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July 2013

Central Coast

The Entrance


Lake House See page 20

Food Worth Traveling For Page 27

Karma Spa Pages 15 & 32

Toukley Food & Fun Festival Page 26

Mangrove Mountain

Memorial Club & Golf Course

Hallards Road, Central Mangrove (02) 43 731 129 Open 6 days a week for lunch & dinner (closed on Mondays).

"Priceless views, undulating bushland setting with well maintained fairways and greens" Bar facilities, Poker Machines, TAB, Keno, ATM as well as the picturesque golf course. Live Music on the 1st Saturday night of the month and the Last Sunday afternoon of the Month. upstairs at The Lake House is

Eat, Drink, Indulge at




Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 3pm Sat & Sun: 7.30am - 4pm Wed - Sat: 6pm onwards (02) 4332 5253 27 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance NSW 2261


The perfect

location for your



Relax in a world far away from the hustle. Noonaweena is an elegant 100 acre property boasting majestic views over Yengo National Park. Four unique dwellings and five-star facilities integrate into the lush surrounds to create the perfect space for your next getaway or event. Discover Noonaweena

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


© R a Stanley Landscape Photography

From the Editor

July Welcome to the Central Coast in July! We wish you a very warm welcome to the beautiful Central Coast. Whether you are visiting or lucky enough to live here, we know you will appreciate the myriad delights that this wonderful area has to offer. We start a whole new section in iMag this month called 'FOOD WORTH TRAVELING FOR'. As you can appreciate, we travel the coast each month delivering iMag. This allows us to shop all over the coast. Check out pages 27-29 for some of the amazing places we've found. These are definitely worth traveling for!!!

Contents For those families visiting for the school holidays, the Reptile Park, Mini Golf, the historic Carousel and Pelican Feeding at The Entrance are a must. There are more ideas for School Holiday Fun on page 10. Enjoy the fabulous cafes, restaurants, galleries, boating and shopping we feature as they are definitely worth traveling for too. Thank you to those of you that take the time to let us know what you love about your iMag. Proudly we have 16,000 readers per month and 75% are locals. Your feedback is so important to us and very much appreciated.

What’s On 6 School Holiday Fun 10 Regional Map 16 & 17 iGallery 22-23 Markets & Events 24-25 Food Worth Traveling For 27-29 Towns Wyong to Yarramalong Greater Toukley The Entrance

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Bamboo Buddha has excellent vegetarian food in a beautiful setting.

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The Toukley Fun, Food & Music Festival always has something delicious to try too.


I hope you find something new and wonderful. If you know of someone we should include here please let me know as we will grow this section each month with your help.

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The Spencer Village Store has the best hamburgers and scones. Sit by the Hawkesbury River and enjoy.

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Feast for the senses this July on the Central Coast! Make room for a feast this winter on the Central Coast, it’s all about the food! The gastronomic month begins on Wednesday 3rd when Bells at Killcare hosts its monthly Cooking School (learn the art of charcuterie), and continues into the opening weekend of July where The Entrance Farmers Markets fill the waterside Memorial Park with fresh produce from around the state. Also on Saturday 6th, Toukley hosts the Food Fun & Music Festival, with plenty of live entertainment and exciting activities, and plenty of food stalls. Focus shifts to Norah Head on Sunday 7th where the Whale Dreamers Festival engulfs the Lighthouse – whale talks, whale watching, entertainment and much more awaits. The Winter Blues and Jazz Festival also makes its return to The Entrance this July, with a toe-tappin’ lineup sure to get you dancing in Memorial Park on Sunday 7th – another great way to keep warm in the cool winter months!

For a wide range of great dining options, make sure you head to our website, where you’ll also find heaps of great kids activities & ideas with the School Holidays over the first two weeks of the month – and make sure you follow us on social media too!

For fine food together with great music, Lizotte’s Central Coast is always a popular choice. This month Daryl Braithwaite, Mark Seymour, The Chantoozies and Ray Thistlethwayte (remember Thirsty Merc?) are just some of the incredible talent you can enjoy with great food.

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Phone: (02) 4343 4444 or

1300 132 975


What's On July

Sun 7th Whale Dreamers Festival

Thu 4th Daryl Braithwaite

Tue 2 to Sun 6 GMS Juniors present Puss in Boots – Laycock St Theatre. Contact 43 233 233

Sun 21 The Chantoozies – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Wed 3 Bells at Killcare Cooking School. Enquiries 4349 7000

Thu 25 Horse Racing – Gosford Race Club. Contact 4325 0461

Thu 4 Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Contact 4352 1083

Fri 26 Monica Trapaga – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Thu 4 Daryl Braithwaite – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Fri 26 to Sat 10 Aug GMS presents Hairspray – Laycock St Theatre. Contact 43 233 233

Sat 6 The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Contact 4930 5156

Sat 27 Singles Night – Kincumber Hotel. Contact 4369 2166

Sat 6 Food, Fun & Music Festival – Toukley. Contact 4397 1711

Sat 27 David Bridie & The Pills – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Sun 7 Whale Dreamers Festival – Norah Head. Contact 0488 225 004

Sun 28 Avoca Beachside Markets – Heazlett Park. Contact 0416 097 707

Sun 7 Winter Blues & Jazz Festival – The Entrance. Contact 4333 5377

Sun 28 Ray Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Wed 10 to Sat 13 Central Coast Gang Show – Laycock St Theatre. Contact 43 233 233 Wed 3rd Bells at Killcare Cooking School

Sat 13 A Taste of France: Celebrating Bastille Day – Impact Centre, Erina. Contact 4382 4890 Fri 12 Ben Ottewell (Gomez) – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017

Staged Play reading

Sun 14 Peninsula Waterfront Art & Produce Markets – Woy Woy. Contact 0416 162 067

Uniting Church Hall, Donnison Street, Gosford.

Tue 16 to Thu 18 Noel and Gertie – Laycock St Theatre. Contact 43 233 233 Wed 17 Morning Melodies: Danny Elliott – Laycock St Theatre. Contact 43 233 233 Thu 18 The Wiggles: Taking Off 2013 – The Show Room, Mingara. Contact 4349 7888 Thu 18 Horse Racing – Wyong Race Club. Contact 4352 1083 Fri 19 Mike McClellan – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017 Fri 19 Kasey Chambers – The Show Room, Mingara. Contact 4349 7888 Fri 19th Kasey Chambers

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Sat 13 Gosford City Markets – Kibble Park. Contact 4322 7726

Sun 14 Psychic & Alternative Fair – Mingara Event Centre. Contact 4349 7799

Thu 18th The Wiggles: Taking Off

Like a FREE night out?

Fri 19 to Sun 4 Aug Dial M for Murder – Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy. Contact 43 233 233 Sat 20 The Entrance Farmers Markets – Memorial Park. Contact 4930 5156 Sat 20 Mark Seymour – Live at Lizottes, Kincumber. Contact 4368 2017 Sun 21 Fairhaven Markets – Davistown RSL. Contact 0407 757 866

Neilsen Gough

7.30pm on Friday 26 July 2013

Another Pair of Shoes

By Tina Faulk Directed by Nerida White You are invited to be part of the audience and to give us your comments at an open forum after the reading, and then to stay for supper and a chat after the show. Play readings are held on the 4th Friday of each month (except December) For information and/or applications for submission of plays for future readings contact – Uniting Productions at 4365 1343 or 4325 3172 or

Marine Rescue NSW Marine Rescue Commander Awarded ESM On 10 June Patricia Dorothy Fayers, Unit Commander of Marine Rescue Central Coast, was awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) that recognises distinguished service by a member of an Australian emergency service. The medal was introduced in 1999, and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "ESM”. The Awards are made by the Governor-General. Pat Fayers joined the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (RVCP) on the Central Coast in 1998 and became a member of volunteer Marine Rescue (MRNSW) formed by the amalgamation of RVCP, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association and Volunteer Rescue Association marine units in July 2009. Over the years, Pat has held many roles including Division Commander (RVCP) and Unit Commander (MRNSW). She has provided outstanding service to the Central Coast Unit as well as to the boating community and emergency services in general. While Pat delegates effectively, she also works long hours to ensure the best possible outcomes. She has served the community of NSW with distinction. She commented, “I am grateful for the recognition that comes with the Award but consider that it is really for all the volunteer members of the Unit who made it possible”.

For Donations: Westpac Bank BSB 032-629 A/C no:20-3039

Bushcare Program Seeking Volunteers In the Gosford Bushcare Program, people from the community volunteer their time to come along and help restore areas of their local bushland. The program is open to anyone from the community and there are groups throughout the Gosford area. You can choose which of the locations and meeting times suit you, with most groups meeting once per month for 2-3 hours. You are welcome to try out some of the different groups to find one that you feel most comfortable with. The social side of being a Bushcare volunteer is equally rewarding, especially when sharing a cuppa with homemade treats after tackling weeds. When you join a group more often than not you'll make friends with a like minded group of people that find reward in doing something practical for the bushland reserves close to where they live. As a Bushcare volunteer you will become a part of a larger network of people who like to stay healthy, happy and want to contribute to positive change all over Australia. If you want to volunteer and help to restore Gosford’s beautiful bushland there’s bound to be a group to interest you. To find out more about the Bushcare Program contact Council’s Bushcare Officers Anna Deegan or Michael Smith from Monday to Friday between 9am – 3pm on 4325 8222 or go to Council’s website at


Chavez Chiropractic Chavez Chiropractic is pleased to announce the relocation of the practice to Shop 11a at Erina Plaza, previously located at 167 The Entrance Road. Along with the relocation Dr Chavez is proud to introduce his new team of expert practitioners. Chavez Chiropractic would like to welcome new Chiropractor Dr Shannon Casinto into the community. Dr Shannon applies the well-known Flexion Distraction technique for any disc related health issues. Carol Campbell from feather touch massage has relocated with the team, offering massage. New Life Coach Ms Susan Farrell from blue bird will also be providing mentoring and counselling services to all patients.

Ms Farrell is joined by Ms Chantee Nixon, registered psychologist, who focuses on the assessment of children and adolescents, parents and families, in particular in the school environment. Finally the natural health team is complete with Ms Meagan Clarke, medical herbalist, nutritionist, registered nurse, integrated Iridologist and Hemaview practitioner. Chavez Chiropractic, with over 10 years of experience, is an award winning family run health centre focusing on families and their needs. Chavez Chiropractic is the preferred Chiropractor for the Central Coast Mariners, and the official Chiropractor for the Central Coast Academy of Sport.

Andersons Boatshed

For more information please contact Chavez Chiropractic Jorge Chavez on 02 4365 5995

Bring the family or friends along for a great day out, you don’t need a boat licence all the boats are very easy to operate, hire fee includes the boat, fuel, map and full instructions.

Andersons offers a variety of boats for hire, half cabin, open boats, aluminium boats with canopy and the BBQ boats.

We also offer unique BBQ boats which can carry up to 12 people, these are the best way to get out on the water with your group. They include electric start motors with steering wheel, along with toilet facilities, BBQ and stereo system. Go fishing and cook your BBQ. Great for Birthday parties or any type of group function. Hires are available from a couple of hours through to the full day every day all year round, just bring your food to cook, cutlery, drinks and we can look after the rest. The boats are pet friendly and wheelchair access is good. Open 8 -5 every day (plus extended hours during summer holiday period through until sunset).

11A Erina Plaza, 210 Central Coast Highway

3a Petit Street, Booker Bay Ph 43 413219.

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3A Petit St Booker Bay

Perfect for Birthday Parties Can carry up to 12 people. With toilet facilities!


Penrose Located in thea heart of Erin Fish Ponds and water Bowls Tropical and Coldwater fish Koi Carp from Small to Jumbo Sensational plants for Aquariums and ponds Pump and Filtration Experts Great Carparking 224 The Entrance Road Erina

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School Holiday Fun Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat Based on the book by Stephen Michael King. Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry. Award winning children’s theatre company MONKEY BAA present this joyful musical during the School Holidays at their new home, Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre from 3 to 27 July. Milli, a solitary shoemaker, has a special gift for fixing things. She can take a thing that is a nothing and make it...a something. But the people in her industrialised town have no time or interest in the extraordinary. They only want ordinary, practical things like boots. Black boots, brown boots, ordinary, practical, familiar, everyday work boots! Night after night Milli dreams that she is brave enough to show everyone what she can really do. But each day is the same, until one morning she meets two vagabonds who come into town. Jack and his Cat dance their way into Milli’s life, and together they make the ordinary extraordinary and life is never the same again. Aimed at 3 to 9 year olds this very special musical focuses on the joy of creativity, of being brave enough to follow your dreams and the importance of friendship. Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3/1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney Season: 3 – 27 July at 11am & 1pm Duration: 55 minutes Prices: $25pp / Family of 4 $90 / Family of 5 $110 / Groups 10+

Largest 18 Hole Mini Golf, Putt Putt Course in the State! Mini Golf at Mingara offers 18 holes of mini golf fun. Designed around native gardens, rocky scenery and flowing waterfalls, makes this course a pleasure to play. Being the largest in the state, playing the greens here is a challenge the whole family will enjoy and is fun for all ages. Mini Golf at Mingara offers fun all round, whether you are looking for a challenge or just playing a round. Take the Tiara Challenge where the loser of each hole has to wear a Tiara till someone else loses, then pass it on. Bring your camera with you, we have some hilarious photos from this challenge. Come test your skills today we are here to look after you. Mini Golf is a privately owned business with it’s own entrance and car park. You do not need to go into the Club. Situated at the back of the Club you turn into the car park where the Gym is and go around the back towards the main street there you will see a small sign with an arrow, just follow that. WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS THROUGH THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS For more information visit Or find us on facebook. We look forward to meeting you!

July is Conservation Month at the Australian Reptile Park July means Conservation at the Australian Reptile Park and we’ve got heaps of activities that will guarantee a fun-filled day during school holidays. We’ll welcome two beautiful dingo pups that will delight visitors and educate and emphasise the importance of the species. Listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the pure-bred dingo is a top order predator that plays one of the most important roles in maintaining balance in Australian eco-systems. The iconic Tassie devil is also a focus for the Park and we’ll continue to educate visitors about this feisty yet fascinating mammal, listed as endangered by the IUCN. Devil Facial Tumour Disease has reduced the species to an alarming 10% of its original population in the wild. The Reptile Park founded Devil Ark, an exciting conservation project that hopes to save the species in the wild. The iconic koala will also be a feature of Conservation Month and we are happy to allow visitors an up close encounter with these wonderful creatures. The koala has now been listed as vulnerable under national environmental law in parts of Queensland, NSW and the ACT. Habitat destruction is the koala’s biggest threat, as well as road strike and dog attacks. Population fragmentation causes inbreeding and many koalas are born genetically deficient.


A breeding program similar to the one created for the Tasmanian devil is being developed to ensure that genetically viable koalas are paired to ensure the long term survival of the species. Our brand new nature walk is now open and features an aviary with endangered birds like the Regent honeyeater and locally endangered Bush Stone Curlew. Eric’s Central Coast Nature Walk also includes a brand new Noctarium, filled with some exciting new species. There are Mountain Pygmy Possums, a critically endangered marsupial from Alpine Australia, the endangered Brush tail bettong and tiny feather tail gliders. Our popular Kids 2 Keeper workshops will be running throughout the holidays, and will have an emphasis on conservation activities. Little Kids 2 Keeper for 8-12’s will feature new activities including wombat weighing, dingo pup grooming, Tassie devil conservation and building a possum box amongst others. The Australian Reptile Park is the hands-on zoo and visitors have the chance to meet animals up close when our roving crew roam with reptiles between 11am – 2pm every day. Elvis the croc is our star attraction and is NSW’s largest (and crankiest) crocodile! He’s fed at 1.30pm daily throughout the holidays. Stacks of interesting wildlife shows run from 9.45am to 3.45pm every day and visitors can grab a photo with dingo pups, alligators, giant pythons and koalas every day of the holidays. For more details and school holiday show times visit

Evolve Community Wellness Foundation Inc.

She uses creative therapeutic approaches to engage children in treatment.

Resilient Teens

Does your teenager struggle with: • Anxiety/stress • Low self esteem • Social difficulties • Conflict with family and friends Resilient Teens is an 8 week program which provides support to teens in managing stress and anxiety, teaching relaxation and mindfulness skills, focus on living in the “now” and taking valuesbased action, developing assertiveness skills and improving selfconfidence. Each session will run for approximately one hour, with a brief opportunity for parent/caregiver feedback following each session. Facilitated by Holly Egan from the Cottage Psychology Centre (Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia; Associate Member Australian Psychological Society; B. Psych (hons)). Holly is a registered psychologist who is experienced in the intervention of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual difficulties, attention and behavioural difficulties, anxiety, depression and trauma.

For bookings or enquiries please contact Evolve Community Wellness Foundation Inc. on 02 4322 8868 or email There are a limited number of places available each term, but those who miss out will be placed on a waiting list and offered a place in the next available group. Commencing Term 3 Wednesday evenings 6-7pm Kariong Neighbourhood Centre -10 Langford Drive, Kariong



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Central Coast Carriages, Fernbank Farm

Wyong to Yarramalong to Spencer

Koorinya Park Gardens

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 Taste the luxurious handcrafted chocolates at Luka Chocolate Boutique. z Visit the Award Winning Koorinya Park Gardens for a picnic or as the venue for that special event. z Visit Amazement for a fantastic day out for the entire family! z Experience the tranquil Karma Spa Health & Beauty Sanctuary for holistic beauty treatments. Visitor Information Centre Telephone: 1300 132 975

Viewing by appointment only. Please ring (02) 4376 1220.

Spencer Village Store Spencer Village Store offers guests a scenic and serene location right on the river. We have shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people. Spencer is a pleasant drive - less than one hour - from the Central Coast. 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. Spencer Store is happy to cater for any group bookings with catering to suit your needs.





Hot water available on request. Cover charge applies. 336 Forest Road, KULNURA Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P. Civil Marriage Celebrant

4666 Wisemans Ferry Road SPENCER Ph : 4377 1123 Fx : 4377 1488



• 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)


With a beautiful Bridal Arch, Gazebo, fish pond, conveniences, undercover area, bring your morning tea or lunch if desired.

The store is open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm.

Little Creek Cheese F

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, groups, clubs and coach tours.

Chocolate Boutique

Wed-Sun 10am to 4pm Wyong Milk Factory, 141 Alisson Road, Wyong, 0243253738,

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.

Now that winter is upon us, well and truly. This is a great time to come out to my shop and have a look at my Reverse Glass Painting also known as‘Verre Eglomise’ Verre Eglomise is the term for reverse gilding and painting on glass. With most artwork the artist works from the background first and the highlights are last to be done. With reverse decorative glass painting the highlights are done first and working to the background, which leaves no room for error. It is a decorative glass painting technique that dates back over 2000 years, the origin is unsure; historians believe it to have come from either Italy or China. The name Verre Eglomise was derived from an 18th Century Frenchman, Jean-Baptise Glomy, who renewed its popularity by using it in his designs as a decorator and art dealer. Very commonly used in religious art, decorative panels of furniture, mirrors, clocks and jewellery. In the later periods, on shop windows and advertising mirrors. I have created my own style of Verre Eglomise, creating the designs to today’s modern living styles. With the use of many types of leaf with varying colours and incorporating products such as mica powders and paints. Each piece is commissioned with colour requirements being the priority, being totally unique. It has huge and exciting possibilities for interior design and architectural features.

We are constantly bringing in new stock and strive to make it an enjoyable experience, whether you just want to come and browse or to find that special gift. Situated directly behind Jerry's Gourmet Kitchen Kulnura where you can enjoy great coffee and food.

Homewares Gifts Art Collectables

Specialists in painted finishes on kitchens and furniture Complete home decorating service

Deborah Buckley Artisan In association with Daorah Enterprises

Friday – Sunday 10am – 4pm at Yarramalong Showroom or by appointment Mob: 0438 534 954 Email: Open Thur & Fri 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-3pm Sat & Sun 8.30am-5pm and public holidays. 1154 George Downes Drive Kulnura NSW 2250

Phone 02 4376 1266

Showroom: 1629A Yarramalong Rd, Yarramalong. Ph: 4356 1958 Factory: Unit 1/ 111 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah NSW 2259. Ph: 4353 4954


Charlie's Cottage c1900

Art Show

A QUAINT 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE OF YESTERYEAR Charlie's Cottage in Yarramalong has all the charm of a miners cottage of it's past with modern conveniences.

The Tuggerah Lakes Art Society Inc. members are holding their Annual Art Show at the Wyong Creek Hall -791 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek.

Gas fire, air conditioned, a home away from home. Perfect for that weekend break in the picturesque Valley abundant with bird life.

$250 per night per couple or family. Week nights $125 per couple or family. All linen and breakfast basket supplied. Cooking facilities. 25 Ravensdale Rd, Ravensdale Yarramalong Valley NSW 2259 Ph 43561254 0414 615233

Charlie’s Cottage

circa 1900

Sat 24th & Sun 25th August 10am - 4pm Also included in this exhibition will be winners from the recently held Sculptures On The Green, Wine Tasting featuring Robert Oatley Wines With Light Refreshments Available. Gold Coin Entry. Enquiries: Di Salmon 43561502

A Heritage Cottage with Modern Conveniences

25 Ravensdale Rd, Ravensdale Yarramalong Valley see for whats on. Bookings: 43561254 MOBILE 0414615233

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 $12.95 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and a glass of orange juice! BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS, FARM STAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS Home of Central Coast Carriages By appointment only. Telephone 0414 541901 to enquire.

Koorinya Park


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

4 Railway Square Wyong. Just near Wyong Railway Station.

Award winning

336 Forest Road, KULNURA Phone: 02 4376 1220


Simple food lovingly prepared and served with a smile. Open 7 days: Mon-Sat 6.30-5pm, Sun 6.30-2.30pm.

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

John Shoes

Karma Spa is turning 1!

Wyong has a new shoe store that has current Footwear fashions at affordable prices for the whole family.

Quite unbelievably, a full year has passed since we first got the keys to the shop at 3 Alison Road, and since we started renovating.

Top brands at 'come back and buy more' prices. Mens, Ladies and Children’s shoes. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 54:30pm. Village Central Alison Road Wyong. Blundstone Lace Up Zip

UGG Boots

What a wonderful journey we’ve had so far. We’re so grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve had from all our friends, families and clients. Not forgetting how delighted we are to have made so many more friends through all the new clients who have come to us. As always, we aim to stand by our philosophy of holistic health & beauty, and to keep believing in good karma. To kick off our birthday celebrations, in July we launch HERBAL AKTIV PEEL®. This is a biological method of skin resurfacing. It has a 50-year history of high levels of safety combined with significant results for a wide range of skin conditions. It consists of a compound of dried, crushed botanicals with scientifically proven actions. No synthetic acids or abrasives are added to the formulation. HERBAL AKTIV PEEL® does not rely on an injury for its result. In fact, the herbs contained in this compound are described in the literature for their healing, soothing and regenerating effects. Spirulina, one of the herbs contained in HERBAL AKTIV PEEL®, is estimated to contain 250 vitamins, minerals and trace elements. No laboratory is able to match the biological processes of this single plant. You can apply harsh, damaging chemical acids to your skin or choose herbs as supplied by nature. HERBAL AKTIV PEEL® aids healthy change in the skin to create a fresh, renewed complexion. This treatment is suitable for wrinkles, sun damage, fine lines, freckles, scarring, pigmentation, acne/pimples, enlarged pores, blackheads/milia, stretch marks and skin rejuvenation. The cost is $699, and your 5 day peeling schedule includes: Day 1 Herbal Aktiv Peel® is applied in the salon by your accredited skin therapist. Your skin will appear flushed. Day 2 Use you’re prescribed Home Care products as instructed. Your skin looks normal at this stage.

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Day 3 Continue to use your prescribed Home Care products. First signs of peeling may appear. Day 4 Peeling of the old skin may be noticeable. You may want to stay home on this day. Continue to apply your prescribed Home Care products. Day 5 Return to the clinic, where your skin therapist performs the included Post Treatment and applies the final vitamin mask, revealing your new skin!

Redback Bobcat Elastic Sided Safety Boot

Karma Spa is an accredited Herbal Aktiv Peel salon. Call us today to book your Free consultation.

John Shoes Shop T14 Village Central Wyong Shopping Centre 18 – 34 Alison Rd, Wyong Open Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm 0401 919 500 John

Shoes for the whole family, at affordable prices!



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Henry Kendall Cottage

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


Spencer Village Store "The biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury"

Summerland Point

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. Open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm. 4666 Wisemans Ferry Road SPENCER Ph : 4377 1123 Fax : 4377 1488

Fresh local

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

straight from the ocean plus

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


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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.

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Tour Norah Head Lighthouse. Bookings Ph 1300 132 975


Watch a Whale at Soldiers Beach

Norah Head Bowling & Sports Club Here is a taste of things to come this month at The Sporties... Tuesdays... Pasta Night – Great pasta meals from $12. Wednesdays... Steak Night – Selection of six favourite meals including steaks, fish & chicken from only $10. Meat Raffles from 6pm. Thursdays... Roast Night – Selection of roast meals from $10. Sporties Pool Comp – free entry / great prizes to be won! Fridays... Mega Meat Raffle – $900 in meat trays to be won. Sundays... Meat & Sporties Cash Raffle 6pm draw. HAPPY HOUR: Sunday – Friday 5pm – 6pm Extended Happy Hour Saturday from 2pm – 5pm

• Sat 6th July – Open Fire • Sat 3rd August – Horsebox

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

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



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

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


Phone: 43971711 or visit

Lighthouse Tower tours Breathtaking ocean views

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



Heritage listed accommodation An ideal place to hold a wedding ceremony or small conference. or call 1300 132 975


Pello’s Bistro

Roll-Up for a social game of bowls for $6 or have a hit of tennis on one of our two tennis courts from $6 (equipment available) Victoria Street, Norah Head NSW P: 02 4396 6477

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Bali on Main Bali on Main is located at Toukley on the Central Coast of NSW. We offer traditional and authentic items imported from Bali at Wholesale prices! Bali on Main currently stock: Statues, Pots, Water Features, Umbrellas, Garden Ornaments, Flags, Paintings, Ornaments, Sarongs, Bracelets, and much more. We have a large range of Bali Giftware, Accessories, Bali Furniture, and beautiful Outdoor Bali products to help you create a stunning outdoor Bali theme in your backyard. Visit our showroom to see the full range of Bali items we have in store. 193-197 Main Road, Toukley (opposite the Beachcomber Hotel).

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Water Features are our specialty!

193-197 Main Road Toukley 02 4397 1333

The Central Coasts biggest selection of Balinese products

Gift Lines, Furniture & Outdoor Products

Water Features are our specialty | Balinese products at wholesale prices. Open 7 days 9.30am to 4pm

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The Entrance

The Entrance Lake House Renowned for our mouth-watering all-day cuisine and unsurpassed coffee, locals and visitors to the Central Coast also come here to savour the atmosphere of our beautifully restored heritage building and admire the uninterrupted lake views. The Entrance Lake House owners are Central Coast locals who had a dream to create more than just a beautiful place to dine out. Their vision was to deliver a total experience for people who share their passion for amazing food, seriously great coffee and taking time out to enjoy the good things in life.

The Dining Room is where you can enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and is also available for private functions. The Deck offers alfresco style dining, and during winter is protected by a marquee, with the comforts of gas-heated warmth. The Entrance Lake House not only delivers old-world charm and value to everyday dining, it's also the ideal venue for: • An intimate sit down or cocktail style wedding • A sit down or cocktail style corporate function • A birthday party, Christmas party or other special celebration • A High Tea – to celebrate Hen's Parties, Baby Showers or a Girl's Get Together.

Located on The Entrance waterfront overlooking the stunning Tuggerah Lake on the NSW Central Coast, we’re just over an hour north of Sydney and around an hour south of Newcastle. Trading 7 Days a week, The Entrance Lake House is open for Breakfast and Lunch daily, and Dinner four nights a week - Wednesday to Saturday. Upstairs at The Lake House is "The Loft" a stunning, light-filled private space that blends comfortable functionality with a subtly luxurious style - including private bar, sitting room and bathroom facilities. On ground level are two more fabulous function areas - The Dining Room and The Deck.



With no venue hire fee and the flexibility to transform the space into any theme or style you desire, let us help you create a menu and an event to remember at The Entrance Lake House. Monday-Friday : 7.30am – 3pm Saturday-Sunday : 7.30am – 4pm Wednesday-Saturday : From 6pm (02) 4332 5253 27 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance

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 5pm 130A The Entrance Road The Entrance 2261 Ph: 4332 2743

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

What's On at The Entrance Thursday 4th Simone’s School of Performing Arts Memorial Park 12noon & 2pm Friday 5th J B Dance School Memorial Park 11am & 1pm Saturday 6th Farmers Market Memorial Park 8am-1pm

WINTERazz Blues & J L FESTIatVTA he Entrance July 2013 h t 7 y a d n u S nment FREE entertai

n stop am A full day of no , THE ENTRANCE from 10 RK PA L IA R O In MEM 11.20am - 12.20pm .00am 10.00am - 11 m pire Ballroo The New Em a nce Orchestr Da e im gt Ra

Sunday 7th Winter Blues & Jazz Festival Memorial Park 10am-4.30pm Sunday 14th Variety Club Fundraiser for “Today’s Country” Central Coast Memorial Park 12noon-4pm

1.45pm - 3.00pm Neilsen Gough

12.30pm - 1.30pm Muma Jane Blues Band

For more information contact The Entrance Town Centre Management on 1800335377 or visit SPONSORED BY

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

For unique, affordable gifts

Open: Wed to Sun 10am-4.30pm

 Children’s birthday parties a specialty.

Ph: 0414 581 001

3.15pm - 4.30pm Bondi Cigars

Toowoon Bay Gallery

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

Near the Sails Stage The Waterfront, The Entrance

Keith Hall , Pat Dow +Band

JB Dance School

Saturday 20th Farmers Market Memorial Park 8am-1pm Sunday 21st Wild Honey Sails Stage 11am-3pm Sunday 28th Tim Pringle Duo Sails Stage 11am-3pm

(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)

Tim Pringle Duo



Jacqui's Art Gallery

Ann Sonter

Toukley & Districts Art Society The Toukley and Districts Art Society, in our home at the Federation Gallery and Information Centre, Wallarah Road, Gorokan, just before Toukley Bridge, is the showcase for the Wyong Shire Art scene. On display are paintings in oil, acrylics, watercolour and pastel, along with porcelain, hand-painted silk, craft work, jewellery, and original cards. On 1st July at our General meeting, at 10am, we are having a Demo of pourings by well known Artist, Deirdre Ryan. Then on 8th July, a workshop, from 9am to 3pm, run by Genesis Hot Oil Paints, providing materials, paints and brushes, to do an artwork. Our Academy Painting mornings are held every Wednesday, from 9am to 12 noon supervised by Peter Tassell, your welcome to attend and enjoy painting with others. All the artwork is by the Society's local members and are all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in and meet the artists. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm. Entry is free, a donation is welcome. For more details call 4392 4666 or visit

Tony Ditcham


Jacqui's Art Gallery proudly supports and exhibits artwork by local artists. After a two week Art Show in May, Jacqui's Art Gallery is now displaying new artworks and new stock. To add to the usual array of paintings, woodwork, silkwork, jewellery, recycled art, prints & cards, Judy Rodgers has introduced hand knitted & crotcheted items (just in time for winter). Margaret Towler has delivered some beautiful handpainted porcelain, and we welcome the new 'Toto' range of hand painted porcelain by Josette Guimbeau. Come along, enjoy a free cuppa and a biscuit while you browse this lovely little Gallery exhibiting the artwork and handcrafted items of 20 local artists. Open 10am to 4pm Wed and Fri. and the first 2 weekends of the month. Contact: Jacqui Stringer P: 43992898 219 Buff Point Avenue, Buff Point Free Entry.

Feature Artist at the Gallery for July - ANNETTE OXMAN Annette is at her happiest with a paintbrush in hand working with oils or watercolours. She is widely travelled and her works are inspired by not only our beautiful local environment, but also by images from the countries she has visited. One of her favourite places to indulge in her love of painting is Norfolk Island where she has been a regular visitor for many years. JAG is proud to support & exhibit the work of local artist, Annette Oxman.

Lemon Tree Framing We are able to offer our customers the highest quality framing options, allowing customers to choose from a wide selection of frames, matt boards and glazing options. All of our materials are high quality products which guarantee to maintain the appearance of your art work for years to come. We are 100% Australian owned and employ a great team of locals to ensure the best in quality custom framing and service. NEW: Digital Print Services Your images printed on Canvas or Photographic paper. Purchase art from our new website; Including R a Stanley Landscape Photography Gallery 'Images of your Central Coast' Lemon Tree Framing 4 Henry Parry Drive, East Gosford Tel: 4324 1364 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1

Jacqui's Art Gallery

219 Buff Point Avenue, Buff Point P: (02) 43992898 M: 0414650092

Central Coast Potters Society Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Events, Raku Firings, Pit Firings JULY • 10th @ 6:30pm Committee Meeting • 27th PINCH POTS & BEYOND WORKSHOP Vicki Grima Workshop - 1/10 Russell Drysdale St East Gosford, NSW. Contact us on 4324 5343 or

Crossroads Gosford Regional Gallery 36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250 T: 02 4325 0056 F: 02 4325 0062 Open daily 10am-4pm FREE ADMISSION

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Gallery Two: 25 May to 14 July Featuring 100 stories of great Australian women who have broken professional barriers and 100 brooches made in response to these stories by 100 of Australia’s most talented women jewellers.

Reconciliation Gallery One: 25 May to 14 July This annual event provides an opportunity for the local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists to showcase work about reconciliation to the Central Coast community and to visitors to the Central Coast.

Neale Joseph Art Gallery Neale Joseph is an established contemporary Australian artist who exhibits widely and has an impressive record of representation in both national and international exhibitions. His work has achieved acclaim from some of the most influential Australian and international icons such as Arthur Boyd, Former United States President George Bush Senior and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

Symphonic Spectacular Fundraising Festival 24 - 25 August 2013 “Every performer will donate their time to raise funds for a new harpsichord and world class concert grand piano for the Central Coast and proposed Performing Arts Complex” Featuring Crossroads Festival Artists                     Charmian Gadd, Victoria Lambourn, Glen Donnelly, Chris Pidcock, Harry Ward, Concertante Ensemble, Ying Ho, Xuecong Xia, Linjian Li & friends. Conductor: Chris Bearman with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra Bookings 0437 399896 Tickets available at the door. Program Saturday 24 August  7pm  Gosford High School Massenet - Meditation Theme from Thais.   Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending.   Mahler - Symphony No. 5 Adagietto Sehr langsam.   Vivaldi  - Concerto in A minor for two violins.     Gang & Zhanhao - Butterfly Lovers violin concerto.  Sibelius - Finlandia Op.26. Tavener - 'The Protecting Veil'.    Hubay Carmen Fantasia Brillante Op. 3.          Lakmé - Opera “The Flower Duet".     Handel - ‘Sta nell'ircana’ aria act III of the opera Alcina.  .

Sunday 25 August 11am  Greenway Chapel 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point

Craft Display & Sale

Vivaldi - Four Seasons. Prokofiev - March from the Love for Three Oranges. Szymanowski - Myths: Fountain of Arethusa. Buggy - Adagio for violin and piano.

Sunday 25 August 2.30pm  Greenway Chapel 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point

Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat major Op.20 1st movement.  Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor Op.101.   Brahms - Piano Quintet No.1 in G Minor Op. 25. 

The gallery is currently featuring brand new artworks from Phil Pringle, David Hart, Neale Joseph and local artist Adrian Turner. Coming Soon: ‘The Colours of the Caribbean Collection.’ Gallery open 7 days a week 9am-5pm. Shop 15 Crown Plaza, Terrigal NSW. (02) 43857775


Markets Guide Avoca Beachside Market 4th Sunday of the month. 9am – 2pm. Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach. or 0416 097 707. Central Coast Craft Sale Art Studios at Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 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. Fairhaven’s Op Shop and Re-use Centre 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare Open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. One of the cheapest Op Shops on the Coast! Sue 0407757866 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 District 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. Niagara Park Market Day Niagara Park Shopping Centre Samaratins OP-SHOP 4328 5788 2nd Saturday of month. 9am - 2.30pm. Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Markets Pacific Highway, Ourimbah An all-weather undercover market held the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-2pm. Enquiries: Sue at Fairhaven 0407757866.


Shelly Beach Markets INDOOR monthly market. The Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus (Central Coast Hwy, Shelly Beach) on the LAST SATURDAY of the month, from 8am - 2pm. Our first market is June 29, 2013. Terrigal Market Day Anglican Church Holy Trinity Market day. 3rd Saturday of month 10am to 1pm. 92 Serpentine Road Terrigal. You will also find our OP Shop open Tues to Fri 9am to 4pm. Contact 43 651280. Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. Cnr Willoughby Rd & Terrigal Dr. 1st Sunday of month. 9am -1pm. Ph: 0448649522 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. First Saturday of the month 9am - 3pm. 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, Hue Rd, Wyee. Stall Holders welcome. Terry Pryor 4357 1426

Avoca Beachside Markets The Central Coast ‘s Award Winning Premier Arts and Musicians Market. 4th Sunday each month 9am-2pm Heazlett Park Foreshore Avoca. 100+ handmade, vintage and emerging artists, live music all day from Lizottes and waterfront produce area. Come see what the buzz is all about !

Products from The Olive Tree Market




Sun of the month

coffee; cakes; herbal teas; free ranged eggs; mountain honey; bric-a-brac; home-made jams; veg burgers; chai tea; plants; organic dried goods; breads; pies; organic chocolates & coconut water; natural soaps; jewellery; organic fruit & vegetables...

Mangrove District Markets SOUL FOOD "I am a qualified chef of 25 years and now operate as a sole trader in my own business "Soul Food". After travelling and working all over the world, I like to think I can capture the essence and enhance the flavours of produce and preserve it in a jar for that special moment when it can be enjoyed and shared with friends & family. Soul Food Business Profile - The production and retail home-style preserves and some baked products - jams; relishes; sweet and savoury sauces; Dukkah; chutneys. All my bottled products are Gluten Free and Preservative free. Jams are extra fruity 60% fruit. Most of my bottled products are vegetarian and suitable for vegans too. I also provide speciality pre-packaged baked goods with an emphasis on health (reduced sugar and fat content. Gluten free options always available.

ShannonLeigh Organics

Mangrove Heritage Community Hall From 8am | Contact Bill on 0439 824 553 for more info

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Mangrove District

I encourage customers to taste test my products and I am available to provide any nutritional or dietary information required. My intentions are to provide high quality products/treats, produced from fresh seasonal produce, that taste great and at the same time are both good for the body and the soul."

Ettalong Market


The largest undercover market on the Central Coast!

Spend the day discovering clothes, shoes, baby & children’s wear, jewellery, kitchenware, hardware, arts & crafts, antiques, rugs, luggage, plaster fun, fruit & veg, massage and much more with freshly baked breads, cakes and all manner of delectable delights made here on the day!

189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach Ph 1800 724 078

First Saturday of the month - 9am-3pm The Junction Public School Newcastle



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.

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

Come and join us and you will soon be back again and again.

Bamboo Buddha Gallery

Don’t forget bookings are essential for high teas. We require at least 48 hours notice. High Teas are popular so book as early as you can.

We always like to welcome you at Bamboo Buddha serving quality and exceptional vegetarian food as per usual. For winter we have included soul nourishing soups served with Ineke’s delicious homemade herb bread! Don’t worry the usual ‘to die for’ cakes and organic coffee are still here too!.

281 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach Ph (02) 4344 5525 www

Beautiful Beverages & Tantalising Treats

Specialising in High Tea

Tues - Sat 10am-4.30pm & Sun 12pm-4.30pm 281 Ocean View Rd Ettalong Beach 02 4344 5525

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High Tea at Hatters Tea House

We have Yoga seven mornings a week and Qi Gong on Sundays plus meditation/healing groups in the afternoons. See ‘what’s on’ at for class times and yes you can just come along and join in. Bamboo Buddha’s café, gardens, shop, gallery and healing area carries with it an air of tranquillity, peace and harmony. A treasure for the locals to cherish and enjoy, an unexpected delight for visitors from out of area.

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 $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. Open 7 days: Mon-Sat 6.30-5pm, Sun 6.30-2.30pm. 4 Railway Square Wyong. Just near Wyong Railway Station.

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


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The Entrance Lake House Renowned for their mouth-watering all-day cuisine and unsurpassed coffee, locals and visitors to the Central Coast also come here to savour the atmosphere of our beautifully restored heritage building and admire the uninterrupted lake views. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-4pm, Wed-Sat from 6pm (02) 4332 5253 27 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance For more information see page 20.

The Italian Restaurant This is one of my favourite places to eat. My friends also frequent this restaurant because it is consistent. We have always enjoyed our experience here. There is such a variety on the menu and the view is such a delight. Pasta, variety of traditional pizzas & Italian dishes. Eat in or Take-away. Closed Mondays. Lunch served Tuesday – Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Dinner Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm. Azzuro Blu Wharf, 12 the Entrance Road, The Entrance. Phone 43338885.

Seacoast Fishing The freshest seafood on the Coast Our commercial fishing business has been operating from Kincumber for the past 8 years and we have the freshest fish in town, straight from the boat to our shop, which is located 400mtrs from the scenic road roundabout towards Macmasters Beach. Our catch consists of Snapper, Ocean Jackets, Bream trevally, mullet (which is the catch of the month!) and Lobsters. We also have local Oysters, school prawns and a variety of frozen products. As our weather cools and the westly winds start, mullet season begins for us April and May, this happens each year when the mullet schools up in big patches coming out of our estuaries and they travel to the sea, this is where our licensed boys use the hauling nets to catch some, most of the mullet schools head straight out to sea, but some travel along the coastline for a while, these are the fish the boys try to catch. Mullet has the best omega 3 oil content, which is so good for us, flavour is strong, but a great fish to eat (our favourite). Fresh is Best! We are open Thursday and Fridays 11am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 6pm. More info on: 43686160 Patanga Street, Kincumber


Spencer Village Store Spencer Village Store offers guests a unique experience and serene location right on the Hawkesbury River. We have shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for up to 50 people. From a plain burger to the double decker “Cadel Burger”with two meat paddies, two potato scallops and all the salad trimmings, our burgers are famous for their outstanding taste as well as their generous size. We are more than happy to cater to the needs of all visitors or groups, offering burgers, fish and chips, chicken wraps, sandwich platters, roast meals, pizza’s, special event BBQ packages and much more. All you need to do is call and book your function ahead. Gluten free/lactose free options available, you only need ask. We have a range of groceries, tackle, bait, fresh fruits and vegetables available, as well as alcohol, ice, newspapers and books on local history/places of interest. 4666 Wisemans Ferry Road SPENCER Ph : 4377 1123

The best Haloumi Outside of Cyprus... The Judges of the 2013 Sydney Royal have awarded Central Coasts own Cheese Factory “Little Creek Cheese” a Gold Medal for their BBQ Cheese (Haloumi). The only one issued in this class. Up against large companies that specialize in Haloumi from around Australia, the local family claimed the title. Russell Parsons, owner and Cheese maker said “It’s satisfying to know all the hard work has paid off." He also stated “we know it is the best but to get the recognition from the cheese judges is the icing on the cake." Their Haloumi is all hand made from cow’s milk, which they receive from the Riverina area. It’s made fresh, sold fresh and has a wonderful texture and flavour but does not go as rubbery as other ones that are on the market. Located in the Old Milk Factory at Wyong, Russell and Sue work 7 days a week with the help of Sues’ son Alex to produce their Haloumi, Fetta’s, Soft Curd, Ricotta and Labna. Open 10am till 4pm, 7 days a week. They also attend lots of Farmers Markets where they have their Gold Medal winning Haloumi for sale. Old Wyong Milk Factory 02 4353 2433 or 0488 481 441

Luka Handcrafted Chocolates Luka Handcrafted chocolate is a young, Central Coast based company, specialising in premium handcrafted chocolates. As such, at “LUKA®”, only the most premium ingredients are used. The chocolates are classical in style, reflecting his background, with the emphasis on a wide variety in flavours and textures, displaying all the skills of the true chocolatier. As the main ingredient, premium Belgian couverture is used. In keeping with current European trends, part of the range is based on single origin couvertures. Rather than being couvertures blended from a variety of beans sourced from different areas, these couvertures use beans sourced from unique, single regions only, bringing out their varietal characteristics. As with wines, these couvertures show “terroir “ indeed. Single origins used include Java, Grenade, Cuba, Vanuatu, Tanzania and Ariba(Equador).

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Little Creek Cheese

Wyong Milk Factory 141 Alisson Road Wyong


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In search of the Central Coast’s Best Seafood Sydney Fish Market’s (SFM) Seafood Excellence Awards’ (SEA) nominations are officially open for 2013!

The Central Coast is renowned for great quality seafood! In the last biennial awards in 2011, C Restaurant at Caves Beach received a Highly Commended Award for the Best Regional Seafood Restaurant. Nominations for all award categories close on Monday, 8 July; except for the People’s Choice Awards, with public voting closing on Monday, 5 August.

Seafood retailers, suppliers and restaurants on the Central Coast can now nominate themselves or their business for a number of different award categories by going to There are ten award categories to choose from, ranging from Excellence in Environmental Practice, Best Supplier (NSW), Best Supplier (Interstate or Overseas), Inspired by Seafood (Young Chef Award), Best Seafood Retailer, the Seafood Business Award and the coveted Star of the Sea Award. There’s also the People’s Choice Awards for Best Sydney Fish Market Seafood Retailer, Best Fish and Chips and Best Seafood Restaurant. For these categories, businesses need to nominate themselves by Monday, 17 June before public voting opens on Monday, 1 July.

The Aberdeen Highland Games Experience the vibrant essence of Scotland in the Upper Hunter The Aberdeen Highland Games is set to offer yet another exciting programme of events this year when clans, bands, dancers and warriors from near and far gather on Saturday 6 July to celebrate Scottish heritage and tradition in the town of Aberdeen, located in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The annual event attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year with its programme of over 23 events offering a variety of entertainment, games and competitions for the whole family to enjoy. The magnificent opening ceremony featuring the massed pipe bands and the colour of the many clans represented will leave spectators breathless and in awe. The opening ceremony is followed by a lively programme of Scottish music, Highland dancing, traditional Celtic strongman and tug-o-war competitions, novelty games and races for the kids, as well as access to an extensive range of stalls offering delicious food, historical and clan information, as well as Celtic gifts and merchandise. A traditional Ceilidh in the evening completes the day’s festivities. This is a separate ticketed dinner event and bookings are essential. The Aberdeen Highland Games is a full day of culture and entertainment and offers visitors to the area an opportunity to make a weekend of it by staying one or two nights, or more if desired, in the picturesque Upper Hunter Valley. Tickets via TryBooking event ticketing at For information please visit or contact 02 6540 1300.


Prepare. Act. Survive.

Free Firewise Workshops 22 June | 24 August | 26 October Bucketty and District Rural Fire Brigade invites residents and weekenders to attend fun, free and informative Bushfire Safety Workshops at the station from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday, 22 June, 24 August or 26 October. A delicious morning tea and lunch are provided. The winter months present landholders with safer weather conditions to prepare themselves and their properties for a major bushfire attack. Guests are asked to wear sturdy footwear and natural fiber clothing. A hat, leather gloves and a handkerchief are also recommended. The station is located at 5385 George Downes Drive, Bucketty, 2250. Get to know local landowners and members of the Bucketty and District Rural Fire Brigade, while learning about: Bushfire Risk and Preparation, Bushfire Survival Plan, Practical Fire Fighting. Please RSVP to Kerry on (02) 4998-8343 or

Banjos Bushland Retreat

Central Coast Conservatorium 1. Central Coast Conservatorium presents Concertante Quartet with Berent Korfker (Violin) and Susie Summer (Piano) SUNDAY JULY 14 @ 2.30pm, Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point – The Concertante Quartet comprises Karina Hollands (Violin), Catrina Pelster-Hughes (Violin), Peter Garrity (Viola) and Trish McMeekin (Cello). The program will include MOZART String Quartet No.15 in D Minor, CHAUSSON Concerto for Violin, Piano & Strings and BRAHMS Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.78 for piano and violin. TICKETS: Adults $35, Seniors $28, Conc $25, Students/Children $15. Cost includes afternoon tea. Phone 4324 7477. 2. Central Coast Conservatorium present a COMMUNITY GALA FLUTE DAY SUNDAY JULY 21. Workshops from 1.30pm (includes registration).Recital @ 5.00pm.Central Coast Conservatorium, 45 Mann St, Gosford – A fun community day aimed at flute players, flute teachers and flute lovers! The workshops, which are suited to every level of ability from beginner to advanced, will be followed by a recital with Janet Webb and Jocelyn Edey Fazzone. TICKETS: Recitals & Workshops – Adults $45, Conc $35. Recital Only – Adults $25, Conc $20 Phone 4324 7477.

"When I think of Banjos I immediately get excited at the prospect of the most relaxing, wonderful holidays we can have (on dry land). We have had 4 stays. For me it is about relaxing with a lovely wine on the verandas enjoying wonderful views, feeding the wildlife (kangaroos, possums, kookaburras, King parrots, lorikeets and other birdlife), games or a book in front of the open fire. Exclusive activities at Banjos include Spa and sauna, a tennis court, a recreation Lodge with chess, snooker, ping pong, mini golf, play gym and tennis court outside. Also available - the use of a pool in warmer weather, exciting walks including spectacular views at the lookout. The privacy of the very large bedrooms, high cathedral ceilings, beautifully appointed big comfy lounges, wonderfully equipped kitchen, B.B.Q. (or nearby restaurant for a change), large bathrooms incl. disability equipped shower and access, Austar, T.V. wireless broadband, video, anything you need is bound to be here - 5 star luxury rating that is well earned. The Most important thing about Banjos that keeps me coming back is that each time - I feel as if I am coming relax..." Carolyn Sinclair

Retired Chef, Old Courthouse Restaurant Minmi, World traveller and reviewer, restaurants and holidays.

3. Central Coast Conservatorium present LA ROMANZA featuring Giuseppe Zangari (Guitar), Rachel Whealy (Cello), Michaele Archer (Vocal) and Krzysztof Malek (Piano) SATURDAY JULY 28 @ 2.30pm, Robert Knox Hall, 45 Mann St, Gosford (02) 9403 3388 Experience the passion and excitement of music from the Romantic era with these four very fine musicians. The program includes masterpieces from the repertoire of Chopin, the Rachmaninoff Sonata for cello and piano, Spanish Tonadillas by Granados, a selection of Verdi arias in celebration of his 200 year birthday anniversary and Capricho árabe – a showpiece for the classical guitar. When you visit Tocal TICKETS: Adults $25, Seniors $20, Conc/ A Multi Award Winning Homestead it's hard to imagine Students/Children $15. Phone 4324 7477.


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Central Coast - July 2013  
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