Keep it local

Along with a wonderful array of retail options, Gosford’s town centre has an up-and-coming café and restaurant scene. Take a walk and discover the village café culture that’s alive and well in East Gosford or head to the waterfront for upscale dining. It’s less than a 500m walk to Gosford station, with a train ride to Central station taking less then 90 minutes.

Pure paradise for boating enthusiasts, Brisbane Water is a treasure trove of idyllic bays, perfect for fishing and water sports. A jog or bike ride around this meandering waterway will deliver spectacular scenery along the way. Join the Gosford Sailing Club for twilight sailing as the sun sets. Catch a game at Central Coast Stadium, bushwalk through Waterview Park, relax in the serene Edogawa Commemorative Garden or play 18 holes on the tree-lined fairways of Gosford Golf Club.

Discover the eclectic events held regularly at The Entertainment Grounds, home of the revitalised Gosford Race Club where racing lovers can enjoy a flutter. On Sundays the Growers Market has a great community atmosphere, with local farmers and gourmet purveyors selling their wares.

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Head for the coast

Loved for its tropical beaches, scenic waterways and renowned surf breaks, the Central Coast is a collection of welcoming local communities, each with its own unique charm. An easy 15 minute drive will take you to the major township of Terrigal as well as Wamberal Beach, where locals fish at Granny's Rock or in the lagoon.

Avoca is a family favourite, with its sprawling beach framed by towering sandstone headlands, while Macmasters and Copacabana beaches have a laidback vibe and great waves.

Idyllic towns are dotted all around Brisbane Water, including prestigious Hardys Bay and neighbouring villages such as Killcare, Wagstaffe and Pretty Beach. Bouddi National Park is a natural wonder just waiting to be explore, with its tropical walks, picnicking spots, lookouts and mountain bike tracks. Camp on the shores of magical bays such as Tallow, Putty and Little beaches.

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