Check out our pick of the best activities and tours on the Central Coast
AVOCA BEACH TWILIGHT MARKETS
Twilight Tunes, Food, Wine, Bepsoke Stalls and More ! Fixx Events presents Avoca Twilight Market under the stars from 5pm-9pm in Avoca Village Saturday 11th December with 75+ bespoke stalls, seasonal produce and gifts, yummy international foods and desserts, live music, bars, waterfront aqua rides and family activities. Now in its 8th year, this free family friendly community event is a must to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season.
CHRISTMAS FAIR AT MOUNT PENANG GARDENS
The Coast’s BIGGEST Christmas event is back again this December and promises all the usual festivities, excitement, and merriment, symbolic of the countdown to Christmas! Families heading to the popular event at Mount Penang can expect to enjoy a fun-filled day of Christmas shopping with the opportunity to peruse over 160 high-quality market stalls selling everything from candles and Christmas decorations to outdoor furniture and kids’ clothes
A NIGHT OF ENTICEMENT
Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining and fine music on the pitch at Central Coast Stadium. Savour an indulgent VIP experience, with canapés and a glass of bubbly on arrival, followed by a three-course meal whilst enjoying a rich spectacle of thrilling entertainment...think King, Queen, Joker, Jack, intimate, lusty performances with a twist of brilliant cheek
BOUDDI PENINSULAR ART TRAIL
Come and enjoy a day on the stunning Bouddi Peninsula where the Local Artists and Artisans will once again be opening their studios & workshops. Showcasing a diverse range of art forms including ceramics, wood, painting, textiles and jewellery. The Bouddi Peninsula Arts Trail is a unique way in which to view and have the opportunity to purchase affordable artworks directly from the artists.
NOUGAT & CHOCOLATE FACTORY CENTRAL COAST
Make your way through the big wooden doors where you will be greeted with hundreds of amazing, locally made, exclusive products for all tastes and ages. Explore an immersive world of chocolate, nougat and much, much more. Have a sneak peak of your beloved treats coming to life through the porthole windows, or take part in a guided tour of the factory floor, and learn how our products are made. Afterward, enjoy a delicious cup of signature hot chocolate, and a delightful cake made by our master patissiers, and for the kids, take part in a fun-filled Junior Chocolatiers Workshop.
GLENWORTH VALLEY'S HORSES BIRTHDAY
A huge weekend of family fun in beautiful Glenworth Valley. Join us for a huge weekend of family fun at the Horses Birthday Kids Festival on Saturday 31 July & Sunday 1 August 2021.
Every ticket includes UNLIMITED RIDES*, activities and entertainment, making it fantastic value for the whole family. For a full list of rides and entertainment click the link below....
AVOCA BEACHSIDE MARKETS
Held on the 4th Sunday of every month, Avoca Beachside markets showcase an array of local producers, fashion labels, festival food and live music. Mooch around the stalls, grab a coffee and chill out in the sun while being serenaded by a local on a guitar. What's not to love about that?
HARVEST FESTIVAL JUNE 10TH - 12TH
The two day event includes fresh food and country markets, food and wine events, factory tours, pick your own experiences, bush tucker tours, working farm tours and the popular ‘pick your own pecans’ and tree shaking demonstrations. The event is delivered in partnership with their Central Coast farming community, to show off the beautiful hinterland areas and promote the Coast as a supplier of quality produce. The event will take visitors through Dooralong, Jilliby, Yarramalong, Kulnura, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge, Somersby and Calga.
GLENWORTH GRAZING FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The Central Coast’s premier Food & Wine Festival returns this June Long Weekend! Discover new flavours, delicious deserts and award-winning wines, beers and spirits on Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 June 2021.
Part of the Harvest Festival Central Coast, Glenworth Grazing Food & Wine Festival transforms the striking surrounds of Glenworth Valley into a food lover’s paradise with loads of boutique stalls and live music. There’s a ton of kids entertainment too with petting farms, lead pony rides, laser skirmish and more.
2259 EVENT MARKETS
Welcome to the newest, most exciting local markets to be hosted on the Central Coast for 2021. Markets 2259 is unique, as we've brought together various industries wrapped up in one amazing event! Why? Because we believe the creative entrepreneurs on the Central Coast are the backbone of our local community. Hosted at Wyong Race Course, Markets 2259 will take place on the second Sunday of each month.
CHOCOLATE & WINE PAIRING: FIRESCREEK WINERY
Four exquisite hand-made chocolates paired perfectly with four Firescreek Botanical wines. Served in crystal glasses on tasting board in the gardens in a location of your choice. Very romantic and perfect for coupes or fun to enjoy as a small group or family and friends.
HORSE RIDING IN GLENWORTH VALLEY
An adventure on horseback at Glenworth Valley is a truly memorable experience. You’ll feel the rhythm of your horse as you enjoy a leisurely ride along 50km of our private scenic trails in spectacular surrounds. Our horse riding guided tours are suitable for riders of all abilities from nervous first timer and beginner riders to very experienced riders.
Come and experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. Get up-close and personal with native Australian wildlife and magnificent gum trees, as you climb, weave and fly through the tree tops on self-guided rope courses.
THE AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PARK
The Australian Reptile Park is Australia’s original hands-on zoo. Home to over 2,000 animals and located in a natural bush setting on the scenic Central Coast of New South Wales.
Cuddle up to koalas, kangaroos, quokkas and dingoes or test your bravery and hold a massive python!
KAYAK CENTRAL COAST
Discover the beautiful waterways of the Central Coast region and hire a kayak from Kayak Central Coast. Experience remote beaches, go fishing, camp overnight or have fun with your family and friends in the surf. Kayak Central Coast operates between the Hawkesbury River and Newcastle.
CENTRAL COAST SURF ACADEMY
We make it stress free to get you up and riding waves, and reaching your maximum surfing potential. We run all types of lessons from complete beginners through to elite & high-performance surfing. Our lessons cater for children through to adults. Whether you are learning to surf or have world title aspirations, CCSA is for you!
FORAGING & MIXOLOGY: FIRESCREEK WINERY
Come and explore behind the scenes of wine making at Firecreek Winery. Be guided through the beautiful organic gardens and learn about permaculture techniques for flourishing organic garden.
Elixir Journeys have combined energising nature based experiences with fabulous food and wine for an easy escape that will leave you feeling as if you’ve been away for weeks, not days. Pick from their selection of guided walks, secret picnics, kayaking and much more to unwind and reconnect with nature.
SLOW COACHING CO
The Wellness arm of Slow Coaching Co. is extremely proud to introduce Summer Sunrise Mindfulness Sessions down at Wamberal Beach, NSW. Whether you’re local to the Central Coast or you are visiting over the summer, if you are interested in learning more about and practising mindfulness you have arrived in the right place.
Terrigal Ocean Tours
An amazing small group experience to see the migrating whales up close as they pass by on their annual journey. The whales pass close to the Terrigal Haven and it is a short trip to link up with their migration path. Learn about these amazing animals in safety with a professional and experienced crew. Our qualified crew are on board to answer questions and help identify the species. On most trips we will be gathering data for whale research programs. Our ecotour RIB is very stable and provides magnificent all round views.
GIN & YOGA
Set in the garden grounds of Distillery Botanica (aka 'The Fragrant Garden') you can now enjoy two pleasures - gin and yoga.....together!! Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month this unique experience includes a guided, gentle Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class by Fit and Flexxy that welcomes all abilities, followed by a freshly made Gin & Tonic from the onsite distillery.
INTRO TO ABORIGINAL ART
In this relaxed workshop you will learn about the events that led to Aboriginal Artists painting with acrylics, ochres and other mediums to share their stories and culture.This face to face workshop will be hosted by the award-winning Australian Aboriginal artist, Garry Purchase, of proud Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti descent. As an artist, Garry has won many awards including the first prize Tony Donovan Award in Reconciliation Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery.