The Central Coast with its picturesque coastline, dense bushland and beautiful beaches also has a rich history dating back thousands of years. From ancient rock carvings to heritage buildings, there is so much to discover in this part of the region. We've suggested two days but with so much to see, another trip to the Central Coast is a must.
Photo opportunity: In front of the iconic ‘historic lighthouse’ or capturing the 'rock engravings' at Girrakool.
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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.
Historic hidden gems
Start the weekend with an insightful guided tour through a local National Park. Listen to the incredible Stories from the past from a local Aboriginal guide and enjoy the wind in your hair as the coastal breeze relaxes you into the weekend. Indulge in some historical homesteads taking you back in time to what life was like in the 1900s. Head to 'the Wyong bank' for dinner and dine in the old bank vault before laying your head to rest in some truly unique coastal accommodation.
Where we are
Enjoy a lighter day of discovery and shopping in beautifully renovated heritage buildings. Find glimpses of an era gone-by among modern vendors when you step inside the local shops and cafes. Visit the Coast's post World War 2 cinema beautifully renovated into a cocktail bar, then end your day with a gentle bushwalk to a picturesque waterfall and view sacred Aboriginal rock engravings.
Where we are
This article was originally authored by Gemma Giuliano, 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.