Flying high on the Central Coast
Microlight adventures or tree-top adventures, flying foxes and suspension bridgesâ¦just take your pick of adventures on the Central Coast. Don't forget Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre is here too.
Adventures on the Central Coast
The Central Coast offers a wide range of adventure activities that vary from extreme action such as hang-gliding at Forresters Beach, to more leisurely activities such as sailing on Avoca Lake.
Beaches, lakes, forests and national parks provide the perfect backdrop for adventure. Try sailboarding, kayaking or canoeing, go cycling along one of the many cycle paths in the area or follow a bushwalking trail. Fish the channel at The Entrance for blackfish and prawns, or head out on a game-fishing boat or whale-watching cruise. For mountain-biking and four-wheel driving enthusiasts, nearby Ourimbah State Forest has some exciting terrain.
There are plenty of family-friendly activities on the Central Coast. Take a trail ride through picturesque bushland in Dooralong at Glenworth Valley Horse Riding, Australia's largest horse-riding centre. Kids of all ages will have fun in the tree tops at TreeTops Adventure Park in Ourimbah State Forest near Yarramalong. They'll have fun camping in nearby Watagan State Forest and taking easy bushwalks along the forest's beautiful Rock Lily and Lyrebird walking tracks.
Davistown and Ourimbah
For a huge variety of goods in an all-weather indoor market, check out the markets at Davistown and Ourimbah.Davistown RSL Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month, 9.30am-2pm at Davistown RSL. Ourimbah RSL Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Ourimbah RSL, 10am-2pm.
For a taste of France and all things French, visit the French Country Market and Open Day at Beach Farm. The event is held annually in September and provides fashion, gifts, furnishings, local produce and boutique wines, all with a unique French flavour. Make a day of it and pick up a picnic to enjoy in the park.
Held twice yearly, the Point Clare Markets are an all-weather outdoor market selling a wide range of items from home wares to food items. Not to be missed!