Markets and Shopping on the Central Coast
From seaside markets and gallery gifts to all the supplies and gear for your camping, caravanning, surfing, fishing and boating adventure, the Central Coast of NSW offers both shopping convenience and choice for that perfect getaway. And the beautiful natural attractions are all within easy reach.
The Central Coast is between Sydney and Newcastle. Two popular markets are the monthly Avoca Beachside Markets, in pretty Avoca Beach, and the weekly in The Entrance, on a lovely peninsula where the marvellous wildlife spectacle, the Pelican Feed, delights crowds daily.
The Entrance Market, a produce market with supporting stalls, is held on Saturdays in the waterfront Memorial Park near where the pelicans gather. Also in the northern Wyong area is the charming , on the second Saturday of the month in the grounds of Wyee Community Hall.
The Avoca markets, in the southern Gosford area, are held on the fourth Sunday of the month at Heazlett Park by sparkling Avoca Lake, a tranquil lagoon behind the gorgeous beach. You’ll find more than 100 stalls, local artists, delicious food and live music. There are art workshops for the kids, too.
Check out the events calendar for more creative and cultural experiences, from music festivals to touring concerts and shows at The Art House in Wyong. There are travelling exhibitions at the Gosford Regional Gallery, where quality craftwork by local artists is for sale in the gallery shop.
For authentic Aboriginal art, the Bouddi Gallery is in Killcare by the splendid Bouddi National Park. The gallery represents artists from not-for-profit indigenous art centres. You can also visit ancient rock engravings in the wilderness and hear Dreaming stories with Bara Barang Aboriginal Tours.
The sandy beaches are enticing and so too are the beachwear and surf gear shops. You’ll find camping stores as well as bait and tackle shops. Visit the Gnostic Corner in Woy Woy for old-fashioned service. And pick up holiday supplies and browse boutiques at various shopping malls.