goes down. The Entrance’s coastal location offers a showcase for the region’s fresh food, with a fine selection of eateries available. Choose from the alfresco and indoor dining options throughout the town and take in The Entrance’s outstanding view while you eat. Choose from breakfast in the sun at one of the many cafes, a picnic by the lake, enjoy a takeaway snack as you watch the waves roll in at the beach, a refreshing drink in the pub beer


garden or an intimate candlelit a la carte dinner at one of the town’s fine restaurants. Avid shoppers will enjoy browsing for hours through The Entrance’s boutique shops, searching for personal mementoes to mark your stay in our town. Take advantage of the many delights at the farmers market which fills Memorial Park on the first and third Saturday of each month which attracts thousands of shoppers. All the facilities and services you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable at The Entrance are available at your disposal. So visit The Entrance for the day, a week, or longer, and allow yourself to relax, recharge and explore! Phone: 1800 335 377 for more info or visit

...will take you there!

Old, Modern and Out of Print Books

Bought and Sold • Over 60,000 old, modern and out of print books in 100 categories • Hard Covers and Paperbacks • Books for the collector, reader, student & all the family.

Open 7 Days 9am to 5:00pm 130A The Entrance Road The Entrance 2261 Ph: 4332 2743

What's On at The Entrance Saturday 3rd The Entrance Farmers Market 8am-1pm Tim Pringle Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 4th Austin Healey Owners Club of NSW Memorial Park 9am-4pm Rock n Roll with DJ Vinnie Sails Stage 11am-3pm Saturday 10th Shiraz Sails Stage Sunday 11th Gayle O’Neil Sails Stage Saturday 17th The Entrance Farmers Market 8am-1pm Jacob Funnell Duo Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 18th The Roms Duo Sails Stage 11am-3pm Saturday 24th Shawn Lidster Sails Stage 11am-3pm

Sun 18th The Roms Duo

Sunday 25th Dexter Moore Sails Stage 11am-3pm

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.

The Haas Family Carnival

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


Sat 24th Shawn Lidster

FREE Information Guide

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance


the latest from our new website

 Children’s birthday parties a specialty.

Sun 25th Dexter Moore

Ph: 0414 581 001


Ettalong Beach © Val Bridge

Ettalong Beach With its popular and safe beach Ettalong is a family favourite waterfront town overlooking Broken Bay and Lion Island and is 85 km north of Sydney with a population of approximately 4,100. Some of the attractions Ettalong offers include - Dining and Eating Out, Entertainment, Food and Wine, Landmarks and Buildings, Natural Attractions, Shopping, Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries Ettalong beach is situated in the Peninsula Area of the Central Coast with picnic, BBQ and Toilet Facilities available. It is within walking distance to Ettalong Village. The area hosts its own shopping centre with many accommodation outlets including caravan park, small supermarket, Post Office, newsagency, chemist, various restaurants & cafes, fresh bread and cake shops, butchers, fresh fruit and vegetable, local church, primary school, antiques and curios and much, much, more. Major Facilities in Ettalong Beach include a wharf with ferries travelling to Palm Beach and back, plus local trips. There is a twin cinema - including an outdoor cinema located at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort.


Ettalong has a village market full of that old world charm and operating weekends and Monday as well as public holidays Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort is a Mediterranean inspired motel and apartment accommodation with its own Roman Baths, Spas, and mini tourist desk. Ettalong Beach Hotel includes TAB, Entertainment Lounge, The Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort offers a unique experience on the Central Coast and provides an exciting array of leisure and entertainment facilities. The local area has many attractions available – coach tours, bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, boat hire, bicycle hire, scenic flights etc. Seaside Village Markets, the largest undercover markets on the Central Coast, is open every weekend. Finally why not explore Brisbane Water National Park, one of the oldest in NSW, where you'll find Aboriginal engravings, wildflowers and great bush walks. A great place to visit and one which you will not regret spending some time.

What to See & Do Ettalong to Palm Beach Ferries travelling regularly every day z

Catch latest release movies at Cinema Paradiso's 6 screen complex at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort z

Visit Ettalong Seaside Village Market open weekends & Monday public hols z

Stay at the boutique Motel Paradiso in the Mediterranean inspired Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort or organise a Function in any of their 12 unique, stunning private rooms, courtyards or terraces or phone for a tour! z

Visitor Information Centre Mantra Ettalong Beach Resort 53-54 The Esplanade Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257 Telephone: 02 - 4344 8888 Fax: 02 - 4344 8800



The boats can carry up to 12 people, have electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system.

HIGH CLASS FASHION & FUNCTIONS! Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort offers 10 stunning rooms and courtyards for Weddings, Functions or Conferences. Private rooms seating from 20 to 200 people including the gorgeous Piazza St Pano with fountains, statues, Italian Renaissance art, intimate lighting and a stage for your musicians plus a cinema size outdoor screen to enjoy your own DVD of staff or a personalized presentation.

ETTALONG MARKET 9am to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Holiday

Sat 17th Nov 1.30pm DEBBIE MORAN presents


In a stunning Italian Piazza for

Champagne Canapes Couture A Fashion Parade


Rooms available in our Boutique Motel 3.5 and 4 star accommodation to suit evey budget

featuring stylish, one-of-a-kind garments available only for purchase on the day. TICKETS $15PP PHONE ALEX 0424 644 448 ETTALONG BEACH TOURIST RESORT 189 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Phone 4341 1999


Central Coast Singing Workshops 2012-2013 Central Coast Singing Workshops is a music project organised by three choral leaders: Jane Becktel, Barb Shearer-Jones and Kerryn Cooper, all of whom live in Empire Bay. Between them they direct half a dozen choirs on the Central Coast. The Singing Workshops received a Cultural and Community Grant from the City of Gosford to offer people of all levels of experience the chance to sing in massed singing lowcost workshops. They are led by both local and interstate community singing leaders. Many people love to sing, and the social and health benefits of singing together in large groups are well documented – but the Coast has a large population of busy people who do not have time to commit to joining a weekly choir. The very popular workshops have been filling this need for people to come together to learn, get to know each other and experience the exhilaration of singing together in harmony. More information is on our Facebook page. To be placed on an email list to receive workshop updates, please contact: Jane Becktel:, SMS/ring 0422 005 901 or 02 4339 1336 Kerryn Cooper: Barb Shearer-Jones:


Sunday 11th November

• The Woodchop Spectacular • "How Many Oysters Can You Eat" Competition • Sensational Seafood, Wine & Beer • Unique Arts & Craft Stalls • Entertainment including 'On the Prowl' & 'Fabba' • Paviers Amusements plus horse rides and bungee jumping... and much more!

For more info – or phone 0424 644 448


That's Entertainment The Central Coast Chorale Sunday 25th November, 2.30pm at the Holy Spirit Catholic School Hall, Kincumber. The Central Coast Chorale invites all music lovers to join their celebration of Advent and Christmas through music and song. The festive season is a time of joy as well as a time of giving and receiving and an opportunity to celebrate renewal through the birth of the Christchild. The voices of the wonderful Chorale will thrill you with music from the world’s diverse cultures inspired by the Christmas theme. Music from the Antipodes, British Isles, North America and Europe will be featured and of course the audience will be asked to participate. The Chorale looks forward to sharing with you the gift of music in this concert entitled ‘Joy to the World’ and once again renew themselves and the world around them. Special Guest will be Owen Torr, regular and brilliant Harpist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra who will delight the audience with his skillful playing of the harp as he has on other occasions when performing at Chorale concerts. This is a concert not to be missed. Ticket Prices: Adult $30, Concession $25, $10 Child 15 and under and $70 Family (2 + 2). Enquiries: 4385 2164, 4385 3064 or Mob 0403 933 379.

Schools Spectacular FRIDAY 23 & SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER. 2012 marks the 29th year of one of Australia’s most colourful and inspiring events on the entertainment calendar, the Schools Spectacular. This year 3,600 students from 400 NSW public schools will showcase their talent and hard work in an epic production of music, song and dance, dazzling costumes and brilliant choreography that will captivate audiences of all ages. This year’s theme OUR TIME speaks directly from the heart of the young performers. It is their time to stand in the spotlight and shine. It is their time to make a difference, their time to showcase their passions and talent, and their time to develop into the future leaders that shape this nation. Sydney Entertainment Centre, 35 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour Fri 23 Nov @1pm & 7.30pm; Sat 24 Nov @ 2pm & 7.30pm Prices: $63.00 Adult, $41.50 Conc (child 5-15yrs) Bookings: or 1300 883 622

NCPA ORCHESTRA OF CHINA Direct from Beijing in their debut Australian tour with Artistic Director of Music, Maestro Zuohuang Chen. For the first time ever the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra will visit Australia. This world-class orchestra will perform one concert only at Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The concert features an orchestra of 90 under the baton of NCPA’s Artistic Director of Music, Maestro Zuohuang Chen. Established in March 2010, the NCPA Orchestra is the orchestra in residence of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The Orchestra performs regularly in NCPA’s busy schedule of operas, ballets and concerts to great acclaim. Together with its own prolific concert season, the Orchestra also forms the solid base for NCPA’s own opera season with more than a dozen rounds of operas every year. NCPA Orchestra musicians are from various countries and regions, and most of them have experience working or studying in Europe or North America. This is a unique opportunity for Sydney audiences to experience exquisite music and witness the supreme skill and artistry of the NCPA Orchestra of China. Venue: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Date: Tuesday 6 November 2012 at 8pm Tickets: from $39. Discounts for groups of 8 or more Bookings: or 02 9250 7777 Enquiries: 02 9186 1588 or


Monthly Markets Guide Markets

Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. or 0416 097 707. Budgewoi Markets 1st Saturday of each month Opposite new coles shopping centre at Budgewoi. Enquiries 43909131. Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios at Gosford Regional Gallery, 6 Webb St. East Gosford. 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding January) 9.30am until 4pm. We support The Children's Medical Research Institute. Enquiries: 43233698. Davistown RSL Charity Markets 19 Murna Road, Davistown Large all-weather undercover market held the 3rd Sunday of each month from 9am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Ettalong Markets Under cover. Open every weekend. Baby and Kids market first Sunday of every month. 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach. You can get here by ferry, train and bus .Ph: 43 425 451. Gosford City Markets 2nd Saturday of the month. 8am -1pm, Kibble Park Gosford. Ph 4322 7726 or Kincumber Markets Kincumber Uniting Church Car Boot Sale. Cnr Killuna Rd & Avoca Drive. Held on the first Saturday of the month from 7am to 12 mid day. Contact 43681351 or 43695939. Op Shop Open Wed to Fri 10am to 2pm, Saturday 10 to 12 mid day. Mangrove Mountain Country Markets Community Hall, Cnr Wiseman Ferry Rd & Waratah Rd, Mangrove Mountain Last Sunday each month 9am - 2pm. Enquiries 02 4377 1162. Morisset Mega Markets Off the F3 Freeway, Morisset exit. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30am to 3pm. 3 acres undercover 100’s of market stalls. Morisset Showground Markets Morriset Showground Ourimbah St 1st Sat/month Ph: 02 4973 2670 8am onwards.

Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Markets Pacific Highway, Ourimbah An all-weather undercover market held the 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866. Swansea Markets Quinn Park, Swansea (next to pool) 4th Saturday of month. Wide variety of stalls, 7.30am-12.30pm. Stallholders Phone Val McCarter on 4972 1705. Swansea Main St Markets Pacific Hwy, Swansea, 4th Saturday of month 8.30am - 1pm. Ph: 4945 3292 or 0409 726155. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market day. Third Saturday of month 9am to1pm. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. You will also find our OP Shop open Tues – Fri 9am to 4pm. Contact 43 651115 or 43 651280. Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr. 1st Sunday of month. Ph: 0448649522 9am -1pm. Gates open for vendors at 6.30am. The Entrance Waterfront Markets Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance Saturday 9am – 4pm. Contact 4333 5377. The Entrance Lions Club Markets The Entrance Cinema Car Park, Bayview Ave, Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm. The Olive Tree Market The Junction Public School. Sat 6th Oct, 9am - 3pm. See advert on page 27. Toukley Sunday Market Coles car park - Yarralla Rd, 7am - 1pm. Variety of stalls. Run every Sunday (weather permitting) Enquiries - 0416280589. Wyee Community Markets 2nd Sat each month. Wyee Hall Grounds, Cnr Wyee Rd & Hue Rd, Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Ph: Janet 02 4357 1852. Mangrove Districts Market 2nd Sunday each month corner Wisemans Ferry Road and Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain. Specialising in healthy organic produce to raise funds for our Heritage Hall. Ph: 0439 824 553.


Charity Markets To book a stall or for more details please phone Sue at Fairhaven on 4323 3566 or 0407 757 866 or email

OURIMBAH RSL MARKET Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah. All-weather undercover market held in the Club’s Auditorium. Nov 24 and Dec 15 (Sat 10am-2pm)

ET DAVISTOWN RSL MARK n. tow vis 19 Murna Rd, Da r All-weather undercove b’s Clu the in market held Auditorium. Nov 18, Dec 16 (Sun 9am-2pm)

Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre 2nd Saturday of month. 9am - 2.30pm.


Avoca Beachside Markets Avoca Beachside Markets is on every 4th Sunday at Heazlett Park Foreshore. The market has recently been featured in NRMA Open Road Magazine as a must see on the Central Coast, a category winner in Central Coast Tourism 52 local secrets , a finalist in Gosford Council Australia Day Community Awards and editorials in Breeze Magazine and Out and About with Kids. Featuring live music all day from Lizotte’s, international food area, 100+ handmade local arts and crafts stalls including jewellery, clothing, condiments, homewares and much more. The Garden Basket features fresh produce with local products such as Little Creek Cheese, Bangerz and Mosh Sausages, Delightfully Fresh Organics, Batlow Apple Man, Ludo’s Breads, Margins Mushrooms, Cakes, Fresh Flowers, Spices and much more. The “Enchanted Craft Circle “continues to grow every month for little souls to hang out and create works of art. CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS FAIR 2012 will also be at Avoca this year on SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER 10am-3pm and applications are now open at Come and see what people have been buzzing about every 4th Sunday each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore 9am-2pm.

The Coast’s Premier Arts and Musicians Market.

Central Coast Christmas Fair Sunday 9th December 10am-3pm Heazlett Park Avoca. Free Entry all day. This year’s event moves from Terrigal to the beautiful waterfront location of Heazlett Park Avoca where you can enjoy the coast’s only outdoor Christmas shopping experience while chlling out on the water in a relaxing environment and spend the whole day under the trees or in the outdoor chai lounge. Now in its 5th year, the event features 80+ of the best local arts and crafts, international food area, puddings, cakes, xmas trees for sale on the day from Rotary, xmas art workshops, storytelling, aboriginal bush yarns and tucker, Santa, roving xmas buskers and carols from Central Coast Ukele Club, live music all day from Juzzie Smith, Chris Byrne and Mirrabooka on the Lizottes stage, Masterchef winner Julie Goodwin signing copies of her new book, My Kids Kitchen Rules, Outdoor Rock Climbing, Aquafun Water Rides on Avoca Lake, Kids Amusement Zone, Community Groups, live art, Lions Club Chocolate Wheel and Raffles and so much more. Applications are now open at and come along and support the coast’s best xmas experience with the whole family proudly brought to you by Fixx Events supporting the community.


The Olive Tree Market An exciting two months is coming up at The Olive Tree Market with extra markets and the Christmas Market Festival! Olive Tree will have two markets this NovemberNovember 3rd & 17th! 2012 has seen The Olive Tree Market grow considerably with a new group of talented artists & designers joining the Olive Tree Community. The market now has over 120 high quality stalls representing categories including: printmaking, fashion, painting, illustration, home-wares, textile arts, photography, jewellery, children’s clothing & handmade toys, woodwork and more! There is also a bustling gourmet produce section in addition to the delicious food stalls with delicious cuisine from around the world to enjoy on market day! December will see The Olive Tree Market’s Christmas Market Festival this December 1st! This is the biggest and most anticipated market of the year with more stalls, entertainment and lots of surprises! It is also the perfect opportunity to support Newcastle & The Hunters contemporary artists & design this festive season by purchasing unique high quality handmade gifts directly from the hands of the makers! There will be a second Christmas Market held on December 17th to give the last minuter shoppers the opportunity of buying fantastic locally made work. The will be a talented collection of local musicians and performers featured at each market. Including: Grace Turner, Jack Dawson, Georgie-Rose Kefecek, Sorella Strings, Earthen Rhythms and more! Stallholder enquiries are welcome for the Christmas Market Festival at: au More information on all things Olive Tree at: or See you under the Olive Tree!


Tasting on the Coast

Seacoast Fishing The freshest seafood on the Coast...

Rockpool Retreat Visiting the Central Coast this weekend the best find was definitely the Rockpool Retreat. This busy cafe is in a divine location. We sat on the verandah and immediately noticed the blankets to cover your legs if you feel cold. The staff were caring too and the menu was very reasonable. There is a reason they are so busy. With an extensive menu our food was fresh, delicious beef wraps with salad and the best chips on the coast. The smell of good coffee was delicious whilst our iced coffees drew envious glances. Service is swift and a wonderful singer caroused us as we ate. I recommend this Cafe to anyone who wants to enjoy a leisurely Breakfast, lunch or brunch all of which are served up until 5pm everyday. There is live music on Sundays, a book club, and all sorts of community based activities along with fresh local produce. This Cafe is essential on your 'must do' list and I am sure once you have been it will be on your favourites list. 8 Bush Street Norah Head. 0243974859. Carolyn Sinclair, Retired Chef, Old Courthouse Restaurant, Minmi.


Come and try our locally caught seafood. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays our boys Peter Mark and Blane, bring in their daily catch for Sue and staff to sell direct to the public. Snapper’ ocean jackets’ bream and trevally are plentiful, we also sell fresh local oysters and buy in Tasmanian and NZ salmon, ocean trout, and fresh crystal bay prawns or fresh tigers or kings (what ever is the best this week). Peter has been fishing for about 30 years and has plenty of experience, knowing where to place his traps, Mark is our youngest partner and is very knowledgeable also and Blane is our excellent deckey. Seacoast fishing moors their 16 mtr boat Spinnaway 11, from Pretty Beach wharf, where the boys can travel as far as 50 miles and find new territory, especially looking for Lobsters (season starts in Nov). Please call us anytime for updated catch info on: 43686160 Patanga Street, Kincumber

Simply Sicilian Simply Sicilian Restaurant Pizzeria is well known to its locals for their great service, excellent food and their diversity of tantalising, mouthwatering desserts. Now into their ninth year of operation, restaurant owners Joe and Jenny, together with their fabulous team of staff has had the honour of servicing the local area for almost a decade. Simply Sicilian Restaurant Pizzeria, presents a combination of Southern Italian cuisine mixed with today’s modern ingredients and an assortment of traditional and gourmet pizzas, is their unique way of offering an extensive menu to cater for all. Open Tuesday to Sunday nights, now licensed and offering a dine-in promotion for: 2 courses @$24.90 per person or 3 courses @ $28.90 per person. Only available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Plus new Take-away package meal deals on offer. 268 Main Road, Toukley. Tel: 4397 1877

Meat At George’s

Open 7am till 6pm Mon-Fri - 7am till 1pm Sat. We have a range of multi award winning Sausages, including 8 new Awards from Sydney Fine Food Show. All are gluten free and made on the premises to the same award winning recipes. We also stock our famous BOEREWORS sausage, ready to BBQ marinated chicken and lamb, ready to cook greek lamb and Perri Perri chickens, free range chickens and lots and lots of "convenient simple to prepare busy people no time to cook tonight" superstar making solutions. We marinate boneless butterflied chicken and lamb, create easy carve legs of lamb, tailor telephone orders for the weekend or the whole week. We accept EFTPOS payments and look forward to helping you with your next meal or dinner party requirements. See you soon, Robbie and the Team. Opp Tennis Courts On Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach, NSW Phone: 02 4381 0643

Meat at George’s is a boutique Butcher shop located at 354a Main Road Toukley and now a second store at 138 Wong Rd Killarney Valle. Meat at George’s has been in operation since February 2010 and has already won the 2010 Express Advocate Food Trade Award, the 2010 Apprentice of the Year Award, 2011 Wyong Chamber Business of the Year and a Finalist of Small Business of the Year 2012. Meat at George’s prides itself on delivering ‘old fashioned’ quality and service. You don’t just walk out with a bag of meat you walk out with a smile on your face. With over 25 years of experience in the Meat Industry, George will give you meal solutions, cooking methods and you can even borrow one of the many cook books that are available to all our customers. So the next time you're in Toukley or Killarney Vale, go in and experience some old fashioned quality and service.

Tasting on the Coast

Avoca Beach Butchery

2012 Small Business of the Year Finalist


All made with love in the heart of Avoca Beach village 184 Avoca Drive Avoca Beach

4381 0643


Alberts Internet Café

Coffee on the Coast

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 to Sat 6.30am to 5pm Sun 6.30am to 2.30pm

Firefly Bistro

Open Thu to Sun 11am to 3pm

Just near Wyong Railway Station you’ll find Alberts Café & Takeaway. The Coffee at Alberts is excellent and we enjoy it often. We also love their toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches, these are delicious but our very favourite is THE BIG BREAKFAST, especially when you can sit outside with your furry friend by your side. Alberts big breakfast is on the Menu all day every-day and is probably the best value on the Coast for $12.95 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and a glass of orange juice... Simple food lovingly prepared and served with a smile, that’s Alberts. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Superb Coffee & Teas Homemade treats Light Lunches

4356 1836 34 Macadamia Lane Wyong Creek

Licks Ice Cream LICKS is a family owned and operated business. We have been making our own ice cream, sorbet and yoghurt since 1984. We source our ingredients from local suppliers and make our ice cream on-site following a traditional formula. Available from our shop at The Entrance or from our butterscotch coloured, mobile coffee and ice cream cart found at many local markets. LICKS can cater for customers with special dietary requirements. Our fruit based sorbets are not made with dairy, all our ice cream and yoghurts are egg free and most of our flavours are gluten free. If ice cream is not your thing but you still crave a rich creamy treat – we make our own fudge too! LICKS proudly drink, serve and recommend Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee. Roasted at the base of the Blue Mountains and sourced using Fair Trade Principles. We grind Morgan’s Handcrafted Coffee on-site once you have ordered. We choose to use their M-Organic and Swiss Water Decaffeinated coffee blends and their organic drinking chocolate.

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Ice Cream Sorbet Yoghurt

Morgan's Coffee

Funky Fudge 105 The Entrance Rd The Entrance

see you soon!

High Tea at Hatters Tea House

Beautiful Beverages & Tantalising Treats

Specialising in High Tea 7 days, 10am - 5pm

281 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 02 4344 5525

Vegetarian Café Organic Coffee Gifts A relaxing sanctuary Open 7 Days 9am to 4pm 221 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate. Ph 4365 5810

Tranquil Bamboo Buddha Gallery Alternative Therapies in the Gallery @ Bamboo Buddha Valentina Eathealer & Robyn Townsend are now running the Aloha* Gallery at the Bamboo Buddha. Currently on offer Meditation & Kundalini Yoga Classes, as well as Reiki, Gestalt Therapy, Massage and Akashic Readings. Friday Meditation Group – Float away with 1hr of ‘me time’ . Fridays (during school term) in ‘The Aloha Gallery’  11:30 – 1:30pm $10 per person. Relaxing, regenerative & comfortable. Mother Earth Father Sky Meditation + Healing Sundays (during school term) in ‘The Aloha Gallery’  11:30 – 1:30pm $20 per person. Friendship Circle Meditation Add a relaxing meditation to your 'get-together'. On request or booking. 30 mins. Set price of $40 per group. Special Offers... 3 x 60 minute Reiki Sessions $145 Includes crystal healing and chakra activation with Valentina Eathealer.

Coffee on the Coast

Beautiful Beverages from around the world as well as our Local Glee coffee, freshly baked goodies made in-house daily will tantalise your taste buds as you join us for the best High Tea on the coast. Our guests return often to tell us that this is the place for them to bring their family and friends, as not only do we serve such a wonderful variety of treats, the atmosphere is not felt anywhere else as it is at Hatters. Come and join us and you will soon be back again and again. Don’t forget to make your booking (we require 48 hours notice for bookings for High Tea) so we can spoil you on arrival. 281 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Phone (02) 4344 5525

café ■ gallery nursery ■ gardens

The funkiest Cafe & Gallery on the Central Coast. 221 Wattle Tree Road, Holgate Phone (02) 4365 5810

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BANJOS The Ultimate Escape

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

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We’ve been HHHHH AAA Tourism Rated for 10 years!

Offering just 3 luxury 5 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: Camyr Allyn Wines are only sold in our cellar door, online shop, selected restaurants, David Jones stores and a limited number of fine wine stores. We invite you to visit our delightful cellar door situated in the magnificent grounds of Camyr Allyn North. Enjoy a relaxed tasting and wine experience. Sample local gourmet foods and olive oils which are available for purchase. The cellar door is open every day except Tuesday from 10 am to 5 pm.

When you visit Tocal Homestead it's hard to imagine days gone by. Tales of architects and graziers, bushrangers, businessmen, social reform and philanthropy are woven through the highs and lows of life on this unique property. Open Sat, Sun & public holidays March to November 10am - 3pm Tocal Road, Paterson Ph 4939 8901 w/days Ph 4939 8939 w/ends

You are welcome to picnic in the grounds or on the banks of the Allyn river with kangaroos, echidnas, platypus and native birds for company.


26 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW 2250 02 4323 2311

Now on sale! Traditional 3 course Christmas lunch in the Bistro 11.30am - 2.30pm Christmas buffet luncheon in the Coral Room Doors open 12 noon

Family bistro open daily lunch & dinner Café daily from 9am | Free weekend entertainment | Indoor kids playroom Events centre

Adults - $70 / Children 5-12yrs - $30 / Under 5yrs - $15 Tickets on sale at Reception. Bookings essential 4323 2311


2nd–Star FM Night | 3rd–2 Funky Band | 4th Radio Bandits | 9th Open FIre | 10th Troy Henderson Trio | 11th Undiscovered Act | 23rd Dexter Moore Daniel March Duo | 24th Nothing Sacred | 25th Radio Bandits | 30th Rollergirl Duo

Take a break! The 4 star Galaxy Motel is centrally located on the Central Coast and only 1 hours drive north of Sydney, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Visit for a virtual tour or call 02 4323 1711 26 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW

The Ashwood Motel is now owned & operated by Gosford RSL Club. All rooms will be fully renovated over the coming months, resulting in a quality 3 star motel located just off the F3 highway.

73 Central Coast Hwy West Gosford NSW 4324 6577


Central Coast - November 2012  

iMag is a monthly full colour information guide for the Central Coast region with what to see, where to go and what to do.