Venture into the Central Coast's Hinterland gems via Spencer and you may just feel like you’ve found the “Hub of the universe”... Spencer is the hub of many things – from sustainable art, to scenic sips, from vast waterway vistas, to secret stories from the past. Spencer's surrounds also reveal World Heritage listed walks, immersive tours, and the freshest local produce enjoyed straight from the source.
This self-guide itinerary is designed to connect road trippers and adventurous travellers to the variety of experiences available when you venture west on the Central Coast for a weekend escape.
Photo opportunity: Pose with "Serenity" at Spencer's public wharf, a hand-crafted sustainable sculpture by artist Pete Rush.
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*This itinerary is intended as an inspirational guide only. We encourage you to check weather and road closures ahead of your visit, and if individual businesses are open. Book in advance to ensure the best experience.
Hub of the universe
Travelling north on the M1 from Sydney to the Central Coast, this is your chance to embrace tasting local produce, immersing your senses in our Hinterland's vast green scenery, and meeting the locals for a sundowner by the historic Hawkesbury River. In just 24 hours, you'll soon understand why this riverside town feels like the "Hub of the universe"...
Where we are
Take the pace down a notch and explore the simpler things in life today. Enjoy a roadside coffee and brekky roll (with a million dollar river view), the hum of abundant birdlife, a breathtaking bushwalk along the Dharug Aboriginal peoples old track to Wollombi (meeting place) as part of the Old Great North Road heritage experience. Complete your taste of our waterways with a serenely scenic drive south, pit-stopping to sample fresh oysters.