Central Coast Chronicle

October long weekend 2022




Welcome to your October long weekend 2022 guide.

Remember Double Demerits are running from 30 September to 3 October 2022 for all the details click here


Here’s our pick of what’s happening around the Coast this long weekend…


Get your Green Thumb on at Burbank Erina Heights 

Pop in to the Leafy Green Cafe on Saturday afternoon for a cuppa and a bite-size demo on growing produce in pots.

Hear about different plant combinations, care tips and planting methods to maximise yield when growing edibles in containers, pots and small spaces.
Booking isn’t necessary – just come along!


Watch the NRL Grand Final at Gosford RSL

Sunday Night 7.30pm

Get to Luminous Brasserie and enjoy a meal before kick-off between the Parramatta Eels and the Penrith Panthers

Take advantage of their Footy Finals Feast for *just* $20 – Chicken or Beef Burger with fries! Yummo!

While you’re there you may want to try one of Gosford RSL’s newest brews – The Hopnotiser is their latest Oak Haven feature beer now available on tap.

ABV 5.1%
A smooth medium bodied Australian Pale Ale which is perfect for our Aussie weather.
A blend of 6 hops from Australia, Europe and the USA exhibiting tropical, floral, fruity and citrus notes will leave you wanting more.

Try one today $6 members, $6.60 visitors.

Support Local Artists

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd – Bouddi Peninsula
The Bouddi Peninsula Arts Trail is returning this October long weekend.

Get ready to meet local artists opening their studios and workshops just for you!

Showcasing an incredible array of art forms from ceramics, woodwork, painting, textiles, jewellery and more.


Bouddi Peninsula Arts Trail

Meet Costa from Gardening Australia!

Costa’s World
Costa Georgiadis in conversation with Cheralyn Darcey
Entry $25 + booking fee

In the far-ranging, deeply generous book Costa’s World: Gardening for the Soil, the Soul and the Suburbs, we are treated a glimpse into the vibrant and down-to-earth world of Costa Georgiadis, Australia’s beloved TV gardener. At this special conversation event set in the stunning Pearl Beach Arboretum, we will dig into his gardening philosophies, the connections between soil, soul and the suburbs, and his heartfelt advice for getting the most joy out of your garden. Let’s get growing!

The book will be on sale at the event, and you can get your copy signed by Costa himself after the conversation.

Please note, this is an outdoor, all-weather event. Hats are recommended, as well as closed, comfortable shoes.

Limited door sales may be available, however you would need to bring your own chair in this instance.

Costa from Gardening Australia smiling

Coastal Twist LGBTIQA+

Coastal Twist is 5 days and nights (starting on the 27th Sept) of  incredible surprises, playful and profound fun and learnings with LGBTIQ Arts & Culture from across our region, our state and our country as the Coastal Twist community invites adventurous & unorthodox Artists, thinkers & innovators to present work that simultaneously entertains and expands our worlds, our tolerance and our possibilities.

Coastal Twist logo rainbow lorikeets with love heart


Check out our calendar for all event details here


Whatever you’re up to over the October long weekend 2022 – be safe and have a great one!