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, our first year as a Finalist in the National Banksia Sustainability Awards, 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 Autumn calendar with the best places to enjoy something different on the Central Coast.

sounds of serenity
Fresh Find #1 - Something new to do
Meditate in the orchard

Time to relax and reconnect. Sounds of Serenity is coming to the orchard of Artisan Estate at Somersby. This calming meditation session is designed to help you reduce stress, improve clarity and enhance your overall well being. Set in the stunning orchard under the canopy of 400 pecan trees, you can surrender to the vibrations of this sacred Australian land and unwind to the sound of nature along with guided meditation and calming music. 

Through the session, experienced instructors will guide you through a range of techniques to practice mindful meditation, breathing exercises, light movement and healing sounds to help restore balance in your life and cultivate inner peace and resilience. 

Enjoy a fine selection of nourishing herbal teas and coffee afterwards. Book your tickets on their website for the next session.

Explore more things to do on the Central Coast here

amber lane whiskey
amber lane whiskey distillery tours
Fresh Find #2 - New places to eat & drink
Winning whiskey in Wyong Creek

The Central Coast is full of hidden gems and non-other than this one. One hour north of Sydney in the unspoilt Yarramalong Valley is Amber Lane Distillery at Wyong Creek. Recently winning two gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2023, Amber Lane is a place where you can taste globally recognised Australian whiskey from a multi-award winning distillery. Using traditional distilling techniques from Europe, the founder Rod Berry believes without a doubt that whiskey appreciation brings people together.

Offering corporate events and private group tours, participants can blend their own whiskey from the Amber Lane barrel warehouse as well as learn how whiskey is made and how to appreciate a quality whiskey. The fun and relaxed experiences are perfect for the novice through to the whiskey expert and afterwards why not purchase a bottle to enjoy at home? 

Keep an eye out for their special open days where they open the doors to the public for whiskey tasting and a look behind the scenes.

Explore more places to eat & drink across the Central Coast here

Lofiel Botanicals skincare
lofeil botanical face oils
Fresh Find #3 - New maker & creator to explore
Botanical skincare

Tucked away in the picturesque Yarramalong Valley on the Central Coast is Lofiel Botanicals. Aurora Klimowicz, is a mother, wife, daughter, friend and creator of the all-natural, vegan friendly, Australian made skin care and pure essential oil range. Created from the desire to have moments to herself and practise the ritual of self care, her aromatherapy essential oils are luxury soul care using mother nature to heal. She understands being a woman in the modern world is no easy task, with women often forgetting to put themselves first.

The blends of multifunctional self care roll ons, oils and mists are designed to nurture emotionally through the scent and botanicals creating time to love and appreciate yourself and heal. More than skin care, Lofiel is about facilitating moments with all of their face, hair and body oils by creating daily rituals to support the soul and uplift the spirit. With blends such as ‘Cool and Calm’, ‘Wisdom’ , ‘Breathe’ and ‘Blue Lotus’ hydrating mist and ‘Rose and Moringa’ face and hair oil, these products are lovingly made with beautiful packaging making them a wonderful gift to give or treat for yourself.

This beautiful range of sanctuary skin care can be purchased from her website.

  Explore more makers & creators on the Central Coast here

Magnolia House holiday rental
Magnolia House Vacation home kitchen vibes
Fresh Find #4 - New places to stay
Escape to a coastal cottage

Going on holiday is about not battling the crowds but finding the serenity, and a little bit of luxury, and we think the coastal charm of Magnolia House in the beachside suburb of Forresters Beach offers just that. It is your home away from home but with a beach at your doorstep.

Wake up to the morning sunlight flooding through the French doors and start the day by going on a coastal walk where you may be lucky to spot a whale during migration season. Come back home and enjoy a heated shower outdoors before taking a short stroll to the local shopping village to grab a coffee at Drift coffee kazbah and sweet treats from Brown Sugar Bakery then browse the local boutiques, such as Drift Living, Forresters Beach is renowned for. 

In the evening settle around the firepit area to watch the sunset behind Wambina Nature Reserve while the kids play in the cutest coastal cubby house in the fully fenced back garden.

With a recent full renovation, the three bedroom holiday rental sleeps seven and is beautifully decorated with a Hamptons/Coastal decor in tones of neutral and timber.

Currently they have a special offer for May bookings.  Book a Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday night free or book Monday and Tuesday night and receive Wednesday and Thursday for free!

  Explore more places to stay on the Central Coast here

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