The Central Coast’s Official Tourist Guide 2013 is now available in both print and digital versions. The Central Coast is easily accessible from Sydney and the south of Newcastle providing enough entertainment for the whole family. In fact it is more entertainment than a barrel full of monkeys.
The Australian Reptile Park should be the first stop of the itinerary. It is an one-stop location for all sorts of creatures, ones with scales, ones that crawl, the slimy ones and even the ones which are cuddly. Visitors can get a ‘hands-on’ experience of the inhabitants of this park.
Next is the Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. If you come here and leave without dirt on your clothes that means you have not enjoyed what’s in store. The TreeTop Adventure Parks is a yet another amazing offering. Located high up in the trees, 105 elevated challenges and 20 flying foxes to experience. Australia’s un-spoilt wilderness can be experienced on feet or on two wheels as one takes a stroll / ride across one of the seven national parks including the Old Great North Road inside Dharug National Park. This park is even identified by UNESCO.
A number of musical cultural and or sporting events can be targeted for a visit to one of these parks –
• The annual Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival from 29th of December to 1st of January
• The Central Coast Country Music Festival from 8th to 10th of March
• The 5 Lands Walk on June 22nd
• The Whaledreamers Festival on 7th July
• The Chromefest from 25th to 27th October
• The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival on 10th November
Pages 10 and 11 of the official tourist guide are full of A Leagues’ Central Coast Mariners home games, wonderful opportunity to mix some great sporting events and a visit to the parks. Needless to say that there are more fun than one can boot in the Central Coast. It is the perfect place for all members of the family and “there’s still room in the barrel” if we are to believe Robyne Abernethy the CEO of Central Coast Tourism.
The 52 page tourist guide offers details about all the six neighborhoods, the best places to stay, from natural camping spots to luxurious accommodations such as the Crowne Plaza at Terrigal. For discount lovers, page 49 has a number of 2 for 1 deals and discounts for accommodations.