The Central Coast of New South Wales is an area of contrasts that lies between Sydney and Newcastle. Golden beaches, sparkling lakes and endless hinterland feature in this region of rich history. The Hawkesbury River borders the southern part of the coast, spreading out into the vast Brisbane Waters estuary that fills the ancient sandstone valley. I spent many childhood holidays in this region and because my sister Jasmine now lives here I get an excuse to visit every so often.
Avoca Beach, Bateau Bay, Budgewoi, Copacabana, Ettalong, Kincumber, Macmasters Beach, Pearl Beach, Terrigal, The Entrance, Toukley, Umina, Woy Woy. There are so many beaches along this stretch of coastline that buzz throughout the year because of the temperate climate.
One moment you can be on a beach, the next wondering through the bush. The wild national parks of Yengo, Dharug, Brisbane Waters and Bouddi preserve so much of this region’s natural history and Aboriginal heritage.
Short walks, relaxation, swimming, picnics, cafes, surfing and peacefulness amongst one of the busiest parts of Australia.