Take the scenic way through the Central Coast hinterland

Everything you need to know about the Central Coast hinterland and more.

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.

From sunflower picking to swimming in hidden waterholes, when you're west of the M1 on the Central Coast you'll be forgiven for feeling like this traditional beach destination has been keeping a pretty big secret from you.

Photo by James Vodicka x Destination Central Coast

Everything you need to start discovering the Central Coast hinterland

Whether you're after a lux farm experience or a rugged bush adventure the Central Coast hinterland is full of options to explore

Tourist Drive 33: Take the road less travelled

This scenic road trip follows the path of the Great North Road or World Heritage Listed Convict Trail, with pit stops for local produce, fine dining restaurants, wildlife encounters and more.

The Central Coast route of Tourist Drive 33 provides the perfect road trip for a day or for an overnight stay, discover hidden gems and embrace the lesser-known lush hinterland of the Central Coast.

Three hikers on Great North Road
Image: World Heritage Listed Old Great North Road
Credit: James Horan x Destination Central Coast
child jumping into networld ballpit
Image: Treetops Central Coast by Remy Brand x Destination Central Coast

Adventure in the Hinterland

Made for outdoor adventure? It might be called the "Central Coast", but the incredible Hinterland west of the M1 is full of amazing adventures for outdoor enthusiasts keen to explore its valleys and hills. Whether it’s mountain biking or horse riding, hanging out with reptiles or hanging from the trees - follow this itinerary to embrace your wild side.

Pick your own produce: A seasonal guide for locally grown
Fresh produce doesn't get any fresher than when you turn to the farm gates of the Central Coast hinterland. No matter the time of year we have you covered with this comprehensive list of farms who love nothing more than a visitor.

Eden and Louise, Fanelli Organics: We’re growing our future on the Central Coast hinterland.

Learn what locals Eden and Lousie love about calling the Central Coast hinterland home.

Eden and Louise; Video produced by Israel Cannan
Kyal and Kara with family holding lamb
Kyal and Kara at the Food Farm, Photo by Grace Picot

Follow Kyal & Kara Demmrich's itinerary through the hinterland

Kyal and Kara have the top tips you need for an amazing couple of days spent exploring the Central Coast hinterland with a young family. From animal encounters to farm life experiences this two-day itinerary uncovers hidden gems to charm your children and make magical family memories.

Central Coast an award winning produce region
Find out why the delicious 2022 Produce Awards judged by top chefs and culinary figures have awarded the Central Coast as 'Outstanding Region'.

Harvest Festival Central Coast

Join us for a celebration of the Central Coast’s spectacular hinterland over the June long weekend each year. With a range of unique events and experiences offered across thirty event hubs, this is a rare chance to take a glimpse behind the farm gate as you explore rural farming communities and their picturesque heritage villages right here on the Coast.

Introducing SWAMP Central Coast

A diverse group of people have aligned with a vision for the Sustainable Wetlands Agricultural Makers Project (SWAMP) project. Based just outside Wyong, this is a place for the community to meet, learn and discover the importance and wonder of growing food with sustainable methods while respecting the land and environment.

This project has been funded under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments.gov logo gov logo