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overview 04 Getting Here

10 - 13 FUN PLANNERS

05 Welcome 05 Climate 06 - 07 2017 It’s On EVENTS CALENDAR 08 - 09 Central Coast FUN-damentals

Family Fun Nature Lovers & Adventure Seekers Arts, History & Indulgence Local Secrets

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Local Ambassadors & Iconic Locations REGIONAL MAP Great Places. Amazing Spaces. All Weather Activities Index & Business Directory SPECIAL OFFERS

where to stay

14 - 19 BEACHES & WATERWAYS

32 - 33 ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE

ACCOMMODATION

15 Beach Facilities Guide 16 Diving & Snorkelling Spots 17 - 18 Fishing & Boating 18 - 19 Water & Air Activities 20 Whale Trail Vantage Points

39 - 42 SHOPPING

39 - 41 Centres & Speciality Retailers

54 - 58 Hotels & Motels

21 - 31 LAND 21 Scenic Drives 22 - 23 Playgrounds & Picnic Spots 23 Skate Parks 24 Cycle Routes & Shared Pathways 25 National Parks 26 - 27 State Forests 28 - 31 Land Activities

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58 - 59 Serviced Apartments & Self Catering 60 - 63 Holiday Parks & Caravans 63 Hosted Accommodation

34 Top Golf Spots

42 Markets

DINING OUT & ENTERTAINMENT Dining Out Guide Made Locally Dining & Entertainment High Tea

51 Where to Stay 52 Facilities Guide 53 Booking Services


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AVAILABLE AT OUR VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Book accommodation, tours and tickets PASS

National Parks passes. Find out more page 25 Fishing Licences at The Entrance Visitor Information Centre Free Wi-fi

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Trains depart from Central Station, Sydney or Newcastle Railway Stations approximately every half hour. The scenic rail journey, in either direction, is approximately 80 minutes. Woy Woy, Gosford, Tuggerah and Wyong are the main station hubs, with taxi services or bus connections to other areas of the Coast. To view timetable information visit: www.sydneytrains.info

Central Coast Highway (Kariong to Gosford) Wyong/The Entrance/Yarramalong (Wyong Rd) Wyong/Wyee/Toukley (Sparks Rd)

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Shuttle services from both airports to the Central Coast are available. Bookings are recommended.

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The Central Coast bus network features major interchange hubs at Gosford, Wyong, Tuggerah and Woy Woy Railway Stations. Details of the bus network can be found at: www.transportnsw.info

• Newcastle Airport - 115km (approximately 1h 15 min drive). Newcastle Airport services direct flights from Brisbane, Ballina, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Taree.

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Sydney Airport - 85km (approximately 1h 20 min drive). Sydney’s Domestic and International Airports connect to the major capitals and cities around the world. Helicopter transfers available, approximately 30 minutes travel time.

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welcome from Central Coast Council

It’s the mix of attractions that make the region so magnetic - a great dining scene and internationally renowned visitor attractions alongside the opportunity to go boating on our beautiful waterways, surf world-class beaches, explore national parks and bike or walk the many scenic paths that connect different villages. Each year the region offers new experiences too. BATO Yard is a world class skate park that all the family can enjoy for free and you can lose yourself for hours in the Gosford Classic Car Museum’s display of over 400 vintage and modern cars. The vibrant arts scene is thriving with boutique galleries, live music and two regional performing arts centres adding to what visitors can do. You can also find your own quiet spot for reflection and enjoyment. Ask a friendly local and they will share with you a local secret to make your visit really special. With so much on offer, I’m sure you can find more than one reason to spend an extra day or two to explore the Central Coast. Rob Noble Chief Executive Officer

acknowledgement of Country Central Coast Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands of the New South Wales’ Central Coast. We pay our respects to past, present and future Elders, youth and community groups from across the region.

average climate The Central Coast is an inviting year round destination with a temperate, oceanic climate delivering warm summers and mild winters. Statistically our warmest month is January, with July being our coolest month.

AUTUMN 23.3c

WINTER 18c

SUMMER

SPRING 23.6c

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I feel very blessed that my day to day job puts me in touch with so many residents who happily share with me how much they love living on the Central Coast. The beautiful natural environment and the relaxed coastal lifestyle fit together beautifully with plenty to do and a friendly welcoming community.


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Till 11 Wavelength Exhibition Gosford Regional Gallery Till 29 Behind the Lines 2016 Gosford Regional Gallery Till 29 Bare: Degrees of Undress Exhibition Gosford Regional Gallery 4 Summer Festival Raceday Wyong Race Club 6 & 7 Central Coast Poker Championships Mingara Recreation Club 8 CC Mariners v Sydney FC Central Coast Stadium 13 Gosford Cup Raceday The Entertainment Grounds 14 & 15 Riot 2017 Central Coast Stadium 19 Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds 21 Cinema under the Stars Central Coast Stadium 22 Spencer Cup Riverside Market Spencer Public Wharf 22 Family Raceday Wyong Race Club 25 Australia Day Eve Canton Beach 25 Australia Day Celebrations Kibble Park, Gosford 26 Australia Day Celebrations Memorial Park, The Entrance, Pearl Beach, Wagstaffe & Woy Woy 28 CC Mariners v Perth Glory Central Coast Stadium

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Summer City Rumble Central Coast Elvis Festival Mountain Sounds Festival CC Mariners v Melbourne Victory Easy Street Rod Run

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location Memorial Park, The Entrance Davistown RSL Club Mt Penang Event Park Central Coast Stadium Toukley

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Provincial Championships Raceday Wyong Race Club Seniors’ Week Various locations Gosford Saturday Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ Mt Penang Gardens CC Mariners v Melbourne City Central Coast Stadium Komunity Project Central Coast Pro Surf Series Avoca Beach 11 Horror Movie Campout Mt Penang Event Park 18 Cast Off Food & Wine Festival Woy Woy 18 & 19 Central Coast Beach Fest Avoca Beach 18 & 19 Operation Blackhawk’s Battlefield Challenge The Entertainment Grounds 19 Morris Minor Car Display Memorial Park, The Entrance 21 Harmony Day The Entrance 25 Opera in the Arboretum Pearl Beach 25 The Kindness Festival Kibble Park, Gosford 25 CC Mariners v Adelaide United Central Coast Stadium 25 & 26 Raw Challenge Doyalson 30 Gosford Guineas/Prov C’ships The Entertainment Grounds

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1 Nitro Circus Live Central Coast Stadium 1 STAR 104.5 Toast the Coast The Entertainment Grounds 3 CHS Sydney North Table Tennis Niagara Park Stadium 7 - 9 ClubsNSW Academy Games Various locations 8 Wet Wild & Rhythm Canton Beach 9 CC Mariners v Newcastle Jets Central Coast Stadium 9 Embrace Life Festival Mingara Recreation Club E Group Raceday The Entertainment Grounds 11 14 - 17 Easter 15 Soldiers Beach Surf Expo Soldiers Beach 15 Easter Saturday Book Fair Memorial Hall Pearl Beach 15 & 16 Australian Jnr Roller Derby C’ships Niagara Park Stadium 16 Easter Sunday Funday Kibble Park, Gosford 18 - 18 May National Trust Heritage Festival Various locations 23 Field of Remembrance Memorial Park, The Entrance 25 ANZAC Day Commemorations Various locations 25 ANZAC Day Raceday The Entertainment Grounds 29 & 30 Central Coast Regional Show Gosford Showground 29 & 30 Central Coast Italian Festival Ettalong Beach

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Northern NSW Schools Futsal Titles Niagara Park Stadium Rotary Club of Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Central Coast Comic Convention Central Coast Leagues Club Narara Music Festival Mt Penang Gardens NSW Country Table Tennis C’ships Niagara Park Stadium All American Muscle Car Show Erina Fair Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Fairhaven Services Autumn Fair Point Clare Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road Dharug National Park 14 Mother’s Day Various locations 14 Century Challenge Cycle Ride Mt Penang Parklands 20 & 21 Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road Dharug National Park 21 Heritage Car Show Memorial Park, The Entrance 22 - 25 CWA of NSW Conference Mingara Recreation Club 25 Schweppes Raceday The Entertainment Grounds 27 - 3 Jun Maliga Art Showcase Wyong 27 & 28 Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road Dharug National Park 27 & 28 Pearl Beach Music & Irvine Family Concerts - Junior Piano Showcase Concert (27) Pearl Beach - Piano Scholarship Concert (28) Pearl Beach NB. Information correct at time of publishing and subject to change.TBC = To be confirmed

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Exposure Photographic Exhibition The Entrance Gallery Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Ettalong Beach Acoustic Busk-A-Thon Ettalong Beach NSW Junior Country Basketball C’ships Terrigal Queens Birthday Long Weekend Erina Juniors RLFC Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Bay to Bay Running Festival Woy Woy to Gosford 5 Lands Walk MacMasters Beach to Terrigal Mingara Orchid Club Fair & Show Mingara Recreation Club

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Whale Dreamers Festival Norah Head Lighthouse NAIDOC Week 2017 Various locations NSW Golf Junior Championships Toukley & Shelly Beach Coasties Cup (Baseball) Adcock Memorial Park Winter Blues & Jazz Festival Memorial Park, The Entrance Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Int’l Highland Dancing Festival Niagara Park Stadium Narara Ecoburbia Festival Narara Lighthouse 2 Skillion Coast Walk Norah Head to Terrigal

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Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Chrysler Wake Run Car Show & Shine Canton Beach Central Coast Country Music Festival The Entrance Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Ladies Day Out Raceday Wyong Race Club Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds

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Plant Lovers’ Fair Kariong Wyong Gold Cup Wyong Race Club Gathering of the Clans Norah Head Father’s Day Various locations Great North Walk 100’s Lake Macquarie to Patonga Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival Yarramalong The Food and Wine Festival Mt Penang Gardens Chinese Cultural Festival Memorial Park, The Entrance Central Coast 4WD Caravan Camping & Boat Show Mingara Recreation Club Pearl Beach Food & Wine Fare Memorial Hall, Pearl Beach Central Coast Ukulele Festival The Entrance Beachletics Carnival Shelly Beach

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CC Mariners Home Games Central Coast Stadium NSW Labour Day Long Weekend Food Fun & Music Festival Toukley Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Fairhaven Services Spring Market Point Clare Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road Dharug National Park Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Central Coast 7’s (Rugby) Kanwal Mangrove Mountain Country Fair Mangrove Mountain Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road Dharug National Park Westpac Super Hero Stride Memorial Park, The Entrance Davistown Putt Putt Regatta Main Wharf Davistown Chromefest The Entrance Trick or Treat & Midday Monster Mash (Halloween) Gosford

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CC Mariners Home Games Central Coast Stadium Wyong Lakes Festival Various Locations Tuggerah Lakes Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Central Coast Kids Day Out Kariong Remembrance Day Memorial Park, The Entrance Brisbane Water Oyster Festival Ettalong Beach Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Long Jetty Street Festival Long Jetty Central Coast Dock Dogs Memorial Park, The Entrance White Ribbon Day Walk The Entrance Gosford City Christmas Parade Gosford Central Coast Half Marathon The Entrance Gosford Raceday The Entertainment Grounds

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Christmas at the Races Wyong Race Club CC Mariners Home Games Central Coast Stadium Lighting of the Christmas Tree Memorial Park, The Entrance The Christmas Fair Mt Penang Gardens Lighting of the Christmas Tree Toukley Christmas Picnic Raceday The Entertainment Grounds Christmas Under the Stars Mingara Recreation Club Carols by Candlelight Memorial Park, The Entrance Country Raceday The Entertainment Grounds New Years Eve Celebrations The Entrance New Year’s Raceday The Entertainment Grounds TBC - Gosford NYE Festival Gosford

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Oct ‘17/18 Mariners Season Kicks Off


central coast fun-damentals get to know the Central Coast to plan the perfect break 8 • #CentralCoastNSW

gateway cities The gateway cities of Gosford and Wyong are urban districts that fuse together to welcome visitors to the effervescent Central Coast. This precinct includes stunning waterfront locations along both Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes.

the hinterland Contouring the western edge of the Central Coast, our Hinterland precinct has a vast expanse of wilderness as well as showcasing some of the stunning State Forests and National Parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Great North Road, Dharug National Park.

the peninsula The seaside suburbs of Ettalong, Woy Woy and Umina Beach on the Peninsula offer an easygoing and welcoming atmosphere, with a range of exciting waterfront experiences including boat hire and ferry services.

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TRAVEL QUIZ central coast home of...

1 Where will you find Australia’s crankiest crocodile?

2 Name Australia’s largest outdoor adventure centre

3 Where can you see the daily Pelican Feeding?


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beach villages The picturesque beach villages dotted along the coastline are the quintessential essence of the coastal way of life. Terrigal is a vibrant cosmopolitan village. Avoca Beach is where you will find a la carte restaurants and alfresco cafés lining the shore. Copacabana, MacMasters Beach and Killcare are hidden gems waiting to be explored.

the entrance Always a hive of entertainment, The Entrance is a mecca for family fun and a beachside holiday favourite for generations. There are plenty of opportunities to get active, with bike paths, waterways and so much more to enjoy!

northern lakes Offering crystal lakes and sandy beaches, the Northern Lakes area features Toukley, Budgewoi and Norah Head - a water and nature lovers haven. The iconic Norah Head Lighthouse is the pride of this precinct. Learn about her history during one of the scheduled tours.

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What is the name of Australia’s first and the world’s longest roller coaster zipline?

How many vehicles make up the collection of Australia’s largest automotive museum?

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6 Which military vessel was scuttled off the coast to create NSW’s first artificial reef?

ANSWERS 1. Australian Reptile Park, p 28 2. Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, p 29 3. The Entrance, p 31 4. TreeTop Crazy Rider - Xtreme, p 31 5. Over 450, p 2 & 30 6. Ex-HMAS Adelaide, p 16

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Enjoy a walk or ride on this reasonably flat shared pathway. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Andersons Boatshed

Andersons Boatshed • J6 A great family day out on the water - no boat licence required. Choose from BBQ boats, half cabin or open boats. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Aquafun at Avoca Lake

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Amble through auto heaven in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest automotive museum. Next Stop: 2 minutes to Tour De Brisbane Water

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Adventure activities in over 3,000 acres of wilderness - guided horse riding, quad-biking, kayaking, abseiling and more. Next Stop: 15 minutes to Mount Penang Gardens

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Entertain the children while parents enjoy a quality dining experience at one of the eateries at Mingara Recreation Club.

Boomerang Bike Hire • F8 The Entrance Need a bike? Automatic bike hire stations are available at The Entrance. Next Stop: 15 minutes to The Playhouse, Mingara Recreation Centre

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This stunning local secret covers 8kms of the expansive Bouddi National Park. A relatively easy hike characterised by sweeping views.

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Checkout one of Australia’s largest skate parks housing the nation’s deepest bowl measuring just under 4 metres. Next Stop: 10 minutes to Boomerang Bike Hire

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Head out on a chartered vessel for a morning or full day fishing experience. Departure points: Terrigal, Woy Woy or Ettalong. Operators p 17 & 18

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Next Stop: 5 mins Ex-HMAS Adelaide (or 30 mins from Woy Woy/Ettalong)

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Book with Pro-Dive Central Coast to explore the Ex-HMAS Adelaide artificial reef. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Bouddi Coastal Walk

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Splash about on the water in your choice of vessel including pedal boats, kayaks, rowboats or stand up paddle boards. Next Stop: 25 minutes to Bato Yard

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Mingara One Fitness • F7 Indoor aquatic recreation reaches a new level at Mingara Recreation Club. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Terrigal (or 40 minutes to Woy Woy)

Check into one of our accommodation options. View pages 52 - 63.

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Come monkey around at TreeTops - a unique experience in the tree tops. Next Stop: 1 minute to Ourimbah State Forest

Ourimbah State Forest

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Hit the off-road trails at this popular mountain biking spot. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Mingara One Fitness

NB: Map not to scale. Times are approximate and indicative only.

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Watch nougat, chocolate and marshmallow production, before purchasing your favourite flavour. Next Stop: 15 minutes to Gosford Regional Gallery

Somersby Falls

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Central Coast Stadium

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Grab your ticket and enjoy seasonal sports year-round. Don’t miss our national A-League team - Central Coast Mariners! Next Stop: 20 minutes to Central Coast Ferries, Woy Woy

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Open Wed, Sat & Sun, explore the 1830’s historic cottage where the poet Henry Kendall penned over 300 poems. Next Stop: 1 minute to The Factory

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Take in the latest local exhibition or wander through the adjacent Edogawa Commemorative Japanese Gardens. Next Stop: 5 minutes to Fires Creek Wines

Fires Creek Wines • G6 Stop by to taste award winning, seasonal handcrafted fruit, flower and herb wines. Next Stop: 10 minutes to Ken Duncan Gallery

Ken Duncan Gallery • H7 Admire Ken Duncan’s inspirational and internationally acclaimed photography. Next Stop: 2 minutes to The Wildflower Place

Patonga Public Wharf

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Pick up fish & chips from the nearby seafood shop, then sit and dangle your feet off the jetty. Next Stop: 40 minutes to The Skillion


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Seating 500 people, this stateof-the-art theatre hosts local and national touring productions.

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Create your own cheese board with multi-award winning artisan cheeses. Next Stop: 5 minutes to The Art House Wyong

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Check out the thriving market scene. Turn to page 42 for more details

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Take a guided tour of this heritage-listed icon, ascend 96 steps to the top while learning about maritime history. Next Stop: 30 minutes to Little Creek Cheese

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Pelican Feeding

Daily at 3:30pm, rain, hail or shine, these amazing creatures find their way to “Pelican Plaza” on the edge of Memorial Park. Next Stop: 1 minute to The Entrance

The Wildflower Place • H7 Specialising in Australian native flora, browse the nursery and gift shop. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Norah Head Lighthouse

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On your bike! This ride contours the southern edge of Tuggerah Lake along approx 10kms of shared pathways with plenty of places to stop and admire the views. Next Stop: 20 minutes to The Entrance

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Ascend the path to the top of this coastal landmark providing 180 degree ocean views. Next Stop: 20 minutes to Crackneck Point Lookout

Crackneck Point Lookout

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Share some rug space with friends or family, nibbling on cheese and crackers. Perfect spot for whale watching during migration seasons! Next Stop: 15 minutes to Chittaway Bay

NB: Map not to scale. Times are approximate and indicative only.


14 • BEACHES & WATERWAYS

beaches and waterways the Central Coast by nature is a world of beautiful coastlines, golden beaches, alluring lakes and vast waterways

this sparkling natural asset, one way or another will become an integral part of your visit to the region and the core for creating lasting memories

fishing Dropping a line is popular for beginners and the more experienced of anglers. Anglers can try their luck from the banks of a river, in an estuary, cast out from one of the beaches or board a fishing charter for a deep sea adventure. N.B. Fishing licences are required in NSW.

boating Boating enthusiasts are catered for with a number of access ramps scattered around the waterways. Captain a vessel and navigate the waterways, or paddle around the shoreline at your own pace in a kayak, pedal-boat or on a stand up paddleboard. Refresh with a dip in the ocean at one of the seasonal patrolled beaches, paddle in a rock pool or wipe out at one of the local surf breaks. Ferries link selected inlets, lakes and the ocean providing a relaxing way to get around.

accessible tourism Central Coast Council is committed to providing areas that are accessible to the community with attendant propelled, all-terrain beach wheelchairs from several surf clubs. Sand Cruisers are available at: • Avoca Beach • North Avoca • Copacabana • Killcare • Ocean Beach • Wamberal • Toowoon Bay • Lakes Beach Hippocampes are at: • Terrigal (adult size) • Umina (suits young people) Contact the local surf club to book a beach wheelchair, for details visit: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or www.accessibletourism.com.au


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LOBSTER BEACH High View Rd • Map 9E A sheltered beach, is a short bush walk from the carpark.

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AVOCA BEACH Vine St • Map 8F Ideal for board riders and swimming. Rock pool for kids.

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TERRIGAL BEACH Terrigal Esplanade • Map 7F An excellent family beach with rock pool. North of beach smaller surf.

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TERRIGAL HAVEN Terrigal Esplanade • Map 7F Popular beach for launching boats for fishing and diving. Parking for boats and cars. Departure point for fishing club and dive charters.

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WAMBERAL BEACH Dover Rd • Map 7F Excellent surfing conditions, choppy in strong southerlies.

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FORRESTERS BEACH Kalakua Ave • Map 7F A beach with challenging unpredictable surf. Not for learners.

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SHELLY BEACH Shelly Beach Rd • Map 6F Suitable for surfers and swimmers of most standards.

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TOOWOON BAY Bay Rd • Map 6F Protected beach, great for families. Strong currents near the rocks.

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SOLDIERS BEACH Soldiers Point Dr Excellent surfing for board riders and the family.

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PATONGA BEACH Patonga Dr • Map10D A small swell protected beach ideal for beach walks.

OCEAN BEACH Consistent medium waves.

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FRAZER BEACH Frazer Beach Rd • Map 2G One of the best surfing spots. Patrolled Christmas, Easter/April Holidays

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The dive spots of the Central Coast extend beyond the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve and offer a range of offshore rock reefs, drop offs, swim-throughs, wrecks and caves. Jump in, share the waters with schools of fish, big blue gropers, weedy sea dragons and giant stingrays.

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BOUDDI NATIONAL PARK

1. Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve Scuttled in 2011, this artificial reef is the first military dive site in NSW. The ship’s structure is now dominated by encrusted barnacles and ascidians. It’s also home to a diverse range of marine life. 2. Fifeshire Reef A colourful shallow reef system, a great dive close to the boat ramp with loads of marine life.

3. Two Poles Reef Small rocky reef near the coast with abundant marine life.

average water temperature and visibility

4. The Pinnacle A large rock formation rising from the reef, falling down into deep water.

June to October • Water temp range: 16 - 20 oC • Visibility range: 20 - 40m

5. Three Mile Bommies A large reef covering some 10 sq km, with a range of interesting formations.

November to May • Water temp range: 20 - 25 oC • Visibility range: 15 - 25m

6. Nerong Wreck A sunken collier from the early 20th century. 7. Bird Island A shallow rocky reef with an abundance of marine life.

book moorings and permits online: www.visitcentralcoast.com.au Or call: 1300 132 975 or 02 4343 4444 About Moorings and Permits: • Vessels entering the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve are required to hold a valid mooring booking. • All persons entering the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve are required to carry a valid permit. For more information, terms and conditions and bookings visit the website.

Pro-Dive Central Coast 163 Wyong Rd, Killarney Vale NSW 2261 P: 02 4389 3483 E: info@prodivecentralcoast.com.au W: www.prodivecentralcoast.com.au Join the growing number of scuba divers from all over Australia who have dived the most talked about artificial reef, the former HMAS Adelaide FFG01. Pro-Dive, the coast’s longest established and exclusive SSI Instructor Training dive centre offers you easy access with short boat rides and safety along with professional crews. • Morning and afternoon dives • Rental scuba gear available 7 days a week

• 24/7 online bookings • Free “Dive & Stay” info kit • Nitrox fill station Map Ref: F6


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WOY WOY – EMPIRE BAY (Via Saratoga and Davistown) MONDAY TO FRIDAY Ferry Departs from Woy Woy

Central Coast Ferries operate two ferry services between Woy Woy, Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay, on the scenic NSW Central Coast. Beat the commuter traffic or just enjoy a leisurely cruise on the beautiful coastal waterways. Come and join us on the water for a great day out!

Ferry: 0418 63 13 13 info@centralcoastferries.com.au

Central Coast Reef and Game Fishing Charters

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www.centralcoastferries.com.au

Fantasea Cruising Pittwater

1 Fishermans Beach, The Haven Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 0427 66 55 44 E: info@reefandgamefishing.com W: www.reefandgamefishing.com Enjoy a great day on the water on a fast modern vessel. Fully licenced by NSW Maritime and NSW Fisheries. Come for a morning of reef fishing for snapper, kingfish, trevally, flathead and more or try a day game fishing for the chance of an adrenaline rush chasing marlin and tuna on the continental shelf. • Individual or group bookings with no fishing licence required • All bait and tackle supplied

Saratoga

Woy Woy

• Covered seating and toilet • Your catch cleaned and iced Map Ref: F7

2/1112-1118 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108 P: 02 9974 2411 E: info@palmbeachferries.com.au W: www.palmbeachferries.com.au Join our friendly crew for an exciting adventure! During our journey from Ettalong we will cruise through pristine Brisbane Waters, pass Lion Island, across Broken Bay into magnificent Pittwater. Experience Palm Beach with lush bushland and beaches of golden sand. • Ferries connecting Central Coast and Pittwater • Ferries to the Basin (Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)

• Charters for private and corporate functions Map Ref: E10

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A day trip to remember...

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18 • FISHING & BOATING • WATER ACTIVITIES

Hawkesbury Fishing Charters

Aquafun Avoca Lake

Central Coast and Northern Sydney P: 0407 661 397 E: ron@hawkesburyfishingcharters.com.au W: www.hawkesburyfishingcharters.com.au

15 Ficus Ave, Avoca Beach NSW 2251 P: 0413 808 394 E: info@aquafun.net.au W: www.aquafun.net.au

Perfect for families or a group of mates as we cater for both beginners and experienced fishing enthusiasts. Popular fishing species include; Kingfish, Jewfish, Flathead, Bream, Crabs, Squid, Salmon, Hairtail.

Fun and adventure awaits you as you explore Avoca Lake aboard one of our huge range of pedal boats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. A must do Central Coast experience for all ages.

The day is yours to enjoy and one to remember. You hire the whole boat no matter how many in your group (max of 6 people).

Open: September to May on weekends, and daily in school holidays from 10am - 5pm. Closed Christmas day.

• Pick up points; Woy Woy, Ettalong, Palm Beach, Parsley Bay at Brooklyn

• In the heart of Avoca Beach close to cafés, beach and shops

• 1 - 6 passengers per charter • Open 7 days Map Ref: D9

• Shady picnic areas Map Ref: F8

Special Offer - p 68

The Riverboat Postman

Boat Bike and Paddle Hire Central Coast

Brooklyn Public Wharf, Dangar Rd, Brooklyn NSW 2083 P: 0400 600 111 E: info@riverboatpostman.com.au W: www.riverboatpostman.com.au

39 Araluen Dr, Killcare NSW 2257 P: 02 4360 2958 E: info@bbphcc.com.au W: www.bbphcc.com.au

The Riverboat Postman cruises from Brooklyn every weekday at 10am, delivering the mail on behalf of Australia Post to the isolated settlements up the spectacular Hawkesbury River. We specialise in Seniors travel and welcome group bookings of any size. We also cruise most Sundays with a fish’n’chip cruise departing Brooklyn at 11am. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL CRUISES.

Explore the beautiful Brisbane Waters and the Killcare Surrounds. Go fishing or picnic on a private beach in our BBQ boat or tinnies. Paddle the bay on a kayak or on a stand up paddle board or mountain bike on some of the best cycling trails on the coast. Check our website for new hire equipment, package deals and conditions.

• Morning tea and lunch included. Hot tea and real coffee served! • Licensed bar on board

• Comfortable all weather cruising, stable boats Map Ref: C10

• No boat licence required • Holiday Packages available • Fishing Bait • Fishing Tackle sale and hire

• Group Deals and Corporate Events • Holiday essentials available in our shop Map Ref: E9


Special Offer - p 69

Mingara One Fitness

Microlight Adventures

Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261 P: 02 4349 7825 E: enquiries@mingaraone.com.au W: www.mingaraone.com.au

Microlight Adventures, Somersby Airfield NSW 2250 P: 0404 808 853 E: microfly@bigpond.net.au W: www.microlight.net.au

Aquatic recreation reaches a new level! With 3 pool areas including an Olympic size pool, leisure pools plus a babies aqua play area, a visit with us will make you and your family feel alive!

Let our senior instructor take you for an amazing introductory Microlight tandem flight in a fully open aircraft with magnificent aerial views over the Central Coast.

• 50m 8 lane Olympic Pool, 2 spas + 2 baby aqua play pools • Leisure pool with Rapid River Ride

• Hydrotherapy pool with ramp access Map Ref: E6

If you so wish and if weather permits, you will be able to take over control of the aircraft under the supervision of the instructor. Cost of this experience $190 (subject to change) for a 40 minute flight. • Open seven days a week, by appointment only and weather dependent

• Maximum weight 110kg Map Ref: C7

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Andersons Boatshed

Follow us on Twitter:

3a Petit St, Booker Bay NSW 2257 P: 02 4341 3219 E: info@andersonsmarina.com.au W: www.andersonsmarina.com.au • BBQ boats, half cabins, open or aluminium boats • Bait, ice and fishing gear

• Boat hire, no licence required • Kiosk with drinks, ice cream and coffee Map Ref: E9

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Our indoor heated facility provides safe aqua fun for the whole family all year round. Located at Mingara Recreation Club why not make a day of it and enjoy our great facilities.

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whale trail

vantage points 20 • WHALE TRAIL VANTAGE POINTS

Gerrin Point Lookout and Marie Byles Lookout (a) Bouddi National Park - Start the Bouddi Coastal Walk (8km) at Putty Beach and follow

whale migration seasons

the track for approx 1 km, climb the stairs to the boardwalk leading to the Gerrin Point Lookout, providing views of Maitland Bay and the Bouddi National Park Marine Extension.

Winter: June to August (migrating north) Spring: October and November (migrating south)

Access the (b) Marie Byles Lookout via the Scenic Road at Killcare Heights, here you have commanding views of Putty Beach, Box Head, Broken Bay and Barrenjoey Head.

be prepared

Take a chair, warm clothes, put on sunscreen and a hat, find a protected spot from the wind and take a good strong pair of binoculars.

what to look for

Captain Cook Lookout (c) Copacabana - Located off Del Monte Place, this high vantage point is a great place to

Movements through the water and water spray from

take the kids. The recently upgraded lookout provides two viewing decks, interpretive signage and a fully accessible path.

The Skillion (d) Terrigal - This iconic tall outcrop has amazing views of North Avoca and Avoca Beaches

their blowholes which is known as the ‘blow’.

TOP SELFIE SPOTS g Munmorah State

to the south, and Wamberal and Forresters Beaches to the north. Make your way to the top by utilising the walkway on the northern side of The Skillion.

Conservation Area

Crackneck Point

(e) Wyrrabalong National Park (South) - Located at the end of Hilltop Street, Bateau Bay. Crackneck Point has ample room to park and set up a picnic blanket ready for some whale spotting, with views over The Entrance and Shelly Beach.

Norah Head Lighthouse (f) Norah Head - With stunning views across the Pacific Ocean, this unique location gives you panoramic views up and down the coastline.

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Tea Tree Lookout

(g) Munmorah State Conservation Area - A combined lookout and picnic area, this is the perfect spot to relax, have a barbeque and watch the whales migrating. Tea Trees surround the picnic area where there are tables and free gas barbeques.

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Marie Byles Lookout c Copacabana b a Bouddi National Park

NB: Map not to scale. Vantage points listed south to north. Locations detailed on map, p 36 - 37.

SHARE YOUR SIGHTING

Tweet @OurCentralCoast and use the hashtag

#CentralCoastNSW

Submit a sighting tweet

@wildaboutwhales and hashtag #whaleon

Download the NSW National Parks sightings app from

www.wildaboutwhales.com.au


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the Central Coast covers an area of over 1,850 sq km 49 route A49

(Approx 49 kms)

Take the Gosford Exit off the M1 Pacific Motorway heading north out of Sydney. Route A49 (Central Coast Highway) works its way through Gosford to The Entrance and on to Doyalson where it connects to the M1 via the A43. A number of key tourism experiences are located on or near this main arterial road through the region.

 LEFT TO RIGHT: Bouddi National Park; The Skillion Terrigal; Captain Cook Lookout; Somersby Falls; Scenic Drives

33 tourist drive 33 (Approx 114 kms) Tourist Drive 33 runs through the heart of the Central Coast’s Hinterland and on to the Hunter Valley Wine Country. From the M1 heading north out of Sydney watch for the brown Tourist Drive 33 sign at Calga exiting onto Peats Ridge Road. From the Central Coast region, this drive travels north to the historic town of Wollombi and on to Cessnock and Branxton in the Hunter Valley.

Tourist drive 33 highlights: • Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, p 28 • Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, p 29 • The Springs Sitting Duck Bistro & The Duck Inn, p 48 • The Springs, p 34 • Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club, p 34 Alternative Route: Continue along Peats Ridge Road to reconnect with the M1 (Peats Ridge Road Loop approx 20 kms).

The Australian Reptile Park is located off the A49 at Somersby. Head down the hill into Gosford where you pass the scenic Central Coast Stadium. Take a side trip off the A49 at Terrigal Drive to explore Terrigal. Follow Ocean View Drive to join back onto the A49 before heading into The Entrance. After crossing The Entrance Bridge, look out for Bungary Road on the right. Take this road to venture closer to the Norah Head Lighthouse located on Bush Road.

Route A49 highlights: • Australian Reptile Park, p 28 • Gosford Classic Car Museum, p 2 • Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum, p 32 • Central Coast Stadium, p 6 and 7 • Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Gardens, p 33 • Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve, p 16 - Book your permit in advance • Wyrrabalong National Park (North and South), p 25 • Shelly Beach Golf Club, p 34 • The Entrance Pelican Feeding, p 31 • Norah Head Lighthouse, p 32

Alternative Route: Take the Woy Woy Rd exit to explore the Peninsula Precinct. NB: Load Limits apply on some roads.

• LAND ACTIVITIES & SCENIC DRIVES

scenic drives


playgrounds & picnic spots open spaces

22 • PLAYGROUNDS & PICNIC SPOTS

Central Coast Council actively contributes to keeping the natural balance and is responsible for: • Public access to the local beaches and waterways • Preserving over 200 community parks and reserves • Maintaining over 60 active recreation facilities For full details on playgrounds, picnic spots, skate parks and open spaces visit: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

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Bellbowrie St Canton Beach Foreshore CHAIN VALLEY BAY Lloyd Ave

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Erina Oval ETTALONG BEACH The Esplanade -

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skate parks  LEFT TO RIGHT: Ettalong Beach Waterfront; Umina Recreation Park; Vera’s Watergarden The Entrance; Bato Yard

Car Parking

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skate parks guide Bato Yard EDSACC, Bateau Bay Bill Sohier Park Shirley St, Ourimbah Bloodtree Oval Bloodtree Rd, Mangrove Mountain Blue Haven Oval Blue Haven Campbell Parade Reserve Campbell Pde, Mannering Park Copacabana Beachfront Del Monte Pl, Copacabana Frost Reserve Killuna Rd, Kincumber Halekulani Oval 107 Scenic Dr, Budgewoi Heador Street Reserve Heador St, Toukley Hylton Moore Park Althorp St, East Gosford Kariong Recreation Area Mitchell Dr, Kariong Lake Haven Oval Corner of Chelmsford Rd East & Kanimbla Ave, Lake Haven Lake Munmorah Tennis Acacia Ave, Lake Munmorah Netball Skate Park MacKillop Oval MacKillop Rd, South Kincumber Northlakes Oval Emu Dr, San Remo Paddy Clifton Oval Showground Rd, Narara Picnic Point Reserve Tuggerah Pde, The Entrance Ted Doyle Oval 1 - 3 Berkeley Rd, Glenning Valley Tunkuwallin Oval 130 Kanangra Dr, Gwandalan Peninsula Recreation Area Sydney Ave, Umina Beach Wadalba Sports Facility 375 - 385 Pacific Hwy, Wadalba

Heador St Reserve UMINA BEACH Sydney Ave

Peninsula Recreation Precinct WAMBERAL Wairakei Rd

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Lions Park WOY WOY Brick Wharf Rd Pelican Park

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Parks are listed in alphabetical order of suburbs. Regional Map pages 36 and 37.

For full details on playgrounds, picnic spots, skate parks and open spaces visit: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au Skate Parks Disclaimer: The skate parks are unsupervised & are available for use only during daylight hours. The facilities are available for use by skaters, rollerbladers, BMX & scooter riders. Please note that motorcycles are not permitted. Please be advised that the facilities have been designed with safety in mind & conform to recognised industry standards. Signs have been erected informing users of the risks associated with the activity & strongly recommend the use of protective safety equipment such as helmets, knee & elbow pads.

• SKATE PARKS

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Check out Bato Yard! One of the biggest and most diverse in Australia including a 3.6m circular bowl plus a small flow bowl.


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Mt Penang Parklands

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Bulgandry Discovery

START Mann St, Gosford END Brisbane Water National Park

Toddlers Trail - Sensory Park Pavers

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Harvest Ride

START Mann St, Gosford END Peats Ridge On & Off Road 28 RETURN

Tuggerah Lake Ride

START Tuggerah Train Station END Memorial Park, The Entrance

Hinterand History Ride

START Mann St, Gosford END Dharug National Park Pathway

Coast to Lake Walk

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Kincumba Fat Tyre Fun

START Mann St, Gosford END Kincumba Mountain On & Off Road 26 ONE WAY

START Albany St, Point Fredrick END Woy Woy Ferry Wharf

Lakes Ride

START Tuggerah Train Station END Tuggerah Lake The Grand Tourer

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START Wyong Train Station END Ourimbah State Forest History Ride

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START Mann St, Gosford END Circuit including Avoca Beach

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An energising way to explore the region is on foot or two wheels! The local council maintains a number of shared pathways and cycleways. For full details on Cycle Routes and Maps: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

On Road

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START Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn END Ettalong

START Point Clare Train Station END Lintern St Wharf Putt Putt to Putty

START Wagstaffe Ferry Wharf END Ettalong Ferry Wharf Terrigal by Twilight

START Mann St, Gosford END Terrigal Tour de Brisbane Water

START Mann St, Gosford END Circuit around Brisbane Water

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For the adventurous! Hit our off-road trails located in the State Forests and National Parks.


national parks 25 • NATIONAL PARKS

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Bouddi National Park The Bouddi Coastal Walk explores beautiful beaches, dense forests and steep cliffs. Bouddi National Park is home to countless attractions, including one of Australia’s first marine protected areas, significant Aboriginal sites, unique animals and plant life. Make the most of the park’s coastal location and camp beside the tranquil Maitland Bay, go swimming, fishing or whale watching.

Brisbane Water National Park A great place to see wildflowers, Aboriginal engravings, spot birds and relax near the tranquil Somersby Falls. Bordering the Hawkesbury River, this is a park of rugged standstone country contrasted with rainforests housing a network of walking and cycling trails.

Popran National Park Protecting spectacular sandstone cliffs and gullies and many Aboriginal sites, the park includes four kilometres of Hawkesbury River foreshore, remote walking routes, secluded rock pools and displays of spring wildflowers.

Dharug National Park Dharug National Park covers rugged bushland just north of the Hawkesbury River, with dramatic sandstone cliffs and a variety of natural habitats. Take a walk, mountain bike or guided tour into history along the Old Great North Road - UNESCO World Heritage walk; built by up to 720 convicts between 1826 and 1836. Download the Convict Road app before heading out, to accompany you along the track. For full details on National Parks go to: www.nswnationalparks.com.au NATIONAL PARK GUIDE

MAP REF:

Bouddi National Park Brisbane Water National Park Popran National Park Dharug National Park Munmorah State Conservation Area Wyrrabalong National Park

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Wyrrabalong National Park Divided into two sections, Wyrrabalong National Park conserves the last patch of coastal rainforest on the Central Coast. Visit this precious place to swim, surf, fish and take in the superb red gum forest, wildlife and rich Aboriginal heritage. The southern section of the park is home to Crackneck Point, a stunning lookout and an ideal location for whale watching during the migration seasons.

National Parks Passes

Purchase your pass at the Kariong & The Entrance Visitor Information Centres. An annual pass allows unlimited vehicle entry into designated NSW National Parks for 12 months.


state forests Forestry Corporation manages two million hectares of NSW State Forest for a variety of purposes, including recreation and tourism 26 • STATE FORESTS An extensive network of roads, fire trails and walking tracks allow visitors access to a host of exploration and leisure opportunities such as mountain biking, horse riding and bush walking.

Strickland State Forest For a compact area just five square kilometres, Strickland State Forest is an ecological gem containing an impressive variety of species and walking tracks. Visitors come here to experience the forest walks, exercise their dogs, picnic, take photographs, paint landscapes and feel at peace among the trees. Walking tracks provide the platform for almost every Strickland Forest experience. You can be standing in dry, open woodland and 10 minutes later - after a short stroll downhill through Gymea lilies, banksias and acacias on Strickland Falls Track - find yourself deep in lush rainforest beside a waterfall, surrounded by mossy rocks, ferns and palms. The Arboretum Track is reached by stepping over stones across a shallow creek. The path leads you through towering native and exotic tree plantings, past large pine cones, over a little swaying swing bridge and beside an enormous 15-metre moss-covered tree trunk. To date 350 plants, 98 birds, 29 reptiles, 27 mammals, 20 amphibians and four fish species have been recorded in this forest, with many more waiting to be discovered.

Olney State Forest Olney State Forest, located west of Lake Macquarie, is a popular recreation area for visitors wishing to picnic, hike or camp.

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The Pines Picnic area is an iconic site known for its towering pine tree forest, remnants of trial plantings of different pine species established in the 1920s and 1930s. Campers have multiple options in this forest. The generous Casuarina Site accommodates caravans and trailers. The Turpentine Camping Area is suited to small groups. Large groups should consider the open grassy area of The Basin.

Ourimbah State Forest West of Wyong, Ourimbah State Forest is home to TreeTops, an adventure park like no other. Visitors of all ages flex their adventurous spirit while testing their mental and physical being across multiple courses comprising of over 100 elevated obstacles including rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines. The forest is also a destination for mountain bike enthusiasts containing a challenging mountain biking track managed by Central Coast Mountain Biking Club.

WANT TO BRING YOUR PET?

Dogs are welcome in all State Forests across NSW, however caution should be taken as many State Forest are adjacent to National Parks where dogs are not permitted.


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Open 9am–5pm 7 days Pacific Highway, Somersby (2 mins from Gosford Exit off M1) Phone: (02) 4340 1022

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Boomerang Bike Hire

1 Darkinjung Rd, Calga NSW 2250 P: 02 4375 1100 E: info@walkaboutpark.com.au W: www.walkaboutpark.com.au

46 Marine Parade & The Boardwalk, The Entrance NSW 2250 P: 0414 848 284 E: info@boomerangbikes.com.au W: www.boomerangbikes.com.au

Visit a real working wildlife sanctuary. Get hands-on with kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, pythons, wombats, Tasmanian devils and so many more iconic Australian animals. Feed the alpacas, rabbits and their farmyard friends. Walk the bush tracks to visit ancient Aboriginal sites. • 80 acres of idyllic bushland • Boomerang throwing • Animal encounters • See web for ranger led activities • Bushtucker walkabout workshops • Café or bring your own picnic Map Ref: C8

Our self-service bike hire system is open 24/7. Simply swipe your credit card, select your bike and hire period then unlock the bike. Explore lakes, beaches and parklands around The Entrance, along 25 km of dedicated bike paths. Experience spectacular views, unique bird life, free BBQs plus over 100 shops and eateries. • Open 24/7 • Free helmets and maps • 24 bikes many with child seats • Childrens bikes

• Fun for everyone and a great day out! Map Ref: F5


Just 20 minutes from Gosford, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures offers an unforgettable outdoor experience!

NOW OPEN!

HORSE RIDING

OPEN 7 DAYS 9am – 5pm

QUAD BIKING

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures 69 Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley NSW 2250

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See our Visitor Experience Offer Pass on Page 68

Call 02 4375 1222 Visit www.glenworth.com.au

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Amazement Farm & Fun Park

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

170 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek NSW 2259 P: 02 4353 9900 E: fun@amazement.com.au W: www.amazement.com.au • Magical mazes, farm animals, bird • Yard activities, sporting games sanctuary, scheduled shows • Big Barn Café and farmstay accommodation • Kids playground area and mini bike track Map Ref: D5

P: 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) W: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au • Campsites by the sea • Guided tours and adventures • World Heritage Listed - Old Great North Road

• Spectacular Somersby Falls • See page 25 for list of Central Coast National Parks Page Ref: 25

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Challenge yourself with these ultimate WOW experiences in the tree tops! > Fun for the whole family, from 3 years old. > ONLINE bookings only!

TreeTops.com.au

Special Offer - p 69

The Entertainment Grounds

The Entrance Town Centre

4 Racecourse Rd, West Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4325 0461 E: info@theentertainmentgrounds.com.au W: www.theentertainmentgrounds.com.au

Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4333 5377 E: info@theentrancetcm.com.au W: www.theentrance.org.au

Previously known as Gosford Race Club, The Entertainment Grounds is the premier events location on the Central Coast. With exciting race meetings on course and family friendly entertainment throughout the year, The Entertainment Grounds has consolidated its position as a vital community space offering a diverse array of opportunities.

The Entrance hosts over fifteen free community events and major festivals annually, you will be blown away by the variety and excitement on offer. Be sure to wander down to the Pelican Plaza for an experience you will treasure, taking place on The Entrance waterfront at 3.30pm each day. The Entrance Market each Saturday 9am-2pm.

• 23 exciting race meetings in 16/17 • Diverse, multi-purpose community centre • Finest in-house caterers offering • Visit the website to find out more! delicious hospitality packages • Family friendly entertainment Map Ref: D8

• Family friendly events • Cafés, restaurants and speciality shops • Entertainment all year round

• Rides and play areas • Free parking Map Ref: F5


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go back in time There are many buildings of local and state heritage significance. Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford displays local history while the Old Wyong Milk Factory houses the local artisan cheese maker.

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Le Bua Thai Massage

Catch a touring performance or local production in the $12m state-of-the-art facility, seating 500 people.

Shop 3/123 Mortimer Ln (opp Kibble Park), Gosford NSW 2250 P: 0426 730 721 or 02 4339 9589 W: www.lebuathaimassage.com.au

View a complete list of experiences at:

• We offer full body massage • Combination of traditional Thai and oil massage

www.VisitCentralCoast.com.au/Activities/Culture-and-Indulgence

Henry Kendall Cottage 25 - 27 Henry Kendall St, West Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4325 2270 E: info@henrykendallcottage.org.au W: www.henrykendallcottage.org.au • Historic cottage built 1830’s • Cottage and museum: Open Wed, • Electric BBQ and ample parking Sat and Sun: 10am - 3pm • Cottage and museum set in 2 ½ • Grounds: Open 10am - 4pm daily hectares of tranquil grounds Map Ref: D8

• Relax, unwind, refresh and rejuvenate Map Ref: D8

Norah Head Lighthouse 40 Bush Rd, Norah Head NSW 2263 P: 02 4396 4102 or 1300 132 975 E: info@norahheadlighthouse.com.au W: www.norahheadlighthouse.com.au • Take a tour and climb the 96 stairs • Enjoy breathtaking 3600 views to the top • Open 7 days - group bookings • Learn of history and shipwreck stories available Map Ref: G4


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E X P LO R E W H AT ’ S O N Featuring a year round program of theatre, circus arts, dance, music, workshops, festivals and more. 02 4335 1485 • 19 - 21 Margaret St, Wyong NSW 2259 • www.thearthousewyong.com.au

Special Offer - p 69

Gosford Regional Gallery and Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Garden 36 Webb St, East Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4304 7550 E: gallery@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au W: www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries The region’s premier Gallery comprises three exhibition spaces, beautiful gardens, café and gift shop. It presents a changing program of exhibitions and events whilst the stunning Japanese garden with teahouse, koi pond and pavilion is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature. • Free admission, changing exhibition and events • Feed the koi carp

• Browse the gallery shop • Relax in the Point Café Map Ref: D8

Ken Duncan Gallery 414 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights NSW 2260 P: 02 4367 6701 E: erina@kenduncan.com W: www.kenduncan.com This expansive, purpose built facility features spacious viewing rooms, presentations, plus the Sanctuary Café offering exquisite coffee and fine food, all in a delightful bushland setting. The Gallery showcases the magnificent artworks of iconic, award-winning photographer, Ken Duncan, plus a wide range of postcards, books, gifts and much more. Ken’s spectacular fine art prints will turn your walls into windows on the beauty of nature. • Open 10am daily • Free entry

• Wheelchair access and restrooms Map Ref: E7

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golfers of all abilities will be challenged on the NSW Central Coast

• TOP GOLF SPOTS  PHOTO: Shelly Beach Golf Club

players of all abilities will enjoy a golfing experience at one or more of the distinctive and challenging courses found throughout the region. • Ocean views dominate Shelly Beach Golf Club’s 18 hole course. • Mercure Kooindah Waters boasts a world-class course designed by Craig Parry and Ross Watson. • The Springs’ claims the region’s longest course measuring over 6,000 metres. • Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is the only private course in the region with access exclusively for resort guests, members and their guests, and corporate groups. • 12 holes and 18 tees are on offer at Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club.

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club 18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove NSW 2250 P: 02 4373 1129 E: ceo@mmmclub.com W: www.mmmclub.com.au • Only 1/2 hour from Gosford • Club house, pro shop and golf cart facilities and Wyong • Scenic and rural bushland setting Map Ref: B6

Shelly Beach Golf Club Shelly Beach Rd, Shelly Beach NSW 2261 Club House: 02 4332 3400 Golf Shop: 02 4332 1103 E: info@shellybeachgolfclub.com.au W: www.shellybeachgolfclub.com.au • Magnificent ocean views • Social golf, available 7 days • Wedding, conference and • Golf shop, bar, restaurant function facilities and café, open 7 days Map Ref: F6

The Springs 1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge NSW 2250 P: 02 4373 1522 E: golf@the-springs.com.au W: www.the-springs.com.au • Located only 30 minutes from • 18 Hole championship course Wahroonga and 40 minutes • Well-stocked Pro Shop from Newcastle • Restaurant and Bar • Just 12kms from M1 Peats Ridge turnoff Map Ref: B6


local ambassadors Lachlan Tame and Riley Fitzsimmons Dating back as far as the 1930’s the Central Coast has been home to over 50 Olympians and Para Olympians encompassing a broad range of sports and pursuits. Lachlan Tame and Riley Fitzsimmons are two bronzed Aussies who reached the pinnacle of their sports, canoeing and kayaking by competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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‘Nowhere else can you find a perfect training spot for our sports, than Avoca Beach with the headland protecting the water from the mighty southerly. We shouldn’t be giving away our training secrets’ quipped the bronzed Aussie’s ‘but, we can train for the long distances by paddling in the Brisbane Water as well as challenging ourselves in the ocean waves. We have been training together for what seems like forever!’ ‘There is a bit of an age difference between us and Riley used to chase me in the early days, before I caved and started training him’ taunted Tame. Out of the water you may spot the boys in one of the local haunts, secretly they are quite the coffee connoisseurs - ‘if you don’t find the bean flavour you are craving in one café, there are probably nine others within a short distance like Avoca, Terrigal, Wamberal or Long Jetty who will have the right bean.’ Tame and Fitzsimmons are members of Surf Life Saving. Learn more about Surf Life Saving Central Coast: www.slscc.com.au

Angus Stewart I have been lucky enough to grow up on the Central Coast where my early years were filled with adventures on the beach and in the bush. It is one of the most unique and biodiverse areas of the world, filled with Waratahs, Flannel Flowers, Christmas Bells and the amazing Giant Spear Lily. As a professional horticulturist, it has been a pleasure to see the development of a thriving food scene through farmers markets, cafés and restaurants springing up around the area to showcase the best the Central Coast has to offer. I am honoured to be an ambassador for my home area.

Learn more about Australian natives: www.gardeningwithangus.com.au


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iconic locations Old Great North Road, Dharug National Park Take a walk along this historically significant site and marvel at the craftsmanship of the best preserved example of convict stone work construction in Australia - you will soon appreciate its UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Learn about the hardships of the convicts while constructing the road by hand including the towering stone buttresses, culverts and curved wall.

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Long Jetty, Long Jetty Measuring just over 350 metres long, stretching out into the waters of Tuggerah Lake, this local landmark has been a part of holiday memories for generations. Celebrating its centenary in 2016, originally built as a passenger access port, today people enjoy a stroll along the jetty, refer to it as a positioning point along the shared pathway. Long Jetty and the surrounding suburb have long been a popular backdrop for a happy snap - like this quaint honeymoon photograph courtesy of Ern and Mavis Webber circ 1936. Photo courtesy of ‘Down Memory Lane’.

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retail therapy

39 • SHOPPING

The Central Coast boasts a range of urban shopping centres, bursting with brand names, specialty stores, cafés, restaurants and other activities.

centres Erina Fair is the largest single level shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere featuring over 300 stores. Westfield Tuggerah, split over two levels, hosts over 250 stores. Bateau Bay Square, Lakeside Shopping Centre and Lake Haven Shopping Centre are also thriving retail precincts.

boutique Bargains and unique items await discovery across the region. Terrigal Beach and The Entrance are lined with fashion boutiques and gift shops.

NSW Retail Shopping Hours Standard Trading Hours • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am to 5.30pm • Thursday: 9am to 9pm • Saturday: 9am to 5pm • Sunday: 10am to 4pm Many businesses including supermarkets and department stores vary these times to suit their customers. Seasonally, selected shopping centres operate on extended hours. Check websites for updated information. 2017 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day Public Holiday Australia Day Good Friday Easter Saturday Easter Sunday

- Sunday, 1 January - Monday, 2 January - Thursday, 26 January - Friday, 14 April - Saturday, 15 April - Sunday, 16 April

 LEFT TO RIGHT: Erina Fair Shopping Centre; The Entrance Boutique Shopping

For a complete list of retail outlets go to: www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/activities/shopping 2017 NSW GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TERMS

Easter Monday - Monday, 17 April ANZAC Day - Tuesday, 25 April Queen’s Birthday - Monday, 12 June Labour Day - Monday, 2 October Christmas Day - Monday, 25 December Boxing Day - Tuesday, 26 December

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

- Friday, 27 January to Friday, 7 April - Monday, 24 April to Friday, 30 June - Monday, 17 July to Friday, 22 September - Monday, 9 October to Tuesday, 19 December


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Bateau Bay Square

Lake Haven Centre

12 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 2255 E: bateaubaysquare@charterhall.com.au W: www.bateaubaysquare.com.au

Lake Haven Dr, Lake Haven NSW 2263 P: 02 4392 7800 E: lakehaven.mail@vicinity.com.au W: www.lakehavencentre.com.au

With over 90 specialty stores, Bateau Bay Square has everything you need and more, just a short five minute drive from The Entrance. Shopping is a breeze with undercover parking, newly refurbished bathroom facilities, bus and taxi ranks, and free mobility equipment and kiddy cab hire. • Aldi, Coles and Woolworths • Best & Less and Kmart • The Reject Shop • Medical Centre

• 6 banks and financial institutions • FREE school holiday entertainment for kids Map Ref: F6

Lake Haven Shopping Centre caters for all your needs on one convenient level. Over 120 specialty stores across fashion, hair and beauty, jewellery, giftware, electrical, pharmacy, travel, finance, medical and automotive services plus a great range of dining options. • Aldi, Coles, Woolworths • Best & Less, Kmart • 8 screen Metro Cinema (next door)

• Open: Every day, except Good Friday and Christmas Day Map Ref: F4


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The Wildflower Place

Lakeside Shopping Centre Cnr The Entrance Rd and Dening St,The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4333 5115 E: office@lakesidetheentrance.com.au W: www.lakesidetheentrance.com.au Lakeside Shopping Centre is conveniently located in The Entrance, with Coles, Coastal Health Medical Centre, Greater Bank, Millers, Super Dollar, Hollywood Nails, On Trend Hair, Kellies Bakery, Free Choice Tobacconist, Pavalyn Florist, Hearing For Life, National Hearing Care, Simply Pharmacy, Ziva’s Café, Lakeside Newsagency and KMassage. • Open every day, except Good • Parking is free and conveniently located on site with approximately Friday and Christmas Day 200 car spots Map Ref: F5

453 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights NSW 2260 P: 02 4365 5510 E: twp@tpg.com.au W: www.thewildflowerplace.com.au Come in and explore our extensive range of seasonal Australian Native flowers and plants. Chat to our friendly expert staff to gather garden tips or engage us to help you design your garden. Browse our gift shop featuring stunning pieces of art and sculptures, or pick out a native bouquet to surprise someone special. • Australian plant nursery • Australian gift shop • Fresh Australian wildflowers

• Open daily: 9am to 5pm

Map Ref: E7


markets For more markets, car boot sales etc. visit: www.VisitCentralCoast.com.au/Activities/Free/Markets

42 • MARKETS Avoca Beachside Markets

When: 4th Sunday of the month Where: Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach Central Coast Craft Sale

When: 2nd Saturday of the month (excl. Jan) Where: Art Studios Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery The Entrance Market

Take your own reusable bags

Take small change

For Farmers’ Markets, know what’s in season

Ask the supplier questions and try something new

The Market Terrigal

When: 2nd Sunday of the month Where: Terrigal Scout Hall, Terrigal Markets At The Fair

When: 2nd Saturday of the month Where: The Hive, Erina Fair Mangrove District Markets

When: Every Saturday (excl. event weekends) Where: Memorial Park, The Entrance

When: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month Where: Mangrove Mountain Community Hall

The Entrance Lions Club Markets

Peats Ridge Market

When: Every Sunday Where: The Entrance Cinema Carpark, The Entrance

When: Last Sunday of the month Where: Peats Ridge Public School, Peats Ridge

Ettalong Beach Markets

Shelly Beach Markets

When: Every Saturday & Sunday (Also runs long weekend Mondays) Where: Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, Ettalong Beach

When: Last Saturday of the month Where: Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Shelly Beach

Gosford City Farmers Markets

Terrigal Beach Markets

When: Every Sunday Where: The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford

When: First Saturday of the month Where: Terrigal Foreshore, Terrigal Beach

Top of the Hill Markets

When: 2nd Saturday of the month Where: All Saints Anglican Church, The Entrance Toukley Markets

When: Every Sunday Where: Coles Carpark, Toukley Umina Beach Markets

When: 3rd Sunday of the month Where: Peninsula Recreational Precinct, Umina Beach VTM Plaza Markets

When: 2nd Saturday of the month Where: Niagara Park Shopping Centre, Niagara Park Wyong City Farmers Market

When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month Where: Wyong Race Club, Wyong


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taste the difference! From coffee and cake to fish and chips, fresh produce to fine dining, the Central Coast’s delicious range of dining experiences will keep you coming back for more. Visitors and locals alike are spoilt for choice with an extensive range of waterside restaurants serving up fresh seafood, local and international flavours, many with views to dine for.

clubs The local clubs boast a wide range of dining options from bistros and buffets to signature restaurants. A number of venues provide a line up of live entertainment, featuring local, national and international artists.

made locally Enjoy a taste of the Central Coast. From multi-award winning chesses, to intriguing fruit wines and small batch craft brews, the flavours of the Central Coast will satisfy your tastebuds. The Factory at West Gosford is the spot to go if you are looking for chocolate, marshmallow, or nougat. Where ever you choose, leave your will power at the door - you won’t be needing that!

Live Entertainment Check out the Coast’s Gig Guide: www.VisitCentralCoast.com.au/Events  LEFT TO RIGHT: Avoca Beachside Markets; Farmers’ Markets; Dining at Terrigal Haven; Chocolate and wine making; Fine dining


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Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club Read more: p 48 Near to: 10 minutes off M1

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Ettalong Bowling Club Read more: p 47 Near to: 1 minute to Ettalong Beach

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Galaxy Motel Read more: p 54 Near to: 10 minutes to Gosford

Map ref: H6

Gosford Sailing Club Read more: p 46 Near to: 4 minutes to Gosford

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Hardy’s Bay Club Read more: p 48 Special Offer: p 69 Near to: 3 minutes to Killcare

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Mercure Kooindah Waters Map ref: D7 Read more: p 57 Near to: 7 minutes to Wyong Mingara Recreation Club Map ref: F7 Read more: p 49 & 71 Special Offer: p 69 Near to: 12 minutes to The Entrance Pullman Magenta Shores

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Read more: p 59 Near to: 7 minutes to The Entrance Six String Brewing Company Read more: p 45 Near to: 10 minutes to Terrigal

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The Springs Sitting Duck Bistro Read more: p 48 Special Offer: p 69 Near to: 10 minutes off M1

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Wyee Nursery

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Read more: p 48 Near to: 10 minutes off M1

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Block ‘n Tackle Brewery 1/11-13 Cochrone St, Kincumber NSW 2251 P: 02 4368 3333 E: brewing@blockntackle.beer W: www.blockntackle.beer • Range of craft beers brewed on site • Takeaway Mezza plates with local • Tasting Paddles or by the glass cheeses and dips • Guided brewery tasting tours • Wed-Sun from 12pm Map Ref: E8

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Little Creek Cheese Building 12, 141-155 Alison Rd, Wyong NSW 2259 P: 02 4353 2433 E: littlecreekcheese@hotmail.com W: www.littlecreekcheese.com.au • Fresh handmade cheeses • Multi-award winning • Vegetarian friendly

• Open: 7 days 10 - 4pm • Gluten Free Map Ref: D5

Fires Creek Wines

Six String Brewing Company

192 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate NSW 2250 P: 02 4365 0768 E: info@firescreek.com.au W: www.firescreek.com.au • Complimentary tastings • Discover our divine handcrafted wines, made from fruit, flowers • Multi-award winning wines and herbs • Wed - Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm Map Ref: E7

4/330 The Entrance Rd, Erina NSW 2250 P: 02 4365 4536 E: brewery@sixstringbrewing.com.au W: www.sixstringbrewing.com.au • Handcrafted beers brewed on site • Brewery tours 11am Saturdays

• Beer tastings and takeaways, restaurant, live music Map Ref: E7


The Saltwater Bistro at the Avoca Beach Hotel serves up a great range of food including traditional pub meals alongside contemporary classics.

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Gosford Sailing Club 28 Masons Pde, Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4325 7216 E: info@gossail.com.au W: www.gosfordsailingclub.com Gosford Sailing Club is the ideal setting for any special occasion and a great spot to enjoy superb cuisine with a selection of fine wines and beers at the Club Bar. There is a very active junior and senior sailing program including yacht and dinghy racing, corporate events, and learn to sail programs for kids and adults. • Offering live entertainment • Raffles and trivia • Popular Retro Disco

• Views of Brisbane Water • Perfect location for any occasion • Award winning dining Map Ref: D8

SALTWATER BISTRO Open 7 days for lunch and dinner • Dine on the balcony or inside by the fire • Daily specials

• Live music Friday and Saturday nights • Table service

Bamboo Buddha Café 221 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate NSW 2250 P: 02 4365 5810 E: thebamboobuddha@gmail.com W: www.bamboobuddha.com.au • Vegetarian and vegan café • Open: 9am - 3pm, Tues - Sun (closed Public holidays) • Yoga and wellness • Pet and wheelchair friendly • Functions and group bookings • Koi pond and tranquil gardens Map Ref: E7

THE SPORTS BAR The main bar is ideal for meeting up with friends, having a few drinks, soaking up the sporting atmosphere. • Beer, wine or spirit • 12 beers on tap • Extensive wine list

• Minimum of eight red and white wines by the glass

DROP IN 326 - 360 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach NSW 2251

(02) 4382 2322

www.avocabeachhotel.com.au

Byblos Restaurant and Bar 124 Donnison St, Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4324 6006 E: enquiries@byblosgosford.com.au W: www.byblosgosford.com.au • Fabulous Lebanese Food • Located in Kibble Park

• Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday Map Ref: D8


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Club Toukley RSL

Crowne Plaza Terrigal

Cnr Holmes Ave and Main Rd, Toukley NSW 2263 P: 02 4396 4855 E: admin@toukleyrsl.com.au W: www.clubtoukley.com.au • ZIVA eats and pizza open 7 days • Kids disco and function room for lunch and dinner • Bowling Greens, TAB, Keno and Courtesy Bus • Poppies Café • All weather childrens play area Map Ref: F4

Pinetree Ln, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4384 9111 E: reservations.terrigal@ihg.com W: www.crowneplazaterrrigal.com.au • Enjoy spectacular ocean views and • Florida Beach Bar offers relaxed seasonal menus showcasing local alfresco dining in a casual beer produce at Seasalt Restaurant garden atmosphere Map Ref: F7

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Club Umina Melbourne Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257 P: 02 4343 9999 E: inquiries@clubumina.com.au W: www.clubumina.com.au • Family-friendly club • FREE school holiday entertainment • Affordable dining • FREE Live entertainment Friday, • Rooms to cater for any function Saturday and Sundays Map Ref: D9 • TAB and Keno facilities

Ettalong Bowling Club 103 Springwood St, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257 P: 02 4341 0087 E: reception@ettalongbowlingclub.net W: www.ettalongbowlingclub.net • Alfresco brasserie • Greens Café and Harry’s Chinese Restaurant

• TAB, Keno and live entertainment • Kids play area and courtesy bus • Cocktails and craft beer Map Ref: E9

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Hardys Bay Club

The Springs Sitting Duck Bistro

14 Heath Rd, Hardys Bay NSW 2257 P: 02 4360 1072 E: hardysbayclub@gmail.com W: www.hardysbayclub.com.au • Unique and family-friendly club • Local beer on tap • Excellent bistro

Special Offer - p 69

• Live music and events • Bushside setting Map Ref: E9

1080 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge NSW 2250 P: 02 4373 1522 E: admin@the-springs.com.au W: www.the-springs.com.au • Restaurant and bar • Lunch: Wed - Sun • Function and wedding venue Dinner: Fri and Sat nights for up to 400 • Stunning food and décor Map Ref: B6

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club

Wyee Nursery Café

18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove NSW 2250 P: 02 4373 1129 E: mmmclub@bigpond.com W: www.mmmclub.com.au

103 Wyee Rd, Wyee NSW 2259 P: 02 4357 1335 E: cafe@wyeenurserycafe.com.au W: www.wyeenursery.com.au

• Open: Lunch and dinner, Tues - Sun • Sublime restaurant • Scenic mountain views and • Only 1/2 hour from Gosford and Wyong alfresco dining Map Ref: B6

• Beautiful outdoor garden centre café • Great coffee and devonshire teas • Gift shop

• Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch Map Ref: E3


INDIGO EATS, TREATS & BAR

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Discover our freshly baked bread and our own signature blend of coffee. Share special moments with family and friends. Enjoy delicious café fare with breakfast and all day dining.

Visit us at your club, Mingara 12-14 Mingara Drive, PO Box 8003, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261 Ph: 4349 7799 Fax: 4349 7800 E: enquiries@mingara.com.au www.mingara.com.au facebook.com/ mingaraclub

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high tea Dating back to the early 19th Century, the most English of traditions, High Tea, is enjoying a fashionable resurgence on the Central Coast. Gather your friends, spend time socialising and indulging in mouth watering selections of seasonal sweet and savoury treats. Settings range from casual cafés with ocean views through to elegant restaurants complete with delicate china. NB: Venues may require advanced bookings. For details of locations search ‘High Tea Venues’ on: www.visitcentralcoast.com.au

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great places. amazing spaces. 50 • GREAT PLACES. AMAZING SPACES.

waterfront locations. natural bush settings. luxury resorts. quaint community halls. From two to 1,000, the Central Coast has an unrivalled assortment of unique event spaces. There is a backdrop and venue just perfect to host any special occasion. Treat your friends and family to a fully catered event at one of the many quality resorts, restaurants or cafĂŠs. Hire a mobile caterer for a pop-up styled party in the great outdoors or select one of the self catering venues. Turn a day into a night, a weekend or a week. Check out accommodation options starting from page 52.

need help with an event? Planning a business, sporting or leisure event? Professional assistance is at hand. Contact Central Coast Tourism & Convention Bureau conference@centralcoasttourism.com.au

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To plan your special ceremony, visit one of the many expos. Check dates at: www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/weddingexpos

www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/conference

Council Permits: Weddings and events on the beach, in a parkland/reserve, at a lookout or in any other public open space, will require a booking and/or permit from Council. Go to www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au for detailed information and application forms. Fees may apply.


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spoilt for choice... Cosy cottages, welcoming B&Bs, luxurious hideaways, friendly motels, full service resorts and beachside holiday parks - the choice is yours. Couples can choose from private cottages, secluded beach bungalows, five star B&Bs or stylish resorts. Families are not forgotten with luxurious holiday options including large beach houses or self contained apartments overlooking the beach.

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George Brand Real Estate

2/112 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4385 9564 17 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong Beach 2257 P: 02 4344 6152 E: info@accomholidays.com W: www.accomholidays.com

164 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach NSW 2251 P: 02 4382 1311 E: avoca.holidays@georgebrand.com.au W: www.georgebrand.com.au

Accom Holidays are the Central Coast’s holiday and short stay property specialists. We proudly manage over 250 quality houses and apartments in highly sought areas of the Central Coast. From luxurious retreats to comfortable getaways, we can help you find the perfect property.

George Brand Real Estate proudly offers a selection of holiday accommodation ranging in style and area. Surfing at Avoca, dining at Terrigal, bushwalking at MacMasters or fishing at Copacabana whatever you’re into, we have it covered. Our helpful consultants are ready to assist with your Central Coast getaway.

• Couples, families, groups, corporate and pet friendly options • Holiday and short term rental accommodation specialists

• Largest selection of holiday accommodation • Fully self contained

• Fully self contained properties • Beachfront, rural and lifestyle properties Map Ref: F7 & E9

• Beachfront to bushland • Upmarket to budget • All beaches covered Map Ref: F8

Central Coast Holiday Escapes

Raine & Horne Terrigal - Avoca Beach

3/1 Killcare Rd, Killcare NSW 2257 P: 02 4360 2222 E: killcare.nsw@raywhite.com W: www.centralcoastholidayescapes.com.au

78 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4385 1000 E: holidays@rhcoastal.com W: www.centralcoastholidays.com.au F: www.facebook.com/CCholidays

Your bay, beach and bush accommodation specialists, Central Coast Holiday Escapes has properties to suit all your holiday needs from budget to luxury accommodation. Not only is our area one of the most beautiful locations on the Central Coast, but it also boasts a great variety of activities for all to enjoy.

We’re serious about creating holidays! A romantic getaway or a big family home? Perhaps a studio on the beach? Our range includes executive retreats, beach front homes, family-friendly houses, holiday units and apartments throughout Terrigal, Wamberal, North Avoca, Avoca Beach, Copacabana and MacMasters! Come - Join Us!

• Stay for a weekend, week or linger longer • Holiday and short term rental specialists

• Budget to luxurious self contained properties Map Ref: E9

• SMS your name and “escape” to 0400 751 094 to receive your copy of our coastal holiday booklet. • Follow us on Facebook for specials!

Map Ref: F7 & F8

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Special Offer - p 68

Ashwood Motel Nestled in 15 acres of natural bushland and native gardens just two kilometres from picturesque Avoca Beach

STAY

73 Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4324 6577 E: ashwoodmotel@grsl.com.au W: www.ashwoodmotel.com.au The Ashwood Motel is centrally located to all the attractions Central Coast has to offer. If you’re looking for clean, modern rooms at the right price the Ashwood is the motel for you. Gosford RSL is over the road with brasserie, café, entertainment and indoor kids area.

Range of Options

• Inground swimming pool and BBQ area • Free Wi-Fi and games room

• Ideal for group bookings - parking for coaches Map Ref: D8

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Choose from our options: • 12 deluxe rooms • 24 standard rooms • 12 two storey terraces • 28 self contained villas

• 3 function rooms • Conference & wedding facilities • Hotel & bottle shop • Indoor & alfresco dining • 2 landscaped swimming pools • Full sized tennis court with lights

BOOK NOW 326 - 360 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach NSW 2251

(02) 4382 2322 enquiry@avocabeachresort.com.au

www.avocabeachhotel.com.au

Special Offer - p 68

Galaxy Motel 26 Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4323 1711 E: info@galaxymotel.com.au W: www.galaxymotel.com.au Conveniently located just outside Gosford CBD, the Galaxy Motel is a luxurious 4 star - 50 suite complex. Recently renovated rooms with LCDs, modern bathrooms, kitchenette and in-room movies. Room service for breakfast and dinner. Indoor kids play area onsite. • Inground swimming pool with spa • Onsite brasserie and café and sauna • Entertainment and bar • BBQ area and free Wi-Fi • Conference facilities

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ENJOY ALL THE CENTRAL COAST HAS TO OFFER. Facing pristine Terrigal Beach, Crowne Plaza Terrigal is the ideal destination for exploring the Central Coast. Whether you’re craving a romantic escape, time with the family or a chance to relax and recharge, our Seaside Break package has everything you’ll need for a terrific holiday. Starting from $225 per night, Crowne Plaza Terrigal’s Seaside Break Package includes standard accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two in Seasalt Restaurant and parking.

CROWNEPLAZATERRIGAL.COM.AU

02 4384 9111

Gosford Palms Motor Inn

ibis budget Gosford

7 - 9 Moore St, West Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4323 1211 E: stay@gosfordpalms.com.au W: www.gosfordpalms.com.au

63 Central Coast Hwy, Gosford NSW 2250 P: 02 4325 7692 E: h5442@accor.com W: www.ibgosford.com.au

Located in tranquil setting between nature reserve and Brisbane Waters. Short distance to Gosford CBD, waterfront, cafés and restaurants, hospitals, shopping, racecourse and Central Coast Stadium.

For your total comfort, ibis budget Gosford provides a range of guest services including free Wi-Fi high speed internet connectivity throughout, refrigerator in each guest room, tea and coffee facilities, smart TV with USB and HDMI access, hairdryer/iron on request, disability connecting rooms, coin-operated guest laundry and complimentary car parking. We look forward to welcoming you to our newly refurbished hotel.

• Excellent location • Value for money

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• Clean and comfortable • Friendly staff Map Ref: D8

• Newly refurbished rooms • Free high speed Wi-Fi • 24 hour check in

• Smart TV, refrigerator and tea/coffee facilities Map Ref: D8


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Chittaway Motel

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments

98 Chittaway Rd, Chittaway Bay NSW 2261 P: 02 4388 9110 E: info@chittawaymotel.com.au W: www.chittawaymotel.com.au

6 Maroomba Rd, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4384 7444 E: reception@terrigalsails.com.au W: www.terrigalsails.com.au

• Convenient for Tuggerah Business Park, Mingara and Westfield • Spacious, modern rooms

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• BBQ area, Foxtel, LCD TV’s and free Wi-Fi • 2 easy access rooms Map Ref: E5

Ocean Front Motel 102 Ocean Pde, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 5911 E: info@oceanfrontaustralia.com W: www.oceanfrontaustralia.com • 20 min walk to town centre • Absolute ocean front with panoramic views • Foxtel and free Wi-Fi • Whale watching from your balcony • Spa rooms; internal and external • Award winning restaurant on balcony Map Ref: F6

• 23 innovative serviced apartments • 150m to beach, restaurants, shops • Choice of spa, studio or • BBQ, laundry, free Wi-Fi and 1 bedroom apartments parking  Map Ref: F7

The Willows Motor Inn 512 Pacific Hwy, North Gosford/Wyoming NSW 2250 P: 02 4328 4666 E: info@thewillows.net.au W: www.thewillows.net.au • Centrally located motel with queen, • Restaurant/room service executive spa and family rooms • Touring and sporting groups welcome • Tropical gardens, pool and BBQ Map Ref: D7 


57 Oaks Waterfront

On the Beach, Toowoon Bay, NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 1566 E: kims@kims.com.au W: www.kims.com.au

89 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 1300 784 474 E: waterfront@theoaksgroup.com.au W: www.oakshotels.com

Situated right on the beach at Toowoon Bay. Comfort and life’s simple pleasures is the emphasis at Kims. Accommodation in stylish beachfront, rainforest and hillside lodges provide the perfect setting for relaxation. Enjoy your own private spa bath, Jacuzzi or swimming pool.

Oaks Waterfront Resort is idyllically located to receive superb views of the stunning surf beach and Tuggerah Lake. Located just over one hour’s drive from Sydney and 15 minutes from Terrigal, it is an ideal choice for those looking to get away for an overnight or weekend escape, or extended holiday with family and friends with a choice of studios and spacious one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments.

Kims buffet restaurant is famous for an abundance of fresh seafood and homemade dishes lovingly designed with imagination and creative flair. A secluded beachside oasis perfect for the ultimate romantic escape. • Exclusively for adults • Tariffs include daily meals • Luxurious individual lodge accommodation • Private swimming pool, Jacuzzi or spa bath Map Ref: F6

• Direct beach access • Heated pool and spa • Kitchenettes in all rooms

• Reverse cycle air conditioning • Guest laundry • Well-equipped gymnasium Map Ref: F5

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Mercure Kooindah Waters

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

40 Kooindah Blvd, Wyong NSW 2259 P: 02 4355 5777 E: kooindahwaters.res@kooindahwaters.com.au W: www.mercurekooindahwaters.com.au Mercure Kooindah Waters is the perfect escape from all the distractions. Set on 90 acres, the award winning resort offers a variety of accommodation including self-contained apartments, one of the Central Coast’s top restaurants and a huge array of leisure activities only 90 minutes north of Sydney.

224 Terrigal Dr, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4385 1555 E: admin@terrigalpacific.net.au W: www.terrigalpacific.net.au

• 18 hole championship standard golf course and Endota Day Spa • Karinya’s restaurant with views

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• Pools, tennis courts, sauna, gym, spa, BBQ’s and kids play area • Weddings, conferences and events Map Ref: E5

Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat NOW offers completely refurbished four star (self rated) studio, one bedroom lofts and two bedroom self contained apartments in beautiful surroundings, directly opposite the Terrigal Lagoon and parkland. Ideal for romantic getaways, corporate and business stays or short family breaks. Come and check us out! RELAX, UNWIND, ENJOY. • Heated pool and hot spa • Newly refurbished modern studios, 1 and two bedroom apartments • Kitchenettes in all units • BBQ facilities by pool

• Free parking and Wi-Fi • Short stroll to Terrigal Beach and Esplanade • Laundry facilities Map Ref: F7

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The Clan Terrigal

Norah Head Lighthouse

1 Ocean View Dr, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4384 1566 E: info@clan.com.au W: www.clan.com.au

40 Bush St, Norah Head NSW 2263 P: 02 4396 4102 or 1300 132 975 E: info@norahheadlighthouse.com.au W: www.norahheadlighthouse.com.au

A 60 metre stroll across the golden sands of Terrigal Beach is all that separates The Clan Terrigal from the Pacific Ocean. Tucked behind the surf and pines it’s the perfect combination of waterfront location, panoramic views and beach access.

Spend a romantic weekend, midweek escape or family holiday in the beautifully restored Lighthouse Keepers Quarters dating back to 1903.The Quarters consist of two heritage listed cottages located on the headland with magnificent ocean vistas. Make your special day one to remember with weddings, events and celebrations hosted on the grounds.

A five minute stroll takes you to the heart of Terrigal, with outdoor cafes and boutique shops. • 32 rooms including family suites and 3 bedroom cottage • Foxtel, air-con and Wi-Fi

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• Café on site providing breakfast and lunch • Conference centre Map Ref: F7

• Cottages include 3 bedrooms • Extended midweek packages • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry • Spacious living areas with TV, • Verandah with gas BBQ DVD and stereo

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Map Ref: G4

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Lake Haven Castle Cottage

Walkabout Park, Darkinjung Rd, Calga NSW 2250 P: 02 4375 1100 E: bushnights@walkaboutpark.com.au W: www.walkaboutpark.com.au

8 Kylie Cl, Lake Haven NSW 2263 P: 02 4392 7700 E: stay@lakehavencastle.com.au W: www.lakehavencastle.com.au

• Wild Night with the Wildlife • Campfire and Dreamtime stories • Wildlife spotlighting tour • Private self contained eco-cabin • Ranger-led animal encounters Map Ref: C8

• Fully equipped three bedroom cottage • Views of Budgewoi Lake and ocean beyond • Library, TV and DVD and free Wi-Fi Map Ref: F4

Central Coast Cottages at Toowoon Bay

Mantra Ettalong Beach

Charlton St, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 1104 E: enquiries@centralcoastcottages.com.au W: www.centralcoastcottages.com.au • Luxurious self contained cottages • Outdoor entertaining area with BBQ • Ideal for couples or families • Less than one minute walk to beach • Close to cafés and shops Map Ref: F6 

53 - 54 The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257 P: 02 4344 8888 E: Ettalong.res@mantra.com.au W: www.mantraettalongbeach.com.au • Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments • On the shores of Ettalong Beach • Advanced Skin Spa • 24 hour reception • Ettalong Diggers Gym and Swim Map Ref: E9


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Star of the Sea Terrigal

1 Magenta Dr, Magenta NSW 2261 P: 02 4352 8100 E: H8791@accor.com W: www.pullmanmagentashores.com Pullman Magenta Shores Resort, five star beachside spa resort surrounded by 18-hole championship Magenta Shores Golf Course. 90 minutes north of Sydney, five minutes from The Entrance. Refurbished Studio Guestrooms, two and three Bedroom Villas with open plan living, dining areas, private courtyards. Barretts à la Carte Restaurant and Shallows Bar with al-fresco dining, ideal for couples, families and groups.

8 The Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260 P: 02 4385 7979 E: info@staroftheseaterrigal.com W: www.staroftheseaterrigal.com

• VIE Spa • Indoor heated pool, steam room, gym and 2 tennis courts

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• Lagoon pool, rock pools, bar (seasonal), BBQ picnic areas • Direct beach access Map Ref: F5

Overlooking famous Terrigal Beach, the spacious three and four bedroom units comfortably sleep six - ten people in absolute privacy. Having a great reputation for friendly service, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the “Star of the Sea ultimate indulgence”. • Indoor and outdoor heated pool and spa • Library and billiards/cards room

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• Café and BBQ area, kids play area • Steam room, well equipped gym • Tennis and squash courts Map Ref: F7

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Sandy Cove Apartments

Waldorf The Entrance Serviced Apartments

2 - 8 Ozone St, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 7692 E: admin@sandycove.net.au W: www.sandycoveapartments.com.au

2 Coral St, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4334 8800 E: theentrance@waldorf.com.au W: www.waldorftheentrance.com.au

Centrally located to shops, beaches and the lakes. Our apartments are individually designed with quality modern finishes. All apartments have balconies, many offering fantastic sea or lake views.

Waldorf The Entrance Serviced Apartments is ideally located with views overlooking the water front, Memorial Park, Tuggerah Lake and the famous Pelican Feeding at The Entrance.

Perfect for any getaway from families to business travellers alike, or boutique romantic getaways all tailored to your needs.

Centrally located to shops, beaches and the lake, Waldorf The Entrance is ideal for relaxed holidays and weekends away, offering a choice of studios and spacious one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments with either a balcony or terrace.

• 1 to 4 bed apartments • Jet spa bath in every apartment • Heated outdoor pool and spa • Secure parking/lifts to all floors

• On-site management • On-site gym and sauna • Free Wi-Fi Map Ref: F5

• Fully equipped kitchenettes • Laundry facilities in all rooms • Outdoor pool and terrace

• Secure parking/lifts to all floors • Free Wi-Fi and Foxtel Map Ref: F5

• SERVICED APARTMENTS OR SELF CATERING

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Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie Lot 28 Monterey Ave, Mannering Park NSW 2259 P: 1800 359 455 E: lakemacquarie@ingeniaholidays.com.au W: www.ingeniaholidays.com.au/lakemacquarie Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie is nestled on the southern shores of Lake Macquarie, at the northern end of the picturesque Central Coast. Relax and enjoy the quiet and peaceful location whilst enjoying all the activities the Lake Macquarie region offers. The jetty and waterfront reserve provide easy access to the lake, where sandy inlets and secluded bays are ideal for boating, fishing and swimming. • Powered, ensuite and waterfront caravan and camping sites • Cabin accommodation to suit all budgets

• Resort style swimming pool, children’s playground and jumping cushion Map Ref: F2

A Paradise Park Cabins Pacific St, Long Jetty NSW 2261 P: 02 4334 5555 or 1300 65 88 65 E: paradise@paradisepark.com.au W: www.paradisepark.com.au • Offering a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self catering cabins (some with double spa bath)

• Located opposite Tuggerah Lake • TV, DVD, microwave, heater, BBQ ceiling fans and laundry Map Ref: F6

Lakeview Tourist Park 491 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 1515 E: enquiry@lakeviewtouristpark.com.au W: www.lakeviewtouristpark.com.au Located on the waterfront at Long Jetty, only minutes from The Entrance. Ideally situated close to beaches, clubs and shopping centres. Offering affordable accommodation with powered camp sites, cabins and caravan sites. • Opposite boatramp • Powered camp sites • Pet friendly sites

• 1 Bedroom and 2 bedroom cabins Map Ref: F6

Dunleith Tourist Park 2 Hutton Rd, The Entrance North NSW 2261 P: 02 4332 2172 E: info@dunleithtouristpark.com.au W: www.dunleithtouristpark.com.au • Absolute waterfront location on • Wi-Fi, camp kitchen, games room • Top Parks affillated The Entrance Channel • Walking distance to beaches, shops • Powered sites • Ensuite cabins and villas and clubs  Map Ref: F5

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Blue Lagoon Beach Resort 10 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay NSW 2261 P: 1800 680 036 E: info@bluelagoonbeachresort.com.au W: www.bluelagoonbeachresort.com.au • Absolute beachfront cabins and tourist sites • Kids playground and café

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• Heated lagoon style swimming pool, spa complex and tennis court • Camp kitchen Map Ref: F6

Patonga Caravan and Camping Area Bay St, Patonga NSW 2256 P: 02 4379 1287 E: patongacampingground@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au W: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au • Boat ramp and fish cleaning table • Waterfront sites • Playground, kiosk and modern • Camping and caravan sites amenities • Electric BBQ’s Map Ref: D10


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Shelly Beach Holiday Park 2 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay NSW 2261 P: 1800 941 119 E: info@shellybeachholidaypark.com.au W: www.shellybeachholidaypark.com.au • Located directly across from the • Villas, powered caravan and tent sites magnificent Shelly Beach • Ocean view cabins Map Ref: F6

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drop in and say hello Our friendly Sales Consultants can help you book accommodation, provide you with activity ideas and specials. Two Shores Holiday Village 200 Wilfred Barrett Dr, The Entrance North NSW 2261 P:1300 653 602 E: reception@twoshoresholidayvillage.com.au W: www.twoshoresholidayvillage.com.au • Waterfront sites, villas and cabins • Caravan and camping sites • Electric BBQ and swimming pool • Camp kitchen Map Ref: F5

The Central Coast Visitor Information Centres span across three locations. These Centres are serviced by a team of enthusiastic local staff and volunteers ready to help you find your way around the region. KARIONG 52 The Avenue, Mt Penang Parklands 02 4343 4444

THE ENTRANCE Marine Parade, The Entrance 02 4334 4213

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Al Mare Beachfront Retreat On Blue Bay Beach, The Entrance NSW 2261 P: 02 4333 7979 E: relax@almarebeachfront.com.au W: www.almarebeachfront.com.au • Absolute beachfront luxury • Two large private suites • Double spa with ocean view

• Kitchenette and BBQ • Gas log fire • Couples only Map Ref: F6

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PAGE COMPANY PHONE OFFER No.

PAGE COMPANY PHONE OFFER No.

Accommodation – Booking Services

Jetty Motel

02 4332 1022

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Accom Holidays

Kims Beachside Retreat

02 4332 1566

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• INDEX & BUSINESS DIRECTORY

- Terrigal

02 4385 9564

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53

Lake Haven Castle Cottage

02 4392 7700

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58

- Ettalong Beach

02 4344 6152

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53

Lakeview Tourist Park

02 4332 1515

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60

George Brand Real Estate Pty Ltd

02 4382 1311

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53

Lavender House B&B

02 4332 2234

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-

Mantra Ettalong Beach

02 4344 8888

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58

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57

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63

Raine & Horne - Avoca Beach

02 4384 1444

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53

Mercure Kooindah Waters

02 4355 5777

- Terrigal

02 4385 1000

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53

Noonaweena

02 4376 1290

Central Coast Holiday Escapes

02 4360 2222

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53

Norah Head Holiday Park

02 4396 3935

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61

Visit The Entrance

02 4333 1701

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-

02 4396 4102

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58

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park

1300 414 448

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62

Oaks Waterfront

1300 784 474

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57

Ocean Front Motel

02 4332 5911

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56

Patonga Caravan & Camping Area

02 4379 1287

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60

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

02 4352 8100

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59

Raffertys Resort

02 4972 5555

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-

Sandy Cove Apartments

02 4332 7692

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59

Sapphire Palms Motel

02 4332 5799

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-

Shelly Beach Holiday Park

1800 941 119

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62

Star No 5 Terrigal

0408 481 136

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-

Star of the Sea Terrigal

02 4385 7979

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59

Terrigal Hinterland B&B

02 4385 5354

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Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

02 4385 1555

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57

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments

02 4384 7444

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56

The Clan Terrigal

02 4384 1566

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58

The Entrance Backpackers

02 4334 5005

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-

The Outlook Cabana

0427 189 567

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-

The Palms at Avoca

02 4382 1227

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63

The Willows Motor Inn

02 4328 4666

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56

02 4332 2834

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61

1300 653 602

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62

Serviced Apartments

02 4334 8800

68

59

Waterfront Tourist Park

02 4396 4203

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-

02 4323 1333

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-

02 4325 5633

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Accommodation

Norah Head Lighthouse

A Paradise Park Cabins

02 4334 5555

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60

Al Mare Beachfront Retreat

02 4333 7979

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63

Apollo Resort Central Coast

02 4385 2099

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-

Ashwood Motel

02 4324 6577

68

54

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

02 4375 1100

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58

Avoca Beach Hotel and Resort

02 4382 2322

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54

Avoca Palms Resort Apartments

02 4382 1481

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-

Beachcomber Hotel

02 4397 1300

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-

Bella Vista Hotel Motel

02 4340 1108

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-

Bells at Killcare

02 4360 2411

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-

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

1800 680 036

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60

Buccaneer Motel

02 4334 3100

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-

Budgewoi Holiday Park

02 4390 9019

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61

Canton Beach Holiday Park

02 4396 3252

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61

Central Coast Cottages at Toowoon Bay 02 4332 1104

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58

Central Coast Motel

02 4353 2911

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Chittaway Motel

02 4388 9110

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56

Crowne Plaza Terrigal

02 4384 9111

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55

Dunleith Tourist Park

02 4332 2172

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60

El Lago Waters Resort

02 4332 3955

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-

Galaxy Motel

02 4323 1711

68

Glades Motor Inn

02 4341 7374

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-

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

02 4375 1222

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29

Gosford Palms Motor Inn

02 4323 1211

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55

02 4328 1222

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Greenmans on the Hawkesbury

02 4377 1173

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Hibiscus Lakeside Motel

02 4390 9100

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Air Experiences

Hotel Gosford

02 4324 1634

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Central Coast Aero Club

02 4392 5174

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ibis Budget Gosford

02 4325 7692

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55

Microlight Adventures

0404 808 853

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19

ibis Styles The Entrance

02 4336 0400

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56

Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

1800 359 455

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60

Gosford Inn Motel

54

Toowoon Bay Holiday Park Two Shores Holiday Village

Waldorf The Entrance

Waterview Gosford Motor Inn Wombats B&B Apartments


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Arts, Culture & Heritage

The Springs Sitting Duck Bistro

02 4373 1522

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02 4352 1886

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Splash Restaurant Bar Functions

02 4385 9482

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Art Studios Cooperative Ltd

02 4339 3349

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The BOX on the Water

02 4339 3369

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Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

02 4382 1777

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Wiseberry Charmhaven

Central Coast Interactive War Exhibit

02 4324 1588

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- The Secret Café

02 4393 3100

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- The Secret Bunker

02 4392 0400

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02 4357 1335

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Gosford Regional Gallery & Edogawa Commemorative Garden

02 4304 7550

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33

Henry Kendall Cottage

02 4325 2270

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32

Jacqui’s Art Studio

02 4399 2898

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Ken Duncan Gallery

02 4367 6701

69

Laycock Street Theatre

02 4323 3233

The Rhythm Hut

Wyee Nursery Café

Fishing & Boating

33

Andersons Boat Shed

02 4341 3219

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Central Coast Ferries

0418 63 13 13

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17

02 4322 5971

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Central Coast Reef &

02 4335 1485

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Game Fishing Charters

0427 66 55 44

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17

Fantasea Cruising Pittwater

02 9974 2411

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17

Dining

Hawkesbury Fishing Charters

0407 661 397

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18

Avoca Beach Hotel and Resort

Starship Cruises

02 4323 1655

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The Riverboat Postman

0400 600 111

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18

The Art House, Wyong

- Treetops Restaurant

02 4382 2322

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46

- Saltwater Bistro

02 4382 2322

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46

Austrian Schnitzelhaus Erina

02 4367 4874

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Bamboo Buddha Café

02 4365 5810

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46

- Endota Spa

02 4384 9143

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48

diggers@the entrance - Bites Dining

02 4332 3399

Golf & Spa Crowne Plaza Terrigal Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club

02 4373 1129

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34

- Feast Buffet

02 4332 3399

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48

Shelly Beach Golf Club

02 4332 3400

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34

Byblos Restaurant and Bar

02 4324 6006

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46

The Springs

02 4373 1522

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34

Central Coast Leagues Club

02 4325 9888

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47

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort 02 4352 8121

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- Florida Beach Bar

02 4384 9111

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47

- Lord Ashley Lounge

02 4384 9111

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- Seasalt Restaurant

02 4384 9133

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47

Ettalong Diggers

02 4343 0111

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal

- Vie Spa

Mercure Kooindah Waters - Karinyas Restaurant & Wine Bar

02 4355 5777

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57

Mingara Recreation Club

Government & Local Chambers Central Coast Council - Gosford

02 4325 8222

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- Wyong

02 4350 5555

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-

02 4340 1002

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Central Coast Regional Development Corporation

- Indigo

02 4349 7799

- 49 & 71

Gosford Business Improvement

- Ming Dragon Chinese Restaurant

02 4349 7838

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District, Inc.

02 4322 7726

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-

- The Roasted Berry

02 4349 7799

Greater Toukley Vision

02 4397 1711

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-

02 4333 5377

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Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce 02 4352 2643

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-

02 4339 9589

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32

0412 975 307

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69 49 & 71

Point Café

The Entrance Town Centre

- Avoca

02 4382 2760

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- Japanese Gardens

02 4382 2760

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Pullman Magenta Shores

Health & Beauty

- Barretts Restaurant

02 4352 8137

Reef Restaurant

02 4385 3222

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Cove Café

02 4384 5083

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Le Bua Thai Massage Lomi Heart Centre

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Health & Beauty cont

Fires Creek Wines

02 4365 0768

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45

Julie’s Place - Julie Goodwin

02 4337 0777

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Little Creek Cheese

02 4353 2433

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45

Luka Chocolates

02 4355 4848

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ReviveR Bar

02 4325 3371

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Six String Brewing Company

02 4365 4536

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45

The Factory

02 4322 3222

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45

Pinned-Up Hair & Beauty Spot

02 4325 9885

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Mingara Recreation Club - 6S Health

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02 4388 9944

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Land Activities

• INDEX & BUSINESS DIRECTORY

5 Lands Art Trail

02 4360 2228

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Amazement Farm & Fun Park

02 4353 9900

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30

Armstrong Tag Archery

02 4389 2606

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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

02 4375 1100

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28

Cartoscope Pty Ltd

02 9987 4533

-

-

Australian Reptile Park

02 4340 1022

-

28

Central Coast Radio

02 4304 4200

-

-

Bateau Bay Tenpin Bowl

02 4332 9999

-

-

Field Guide Central Coast

0422 516 657

-

-

Big Sky Mobile Drive In

0428 625 774

-

-

iMag Publications (Central Coast)

02 4353 0969

-

-

Boomerang Bike Hire

0414 848 284

-

28

02 4365 7000

-

42

Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre 02 4385 5027

-

-

Central Coast Stadium

02 4337 2500

-

-

Bax Audio Visual

02 4322 1455

-

-

Australian Rainforest Sanctuary

02 4362 1855

-

-

Central Coast Community College

02 4348 4300

-

-

Forestry Corporation of NSW

02 4931 6600

-

27

Central Coast Mariners

02 4353 7200

-

-

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

02 4375 1222

68

29

Doctor on Duty

1300 225 547

-

-

D’Vine Group

1300 388 433

-

-

Sports Stadium

02 4385 3577

-

-

Fixx Events

0416 923 655

-

-

Gosford City Tenpin Bowl

02 4328 3133

-

-

Forsythes Recruitment

02 4356 4300

-

-

Gosford Classic Car Museum

02 4320 0000

Impact Centre

02 4367 6767

-

-

Intencity

02 4365 6790

-

-

02 4355 4455

-

-

Construction Management

02 4324 7371

-

-

02 4392 5278

-

Narara Eco Living Networking Inc

02 9953 6699

-

-

National Australia Bank

02 4367 1504

-

-

National Home Doctor Service

13 74 25

-

-

Retire Australia

02 4365 9705

-

-

Veer Left Pty Ltd

0458 540 006

-

-

02 4346 1111

-

-

Forest of Tranquility at

Gosford City Basketball &

Kidz HQ

Laserblast

69 2 & 30

Mingara Recreation Club - The Playhouse

02 4349 7799

- 30 & 71

Monkey Mania

02 4325 9865

-

-

Mt Penang Gardens

02 4340 1002

-

29

- Tours

02 4396 4102

-

32

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

1300 072 757

-

30

Pit Stop Raceway

02 4322 0329

-

-

Segway Central Coast

02 6659 7006

-

-

02 4355 1557

-

-

The Wyong Milk Factory

02 4355 4587

-

-

TreeTops

02 4025 1008

69

Norah Head Lighthouse

Slam Factory

31

Made Locally Block ‘n’ Tackle Brewery

02 4368 3333

-

45

Distillery Botanica

02 4365 3968

-

-

Media & Publications

Star 104.5

Miscellaneous

Mudgecorp Design &

YouthConnections.com.au

Pubs, Clubs, Bars & Entertainment Breakers Country Club

02 4384 2661

-

-

Central Coast Leagues Club

02 4325 9888

-

47

Club Toukley RSL

02 4396 4855

-

47

Club Umina

02 4343 9999

69

47

Davistown RSL Club

02 4363 0199

-

-

diggers@the entrance

02 4332 3399

-

48

Doyalson Wyee RSL Club

02 4390 0622

-

-

Ettalong Diggers Club

02 4343 0111

-

-

Ettalong Bowling Club

02 4341 0087

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Gosford RSL Club

02 4323 2311

-

-

Transport & Tours

Gosford Sailing Club

02 4325 7216

-

46

Gwandalan Bowling Club

02 4976 1204

-

-

Hardys Bay Club

02 4360 1072

Kincumber Hotel

02 4369 2166

-

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club

02 4373 1129

- 34 & 48

Mingara Recreation Club

02 4349 7799

69

02 4358 8519

-

-

Water Activities

Ocean Beach Hotel

02 4341 2322

-

-

Shelly Beach Golf Club

02 4332 3400

-

34

Munmorah Bowling Club

69

48 -

All Coast Removals

02 4381 1895

-

-

02 8886 0350

-

-

Go Beyond Tours

0429 657 686

-

-

Oz Trikes

02 4372 1100

-

-

Southern Cross Coaches

02 4325 0008

-

-

Aquafun Avoca Lake

0413 808 394

-

18

Boat, Bike, Paddle Hire Central Coast

02 4360 2958

68

18

Central Coast Surf Academy

0426 277 742

-

-

Budget Car and Truck Rental

71

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort - Shallows Bar

02 4352 8137

-

59

Central Coast Surf School

0417 673 277

-

-

The Entertainment Grounds

02 4325 0461

-

31

JetBuzz

02 4972 1777

-

-

Jetpack Adventures

1800 538 722

-

-

0402 853 782

-

-

The Greens - The Entrance Bowling Club

02 4332 5955

-

-

Kayak Central Coast

Wyong Race Club

02 4352 1083

-

-

Mingara Recreation Club

Shopping Bateau Bay Square

02 4332 2255

-

40

Deepwater Plaza Shopping Centre

02 4379 9999

-

-

Erina Fair

02 4367 7655

-

40

Fairhaven Services

02 4323 3566

-

-

Gnostic Corner

02 4344 5251

-

-

Imperial Centre

02 4324 4299

-

-

Killcare Village Shops

02 4360 2554

-

-

Lake Haven Centre

02 4392 7800

-

40

-

41

Lakeside Shopping Centre

02 4333 5115

The Elephant Shop

02 4977 1030

-

-

The Mousehole

02 4382 1437

-

-

The Wildflower Place

02 4365 5510

-

41

Westfield Tuggerah

02 4305 5351

-

41

- Mingara One Fitness

02 4349 7825

69 19 & 71

Pro-Dive Central Coast

02 4389 3483

-

16

Sandra English Surf Coaching

02 4399 3388

-

-

Photography Acknowledgement Appreciation is extended to: Central Coast Council, Forestry Corporation, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service J Spencer © OEH, J Yurasek © OEH, Nick Cubbin © OEH, Robyne Abernethy, Ern and Mavis Webber

Central Coast Tourism is a not for profit organisation supported by Central Coast Council and its membership base.

Disclaimer of Liability: Central Coast Tourism has provided information in this guide in good faith and is not responsible for the quality of services provided by businesses listed in this guide. All listings in this guide are paid listings with information provided by each business and has not been independently checked or verified by Central Coast Tourism. Central Coast Tourism does not give any warranty as to the quality of each provider or whether it complies with all relevant laws or will suit the purpose of the person wishing to book. Central Coast Tourism has made every effort to provide accurate information however takes no responsible for ongoing accuracy of the information, services or quality of listed businesses. Any further information or clarification that may be required by anyone wishing to book accommodation or activities should be obtained directly from the relevant provider. Central Coast Tourism and its agents cannot be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage, misdescription, inadvertent errors in bookings, or any consequence through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in carrying out any of the bookings of products in this brochure.

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special offers ACCOMMODATION

Ashwood Motel

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* Terms and Conditions apply. Must book direct and pay for 2 nights, mention voucher on booking and present voucher on arrival.

Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

ACCOMMODATION

READ MORE: P 28

2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE * Terms and Conditions apply.

Boat Bike and Paddle Hire Central Coast

ATTRACTION

 SAVE 15% OFF your next holiday! Simply mention this offer when you book any one of our great cabins at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie. READ MORE: P 60

Hire any item and

RECEIVE 10% OFF the 2nd time you hire; Free fishing tackle hire with all boat hires when you purchase bait.

2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

* Terms and Conditions apply. Not available with any other discount offer. Not available during peak or shoulder periods or public holidays. Discounts off daily rate. Subject to availability.

Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments

ACCOMMODATION

READ MORE: P 18

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*Terms and Conditions apply. Not available in conjunction with any other offer, 10% discount applies to hires of similar or lesser value only.

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

 10% OFFour best available rate in a spa, studio or one bedroom apartment. Includes Free: light breakfast pack daily, Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

ATTRACTION

20% OFF

one activity for up to six people. Includes guided tours: • Horse riding • Kayaking • Quad biking • Laser skirmish • Abseiling 2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

* Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Must book direct on 02 4384 7444, mention voucher on booking and present on arrival. N/A public holidays or period 20 Dec - 12 Jan.

For online bookings glenworth.com.au use code 20CCT1222GVOA17 READ MORE: P 29

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* Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Valid for up to 6 people. Not valid with any other offer. Excludes long weekends and public holidays. Bookings required. Valid until 30/11/17.

*TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offers are valid to 30 November 2017. Offers are subject to change or removal at any time without notice. Voucher must be presented to obtain offers and cannot be used in conjunction with any businesses. The offers and information provided has been given by the participating business and correct at the time of printing. Offers may change at the business’ discretion. Central Coast Tourism are not the providers of


special offers ATTRACTION

Gosford Classic Car Museum

EATING OUT

Club Umina

just gets better

FREE bottle of house wine with any 2 main meals in our Club Umina Bistro.

RECEIVE 10% OFF

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2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

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*Terms and Conditions apply.

ATTRACTION

Ken Duncan Gallery

15% OFF storewide, including all postcards, jigsaws, books, posters and Limited Edition Prints, plus FREE ENTRY to view one of Ken Duncan’s spectacular audio visuals.

when you spend $24 or more on any main meal.

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ATTRACTION

Mingara One Fitness

B a CLUB Hardys

RECEIVE A FREE KID’S MEAL * Terms and Conditions apply. Theatre entry includes up to 4 people - subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

READ MORE: P 33

EATING OUT

Hardys Bay Club

GALLERIES

* Terms and Conditions apply.

READ MORE: P 48

2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

* Terms and Conditions apply. Not available with any other offer. One voucher per transaction. Offer only applies to meals from our ‘Kid’s Menu’

Mingara Recreation Club - The Roasted Berry

EATING OUT

 BUY ONE SWIM AND GET ONE FREE To redeem this coupon please present this at point of entry.

Enjoy a FREE house-baked cookie with any coffee purchased from The Roasted Berry @ Mingara Recreation Club.

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* Terms and Conditions apply. Free swim is for equal or lesser value

READ MORE: P 19

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TreeTops

READ MORE: P 49 The Springs Sitting Duck Bistro

2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

* Terms and Conditions apply. One voucher per person. Not redeemable for cash. Not available with any other offer. Conditions apply.

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u climb, Challenge yourself, as yo the tree tops! weave and fly through The Springs is offering

15% OFF

10% OFF

TreeTop Crazy Rider Pioneer, Xtreme and Combo tickets 2016/17 CENTRAL COAST OFFICIAL GUIDE

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* Terms and conditions apply including age/weight requirements, see website for details. Online bookings only -TreeTops.com.au. Use the code TTCRFUN to receive 15% discount. Offer ends 30/11/2017

The Sitting Duck Bistro and Duck Inn when you spend over $50.

15% off

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* Terms and Conditions apply. Valid Wednesday - Sunday. Not valid public holidays. Must spend over $50 in one transaction. Subject to availability. Please contact the springs to make your reservation on 02 4373 1522.

Use promo code other offer. Offers are not redeemable for cash. All offers subject to availability and some require pre-booking. Individual offers are subject to additional terms and conditions that can be obtained from participating TTAPCCFUN

these offers and make no guarantee as to the offer availability, and are not liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person redeeming Conditions apply.* these offers.

• SPECIAL OFFERS

Museum shop merchandise

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all weather activities

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Andersons Boatshed

p19 Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures p29 Norah Head Lighthouse

p32 Little Creek Cheese

p45

Central Coast Ferries

p17 Gosford Classic Car Museum

p30 The Art House

p33 Six String Brewing Company

p45

p31 Bateau Bay Square

p40 The Factory

p45

Central Coast Reef & Game Fishing p17 Pelican Feeding The Entrance

KEY:

Water Activities Land Arts and Heritage

Fantasea Cruising Pittwater

p17 The Playhouse, Mingara Recreation Club p30 Erina Fair

p40

Shopping Made Locally

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: Hawkesbury Fishing Charters

p18 The Entertainment Grounds

p31 Lake Haven Centre

Mingara One Fitness

p19 Treetops

p31 Lakeside Shopping Centre

The Riverboat Postman

p18 Edogawa Commemorative Garden p33 The Wildflower Place

Amazement Farm & Fun Park

p30 Henry Kendall Cottage

p32 Westfield Tuggerah

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

p28 Ken Duncan Gallery

p33 Block ‘n Tackle Brewery

Australian Reptile Park

p28 Le Bua Thai Massage

p32 Fires Creek Wines

Gosford Regional Gallery &

• Starship Cruises p40 • Bateau Bay Tenpin Bowl • Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre • Clip ‘N Climb • Gosford City Tenpin Bowl • Intencity • Kidz HQ p41 • Laserblast • Little Diggers • Monkey Mania • Pit Stop Raceway • Segway Central Coast • Slam Factory p41 • The Rhythm Hut • The Wyong Milk Factory • Alison Homestead • Art Studios Cooperative Ltd • Avoca Beach Picture Theatre • Central Coast Interactive War Exhibit p41 • Jacqui’s Art Studio • Laycock Street Theatre • Lomi Heart Centre • Distillery Botanica • Julie’s Place - Julie Goodwin • Luka Chocolates p45 • ReviveR Bar • Deepwater Plaza Shopping Centre • Fairhaven Services - Vintage Fair • Gnostic Corner • Imperial Centre • Killcare Village Shops • The Elephant Shop p45 • The Mousehole


great TIMES

Make your Central Coast holiday

GR E AT

with a visit to Mingara

With a vast array of cafĂŠs, restaurants, great fitness and aquatics areas, live entertainment and child minding, Mingara is the perfect venue to escape and create great holiday memories.

Visit us at your club, Mingara 12-14 Mingara Drive, PO Box 8003, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261 Ph: 4349 7799 Fax: 4349 7800 E: enquiries@mingara.com.au www.mingara.com.au facebook.com/ mingaraclub

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