6 little adventures to experience on the Central Coast
The Strickland State Forest is a unique ecotourism destination located just 10 minutes’ drive from the M1 Ourimbah exit. This compact state forest is just five square kilometres in size but is incredibly diverse with wildflowers, tall eucalypts and lush rainforest. The forest is also home to an impressive variety of plants, reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians and fish species. Visitors can choose from six walking trails through different areas of the forest, view the stunning Strickland Falls or enjoy a picnic at the excellent facilities.
For more information, visit the Forestry Corporation website.
Explore your adventurous side and test yourself mentally and physically with a visit to the Treetop Adventure Park. This exciting bush experience features more than 100 elevated obstacles which include rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines. There are a range of courses to suit different age groups starting as young as three years old, so this can be fun day out for the entire family.
For more information, visit the Treetops website.
Take a guided horse riding tour at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures for a truly memorable experience. Catering for first time riders through to those more experienced, the leisurely tour follows incredible scenic trails with breathtaking surrounds. Are you seeking more adrenaline and thrills? Why not give quad biking a go? Zip along the private bush trails and experience some of the Valley’s best scenery. No matter what you choose, this is sure to be an exciting day out.
For more information, visit the Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures website.
There is no better way to explore the scenic Central Coast than by water. Anderson’s Boatshed have a variety of vessels available for hire and explore the stunning Brisbane Water. Cruise around Wagstaffe, Hardys Bay and stop for lunch at Ettalong. What’s the best part? No boating license or experience is needed and you will be shown everything required to get you out on the water.
For more information, visit the Anderson’s Boatshed website.
One of the best ways to experience The Entrance and surrounding areas is by bicycle. Boomerang Bikes hire out bikes for adults and children to explore over 25km of bike paths along pristine beaches and waterways at your own leisure. Along the way, you will be able to cool off for a swim in the ocean or lake, dine at a local café or the kids can play in one of many great parks in the area. Feeling fit? Ride to Long Jetty to experience one of the hip cafes or do a spot of shopping in the quirky boutiques.
For more information, visit the Boomerang Bikes website.
Have you been interested in giving stand up paddle boarding a go but not really sure where to go or how to do it? Canton Beach Paddle Shack is located at Canton Beach foreshore, which is a calm bay at the northern end of Tuggerah Lake, and provide 90 minute stand up paddle boarding lessons to get you on your way. The shack also hires out paddleboards and kayaks for those who do not require a lesson. Not only is stand up paddle boarding a lot of fun, it’s a great way to keep fit too.
For more information, visit the Canton Beach Paddle Shack website.