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Coasting : Coastal Life 17th Dec 2009
central coast tourism Summer 2010 COASTAL LIFE 17 The natural beauty of The Entrance – featuring the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the estuarine playground that is Tu ggerah Lakes – will always win top billing on any picture postcard from the seaside town. But recent additions such as the Fisherman’s Wharf (phone 9008 1315) development, right on the banks of The Entrance channel, continues to enhance the seaside town’s enduring charm. Fisherman’s Wharf includes a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants, a cafe and function centre, all over three storeys, including a public observation deck overlooking the water. Other attractions in the iconic town centre include Memorial Park, Ve ra’s Wa ter Playground (for the kids), the historic The Entrance Hotel (4332 2001) and the many eateries that line the waterfront. Memorial Park becomes a hive of activity when it plays host to The Entrance Farmers Market (4390 5156) on the first and third Saturday of the month. The market runs from 8am until 1pm offering patrons an array of fresh The entrance A new jewel in The Entrance crown produce available direct from the farmers and producers. Among the stallholders are Fin Barramundi Farm, Hunter Valley Pasta Company, Chilli Man Produce and Central Coast Organics. The market is also home to many art and craft artisans offering everything from soaps and oils to jewellery and clothing. Long Jetty Catamaran and Boat Hire (0408 506 661) is one of several boat hire places in the area, while one of the area’s biggest drawcards is the daily pelican feeding sessions at 3.30pm near Vera’s Wa ter Playground. MODERN: The Entrance is a sophisticated tourism hub which has retained the best elements of its natural charm and heritage. NEW JEWEL: Fisherman’s Wharf boasts a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants, a café and function centre, with a public viewing deck on the top level, overlooking The Entrance channel. Picture by Aaron Brown. ENTERTA INMENT: Live music is a feature of Memorial Park and the Sails Stage areas at The Entrance. Picture by Phillip Hearne. ORDERLY QUEUE: Anglers try their luck in The Entrance channel. Picture by Phillip Hearne. DINE IN: King prawn laksa, as served at Jan’s Chinese and Malaysian Restaurant, one of many cosmopolitan eateries at The Entrance. Picture by Fiona Morris. The opening of a landmark building at The Entrance has added even more appeal to a holiday favourite.
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