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Coasting : December 15th 2008
central coast tourism Yarramalong Valley > > > December-February Coastal Life 15 Explore 3,000 acres of the finest unspoilt wilderness at Australia’s largest Horse Riding and Outdoor Adventure Centre. Located 20 Minutes from Gosford. Awesome fun for Friends, Families & Corporate Team Building. Abseiling Quad Biking Cedar Park Lavender Farm A treat for the senses Yarramalong Valley, known for being a millionaire’s playground, could just be the Central Coast’s best- kept secret. Taking a drive to Yarramalong is like stepping back in time. Visitors can relax and unwind in a country setting that’s big on creature comforts. millionaires including John laws, Bryce Courtenay and neville Wran have called Yarramalong valley home at some time. 69 Cooks Road, Peats Ridge 4375 1222 www.glenworth.com.au Horse Riding Kayaking I can send photo in higher res if necessary. Had to for sending with logo, but can send separately if you AQUAFUN on Avoca Lake Those who venture off the beaten track and into the lush Yarramalong Valley will be richly rewarded. Yarramalong Manor No bookings necessary. our macadamia nuts,’’ ms agar said. one of two new additions to the valley is Treetop Adventure Park (4997 4860). Situated in ourimbah State Forest, the park offers visitors the chance to slide down flying foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges or simply lay back and enjoy the surrounds. The other new addition is Amazement (4353 9900) which promises a special day out that the whole family will love. mazes and puzzles, a petting zoo, picnic cafe, mini cars, playground, as well as quiet open spaces await. no visit to the valley is complete without calling in at the historic St Barnabas Church. located on the outskirts of town this 123-year- old church is a rare relic of the Central Coast. Constructed in 1885, the church has been placed on the nSW Heritage list and is the oldest surviving church in Wyong Shire. after a full day of exploring the St Barnabas Church So what draws people to the region? Perhaps it’s the lush green grazing fields or the beautiful mountains bordering the region. Whatever it is, people keep coming back. Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm (phone 4356 1170) and Cedar Park Lavender Farm (4356 1025) offer visitors a unique country experience. Yarramalong macadamia nut Farm’s manager lauren agar said she serves thousands of visitors eager to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. “We have a beautiful 24-hectare farm with 900 trees. Visitors love wandering our grounds and sampling valley, many visitors call in at Yarramalong Manor (4356 1066) for a meal and even a sleepover. Here you can sit in comfort and enjoy some hearty tucker. This licensed restaurant/motel is open seven days a week and offers breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and guest house-style accommodation. tapas, steak, seafood and game • extensive a la carte menu • finalists 2008, 2007 restaurant and catering awards for excellence. F3 Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm Wyong Rd Killarney Vale R Bi-lo ? Only 5 mins from The Entrance 2/142 Wyong Rd, killaRney Vale Terrigal Bookings 4332-0388 www.randallsrestaurant.com.au Open 10am-5pm weekends, school and public holidays, September -April. Heazlett Park Foreshore, via Ficus Ave, Avoca Beach NSW 2251 Mob: 0413 808 394 Web: www.aquafun.net.au BIKE HIRE TOUR DE LONG JETTY Bike hire is now available around the beautiful Tuggerah Lake Tour De Long Jetty Cycle Hire captures the magic of yesteryear offering a range of classic 50’s style upright bikes, geared bikes, children’s bikes and cycles with baby seats for hire. Pack your bike basket with picnic goodies and enjoy the various BBQ pavilions or playgrounds along the 12 km cycleway, from The Entrance to Chittaway. Located at the corner of Tuggerah Parade and Archbold Street Long Jetty. Tour De Long Jetty is open weekends, school and public holidays 10am to 6pm from September to May (weather permitting). Other days and times are available on request. Adult Bike Hire $15............. 1 hour $20............. 2 hours $35............. Per Day Children Bike Hire $10............. 1 hour $15............. 2 hours $25............. Per Day Group / Family packages discounted Cnr Tuggerah Parade and Archbold Road, LONG JETTY firstname.lastname@example.org 0411 258 899 The ultimate water FUN & ADVENTURE experience for the whole family! Hire from a huge selection of modern kayaks and pedalboats in a fabulous location, with shady picnic and BBQ areas, sandy swimming area, 100m from shops, cafes, and beach. ?????????????????? ?????????????????????? ????????????????? ????????????????? South St Shortland Ave