NEW CONFERENCE DATES:
4 – 6 MARCH 2021
Welcome to the Central Coast
Beautiful beaches meet pristine national parks and pretty waterways on the NSW Central Coast, just north of Sydney. Explore the area’s natural treasures on outdoor adventures, meet native animals at popular wildlife sanctuaries, sample local food and wine, and discover a thriving arts scene. The Central Coast tourist information page is loaded with great information about the region and Terrigal in particular. Just click https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/central-coast to discover more. The conference venue is the Crowne Plaza, Terrigal – location information is at the bottom of this page.
The conference will be held at the ocean facing Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific. Centrally located the Crowne Plaza offers a great opportunity to enjoy being by the sea – taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the ocean while getting the most of the amazing content you will experience whilst exploring a clear vision for Palliative Care.
What should I pack?
March on the Central Coast typically enjoys maximum temperatures around 26 degrees C and overnight lows of 15 degrees C. The coastal location enjoys plenty of sunshine with the expected coastal breezes. Be sure to pack something warm for the evenings and early morning strolls along the coast. March is the wettest month of the year so don’t forget your umbrella. Water temperature average is 23 degrees C.
Things to do on the Central Coast
There’s plenty to do and see once you get to the Central Coast https://www.visitcentralcoast.com.au/
This is another good website for things to do, places to eat etc: https://www.icentralcoast.com/terrigal.html
Wander to the top of the Skillion for panoramic views of the coastline.
The Central Coast also has a vibrant art scene – visit the Gosford Regional Gallery, Art House and Ken Duncan Gallery. See the events calendar for the roster of exhibitions. The emerging art scene is complemented by boutique producers such as Mr Goaty Gelato, Foghorn Brewhouse, Six String Brewery, Bay Road Brewing and Distillery Botanica, which has a fragrant distillery garden.
A whale of a time!
Be sure to keep your eyes on the ocean as the humpback whales head back south with their calves. There are plenty of beautiful vantage points around Terrigal, starting at the Skillion right up to Norah Head Lighthouse.
See wildlife up close at The Australian Reptile Park, home to huge saltwater crocodile Elvis and giant Galapagos tortoise Hugo. Meet native animals including Kambala the koala and Hippo the wombat at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, which is a working wildlife sanctuary designed to protect animals that come into care. Watch the daily Pelican feeding at The Entrance.
Terrigal is the classic Central Coast beach village. Enjoy a swim at a beautiful sandy beach or tranquil lagoon, walk the buzzy Esplanade lined with stately Norfolk pines and cool cafes, then join the locals for a drink at a rooftop bar. It’s also a great spot for swimming, surfing, fishing and watersports.
Meditation on Saturday at 6:30am
Making Meditation Mainstream is a community movement creating Free weekly sessions for the local community to experience group meditation unlike what you would normally expect: cool tunes, upbeat environment, focus on connection and totally refreshing, accessible, inviting and positive.
Their team of Beach Crew Leaders welcome you every Saturday for an opportunity to turn off the noise in your daily life, and spend 20 minutes connecting to self, to nature and to each other it’s literally the perfect way to start a weekend!
Getting to Terrigal on the Central Coast
Terrigal is right in between Sydney and Newcastle, a 90min drive from each. You can also catch the train to Gosford and board a connecting bus to Terrigal.
There are also daily shuttles to/from Sydney Airport http://www.ccshuttleexpress.com.au/contact-us/
- Bouddi Coastal Walk (incorporates Aboriginal culture) https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/central-coast/gosford-area/killcare/attractions/bouddi-coastal-walk
- Gosford Art Gallery and Japanese Garden, East Gosford
- Whale watching tour https://terrigaltours.com.au
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