Girls' Weekend Getaway on the Central Coast: Indulge and Explore

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A fun-filled afternoon of foraging for flowers and making mimosas with your girlfriends.

Are you and your girlfriends planning a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or to celebrate the upcoming marriage of one of your besties and looking to arrange for her an amazing hen’s party? Look no further than the Central Coast for your next girls’ weekend, an easy one hour drive from Sydney, where relaxation, adventure, and delightful experiences await. Whether you’re into nature walks, gourmet dining, or indulging in unique local experiences, the Central Coast has something for every type of getaway. Here’s a perfect itinerary to make the most of your girls’ weekend:

Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation

Hot tip: Escape Friday afternoon for a longer stay.

Day 1: Arrival and Evening Delights

Afternoon: Arrive and Check-in Arrive in the afternoon and check into your chosen accommodation. Whether it’s a cozy beachside cottage, a luxurious hotel room with ocean views, or a charming Airbnb nestled in nature, take some time to settle in and relax.

Evening: Dinner at Suq or Terrigal Beach House Treat yourselves to dinner at Suq in Wamberal, where you can savour Middle Eastern flavours in a vibrant setting, or head to Terrigal Beach House at Crown Plaza Terrigal for a beachfront dining experience with fresh seafood and stunning views.

Day 2: Adventure and Exploration

Morning: Bushwalking in Bouddi National Park Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation before embarking on a scenic bushwalk in Bouddi National Park. Choose from trails that lead to secluded beaches, stunning coastal lookouts, and lush rainforests. It’s a chance to reconnect with nature and enjoy each other’s company amidst breathtaking scenery.

Lunch: Head down to the quaint little village of Hardy’s Bay, not far from Bouddi National Park for something delicious for lunch and a walk along the waterfront. 

Afternoon: Foraging & Mixology Workshop Head over to Firescreek Botanical Winery for a fascinating Foraging & Mixology Workshop. Enjoy wine tasting and then a foraging session in the organic gardens for fabulous floral garnishes, then learn how to create delicious mimosas and spritzers from Firescreek wines, juices and mineral waters, using freshly gathered floral ingredients as your garnishes. It’s a hands-on experience that combines learning, tasting, and laughing with your friends – a perfect start to your weekend.

Foraging for flowers at Firescreek Botanical Winery
Enjoy the delights of flower foraging
Explore the beautiful gardens and forage for flowers
Pick your own organically grown flowers for garnishes
Learn how to make a layer in your drink

After a fun session of Foraging & Mixology at Firescreek Botanical Winery, why not kick on for some more fun that the Coast has to offer.

Visit Distillery Botanica For a taste of local craftsmanship, visit Distillery Botanica in Erina. Take a guided tour to learn about their artisanal distillation process, sample their award-winning spirits, and perhaps pick up a bottle of their unique gin or liqueur to enjoy later.

Evening: Dinner End your day with a leisurely dinner back at your accommodation or head to some of the fantastic restaurants the Central Coast has to offer depending on where you are staying on the Central Coast with Shady Palms and Mumbo Jumbos for a lively atmosphere or Osteria il Coccia or Safran and Kefi for some mouth-watering fine dining.  Keep the night going at one of the cool bars in Terrigal such as The Pocket Bar or Rhondas or head into Drifters Wharf for music and cocktails by the water. 

Day 3: Relaxation and Farewell

Morning: Leisurely Brunch On your final morning, enjoy a leisurely brunch at a local café or your accommodation. Bellyfish at Terrigal serves up a fantastic breakfast spread. Laugh about last nights antics and the wonderful memories you’ve created over the weekend and savour your last moments together.

Day Spa Session: Treat yourself to a luxurious body treatment like a hydrating wrap or exfoliating scrub, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Sip herbal tea in a peaceful lounge, surrounded by friends, as you relish the rejuvenating effects of your pampering session, ready to embrace the rest of your girls’ weekend with renewed energy and serenity. There are plenty of fantastic venues with 5 Star Day Spa at Erina and Endota Day Spa at the Crowne Plaza as a recommendation. 

Afternoon: Beachside Relaxation Before heading home, spend some time soaking up the sun on one of the Central Coast’s beautiful beaches. Whether you prefer the lively atmosphere of Terrigal Beach or the tranquillity of Towoon Bay, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the coastal vibes.

Tips for Your Girls’ Weekend:

  • Transport: Consider renting a car or minibus for flexibility in exploring the Central Coast. Alternatively, taxis and ride-sharing services are available for getting around.
  • Packing: Pack comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for both outdoor activities and evenings out.
  • Reservations: Make reservations in advance for workshops, tours, and dining to ensure availability, especially during peak seasons and to accommodate a larger group.
  • Pre-Pay: Work out the total for the weekend including accommodation, activities etc and have everyone transfer to your bank account by a set date to overcome the hassle of collecting later. 
  • Relaxation: Don’t forget to schedule downtime to relax and enjoy each other’s company without a strict agenda.

The Central Coast offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and culinary delights, making it an ideal destination for a memorable girls’ weekend. Whether you’re exploring nature trails, indulging in local wines, or simply relaxing on the beach, this getaway promises to rejuvenate and inspire. Gather your girlfriends and start planning your escape to the beautiful Central Coast today!