Gosford/ Erina

Gosford has been known as the heart of the Central Coast region for many years. It is about an hours drive from Sydney so it is very convenient to commute back and forth. If you are holidaying on the Central Coast it is easy to get to Sydney for a day trip. Take the train or Ferry for a beautiful scenic trip.

Gosford is surrounded by many popular holiday locations such as Terrigal, The entrance, Avoca any many more. There are stunning beaches and beautiful bushland and forests that line the Coast.

Brisbane Water is very predominant as you enter Gosford, offering plenty of water activities.


Brisbane Water National Park

One of the great National Parks of the Central Coast region, offering great bush walks, cycling and fishing spots. The park also has and protects ancient Aboriginal rock engraving sites.

The Park covers most of the land between Brisbane Water and the freeway. There are numerous walks through open woodland and well- established areas of subtropical rainforest. Australian native animals thrive in the national Park, as do tree ferns, cabbage tree palms, elkhorns, rock orchids and wildflowers.

Brisbane Water National Park offers a range of experiences, making it a fantastic daytrip when holidaying at Avoca Palms Resort.

The park has plenty of waterways for kayaking or fishing and many spectacular picnic spots such as Somersby Falls and Girrakool picnic area.

The Great North Walk is 250km bushwalk linking Sydney CBD with the Hunter Valley and Newcastle.

The walking track passes through a number of national parks, including Brisbane Water National Park for 34km. The Great North Walk is one of the best walks in NSW.

Visit Gosford and surrounds.


Distillery Botanica

The Distillery is a boutique distillery set on 3 acres of land in Erina. Right in the heart of the Central Coast regions finest artisan producers and only minutes- drive to some of our most stunning beaches. The gardens use to be called The Fragrant Gardens, which was a nursey and garden centre until current owner, herbalist and distiller Phillip Moore took over. The distillery has multiple award winning drops including Moore’s Dry Gin and Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.

Even if you are not a lover of gin or alcohol in general, the Distillery is definitely worth visiting. The gardens are full of beautiful botanical and flowering plants, which often feature in the gins. “Experience the tranquility, beauty and aromas of the Victorian-style cottage gardens, visit the café or relax with a massage”, all within the distillery grounds.

The cellar door has tastings available and you can purchase your favourite drops directly.

Visit the Distillery


Gosford Regional Gallery and The Edogawa Commemorative Garden

The Gallery is at East Gosford on the shores of Caroline Bay. It is part of a complex that includes the stunning Gosford/ Edogawa Commemorative Garden (the Japanese Gardens), the Arts Centre, and the Point Café.

The gallery has a diverse range exhibitions consisting of a range of local, national and international exhibitions of various media including painting, photography, sculptures, textiles and ceramics.

The Point Cafe is located inside the gallery and is fully licensed. They are open for breakfast and lunch every day.

The Japanese Gardens are named because of a Sister City Agreement that Gosford made with Edogawa Japan in 1988. The gardens are a gift from Edogawa and officially opened in September 1994.

They were designed in accordance with the Japanese Heian period (700AD) principles.

The garden surrounds a stunning Koi pond with beautiful pathways, a roofed Japanese pavilion, overlooking the pond and a traditional Japanese teahouse.

You can buy bags of fish food to feed the Koi Carp which is a favourite with the kids.

You will be impressed with your visit to the Galleries and garden.


Henry Kendall Cottage

Henry Kendall Cottage was named after the great poet Henry Kendall. He called the cottage home between 1873 to 1874.

Henry Kendall Cottage is located in Henry Kendall Street West Gosford. It is a beautiful sandstone cottage that was originally licensed as the Red Cow Inn, and is situated on 2 ½ acres.

The cottage was built using convict labour by Peter Fagan, between 1836 -1840. His family kept ownership of the property until 1921. It was purchased by Colonel Garnet Adcock. Adcock Park in the region is named after the Colonel.

Today the cottage is restored and houses a museum with some of Kendall’s belongings.

There is a museum that currently contains a wide variety of memorabilia from the past and they often have new exhibitions on display.

The grounds have picnic tables and an electric BBQ. There are various sheds containing industry equipment and farm machinery of the past.

Visit Henry Kendall Cottage and enjoy some Central Coast history.

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