Things to do

Things to see

From Pinot & Picasso to a real life Pearl Farm experience, the Central Coast is brimming with fun and eclectic weekend activities.


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


“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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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


Central Coast Style 101

While the Coast is famous for many things – beaches, pelicans, oysters, to name just a few – fashion hasn’t always been at the forefront. But as the region is becoming increasingly chic, so too is the local style scene. With a diverse collection of people calling the Coast home, the coastal lifestyle has its


The Ultimate Summer Staycation

When you’re lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, why not stay and enjoy it these holidays? As the saying goes, ‘a change is as good as a holiday’, so treat your hometown like a getaway destination and get out and explore this summer. Go on strike from your


Hanging Like a Local at Forries

Forresters Beach is a real locals’ place. Located between the tourist hubs of Terrigal and The Entrance, it’s a little off the beaten track, but that’s part of its rustic charm. And because us Aussies can’t help but shorten any name that’s a bit of a mouthful, this homely coastal suburb is more commonly known


A Few New Cafes & Bars on the Coast

The Coast is evolving at such a rapid pace, it seems as though there is an exciting new bar, restaurant or cafe opening up every other weekend. These past few months have been particularly productive with a handful of new restaurants and cafes bursting onto the scene. From a new pasta bar in Woy Woy

Things to do

Coasties Go West for Harvest Fest

From Peats Ridge to Kulnura and Yarramalong to Mangrove Mountain, the country side of the Coast is picturesque and peaceful and it put on a damn good show during the first ever Harvest Festival over the June long weekend. There were long lunches at beautiful country locations, bucket loads of fruit picking, open farms and


Bells: A Place to Kill Your Cares

Sydneysiders have long been travelling north to escape the city and get away from it all. Even in the 1900s when there were hardly any roads, city-slickers flocked to Woy Woy – known as the Venice of Australia – on the train and then onto Hardys Bay via ferry to immerse themselves in pristine nature.


A Taste of Sri Lanka on the Coast

In a major coup for the Coast over the June long weekend, a lucky few were treated to an epic feast by one of Australia’s original celebrity chefs. Seasalt restaurant at Crowne Plaza Terrigal filled to the brim as chef Peter Kuruvita brought a taste of his home to ours. Having worked with Neil Perry and