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The Central Coast region of New South Wales is quintessential Australia. Dotted with surfy towns and glorious beaches along a pristine stretch of protected national park coastline, it’s the kind of Australia you see on postcards.
Don’t plan a trip there as a stop-off, there’s a holidays-worth of places to really sink your teeth into – including (but not limited to) the following recommendations, for TDF-approved places to eat, drink, sleep, shop and see!
Forget the sprawling Sydney metropolis, all anyone needs for the ultimate getaway in New South Wales is located 1.5 hour’s drive from the state’s capital city.
The Central Coast region spans 566km2, catching a sprinkle of charming beach towns in its zone. The most well known of these are Terrigal and Avoca – renowned surfing haunts – while the largest is Gosford – the main economic hub of the region.
The world-class natural surrounds are the most obvious reason to travel here, with an abundance of bush walks through Bouddi National Park, and more beaches than you can count (the locals tell us Putty Beach and Spoon Bay are some of the best for a dip)!
But the most enduring reputation of the Central Coast is how overwhelmingly nice the people are. There is a thriving sense of community among the residents and small businesses here (a selection of which we’ve curated for you below) which makes this destination even more special.
So whether you’re staying for a good time or a long time, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on this heavenly stretch of coastline. It’s always sunny on the Central Coast!
The Wild Flower Bar & Dining
Located at the stunning accommodation lodge, Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel Restaurant & Spa, The Wild Flower Bar & Dining is where to go if you’re after something a little bit bougie and a lot local. Headed up by renowned chef, Sean Connolly, fifteen per cent of the produce on the menu is sourced from the restaurant’s own 500m2 kitchen garden, which includes an orchard, olive trees, beehives and free range hens.
With as many regionally sourced producers, growers, winemakers and suppliers as possible, a menu highlight is the locally harvested seafood – such as the crayfish caught off nearby Macmasters Beach!
107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights
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