Discover Wyong Shire
Explore the Central Coast Plateau and Valleys. Day drive options abound west of the M1 especially if you have time and the inclination to explore. Check out the CC Plateau Harvest Trail for food and drink options.
Purchase some fruit along the way at various roadside stalls; especially try the citrus and avocados when available, stone fruit from November and pecans in June. Enjoy lunch at Angel Sussurri, visit Bumble Hill Shed Shop, Mangrove Creek Dam (actually in Kulnura) and nursery options at Somersby.
For instance, beginning at Wyong head for the Yarramalong Valley then either take Bumble Hill to Kulnura or a more circuitous route through Cedar Brush and The Wattagans again branching either to Murray’s Run and Laguna or to Kulnura. Much depends on the time available. There are places to stay, Noonaweena, for instance and don’t forget to take your family to visit the Australian Wildlife Park at Calga before hitting the M1 for home.
While we may have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, we also have a food and cultural renaissance happening right in front of us. Walk down the main strip of any town centre from Bateau Bay to Norah Head and back to Yarramalong and find vibrant cafes serving cold drip coffees and delicate patisserie or locally owned shops selling quirky clothing, handcrafted furniture and unique homewares. You can find an art, craft or farmers market on every weekend to wander through and if you want to keep wandering bush walks and boardwalks are plentiful.
Take a drive to a suburb other than your own and go try something or somewhere new. If you need some help getting started follow @discoverwyongshire on Instagram. Tag @discoverwyongshire or include #iheartwyongshire in your own Instagram pictures while you are out and about so we can see what you are getting up to and share your discoveries.
More info at www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/discover-wyong-shire
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.
We are happy to announce that from 1st June we will be open.
Sundays - Thursdays 10am - 2pm as usual.
Come and have a look: 1 Cape Road, Wyong 2259. Phone: 02 4352 1886 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://alisonhomestead.com.au
Spencer Village Store
Spencer Village Store offers guests a scenic and serene location right on the river. We have shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people.
Spencer is a pleasant drive - less than one hour - from the Central Coast. Known as the biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury, Spencer Village Store offers hot food, espresso, ice cream, bait, tackle, fishing licences, liquor, ice and general groceries. Spencer Store is happy to cater for any group bookings with catering to suit your needs.
The store is open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm.
Visit 4776 Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer or online at www.spencerstore.com.au for more details.