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Coasting : December 15th 2008
10 Coastal Life December-February Hidden Gems > > > Local treasures that give the region its character There are some treasures on the Central Coast that locals like to think of as their own. But we’re a generous mob, too, so dive in and sample the riches. LET’S take it from the top. Norah Head Lighhouse (phone 1300 132 975) isn’t exactly hidden, but did you know that the iconic landmark is now open for tours, while the historic lighthouse keeper’s quarters are now available as an accommodation option? In fact, these days you can even book the place for weddings! Tours take visitors up the 96 steps to Firescreek Fruit Wines the top of the tower and breathtaking 360-degree views. Listen to amazing tales of shipwrecks and learn about the fascinating lives of lighthouse keepers. For something different, check out Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Henry Kendall Cottage Oz Trikes (4372 1100) at Somersby where you can throw a leg over a range of stunning three-wheel motorcycles for either a drive-yourself adventure, or a chauffered scenic tour of one of central coast tourism