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This summer discover the sunny side of Gosford

Explore our city through the eyes of local creatives and support the establishments defining the ever evolving essence of the city. From fresh festivities, delightful dining and wholesome happenings there is something that will put the good back into Gosford for everyone.

Gosford is the beating heart of the Central Coast

As the summer season approaches, we are thrilled to introduce Good Times Summer, running from Saturday 16 December 2023 to Sunday 28 January 2024.

A vibrant initiative aimed at promoting all the exciting activities, special events, and more happening in our city this summer as part of the pilot initiatives from the Safer Cities: Her Way Program.

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What's On

With so much happening in Gosford across the summer, you could spend days either meandering through markets, spotting fresh murals across the CBD or taking tai Chi lessons in the park. Why not get the girls together to sip on sunset cocktails, or bring the whole family to watch world class soccer games? Long summer afternoons can be spent listening to live music at bespoke bars and evening longer summer nights can be spent sampling culinary creations at restaurants galore. Then plan to top a summer well spent off by feasting your eye's on NYE fireworks with the beautiful Brisbane Water as a backdrop!

Good Times Summer Edition

Free events in Gosford this summer

Kibble Park Twilight Markets

Kibble Park Markets

Good Times Summer Festival

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Events and Activations

Free events activations Good Times

Free Summer shuttle service

Free shuttle service information

This clockwise shuttle services aims to provide safe travel in the evenings at key locations in Gosford during Good Times Summer. The shuttle is operating every Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm commencing Thursday 14 December 2023 through to Saturday 27 January 2024.

Southend Social Good Times Gosford Central Coast
Photo courtesy of South End Social

Discover Gosford

Gosford is a future-focused city with a growing list of classy bars, modern eateries, world-class chefs, lively entertainment, green spaces, national park and reserves right on its doorstep. As a connected commuter hub, Gosford is just over an hour's drive north of Sydney and 1 hour 20 minutes south of Newcastle, easily connected to both my train.

Where to eat

You'll be spoilt for choice with the dining options on offer in Gosford and the neighbouring suburbs. Whether you're after a place to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, there is a vast array of venues to dine at or order something tasty to go. 

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Support local businesses by enjoying these great Good Times Deals!

Gosford businesses warmly welcome you to experience our place this Summer.

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 -  16 December 2023 to 28 January 2024!

*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.   

Gossy Good Times Bay Rd Brewing
EAT & DRINK - Bay Rd Brewing, Gosford
Happy Hour. Monday to Friday 4pm-6pm all schooners $6
Railway Hotel Locals Night Rump Steak $29
EAT & DRINK - Railway Hotel, Gosford
Locals Night. Rump steak with any house beer or wine $29 every Tuesday night
Lyons Den tapas Bottomless Brunch Gosford
EAT & DRINK - Lyons Den, Gosford
Bottomless Brunch. Chef's selection of tapas, bottomless bellinis and house beer for $69pp. Every Saturday and Sunday. 12-2pm, 1-3pm & 2-4pm
Happy Hour Hotel Gosford
EAT & DRINK - Hotel Gosford, Gosford
Happy Hour. $12 cocktails from 4-6pm every Friday night
Lyons Den Gosford Happy House cocktails
EAT & DRINK - Lyons Den, Gosford
Happy Hour. Every Friday from 4-6pm. $6 tap beers, house wines and $8 premium wines.
At Baker Street
EAT & DRINK - At Baker Street, Gosford
Banquette. All you can family style banquette - $70 per head with free share dessert
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FOOD & DRINK - Fun Haus Factory
Summer drink deal. Receive a 20% discount off beverages prior to payment with the GOODTIMES code.
Pinocchios happy hour Gosford
EAT & DRINK - Pinocchios Wine & Pizza, Gosford
Happy Hour. Every Tuesday - Saturday from 4-5pm. $16 cocktails, $18 pizza, $8 select wines and $6 select beers.
Southend Social Christmas brunch and lunch Gosford
EAT & DRINK - South End Social, Gosford
Christmas Brunch and Lunch. Available through November and December for bookings of 8 or more. Only $55 and $75 pp
Railway Hotel Happy Hour
EAT & DRINK - Railway Hotel, Gosford
Happy Hour. Monday to Friday 10am - 12pm and 2:30 - 5:30pm. $5 tap beers, house wine and bubbles. $7.50 house spirits and $14 cocktails.
Gosford Sailing Club Happy Hour
EAT & DRINK - Gosford Sailing Club, Gosford
Happy Hour. Wednesday - Friday, 3-5pm. $16 Margaritas and $7 Wild Oats and tap beer.
Gosford Sailing Club food specials
EAT & DRINK - Gosford Sailing Club, Gosford
Food Specials. Wednesday rump steak $22, Thursday schnitzel and beef burgers $18.
City Hall Regsitry coupel gettign married in Gosford 10% off weddings this summer
THINGS TO DO - City Hall Registry
Summer wedding deal. Receive a 10% discount with weddings booked during December 2023 and January 2024. Use code GOODTIMES10
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THINGS TO DO - Fun Haus Factory
Summer events deal. Receive a 20% discount off theatre, live music, comedy of film during between 16 Dec & 28 Jan 2024. Use code GOODTIMES