Romantic Central Coast moments for when you want to ask a very important question
When you’re planning to ask someone to spend the rest of your life together you want it to be a moment you’ll both remember forever. Here are some of the best ways to pop the question on the Central Coast
Things to do for two
Add a pearler of a memory to your engagement day with a visit to the Shellar Door at the Broken Bay Pearl Farm . Learn all about pearl grading before selecting your own Akyoa pearl as a special souvenir and sharing a picnic hamper with views of Spectacle Island.
Feel like you’re in a Tuscan vineyard one moment and a lush rainforest the next at the Firescreek Botanical Winery where you can treat your tastebuds to a chocolate and wine pairing served in crystal glasses in the gardens.
Book ahead for a Romantic Overnight Sail and Stay Package with Hardy’s Bay Yacht Charters and have your skipper sail you to protected beaches for a swim before leaving you all alone on your private yacht for the rest of the day and night.
And take a ride back in time with some old school romance at The Entrance where a 19th Century carousel has been delighting couples and children since the 1930s and is joined by The Entrance Eye ferris wheel on summer weekends.
Meal to remember
Share a special table for two at one of the Central Coast’s hatted restaurants. Experience Turkish fine dining at Safran where chef Suleyman Kirbancioglu shares award winning contemporary takes on traditional Turkish cuisine in Ettalong, while at Yellowtail in Terrigal, chef Scott Price creates an ever changing menu with dishes inspired by the Middle East, Mediterranean and Asia.
Add a French flavour to proposal night with dinner at L’isle de France. Chef Jeremy Pace has worked at some of the best French restaurants including the Plaza Athénée in Paris during Alain Ducasse’s Michelin three-starred times, and the red leather banquettes and cosy fireplace in this Terrigal restaurant add to the romantic setting.
And while it may not have a hat, or walls for that matter, you’ll never forget dining on freshly shucked oysters in the water they came from. Sydney Oyster Farm Tours offer a chance to both pull on waders and stand beside a linen covered table in the water where oyster farmers will guide you through your shucking and tasting time.
Romantic ways to stay
Tap into the romance of a Hampton’s style suite in an Australian bush setting at Bells at Killcare where you can indulge in heavenly spa treatments and long lunches by award winning chef Sean Connolly at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining.
The Norah Head Lighthouse is a popular venue for weddings and a special spot to ask the big question too. There are two heritage listed Light Keeper’s Quarters to sleep in and you can join a tour to take in the 360 degree views from the top of the lighthouse.
Go off grid at the private and secluded Kookaburra Chateau where your glamping tent includes an outdoor bathtub and on site bar and games house. There’s no mobile reception or WiFi in this bush retreat so you’ll have to save the ‘they said yes!’ updates until after your just-the-two-of-you time. You can also find couples only glamping at Waterfall Springs Retreat and Wildlife Sanctuary where your eco tent includes a two person free standing bath and a deck with wildlife views.
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