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Pure leisure

Gosford life is pure pleasure, with this recreational paradise offering up boundless outdoor enjoyment. Brisbane Water is a boat lover’s delight. Explore its beautiful inlets and boutique beaches, cast a line out in its bountiful waterways or set sail from the Gosford Sailing Club. Indulge in kayaking or stand up paddle boarding within its protected surrounds or head off on a stroll or cycle along its serene shores and take in the scenic beauty.

For a dose of urban café culture, walk into the Gosford CBD or the neighbourly village of East Gosford where you’ll find thriving cafes, or dine with a view at one of numerous upmarket waterfront restaurants. The Entertainment Grounds holds an array of interesting events and is home to the revamped Gosford Race Club which hosts a calendar of horse races throughout the year. Every Sunday you’ll find the Growers Market in full swing, supporting local farmers and offering fresh produce and artisan goods. Enjoy a sporting match or concert by the bay at Central Coast Stadium, home of the Central Coast Mariners A-League soccer team, or catch a rugby match at Central Coast Leagues Club.

Spend an afternoon hiking around Waterview Park and take in sweeping Brisbane Water views from its lookout. Take a contemplative walk through the soothing Edogawa Commemorative Garden, with its koi pond, pavilion and traditional Japanese teahouse. If golf is your passion, there’s no more picturesque place to improve your handicap than the Gosford Golf Club, an 18-hole par-71 course of tree-lined fairways.

Ultimate leisure

Central Coast beaches are some of the finest in NSW, with a series of dramatic tropical bays which play host to charming local communities and popular breaks, making them a mecca for surfing enthusiasts. Take a leisurely 15 minute drive to Terrigal and Wamberal beaches, where you can fish in the lagoon or Granny’s Rock. Enjoy a family day at Avoca Beach, a 1.7km golden arc between two soaring sandstone headlands. A little further south and you can discover the tropical beauty of relaxed Macmasters and Copacabana beaches.

Along the protected shores of Brisbane Water you’ll find picturesque, exclusive Hardys Bay and its neighbouring villages of Wagstaffe, Killcare and Pretty Beach. Explore the delights of Bouddi National Park, with its magical walks and mountain bike tracks, beautiful picnicking spots, lookouts and sublime camping grounds like the ones found at Tallow, Putty and Little beaches.


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