Central Coast


Patonga to Pearly Walk

It’s not unusual to feel the need to travel far and wide to immerse yourself in extraordinary natural beauty but on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, all you have to do is lace up your joggers and take a short drive and you’ll be greeted by this… With stunning sea views and thriving bushland, the Patonga to


Mumbo Jumbos: Rooftop Rum & Reggae on Terrigal Beach

If Bob Marley was alive and happened to pop into the Coast, Mumbo Jumbos would be his local hangout. Combining an impressive selection of rums with infectious reggae beats and a rooftop overlooking Terrigal Beach, the new bar brings some serious swagger to the seaside suburb. Mumbo Jumbos is the brainchild of a group of

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer School Hols

The Central Coast is the place to be during the summer school holidays. From the beach to the bush, we’ve got the world’s best outdoor playground, offering hours of fun in the sun (or shade). And whether you have an intsy Indiana Jones, a petite Picasso, a little LeBron or a mini Mozart in the family,

Eat & Drink

Eastcoast: The Coast’s Juicy Success Story

When third generation citrus grower Sam Lentini was a boy, he’d fill his school backpack with bottles of freshly squeezed juice (no books, just juice) and sell them to his friends in the playground. The juice was so popular that when the tuck shop ladies found out, they banned him from bringing his home brew


Bohemian Traders: The Coast’s Boho Chic Label

It all began with a simple striped dress. Emily Berlach was sitting at her kitchen table in her Central Coast home sending emails all over the world while covered in Weet-Bix crumbs from her three young children, when bam! Her homegrown label Bohemian Traders started to take off. She admits it all began as somewhat of an


GF/V/DF: Coastie Cafes Cater to All

Anyone who has a food allergy or is on a restrictive diet knows all too well the awkward and disappointing moment when a cafe menu lands on the table with limited options. As little as a few years ago, cafés catering to dietary requirements were scarce. Today the Central Coast cafe scene is positively brimming with


“Thar she blows!” – Our Guide to Whale Watching

There are many great things about living on the coast – ocean views, quiet beaches, a laid-back lifestyle and for a short while, twice a year, the thrill of whale watching. In June and July, and again from September to November, it’s possible to view the gentle giants of the sea migrating past the Central

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What’s New on the Coast: 2019

As the Central Coast continues on its tasty trajectory of becoming the next big culinary hot spot in regional Australia, the cafe, restaurant and bar scene is going from strength to strength. Adding to the epicurean excitement in 2019 are some fabulous new openings including a gin and gelato bar, a new restaurant headed by a

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Making Woy Woy Great Again

It was once called the Venice of Australia because of its idyllic location surrounded by pristine waterways, but since those good ole days when vintage Sydneysiders used to day trip north for the beach, Woy Woy has struggled with its identity. In recent years, an influx of city-slickers and commuters has started to change the fabric


Hey Rhonda, Rhonda Italiano!

After a Roman holiday, Rhonda has reinvented herself and you won’t believe how transformative her facelift is until you see it with your own eyes. We’re talking about the much-loved Terrigal bar Rhonda’s, which has reopened after a dramatic renovation, magically morphing from a late-night neon den into a light, bright and airy family-friendly Italian


First Look: The Bon Pavilion in Pics

Celebrity chef Sean Connolly has opened his first Central Coast venue – The Bon Pavilion – in the heart of Gosford’s CBD. Connolly adds Bon to his line up of acclaimed global eateries including popular Australian restaurants such as The Morrison in Sydney and Balcony Bar in Byron. In true Connolly style, the food is simple and delicious, letting


Spring into our Coastie Market Guide

From the shore of Avoca’s lake to The Entrance’s lagoon, every weekend, somewhere on the Coast, a local market springs to life. The Coast’s markets are as much about farm fresh produce from surrounding areas as creating a regular outlet for crafty Coasties to get entrepreneurial in their own backyard. They’re also a great chance to