Central Coast Luxury Escapes
The Central Coast of NSW is a rollercoaster of rugged beauty, quiet seclusion and hidden hideaways, making it a wonderful destination for a luxurious escape. You can reboot your life with a wellness retreat or book into an elegant hotel near to beautiful beaches, magnificent national parks or on the edges of ethereal bushland.
Bells at Killcare and Pretty Beach House make ideal bases from which to ramble around Bouddi National Park. Bells is a cosy Hamptons-style retreat while the rooms at Pretty Beach House have views that stretch beyond the infinity pool, over bush and beach. You’ll find the dining impeccable at both hotels, too.
For a romantic getaway, base yourself at Avoca Valley Bed & Breakfast or Kims Beachside Retreat, in Toowoon Bay, where the luxury bungalows sit by the white sandy beach and sparkling bay. You can also tumble out the door and onto the sand at Terrigal Beach from Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific and Star of the Sea Luxury Apartments.
Acclaimed restaurants are another draw on the Central Coast with places such as Pearls on the Beach a fixture in the Good Food Guide. Go for glamorous cocktails and share plates at the beach shack chic Avoca Surf House, modern Italian at Bombini or steaks and freshly shucked oysters at Bonfire in The Bon Pavilion.
Golf courses and day spas
There are golf courses dotted around the Central Coast from the ocean to the hinterland. Tee off at the Pullman Magenta Shores Resort just north of The Entrance or Mercure Kooindah Waters Central Coast near Wyong. Both resorts have luxe on-site spas for some post-course indulgence.
Noonaweena is an Aboriginal word meaning 'resting place in the bush'. This eco retreat is a lovely spot for weekend getaways and the day spa, set in a tranquil environment ideal for rejuvenation, uses organic products derived from native plants. Bells Day Spa promises a holistic sanctuary that rebalances body, mind and soul.