Sublime holiday hot spots: Bouddi Peninsula
Set along a huge stretch of coastline, the Central Coast has so many little hidden locations just waiting to be discovered.
With four national parks and an abundance of water in the way of beaches, inlets, bays and lakes, the chances of finding a quiet patch away from it all here are high. Check out our recommendations for holiday houses, exploring, places to eat and boutique stores to visit in Bouddi Peninsula.
Where native wilderness meets sparkling waterways, the Bouddi Peninsula is one of the Central Coast’s prized hidden gems.
Nestled between Bouddi National Park and Box Head, it delivers some of the coast’s best attractions (on and off the beaten track) and is home to some delightful village suburbs like Killcare, Hardys Bay and Wagstaffe.
Delight your cultural fancies with exquisite art galleries, boutique shopping and fine dining along Killcare’s main shopping strip. You can also enjoy a five-star experience at the famed Bells at Killcare, one of the coast’s premier boutique hotels. Wander along sandstone cliffs and coastal heaths while taking in the outstanding beauty of the Bouddi Coastal Walk. Those looking to relax with the sand between their toes can unwind at popular Putty Beach or Little Beach.
Stay: Fridays at Wagstaffe
Kick back and relax in this airy coastal cottage with its spacious, open and light-filled interiors and Brisbane Water views.
Wagstaffe is the place to go for those after some peace, quiet and serenity by the water.
Close to hub towns Killcare and Hardy’s Bay, there is so much to do in the local area like bushwalking in the Bouddi National Park, kayaking or fishing in the local waterways, surfing at the beach or dining at some great local restaurants and restaurants.
Be one of the first to enjoy this incredible beach house that is privately positioned at the top of Killcare Heights, with a sensational ocean outlook out to Palm Beach.
Perfect for families or large groups to enjoy time together, the home offers four bedrooms, two separate living areas, two bathrooms and a resort-style pool.
Contact Belle Escapes on 02 4360 1717 for more information on their incredible holiday houses, or to book.
Explore: Maitland Bay to Putty Beach walk
Nominated by Australian Geographic as “one of the 18 best day walks in Australia”, the Bouddi Coastal Walk is certainly a Central Coast highlight .
The section from Maitland Bay to Putty Beach is fairly easy, with the majority of the track proceeding over a boardwalk. You can finish off the walk with a swim at the stunning Putty Beach.
Offering homewares and artworks in the pretty Hardys Bay village, this boutique store is next door to the Fat Goose café and across the road from the water.
Moochinside say that they are all about promoting emerging artists and designers and showcasing a range of unique products, all with their own stories.
Eat: Plan Bee, Hardys Bay
The well-known owners of The Lucky Bee have opened a trendy ‘hole in the wall’ café called Plan Bee next to their restaurant in Hardys Bay.
Serving freshly made Banh Mi with house-made roast pork belly as well as local coffee by Glee Roasters, The Lucky Bees menu favourite is the grilled cheese melt with three cheeses, pickles and dusted with curry powder.