Business Events - Partner Programs & Leisure
A great conference is only half the story.
With unspoilt nature, scenic waterways, vibrant town centres and endless adventures, the Central Coast’s quality operators will create unique experiences and lasting memories that complement every style of business event and budget.
For the Adventurous
Amp the adrenalin on Australia’s longest roller coaster zipline or swoop, twist, zip, turn and zig zag through the eucalyptus canopy at Treetops Adventure Park in the Ourimbah State Forest. Muster the team for an unforgettable experience at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, with horse riding, quad-biking, ropes courses, kayaking and laser skirmish on offer. Paddle out onto Avoca Lake and race each other around the island before exploring the bays and setting up a picnic lunch or take a guided eco-kayak tour to discover the birdlife and creatures that make the Popran Creek home. Upsize from paddle power to a luxurious windcraft on a sunset cruise or skippered charter with Hardy’s Bay Yacht Charters or use your own pedal power on a cycling trail or group tour or mountain bike trail.
A rich indigenous history
Tap into the world’s oldest living culture as you discover the midden sites, rock engravings and axe grinding grooves that are sacred to the traditional owners of the land of the Central Coast. Forage with Indigenous guides for bush fruits and flowers amongst the rainforests, billabongs and waterlily ponds at Fires Creek Winery. Venture with specialist small group tour operator Girri Girra and experience culture and country for a renewed connection with the land, designed to encourage cultural awareness, critical thinking, and teamwork.
Do your best for the planet by caring for the beauty and diversity of our environment. These adventures introduce you to nature’s riches and remind us to curb harmful habits. Head to the ‘shellar door’ at Mooney Mooney on Hawksbury River for a Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour and meet the people behind these precious gems. Tackle one of many sublime walking track in the lush Australian rainforest or take your team eco-touring and enjoy Elixir Journey’s small group nature experiences to engage the senses.
Supercharge creativity with studio visits to the region’s artists, artisans and craftspeople. Team up for hands-on workshops and meet the makers and shapers who fuel the region with distinctive fashion, furniture, art, music and entertainment. Try your hand at a range of creative art classes and workshops including Art Therapy, Art Classes and Paint & Sip at Exhale Art & Wellness Studio, Long Jetty. Catch a performance or live music at The Art House, Wyong or an arthouse flick at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, or find a local artwork at the Ken Duncan Gallery, Erina or KAB Gallery, Terrigal.
Nature and Wildlife
The Central Coast is studded with National Parks, State Forests and Reserves laced with walking, hiking and cycling trails that are suitable for every level of fitness and interest. Make tracks up to the popular Skillion at Terrigal for a panoramic lookout and a fresh perspective. Test team collaboration and resilience with eco-friendly camping adventures or tour a working cattle farm, feed cows and try home grown honey at Mountain Goat Farm Trails. Go behind the scenes for up-close encounters with Australia’s most distinctive wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park or have the zookeepers bring a selection of creatures to you for amazing and educational animal experiences at your conference venue.
To truly savour the flavours of the Central Coast, start at the source. Head to farm gates, cellar doors or one of the many markets to reap the rewards of the region’s fertile grounds and marine culture. Meet the winemaker or take a chocolate and wine experience at Firescreek Fruit Wines. Meet oyster farmers and savour the freshest oysters on the Coast on a tour through Hawkesbury River Oyster Shed or tempt your tastebuds with a cheese-making workshop, nougat and chocolates on the Meet the Maker Trail that takes you from coast to hinterland. Top it off with beachside dining, bars and cocktails at one of hundreds of small bars, craft distilleries and restaurants.