Central Coast Luxury Escapes
There’s no shortage of luxury experiences on the NSW Central Coast. Indulge in superb dining, relaxing day spas and secluded off-grid hideaways, all set against a backdrop of sparkling coastline, rugged hinterland and magnificent national parks. Accommodation options include luxury apartments, boutique hotels, beachside bungalows and stylish seaside resorts.
For the ultimate in luxury accommodation and fine dining, you can’t look past Bells at Killcare and Pretty Beach House, both making ideal bases to explore 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 the surrounding bush and beach.
For a romantic getaway, base yourself at Escala Luxury Suites in Wyong Creek, Avoca Valley Bed & Breakfast or Kims Beachside Retreat in Toowoon Bay, where the luxury bungalows sit beside the white sandy beach. 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.
Discover some of the Central Coast’s most coveted dining experiences. Enjoy flame-grilled steaks and freshly shucked oysters at The Bon Pavilion in Gosford, linger over a stylish brunch at Saddles at Mt White and appreciate local produce at Pearls on the Beach. For waterfront dining, visit Box on the Water at Ettalong Beach or Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf.
Golf resorts & day spas
The Central Coast has a number of picturesque golf courses, from the ocean to the hinterland. Tee off at the Pullman Magenta Shores Resort just north of The Entrance, which also has a luxury day spa, or Mercure Kooindah Waters near Wyong. Both resorts offer elegant restaurants 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 also promises a holistic sanctuary that rebalances body, mind and soul.