The Central Coast is the place to be from October 20 – 23 with a bumper few days of major events and experiences to entice sports fans, car enthusiasts and weekend holidaymakers to go Coastal.
Headlining the action is the Central Coast Sevens in Wyong which will see the gold medal-winning Australian women’s team play over two days in their first home tournament since the Olympics. Also enticing visitors is ChromeFest Auto Show, which will roll into The Entrance from Fridayto Sunday. Come Saturday, the Central Coast Mariners will host the Brisbane Roar for a stellar A-League match in Gosford.
In addition to the weekend’s event calendar, visitors can also explore the NSW Central Coast home to a mix of experiences, bays, beaches, natural attractions and great restaurants. The option to stay in a number of neighbouring towns, all within close driving distance to the weekend’s events and experiences, including popular towns such as The Entrance, Gosford, Avoca Beach and Terrigal, makes the Central Coast the place to be in October.
For visitors thinking of travelling to the NSW Central Coast from October 20 – 23, plan your visit to take in these seven great events and experiences:
- See the Central Coast Sevens in Wyong: October 21 – 23
This year’s Central Coast Sevens tournament will feature top global teams including the Aussie men’s team, the Fijian World Champions and the gold-winning Australian women’s team. Played at Wyong in NSW from October 21 – 23 the Central Coast Sevens is an event for rugby fans and sports-loving spectators where they can not only watch some great rugby, but they can enjoy a full festival vibe with food trucks, music and DJs, mascots and amusement rides.
Check out the Aussie girls in their first match on Saturday morning at 10am and be sure to stick around for the men’s and women’s finalson Sunday afternoon.
Visit – www.centralcoastsevens.com.au
- Enjoy dinner with the gold-winning women’s rugby team at Gosford RSL: October 20
Rugby faithful will have an opportunity to ‘Celebrate Gold’ at an intimate dinner for fans with the gold-winning Aussie rugby sevens team. The evening will include a 3-course meal and a sit down Q&A with the team, MC’d by Peter Fab Fenton. Tickets are $115 per head and can be purchased direct from Gosford RSL Club.
Visit – www.grsl.com.au
- Get your classic car fix at ChromeFest at The Entrance: October 21 – 23
ChromeFest is a three day event in tribute to classic American autos, hot rods, rock ‘n’ roll, and rockabilly and features non-stop free entertainment and displays, over 90 market stalls, dance demonstrations, dance workshops, vintage glamour fashion parade, and Miss Pinup Doll Competition. Cruise on down to ChromeFest to check out the muscle car displays, street cruises, professional dance displays, and the massive show and shine on Sunday with over 500 show cars on show.
Visit – www.chromefest.org
- Cheer on the Central Coast Mariners vs. Brisbane Roar in Gosford: October 22
It will be a battle-of-the-border when the Brisbane Roar travels to Gosford to take on the Central Coast Mariners in round three of the 2016/17 A-League Season. Both clubs are top ranking teams with the match expected to be a blockbuster.
The game kicks off at 5:35pm at Central Coast Stadium so there is plenty of time to cheer on the home team before heading out for a late dinner in nearby Gosford afterwards.
Visit – www.ccmariners.com.au
- Take a trip down memory lane at the Classic Car Museum in Gosford: Open all weekend
It’s only recently been opened and is an experience not to be missed for car lovers travelling to the Central Coast. The Gosford Classic Car Museum is one of the five largest car museums in the world, and the largest in Australia with 95% of the collection having been purchased from within Australia.
The museum is home to a collection of the full range of Holdens from 1948 to approximately 1978 and also features around 25 Communist Cars, including a ‘Zil’ Russian Stretched Limousine and, 35 Ferraris including the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari.
- Take a walk on the boardwalk at The Entrance: Open all weekend
While a stroll down the beach after picking up some local fish and chips in a great way to spend the afternoon, the area is also known for its huge pelican population, and every day at 3.30pm, rain, hail or shine the pelicans assemble for feeding at a special pavilion in Memorial Park. Don’t miss it!
Visit – www.visitnsw.com
- Treat yourself to a bit of luxury at Bells at Killcare: Open all weekend
If you’ve had a long weekend filled with activities and are looking to just let it all go and relax, treat yourself with a night’s stay at Bells at Killcare.
A Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Bells is a luxury coastal retreat with an authentic NSW regional restaurant featuring the cuisine of renowned Italian born chef Stefano Manfredi, one of Australia’s most celebrated and influential chefs. Take a dip in the outdoor lap pool or pamper yourself in the beautiful luxurious day spa, or just chill out and enjoy one of the many cocktails on the bar list to cap off an awesome weekend on the Central Coast.
Visit – www.bellsatkillcare.com.au