It might be called the "Central Coast", but its incredible Hinterland just west of the M1 is full of amazing adventures for outdoor enthusiasts keen to explore the valleys and hills. Whether it’s mountain biking or horse riding, hanging out with reptiles, abseiling over rocky ridges, or hanging from the trees - these are some the best Central Coast Hinterland experiences for one weekend!
Made for outdoor adventure? Follow this curated itinerary to embrace your wild side.
Photo opportunity: Capture the incredible Running of the Horses every day at dusk down in Glenworth Valley, or if you're camping there overnight rise early for a stunning mist-coated valley morning with horses dotted in surrounding fields.
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*This itinerary is intended as an inspirational guide only. We encourage you to check ahead of your visit that individual businesses are open, or book in advance to ensure the best experience.
The wild Hinterland
Starting from the northern stretches of the Central Coast Hinterland, you'll find your route today takes you from exploring a beautiful State Forest near Yarramalong, to some heart-thumping cycling activity, and then a moment of calm with the kangaroos before venturing for a wild night out in the bush. Enjoy embracing your wild side!
Where we are
Today you will head down into the valleys of the Hinterland, where your options are vast! There's several types of outdoor activities to choose from here, including kayaking, quad biking, horse riding or even abseiling like a legend down a rocky overhang (just ask David Beckham how fun it is - he did it right here!). Your afternoon then features a fascinating look at the life-saving conservation work at the award-winning Australian Reptile Park.
Where we are
This article was originally authored by Shaney Hudson, as part of a Love Central Coast grant project brought to you by Destination Central Coast, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. To maintain accuracy, some editorial changes may have been made since publication.