The Coast is open for locals too

The Coast has many vantage points from which you might spot some whales migrating north

With the July school holidays approaching, Central Coast Council is encouraging residents to consider a “staycation”, rather than travelling out of the region for a getaway.

By exploring the region’s many attractions with family and friends, residents can help boost the Coast’s economy and support businesses impacted by the recent COVID-19 closures, Council says.

Many of the Coast’s major attractions have reopened, including: the Australian Reptile Park; Bells of Killcare; Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures; Norah Head Lighthouse; Pearls of Australia’s Broken Bay Pearl Farm tours; and the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

The Council is also encouraging local to get back in touch with the beautiful national parks and heathland walks scattered all over the region.

Good swell conditions are also expected to draw surfers out to favourite spots are Soldiers, North Shelly, Forresters, Avoca and Macmasters beaches.

As most locals know, the Central Coast has many breathtaking lookouts that provide the perfect vantage point to watch the whales who have started their migration north for the winter, including Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve, Soldiers Beach Headland, Crackneck Lookout, The Skillion and Gerrin Point Lookout.

If mountain biking is your go-to for your outdoor adventure fix, Central Coast Mountain Bike Tours are operating in Ourimbah State Forest and other landmark locations across the region.

And there are now plenty of places to treat your tastebuds as you go with dozens of restaurants and cafes re-opening their doors and accommodating larger groups.

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