In need of a winter escape?


10 reasons to visit the Central Coast this winter

1. Just an hour’s drive north of Sydney
2. Off-peak Winter savings (see below)
3. An abundance of cosy holiday properties
4. The diverse landscapes of our National Parks
5. Perfect vantage points to watch the whales migrate
6. Hinterland wonderland
7. Winter warming dining
8. Outdoor adventure to keep you toasty
9. See, taste and feel the creations of our local artisan producers, makers and creators
10. Golden sandy beaches all year round

Three people gravel cycling in bushland
Ourimbah State Forest by James Vodicka
Find eco minded experiences
You can easily plan your own eco-adventure this winter on the Central Coast, one of Australia's first ECO Certified Destinations. We have nature-based, eco-conscious options for all holiday styles. Why not add one of these experiences to your winter must-do itinerary?
People enjoying fresh air in hinterland
Photo by James Vodicka

Discover the Central Coast hinterland

West of the M1, the Central Coast hinterland is a treasure trove of charming country towns, inspiring walking tracks, farms teeming with experiences, and the farm gates that let you get your hands on the freshest seasonal produce you can imagine this winter.

Find the best whale watching spots on the Central Coast
It's easy to see the whales this season! Book an ocean tour from Terrigal, picnic at one of our scenic lookouts, or take a coastal walk to witness the whales' epic journey...

Deals! Deals! Deals!

Central Coast businesses warmly welcome you to experience our place this winter.

We've gathered discounts and added-value deals on accommodation, dining and experiences just for you. 

Book now, deals are for a limited time only - 1 June to 31 August 2023!

*Offers are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Please click through to the individual offers for more information on pricing, inclusions and terms and conditions.   

Glamping tent
STAY - Belle Glamping
Cosy Campers Package - 5% Discount from 1st June 2023 to 31st August 2023.
Beachside resort
STAY - Kims Beachside Retreat
Save 50% off second night in a Terrace Spa Bungalow during winter!
Hotel with view of the ocean
STAY - Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from $349! Including three-course meal at Seasalt Restaurant and buffet breakfast.
STAY - Karinya Farmstay
Deal 1: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Deal 2: Receive $300 off your stay. Deal 3: Book for 10 guests, pay for 6.
Cosy lounge room with fireplace
STAY - Central Coast Holiday Escapes
Winter Special Deal - 25% off for all accommodation bookings throughout the Winter months.
Glamping tent
STAY - Waterfall Springs Retreat
15% off for all direct bookings and complimentary continental breakfast.
Holiday home by the ocean
STAY - Niche Holiday Rentals
Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night free!
Spa treatment
STAY - Bells of Killcare
Book a two-night midweek stay this Winter and receive a free 1-hour treatment at Bells Day Spa, for each guest.
STAY - The Wilson Terrigal
Grab a winter getaway from $150 per night midweek & $200 per night weekends. *Excludes holiday periods.
STAY - Beach Retreats
Winter special - Stay 2 nights and receive the 3rd for free. *Excludes public and school holidays.
STAY - Accom Holidays Terrigal
Enjoy a cosy retreat by the fire, complimentary inclusions and a late check out this winter warmer deal.
STAY - Pullman Magenta Shores
Winter Holiday Saver. Enjoy 33% off when you book 3 nights or more on a winter getaway!
STAY - Accom Holidays Ettalong Beach
Winter Special - Receive 20% discount and $50 E-Gift card when you book and stay between May-August.
STAY - Central Coast Holiday Parks
Winter weekly special. Stay 7 nights and get 1 night free this winter.
STAY - Reptile Adventure Package
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort & the Australian Reptile Park have partnered for this family package.
STAY - Pure Valley Estate
Stay two nights, get the third night free. Free night will be the night with the lowest cost.
STAY - Ahara House
Midweek Winter Offer - Book two nights, get one free!
STAY - Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
2 night whale watching accommodation packages now available. Valid for midweek stays only.
STAY - Mercure Kooindah Waters
Choose the Ultimate Family Getaway Package this winter. Local attraction passes included!
STAY - Coast Holidays
Stay 2 Nights Get 1 Free in Winter. Available across all properties.
STAY - Koora Van Hire
Save 10% on Central Coast van hire this winter. Use promo code KOORA10.
THING TO DO - Erina Ice Arena
Save 10% on any day public skating entry ticket this winter. Use promo code EIAWINTER23
THING TO DO - Broken Bay Pearl Farm
20% off midweek Discovery Tours and Oyster Lovers Tour. Use promo code LoveCCwinter
Farm workers picking oranges
THINGS TO DO - Meliora Farm
Exclusive winter experience - Pick Your Own navel oranges, available only from June to August.
Whale breaching out of the water at Terrigal
THINGS TO DO - Terrigal Ocean Tours
10% discount on all whale watching trips from 01 Jun - 31 Aug. Book online and enter promo code WhaleSale to receive discount.
Building with large shell outside
THINGS TO DO - CC Marine Discovery Centre
Single Adults tickets now just $12.00 (usually $18.00), plus all plaster painting for $5.00 (usually $7.00).
Lady feeding alpacas
THINGS TO DO - Iris Lodge Alpacas
Winter Botanical themed Boho Picnic with Llamas. Exclusive limited time offer.
Child bouncing on net treetop adventure
THING TO DO - Treetops Adventure NetWorld
Buy 3 get 1 free! Save $28 when you purchase 4 tickets together before 31 August. For bouncers 3+ yrs.
Man using virtual reality goggles
THINGS TO DO - Central Coast Virtual Reality
Save 30% with coupon code WINTERESCAPE at Erina Fair or The Entrance until 31 August.
THINGS TO DO - Naught Noodle Fun Haus
Save 15% on tickets to Naidoc Nylon - a fierce and fun evening of blackcellence. Use promo code LoveCentralCoast.
Food and drink
EAT & DRINK - Il Toscano (Terrigal and Long Jetty)
Winter special menu package for two, including antipasto, pasta, glass of wine for ONLY $40pp. Available only on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Outdoor venue with dusk sky
EAT & DRINK - Margarita Daze
Kids Eat Free Monday - Wednesday nights + Locals Night Thursday.
EAT & DRINK - Terrigal Beach House
Order a hot or cold seafood platter and receive a FREE bottle of house wine or sparkling. Offer Monday to Thursday.
Lady dining with high tea
EAT & DRINK - Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Traditional high tea with a glass of sparkling wine for only $58! Available 12pm - 2pm daily. Bookings essential.
EAT & DRINK - At Baker Street
Delicious 'Winter Warmer Feast for Four' limited time menu. From only $75 per person.
EAT & DRINK - Rhonda's
VIP offer - order any two mains and receive two glasses of Medici Sangiovese Rubiconi on the house.
EAT & DRINK - Gardenia Cafe
Enjoy beer battered fish and chips and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc for only $25.
EAT & DRINK - Locomotive Station
Taste Local Packs - Oyster Pack, Fireside Picnic, Brunch Pack, house made products supporting local businesses.
EAT & DRINK - Suq Restaurant
Wednesday & Thursday enjoy the Chef's Table winter special.
Swells Terrigal Winter Wine and Dine $39
EAT & DRINK - Swells Terrigal
Winter Wine and Dine specials for only $39! Every Wed and Thurs for lunch and dinner. Sunday for dinner. Offer during July, June and Aug.
Lago Cucina Winter Deal 50% off Central Coast dinner
EAT & DRINK - Lago Cucina
Winter 50% off Special. Enjoy 3 course menus this winter. Deal available Wed, Thurs & Sun. 3 courses plus choice of side for just $49 pp.