Meet the Makers Trail

basic map of stops on meet the maker trail
Meet the Makers Trail Map
Meet local artisans from coast to hinterland
Follow our self-guided trail across the region to tempt your taste buds with behind-the-scenes experiences led by Central Coast makers, creators and producers.

Broken Bay Pearl Farm, Mooney Mooney

Did you know the Central Coast is home to NSW’s only pearl farm? Situated on the edge of the stunning Lower Hawkesbury River, is the Shellar Door in Mooney Mooney. You can take to the water and experience the Coast’s best kept secret – the precious Akoya pearl! Visitors are welcome to browse the selection of locally grown pearls, shells and jewellery, or enjoy some fresh local oysters at the outdoor seating alongside the river. Join a private or group tour as the passionate guides share their expertise on farming these incredibly rare gems of the ocean.  

Little Creek Cheese, Wyong

Multi award-winning, hand-crafted cheeses. Book a thirty-minute taste-testing experience to try ten multi-award-winning kinds of cheese or try your hand at a two and half hour cheesemaking workshop with a skilled cheesemaker. This family-owned and operated business is located in the north of the Central Coast region, just off the M1, on the grounds of the historic Wyong Milk Factory around the corner from the heritage town of Wyong.

The Factory, West Gosford

An immersive confectionary wonderland, The Factory is the home of Nougat Limar, Bon Bon Fine Chocolate and The Sydney Marshmallow Co. Book a fifteen-minute factory tour where you can savour locally handcrafted nougat and chocolates at leisure, or book the kids into a Junior Chocolatier Workshop where they will spend an hour learning how these sweet treats are made. The Chocolate Factory is conveniently located in the centre of the Central Coast region at West Gosford.

Fires Creek Winery, Holgate

Taste award-winning wines crafted from boutique fruit, flower and native botanicals. In this organic garden estate of Holgate you can sample Fires Creek Winery's botanical and fruit flower wines directly at the cellar door, or for a more in-depth experience book in for a 45-minute Meet the Winemaker tour. If you have more time, you can choose a luxurious, chocolate and wine experience for two, or a rewarding bushtucker and wine experience with a local Darkinjung elder. There's even a hands-on foraging and mixology experience to get your hands dirty.