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About About the Central Coast

About the Central Coast is a personal blog celebrating the activities of our local amateur and semi-professional artists and entertainers. Readers will find photos I've taken of local attractions and beauty spots in and around the Central Coast of NSW, plus information and reviews on their favourite local theatre groups, bands and artists.

Kim’s Resort, Towoon Bay

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I’ve been promising myself for a long time that I would pay a visit to Kim’s Beachside Retreat at Toowoon Bay and I was able to spend a few days there over Christmas. My terrace cabin had a beautiful view … Continue reading

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The Paul Ractliffe Memorial Scholarship 2019

Congratulations to XtrAct Drama Academy’s seniors class for 2019. I was at The Launch Pad theatre last weekend to see the young actors performing in their end of year show, a collection of theatrical pieces that were wholly produced by … Continue reading

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Tanglin Lodge Alpaca Farm

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This month the village bus tour took us to Tanglin Lodge, an alpaca farm in Tennyson. In addition to meeting these adorable animals, we were served morning Devonshire tea and a BBQ lunch while listening to a fascinating talk on … Continue reading

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Newcastle, May 2019

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Photos taken over a long weekend in Newcastle.

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Local photos, March 2019

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Photos taken round the Central Coast and Sydney  

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Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

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Each year the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin hosts their annual Christmas Light display. I’ve been fortunate to be able to enjoy the exhibition for the past two years. It’s so extensive, it’s hard to cover it all in just … Continue reading

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“Fab Fakes” Art Exhibition 2018

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I always try to get along to this annual exhibition hosted by the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society. I very much enjoy seeing these legal imitations of great masters reproduced by exceptionally talented artists, both local and from farther afield. This … Continue reading

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Dangar Island and the Hawkesbury

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This month the village bus trip visited the Hawkesbury where we boarded a cruise that included a tour of Dangar Island followed by a cruise around the Hawkesbury River estuary. Here are some photos I took on while I was … Continue reading

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St Albans

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This month the village bus trip took us to St Albans, a pretty little hamlet just beyond Wiseman’s Ferry. We got there by way of Spencer, on the Wiseman’s Ferry Road, and back via a little known road to Bucketty … Continue reading

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If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show last weekend, you can listen online now at As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday August 5 2018,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio. … Continue reading

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