10 reasons to visit the Central Coast this winter
From going on a whale watching tour, to exploring breathtaking national parks through the local eye of Aboriginal peoples, attending festivals showcasing makers and creators, and exhilarating outdoor adventures, here’s our list
Australia is known for its summers, and Central Coast isn’t any different. The endless strips of golden beaches with iconic swells, trendy restaurants, unique towns and villages, and sprawling national parks are just some things that have made this destination famous.
But just because the temps drop and winter is setting in, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in and around the Central Coast.
The off-peak season is full of clear days for venturing outside, and even still taking a dip, especially in the middle of the day.
The Central Coast is beautiful all year round, and all the usual sightseeing spots are still worth checking out in winter. The whole story of the Coast isn't in one season, experiencing the Central Coast in winter has a certain charm that needs to be embraced.
Sure, you may not get to lounge around on the beach in a bikini all day, but you can still have lots of fun and enjoy all the Coast has to offer without the summer crowds.
These are ten reasons to visit the Central Coast, that prove the beauty of winter.
1. Just an hour’s drive north of Sydney
The Central Coast is just an hour’s drive north of Sydney, whether you want to experience the breathtaking coastline, secluded hinterland or just a hassle-free escape, it is all only an hour away from Sydney.
2. An abundance of beautiful holiday properties
The Central Coast has an abundance of beautiful holiday properties tailored to a variety of needs – luxurious homes, pet-friendly stays, family-friendly properties along with budget-friendly options.
Whether you are looking for a property by the beach, on the waterfront or in the scenic hinterland, the Coasts accommodation agents manage an extensive portfolio of homes in the region and will help you find the perfect one for your winter escape.
3. The diverse landscapes of our National Parks
The Central Coast is lucky to have beautiful national parks scattered all over our region which feature a variety of rainforest, hinterland, waterfall and sandy beach landscapes that are ideal for hiking, swimming and fishing.
In the north, you will find Munmorah State Conservation Area where you can visit the secluded Frazer Beach and take in the spectacular views from Snapper Point and Wybung Head and Wyrrabalong National Park is another top spot where you can go surfing at Pelican Beach or hike one of the many scenic trails.
In the south, you will find Brisbane Water National Park where you can check out Somersby Falls, hike the Girrakool Loop Track or embark on the Patonga to Pearl Beach Walk to experience some of the region’s most breathtaking views. Another southern gem is Bouddi National Park where the coastal walk will take you from Putty Beach to Macmasters Beach, enjoy its incredible scenery along the way including the turquoise blue waters of Maitland Bay and Little Beach.
Find a deeper cultural exchange when you explore your surroundings through the local eye of Aboriginal peoples. With Darkinjung Cultural Tours and Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences you'll find guided tour experiences that range in nature by their locality and sites, but each taking you on a journey of their nation's timeless ancestral stories, smoking ceremonies, cultural singing and dancing that will engage and educate.