4 Fresh Finds: New things to try on the Coast
Have you noticed how the Central Coast is continuously stepping up its game as a top place to explore in New South Wales?
Sure you have! That's why you're here, checking out exactly what's new and exciting on the Coast this month...
With the Central Coast's newly celebrated status as a certified ECO Destination with Ecotourism Australia, a second year running in the global Green Destinations Top 100 List, and recognition as an Outstanding Region in Australia's most prestigious food award... there's many exciting natural, culinary, creative and cultural experiences emerging across the region in 2023.
With more than 40 beaches to wade into, a network of wildlife-rich lakes, lagoons and waterways for the aqua-enthusiast, five national parks and five state forests with walking and cycle trails, seaside villages dotted with casually-cool dining and al fresco bars, a produce-rich hinterland and variety of accommodation styles from holiday properties, hotel resorts, tiny homes and boutique stays. There is just SO MUCH to choose from when exploring the Central Coast right now.
We've simplified your research and each month your planning can start with 4 fresh experiences. Take your pick of what’s new below to dot your calendar with the best places to enjoy something different on the Central Coast.
Fresh Find #1 - Something new to do
Make your own piece of silver jewellery
In the heart of the Coast’s creative hub at the beachside suburb of Long Jetty, Studio Lane have released new dates for jewellery making workshops. Held at Upstairs Wines, a boutique wine cellar that features small batch wine, craft beers and spirits, the workshop provides a unique and innovate space to create. Local silversmith Tommy Lane, provides a step by step class on the basics of jewellery making teaching students how to make handmade organic silver rings and bangles. Create either three fine stacking rings, a chunky ring or a silver bangle to treasure and keep or gift – if you can bear to part with it!
The 2.5 hour workshops are designed to let creative juices flow but also teach the finer elements of the art including heating the metal, bending and manipulating it manually into the desired shape and soldering. Then the how to file, sand and polish the piece of art. We’re sure you will love this artistic class (and setting) and cherish the piece of jewellery because handmade holds a special place in people’s hearts.
Fresh Find #2 - New places to eat & drink
A nice cup of Tea
Look no further than a quaint little tea shop in the idyllic village of Davistown on the Central Coast for your next cup of tea and slice of cake. The Little Teapot boasts a warm welcome, a menu of homemade breakfast and lunch goodness, organic coffee and a delightfully cosy setting. Set one road back from the tranquil foreshore of Brisbane Waters, seconds from the Davistown Central Terminal ferry stop and 5 mins from the Kincumber boardwalk it’s conveniently located by boat, bike or foot.
This endearing café is favourite for locals, who will be sure to say ‘hello’ to you, and visitors who swing by to refuel while on a bike ride or a kayaking trip. The homely feel of The Little Teapot does not go unnoticed with its comfy chairs, a snug reading nook and pet friendly tranquil tea garden. Best known for the Devonshire Cream Teas with homemade scones and jam and tasty daily breakfast, brunch and lunch specials. Open daily from 7am-2pm.
Fresh Find #3 - Something new to do
Pearlers Private Lunch Cruise
The Central Coast is nothing short of experiences to discover and explore and we are delighted to be able to share this brand new tour from Broken Bay Pearl Farm. Nestled on the edge of the Lower Mangrove at Mooney Mooney, the only pearl farm in NSW now offers exclusive private lunch cruises of the farm and beautiful Hawkesbury River. Step aboard a flat bottom oyster boat with your closest friends and family and graze on a lunch of fresh local produce and Sydney Rock Oysters while taking in the sights of the stunning surrounds of this eco certified destination.
Visit the pearl oyster lease and discover more about the gems of the sea and their regenerative and restorative qualities for our waterways and environment. Be captivated by the Australian Pearl story from its ancient indigenous beginnings to modern day farming techniques of the locally grown Akoya pearls which are 1000 times rarer than diamonds! Pearlers Private Lunch Cruise is a must do for locals and visitors alike.
Fresh Find #4 - New places to stay
Pure Valley Estate, Lower Mangrove
The Central Coast has many holiday homes along its beautiful coastline, some a stone’s throw away from our idyllic beaches. But, tucked away in the Lower Mangrove, within the Australian bush is a truly peaceful place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Pure Valley Estate offers four luxurious holiday rentals each with their own unique setting and amenities catering from couples on a romantic getaway to families and friends eager explore the sprawling 126 acres of natural bushland. Make use of the on-site kayaks and paddle along Hominy Creek with the Popran National Park or borrow one of the host’s mountain bikes and traverse the rustic landscape. Pure Valley Estate goes one step further and offers their much-loved space to team building weekends, wellness retreats and weddings.
So now the location is set, the only decision left to make is which holiday home to stay in! White Gum House is ideal for large groups will all the space to entertain, Scribbly Gum Cottage is secluded yet close enough to still stroll around the property, Gymea Cottage is perfect for two couples looking for a relaxing getaway and She-Oak House gives families and friends all the privacy they need to soak up the great outdoors. Closely situated to both Glenworth Valley (for outdoor adventures such as abseiling, horseback riding, quad biking and laser skirmish) and Kariong, guests can really embrace the great doors during the day and return in the evening to a spa under the stars or toasting marshmallows around the fire pit.
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