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Summer Guide to the NSW Central Coast

If you’re staying close to home or visiting the NSW Central Coast this Summer, this is your go-to guide for Summer 2020-2021.

We have important contact numbers for you (scroll down the bottom!), we have some ideas of places to go, things to do and finally (and most importantly!) suggestions of events to keep everyone happy and safe these holidays.


A message from Adam Crouch MP

The past 12 months have been incredibly challenging for our community – we’ve been faced with the “triple whammy” of bushfires over summer, flooding in February and COVID-19 for the past nine months. We’re all in this together and everyone on the Central Coast has done such a fantastic job keeping themselves and others safe and healthy.

With more tourists visiting our community and supporting local businesses this summer, please remember to be COVID-safe.

Christmas time is quickly approaching, and my wife Jill and I would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. If you are driving on NSW roads to visit family and friends this summer season, please stay safe and remember to Stop Revive Survive.

Adam Crouch



Playing rock’s greatest hits all day on 107.7 Triple M!

Wake up with Paddy & Rob Palmer on the Coast’s Own 107.7 Triple M! Non-stop laughs with two best mates delivering everything you need to hear 5:30-9 am weekdays.

Listen online here

Triple M Central Coast


Shopping – Deepwater Plaza Woy Woy

With Kmart, The Reject Shop, Ozmosis, Service NSW, Boost Juice and Coles Supermarket plus many more stores, Deepwater Plaza is your go-to for your everyday needs this Summer. Parking undercover and easily accessible, Deepwater Plaza is located opposite Woy Woy Station. 

For opening hours and summer-savings please visit their website.



Deepwater Plaza


Dining out with the whole family and accommodation for friends and family – Gosford RSL 

With Mini Mania for the kids, their own in-house microbrewery for the big kids and a lip-smacking menu that has something for everyone, Gosford RSL will be sure to satisfy everyone’s needs! At the foot of “Kariong Hill,” Gosford RSL is a great destination for meeting those from Newcastle or Sydney for a bite to eat.

Gosford RSL Barista

With plenty of parking and accommodation at Galaxy Motel for friends and family, make sure you suggest Gosford RSL to those visiting you over the Summer break.

For opening hours click here


Fun for the family at The Outlook Riding Academy

The Outlook Riding Academy is a family-run equestrian centre on 18 beautiful acres located in Terrigal on the Central Coast. They offer private and group horse riding lessons for all ages and levels, pony leads, clinics and holiday programs. Visitors get to catch their horse from the paddock, groom and tack up.

All bookings are now taken online at https://www.theoutlookridingacademy.com.au/

The Outlook Riding Academy


It’s the hits you love from then to now on Hit101.3!

Get up With Gawndy & Maz from 6-9 am weekdays! Roll over and hear exactly what you need to know every morning – what’s happening in New South Wales and around the world, which celebrities have taken the worst selfies, and who in Australia is creating all the fuss!

Listen online here

For your banking needs visit Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank’s ATM’s are available across the festive period as well as online banking via App or online. Otherwise, call in all other days and see how they can assist with your financial needs. Only closed for the public holidays Christmas Day 25th December, Boxing Day Public Holiday 28th December and New Years Day 1st January.

To locate your nearest branch click here


Bendigo Bank

Your party solution for 2021!

Storybook Party Co quickly became the Central Coast’s #1 Choice for Children’s Parties & Event Entertainment after opening in 2019. In January 2021 they are opening their very own Children’s Party & Event Venue located in Charmhaven! With venue parties starting from as low as $399, they take the stress out of party planning! Packages can include private room hire, kids party food catering, themed table decor & balloon art, incredible character experiences & so much more!

**Also Offering: Tween Pamper & High Tea Parties, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Budget Weddings, Room Hire, Product Launches, Conferences & Meetings.​​**

Bookings open from January 2021.
Website: www.storybookpartyco.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookpartyco
Instagram: www.instagram.com/storybookpartyco

Storybook Party Co

Your Summer Event guide

For your guide to the best events on the Coast visit our calendar here, filled with events to keep everyone busy these school holidays!


Phone numbers and websites:

Police, Ambulance, Fire: 000 or for other local emergency services click here

Central Coast Council: 1300 463 954 (Council will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020, reopening on Thursday 7 January 2021 – for details regarding services over the Christmas break click here)

Bin collection information: click here for information

Libraries: click here for a list of numbers

Ranger services: click here for a list of numbers

NSW Government New Year’s Eve information for a COVID safe NYE click here for all the details

If you want to learn more about Central Coast Chronicle and our business packages click here.