Discover Wyong Shire
Summer may have come to an end and with it the long hot days spent at the beach, which now seem like distant memories as we all head back to work and school. That is no excuse to stay in, instead it is the perfect reason to get out and about and discover what else is happening in Wyong Shire after all it is a great place to holiday and live all year round.
While we may have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (so say we) we also have much, much more at our finger tips with a food and cultural renaissance happening right in front of us.
Walk down the main strip of any town centre from Bateau Bay to Norah Head and back to Yarramalong and find vibrant cafes serving cold drip coffees and delicate patisserie or locally owned shops selling quirky clothing, handcrafted furniture and unique homewares.
You can find an art, craft or farmers market on every weekend to wander through and if you want to keep wandering bush walks and boardwalks are plentiful.
Do yourself a favour and pick one weekend this month, take a drive to a suburb other than your own and go try something or somewhere new. If you need some help getting started follow @discoverwyongshire on Instagram where we document all the great reasons to call Wyong Shire home.
Tag @discoverwyongshire or include #iheartwyongshire in your own Instagram pictures while you are out and about so we can see what you are getting up to and share your discoveries.
More info at www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/discover-wyong-shire
Home of Wyong District Museum & Historical Society
Take a trip back in time. The Homestead is set on two hectares in a rural setting on Wyong’s first land grant dating back to 1825. There are displays of memorabilia, photos, furniture, toys and other household items, equipment, machinery and tools all relating to the early settling of Wyong and surrounds. There is also an extensive library containing many historical books as well as files containing over 20,000 historical photos available for research purposes.
The venue is perfect for weddings and functions and there is a dog friendly picnic area with BBQs available for self catering. The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible with disabled facilities. There is a Plant Nursery and Men’s Shed as well and volunteers are always welcome.
Come and have a look: 1 Cape Road, Wyong 2259. Phone: 02 4352 1886 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://alisonhomestead.com.au
Spencer Village Store offers guests a scenic and serene location right on the river. We have shaded seating on our private wharf for 24, as well as waterside seating for 50 people.
Spencer is a pleasant drive – less than one hour – from the Central Coast. Known as the biggest little shop on the Hawkesbury, Spencer Village Store offers hot food, espresso, ice cream, bait, tackle, fishing licences, liquor, ice and general groceries. Spencer Store is happy to cater for any group bookings with catering to suit your needs.
The store is open 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas day. Opening hours are Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Wednesday to Monday 8am – 5pm.
Visit 4776 Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer or online at www.spencerstore.com.au for more details.
Fernbank Farm hosts up to 20 weddings each year. All facilities are available on the site, and everything can be provided to facilitate your accommodation, ceremony and reception needs.
Fernbank’s beautiful Lake, Garden, majestic Steel Arbour, Fig Tree, and Marquees create an atmosphere that is simply stunning. It is beautiful, elegant, sophisticated and completely welcoming.
Guest numbers are best suited for between 80-100 people. Additional numbers are subject to discussion with management. Sit down events or elegant cocktail settings can be provided, and there are also other outdoor dining options available.Limited parking is available on the site, and car pooling or people movers are encouraged.
There are three exquisite marquees available, complementing the Michael Cooke Garden design. There is the majestic Royal Marquee, to the simply romantic Cuppola Ceremony Tent. Along with the marquees, the Clydesdale horses have also been fitted out with stunning new harness which makes them even more spectacular.
For information or to arrange a site inspection, call Meg on 0414 541901. ‘Fernbank Farm – simply heaven on earth.’ www.fernbankfarmstay.com
Viewing by appointment only.
Please ring (02) 4376 1220.
Koorinya Park Gardens is situated high above the beautiful Yarramalong Valley with magnificent Ocean Views. The three acres of landscaped gardens which have been awarded Wyong Shire and the Central Coast grand champion during the past 30 years of competition make an ideal venue for weddings, namings, re-affirmations, commitments, with a beautiful Bridal Arch, Gazebo, fish pond, conveniences, undercover area. Bring your morning tea or lunch if desired. Hot water available on request. Cover charge applies.
Beryl M Collins C.M.C. J.P. 336 Forest Road, Kulnura. Phone: 02 4376 1220
A Great day out for the whole family!
From magical mazes to cuddly animals, Amazement offers lots of space and a great variety of activities that people of all ages can enjoy.
Everybody loves the mazes and the Games Courtyard features several fascinating maze games and puzzles, a great sandpit, ride-on toy farm machines and a safe spring free trampoline. There are plenty of friendly farm animals including ponies, alpacas, sheep, emus, donkeys and Bunny World has rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. Geese, peacocks, ducks and a great variety of chooks are roaming free everywhere.
Many families make a day of it at Amazement because there are perfect picnic settings complete with tables and chairs in the gardens and you are welcome to use the BBQ’s. If you don’t want the bother of preparing a picnic, the Games Cafe in the Big Barn serves lovely food – delicious snacks to scrumptious meals and there is a great array entertaining board games to keep everyone entertained. You are welcome to come to the cafe and chill out without needing to go through the whole park.
The Big Barn and the heart labyrinth in front of it is a great setting for a wedding or any important occasion like Mother’s Day.
Amazement is open on weekends and public holidays and school holidays and by arrangement for group visits on weekdays during term time. The café is now open on Fridays. The standard entry rate for adults is $16, children aged 3-16: $12.50, seniors: $12.50 and a family pass (2+2) is $50. Children under 3 are free. Group discounts apply if there are more than 20 paying people in your party.
Address: 170 Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek, only about five minutes drive from the F3 or Westfield Tuggerah. www.amazement.com.au
Homewares – Gifts – Art – Collectables
An eclectic mix, new and recycled furniture, unique outdoor furniture & ornaments and locally made sculptures and furniture.
Something Anything has a range of poducts including art, homewares, flowers, natural soaps, furniture and a great gift range
On the scenic route to and from the Hunter Valley, directly behind Jerry’s Kitchen “Kulnura One Stop” popular for great food and coffee.
Open: Fri, Sat, Sun & Pub Hols 9.30 – 4.30. Also open by appointment – just text 0428 761 422 1154
George Downes Drive Kulnura P: 02 4376 1266