Looking for something to do on the weekend? If you live in or around the Central Coast, you don’t have to go far for a little adventure. There is much to see and do if you know where to look, so much so that Central Coast Tourism, in conjunction with the local radio station Star 104.5 FM, ran a campaign to encourage the good people of the Central Coast to share their favourites. Here is just a sampling of their responses:
1. Hardy’s Bay
Get family and friends together for a catch up under the iconic Yum Yum trees.
2. Crackneck Point
Enjoy the spectacular sunset with your loved ones, and if you’re really lucky, you might even catch sight of a whale during the whale migration seasons.
3. 5 Lands Coastal Walkway
There’s nothing like taking a walk along this spectacular coastline-hugging trail and breathing in the fresh coastal air.
4. Bouddi Coastal Walk
Another gorgeous coastline walk that is just perfect for all you avid walkers out there.
5. Pearl Beach Rock Pool & rock walk
Take a refreshing dip in the rock pool and/or enjoy a walk among the rocks in search of shells and sea creatures.
6. Avoca Beachside Markets
Soak up the sunshine, creative vibes, friendly smiles and tasty treats found at the Avoca beachside markets, held every 4th Sunday of the month.
7. Ettalong Beach Markets
The coast’s largest undercover markets are on every weekend, and are a treasure trove of treats and trinkets.
8. Gosford Regional Art Gallery & Edogawa Commemorative Gardens
Feed the fish in the Japanese garden, admire the artwork of the latest exhibition, and don’t forget to stop for a cuppa and some cake!
9. Australian Reptile Park
This one’s for the kids! Look out for the giant Galapagos tortoise, Hugo, as he goes about his daily walk.
10. Norah Head Lighthouse
Uncover the nautical history of NSW’s last manned lighthouse. Needless to say, the tower top view is breathtaking!