MIRACLE CITY

MIRACLE CITY

12 – 29 October 2017 A brand new production of Nick Enright and Max Lambert’s celebrated Australian musical Miracle City takes over the Sydney Opera House Studio from 12 – 29 October with an outstanding cast of new stars and musical-theatre veterans. Set in the early 1990s, at the height of televangelism, Miracle City tells the story of the Truswells, a family with a dream to build a religious theme park, and the extreme lengths the patriarch, Ricky Truswell, will go to[...]
WALKABOUT PARK IN TOP TEN LIST

WALKABOUT PARK IN TOP TEN LIST

Lonely Planet has listed the Central Coast’s Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park as the 8th best animal adventure in the world! Our Walkabout Park is on the Top 10 list alongside places like the Galapagos Islands and Yellowstone National Park. And this world-ranked real life working wildlife sanctuary is right here on our doorstep. With 80 acres of fox-proof bushland, it is home to kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, pythons, wombats, devils and all their feathery, furry, spiky and scaly friends. Many of[...]
COAST TO LAKE WALK - The Entrance

COAST TO LAKE WALK - The Entrance

Now that temperatures are on a downward slope and the days are still long it is the perfect time to try the Coast to Lake Walk if you haven’t already had the pleasure. This pearl of a walk includes easy use paths and boardwalks, grassy knolls with parks and play equipment and rock platforms with rock pools ripe for discovery. Along the way you will discover the diversity of our coast line, you’ll see swans on the lakes and pelicans at[...]
MEGA FESTIVAL @ MT PENANG

MEGA FESTIVAL @ MT PENANG

Mega festival of festivals kicks off this weekend at Mt Penang Parklands! Mt Penang Parklands have put together a massive rolling calendar of entertainment, lifestyle and music events for a mega Spring/Summer festival season. The season launches this weekend with the immensely popular Food and Wine Fair and the latest addition of the ‘Red Hot Summer Concert’ is an exciting highlight that simply reinforces our beautiful parklands as the Central Coast’s premier venue for large events. It’s perfect for families or groups[...]
"ABOVE & BELOW THE SURFACE" EXHIBITION

"ABOVE & BELOW THE SURFACE" EXHIBITION

'Above and Below the Surface' Exhibition Bobbi P Gallery Sept 7 - 28 An imaginative interpretation of underwater landscape. Love the Ocean? This month Bobbie P showcases Robyn Pedley's signature aquamarine and waterscapes, inspired by the region with her exhibition 'Above and Below the Surface'. New works available from Thursday Sep 7 and can be viewed on our website at www.bobbiepgallery.com. Australian landscape artist Robyn Pedley works are inspired by her wonder of nature (both above and below the surface) and her inquisitive love[...]
TOUKLEY GETAWAY

TOUKLEY GETAWAY

A unique, relaxed coastal area, which offers the tranquillity of the lakes as well as the ocean. The Greater Toukley Area is located 1 hour north of Sydney on the beautiful Central Coast. The area includes Toukley, Canton Beach, West Toukley, East Toukley, Noraville and Norah Head stretching from the Toukley Bridge to the Norah Head Lighthouse. Kick off the Toukley adventure with a scenic view. Visit the infamous Norah Head Lighthouse.  The active Lighthouse is surrounded by clear uninterrupted views of[...]
YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN

YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN

"If you’re looking for inspiring drumming and infectious dance rhythms you’ll be disappointed. This is much much more."  The Guardian YAMATO THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN are touring Australia from 8 September to 6 October 2017 including stops in Sydney, Queensland, Perth and Adelaide. Since 1993, YAMATO have performed in 53 countries around the world, reaching over 6 million people, making them the most prolific Japanese performing art group to tour internationally. YAMATO are the epitome of the Japanese spirit and bring new life[...]
TRANQUILITY EXHIBITIONS & HIGH TEA

TRANQUILITY EXHIBITIONS & HIGH TEA

High Teas are held in the Forest of Tranquility on the last Sunday of every month, starting on Sunday October the 29th from 2pm until 5pm.  The $35 per head includes a walk in the forest, a 10 mini treat high tea, mellow music, a guest artist and a sculpture walk. The arrival of spring will herald the Spring Goddess Celebration with the 5 String Collaborative (Therese Wilkins, Lisa McArthur Edwards, Kate Landsberry, Lindsay Cameron and Emilia Krumm). November High Tea[...]
FREE AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION at Ken Duncan, Erina

FREE AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION at Ken Duncan, Erina

During September and October, treat your family and friends to a spectacular audio-visual presentation in the Ken Duncan Gallery Central Coast, Erina FOR FREE. Relax in the comfort of Ken's theatre as he takes you on an inspiring journey across our beautiful nation. Your stress will melt away as Ken's outstanding images transport you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life and right into some of this country's most breathtaking scenery. Ken Duncan Gallery offers exceptional conferencing and special event facilities[...]
REHYDRATE YOUR SKIN THIS SPRING

REHYDRATE YOUR SKIN THIS SPRING

Does your skin feel dull & dehydrated? Does it show early signs of fine lines & sun damage? Is your skin is uneven with pigmentation or do you have breakouts, blackheads and milia? Or do you have a special event coming up and you need a beautiful natural lift? THEN THIS IS THE TREATMENT FOR YOU! ou will love the feeling of HydraFacial... it's the amazing no-downtime, non-surgical treatment that achieves the results of an advanced facial in just 30 minutes. The[...]
BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL

BRISBANE WATER OYSTER FESTIVAL

Sunday November 12 2017 9.30am to 4pm Ettalong Foreshore, Ettalong Beach The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula.  Matthew Wales, the President of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in keeping this Festival a vital part of the community calendar for many years. The annual Oyster Festival is on the second Sunday of November each year at Ettalong Beach right on the recently[...]
GIVE IT A BRAKE!

GIVE IT A BRAKE!

MARINE RESCUE ON THE CENTRAL COAST On Sunday morning the Marine Rescue Central Coast radio room received a phone call from the NSW Police Marine Area Command (MAC), they advised that there was a car in the water off the Eulalia Wharf boat ramp in Davistown. The MAC requested that the radio room send a ‘Securite’ to all ships as this was a navigational hazard, it was also requested that one of the Central Coast vessels investigate the matter, and attach a[...]
LOVE THE MOVIE 'CARS'?

LOVE THE MOVIE 'CARS'?

Show your kids the real deal at Gosford Classic Car Museum. Give your kids the chance to see real cars like those that inspired the Cars movies. Gosford Classic Car Museum is the ideal family day out. The Museum features cars including a red race car like Lightning McQueen, a big Red fire engine, and a psychedelic VW Kombi van as well as many others similar to those featured in the movies. The Gosford Classic Car Museum is the largest car museum in[...]
BABY ANIMALS ON SHOW

BABY ANIMALS ON SHOW

Baby Animals are on show at The Australian Reptile Park during Spring school holidays. 23 September to 8 October Spring babies will be centre stage in the daily show line up at The Australian Reptile Park in the Spring school holidays (23rd September – 8th October) with the Central Coast award-winning wildlife sanctuary experiencing a BABY BOOM! Guests will be able to see various baby animals bonding with their mums in their exhibits. Visitors will be able to admire all of the[...]
PLANT LOVERS FAIR - 23, 24 Sept

PLANT LOVERS FAIR - 23, 24 Sept

Come join us at the Plant Lovers Fair 2017- September 23rd & 24th- Kariong Featuring ambassador Costa Georgiadis - host of ABC Gardening Australia Looking for something special for your garden? Finding it hard to find a particular plant that you've always wanted? the solution is just around the corner. The Plant Lovers Fair is a fantastic annual local event catering to keen gardeners on the Central Coast and beyond, and is returning to Kariong in September. Plant fairs are the big new[...]
CONSERVATORIUM SEEKS MINISTERS SUPPORT FOR MAJOR UPGRADE

CONSERVATORIUM SEEKS MINISTERS SUPPORT FOR MAJOR UPGRADE

Efforts by the Board of Management and staff of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music (CCCM) to upgrade their premises were boosted on Tuesday 15 August with a tour of inspection by the NSW Minister for the Arts, The Hon Don Harwin MLC. CCCM President, Peter Brandon, said “It was a real pleasure to host the Minister. He appeared to have a significant interest in and appreciation of the Arts.” The Board is seeking to secure major funding from the NSW[...]
LOCAL GALLERY DISPLAYS MORE AWARD WINNING TALENT

LOCAL GALLERY DISPLAYS MORE AWARD WINNING TALENT

JOHN WISEMAN ON SAFARI Ken Duncan Gallery, Erina Heights 2 – 15 September Ken Duncan has been helping people improve their photographic skills for many years.  But he seldom comes across someone with the passion and determination to absorb every bit of knowledge he provides, and then use that knowledge to reinvent himself.  Yet that is exactly what John Wiseman has done.  John has been learning from Ken for over 11 years, joining Ken on 9 tours & expeditions in Australia and overseas. [...]
And the Winner is …VINTAGE FAIR!

And the Winner is …VINTAGE FAIR!

The popular sustainable shopping village, Vintage Fair, an arm of Fairhaven Services at Point Clare, won the prestigious 2017 Excellence in Social Enterprise Award at the Gosford/Erina and Coastal Business Chamber Awards on Saturday night. The eclectic shopping destination on Brisbane Water Drive features a thriving op shop, fully catalogued second hand bookstore, upcycled funky gift store, plant nursery, used furniture barn and the popular Fare Cravin’ Café. “We are thrilled to receive this award on behalf of our team who upcycle,[...]