Edogawa Commemorative Garden
The Edogawa Commemorative Garden is a gift to the City of Gosford from the people of Edogawa and was officially opened on 4 September 1994 by Dirk O’Connor, the Mayor of Gosford and Mayor Nakazato of Edogawa.
The garden is designed according to the design principles of the Heian Period (700 AD) as a strolling garden with meandering pathways. It was constructed by Imperial Gardens Pty Ltd using Australian raw materials. It is based on a traditional ‘Shuyu’ (strolling style) garden, and covers an area of approximately 4000m2. The meandering pathways lead to traditional Japanese features including, a Japanese teahouse, raked dry stone garden (Karesansui), stone lanterns and a pond filled with Koi fish. The arrangement of plants highlights the changing seasons and passing of time.
Since 1988, Gosford City has enjoyed a Sister City relationship with Edogawa, Japan. Sister City relationships promote knowledge and appreciation of other cultures within the community and encourage the exchange of cultural information between people and nations. A display of cultural gifts from Gosford’s Sister Cities is located in the Sister City Collection display case in the Main Gallery.
Open daily, 9.30 – 4pm. Free Admission.
36 Webb Street, East Gosford. Phone: 4304 7550 Email: email@example.com.
Web: www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/galleries | Instagram: @gosfordgallery
Amazement Farm & Fun Park
Erina Ice Arena
One of Australia’s finest ice skating facilities located within the beautiful Erina Fair Shopping Centre.
Offering public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, birthday parties, Learn to Skate, School Holiday Camp, Playground on Ice and Coffee Club
Shop A008 Erina Fair, Karalta Road. Erina.
Limited Tickets available – book online www.erinaicearena.com.au. Look for us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/erinaicearena
Your VR Centre on the Central Coast
Discover a whole new universe at VRRoom Entertainment Virtual Reality Center!
Over 200 different gaming and life-like experiences in virtual reality, Escape Rooms, Adventure Games and much more.
Why not have your next Birthday Party or Corporate Event at our centre located at Diggers at The Entrance.
OPEN: Mon to Sun 10am-7pm | School Holidays 10am-9pm
315 The Entrance Road, The Entrance or call us on 02 430 430 33.
Treetop Adventure Park
At TreeTops Central Coast, take your pick of the fun work out of our Adventure park, amazing heights of the Vertical Challenges or the extreme thrill of the Crazy Rider.
Adventure Park; Flex your adventurous spirit and test yourself mentally and physically with over 100 elevated obstacles with rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines. Crazy Rider; Ramp up the ‘wow’ factor as you swoop, twist, turn and zig zag through the trees on the worlds longest and Australia’s first rollercoaster zip lines. Vertical Challenges; Climb through various challenges from the ground up. Check out our fun zig zag ladder, challenging climbing walls, polka dots and much more.
Ourimbah State Forest, 1 Red Hill Rd, Wyong Creek (cnr Yarramalong Rd) NSW 2259. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph: 02 4025 1008
Home of Wyong District Museum & Historical Society
Take a trip back in time. The Homestead is set on two hectares in a rural setting on Wyong’s first land grant dating back to 1825. There are displays of memorabilia, photos, furniture, toys and other household items, equipment, machinery and tools all relating to the early settling of Wyong and surrounds. There is also an extensive library containing many historical books as well as files containing over 20,000 historical photos available for research purposes.
The venue is perfect for weddings and functions and there is a dog friendly picnic area with BBQs available for self catering. The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible with disabled facilities. There is a Plant Nursery and Men’s Shed as well and volunteers are always welcome.
Open Sundays – Thursdays 10am – 2pm
1 Cape Road, Wyong 2259. Phone: 02 4352 1886 or email: email@example.com http://alisonhomestead.com.au
Historic Scale Model Exhibition at Alison Homestead
Wyong District Museum & Historical Society now has a permanent exhibition of historic scale models at Alison Homestead Museum. Some models relate directly to the shipbuilding industry of the Central Coast while others are of a more national significance. There are historic displays of memorabilia, photos, tools and equipment relating to the early settlers of Wyong district
Entry $5 adult, $2 Child.
Wyong District Museum & Historical Society, 1 Cape Rd, Wyong. Ph: 4352 1886. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.alisonhomestead.com.au
Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum
Set on two and a half acres with peaceful surroundings, Henry Kendall Cottage was once a home for pioneer poet Henry Kendall. One room contains some of the poet’s possessions, while the remaining rooms are furnished as an old cottage. The spacious Historical Museum displays a wide variety of items from the past including typewriters, bottles and old memorabilia. A slab shed in the grounds contains tools and farm machinery.
Huge range of artefacts from different periods, bookshop, exhibitions of local industry, old-fashioned washhouse and outhouse, farm implements exhibit, BBQ picnic area & parkland, parking for family vehicles and coaches.
Open 10am-3pm Wed, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Good Friday) Adults $5, Concession $4, Children $3, Family $10.
Address: 25 Henry Kendall Street, West Gosford. Phone: (02) 4325 2270 Email: email@example.com | www.henrykendallcottage.org.au
Fernbank Farm is a wonderful heritage property at Wyong Creek and has recently become available as a Farm Stay and boutique wedding venue. Built in 1904, Fernbank has been lovingly restored and has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Over the course of her 25 year ownership, Meg Gossert has tried to reinstate all of the original materials of the building. So much so, the home is considered one of the Central Coast’s most treasured heritage assets. The property is set on 25 acres, 8 of which are beautiful gardens. The garden features a gorgeous rotunda by the lake, a lovely Somesby pebble area and hand-made iron gates to lead you along the hedged dam bank. Home of Central Coast Carriages and beautiful Santosa Clydesdale Stud, guests can enjoy a ride in the newly imported Landau Carriage. Address: Wyong Creek. Phone: 0414 541 901 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.fernbankfarmstay.com
Aquafun Avoca Lake
A ‘must do’ Central Coast experience. Hire from a huge selection of pedal boats and kayaks, or try stand-up paddle boarding. Aquafun is located on the shores of Avoca Lake, an enclosed large coastal lagoon with a large island and lots of bays and wetland to explore. An idyllic park location with shady picnic and barbecue areas, it is just 100 metres from the heart of Avoca Beach shops and cafes, a children’s playground, and just 100 metres from the beach.
Aquafun is a great Central Coast activity suitable for the whole family. Relax under the huge fig trees in the reserve and watch the kids or go on an adventure of your own. Something for all the family.
aquafun.net.au 15 Ficus Ave, Avoca Beach
Mt Penang Gardens
Opened in November 2003, Mt Penang Gardens is considered an enduring and radical contribution to public garden design in Australia. Its distinctive design by Anton James sets it apart from the traditional botanical garden. His garden within a garden produces an understated landscape that is less manicured and in a constant state of being. It continues to evolve today.
12 unique garden rooms, sculptures and cascading waterways. Individual ‘gardens’ are set on and around a large sculptural plateau and walled spaces, abstract pergolas, fountains, ponds, cascades and a 35 metre cantilevered steel footbridge.
Over 8 hectares of native beauty. Along with waterways and stunning summer aquatic gardens, you’ll find that over 70% of the plants are native to Australia. Marvel at the creative ways in which modern landscapes and Australian native flora blend together to produce amazing seasonal displays.
Take the discovery trail: There is something new to experience all year round as you meander through the Gardens. You can hug a bulbous Bottle Tree; wonder at the Dragon Garden’s strange cacti and succulents; be fascinated by the Wondabyne Stone Sculptures; or admire the stunning water lilies and lotus flowers in our Aquatic Garden. From drought tolerant displays to our playful puddle gardens, every pathway opens up a new world of discovery at Mt Penang Gardens.
Open daily: 9:30am – 4:30 pm (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) Open 7 Days. Address: Central Coast Highway, Kariong. Phone: 43401002. http://mtpenanggardens.com.au/
The Australian Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park is the hands-on zoo and boasts loads of animal interaction and exciting wildlife shows. Have a close encounter with some of the park’s scaly and furry animals during Snappy Hour 11am-2pm daily, including a walk with Hugo the giant Galapagos tortoise. Elvis, NSW’s biggest crocodile, is fed at 1:30pm on weekends and school holidays. See our spectacular alligator feeding from the banks of our massive ’gator lagoon. See native and exotic reptiles and spiders in our unique exhibits The Lost World of Reptiles and Spider World, featuring Tarantula-ville. Discover how we’re helping save the iconic Tasmanian devil with our exciting conservation project, Devil Ark. Witness venomous snake and funnel web spider milking every day. Have a photo with a snugly python, wombat or cuddly koala. Enjoy the children’s adventure playground, cafe and picnic area, free BBQs and hand feed friendly kangaroos. Address: Pacific Highway, Somersby. Phone: 43401022 Website: www.reptilepark.com.au
Patonga Camping Area
The Camping Area boasts luscious green lawns, which are adjacent to the water and white sandy beach. Perfect if you want to take a boat down, enjoy a spot of fishing or just have a swim. Pack a picnic and take a bushwalk through the surrounding Brisbane Waters National Park. There are electric BBQs on-site, a tennis court, kids’ playground and more. The camping ground offers exclusive use of its amenities to campers. There are disabled amenities, a family room and laundry facilities. We offer powered and unpowered sites for tents and caravans. There is a brand new kiosk offering ice, ice creams, coffee, snacks, bait, and a whole lot more.
Patonga Camping Ground, Bay Street, Patonga NSW 2256. Phone: 4325 8222. www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/arts-culture-and-recreation/leisure-venues/patonga-camping-ground
Gosford Sailing Club
On the Brisbane Waters foreshore with Club Bar, Brasserie and gaming lounge. Yacht & dinghy racing, corporate events, junior and amateur sailing and learn to sail programs.
• Live Entertainment • Happy Hour • Trivia Night • Meat Raffles & Disco
Gosford Sailing Club 28 Masons Parade Gosford
Ph 02 4325 7216 Email email@example.com Website: www.gossail.com.au
Australian Seabird Rescue
The Australian Seabird Rescue are a team of volunteer specialists focusing on the rescue and rehabilitation of pelicans, seabirds and other shorebirds throughout the Central Coast area.
As well as fundraising activities, educating the community and actively patrolling pelican roosts and fishing hot spots in search of injured birds.
We are a registered charity organisation relying on the kindness and support of the community for volunteers and donations.
Phone: 0438 862 676. Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tuggerah Lakes estuary is a unique environment and rich in biodiversity. Over the years the estuary has been influenced by many different human activities.
The Tuggerah Lakes Estuary has been shaped by a rich and vibrant history. It began with the early Aboriginal tribes followed by the arrival of European settlers who triggered a wave in logging, fishing, dairying, tourism and urban development.
Today, it is a bustling urban hub home to 140,000 people and a favourite destination for thousands of annual holidaymakers. Website: www.loveourlivinglakes.com.au
Police, Ambulance, Fire 000
Gosford Hospital 4320 2111
Woy Woy Hospital 4343 8444
Wyong Hospital 4393 8000
Visitor Information Centres
Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre
228-234 Pacific Highway, Swansea. Phone 1800 802 044. www.visitlakemac.com.au
The Entrance Visitor Information Centre
Marine Parade, The Entrance. Phone 02 4385 4074. www.theentrance.org.au
Toukley Visitor Information Centre
Wallarah Point Park, Gorokon. Phone 02 4392 4666.
Greater Toukley Vision
Phone: 4397 1711. https://www.greatertoukley.org.au/
Ettalong Visitor Information Centre
Ettalong Diggers Club, 51-52 The Esplanade, Ettalong. Phone 02 4343 0111.