Things to do and places to see

Our local village ~ Blue Bay + Toowoon Bay

Flour and Co.

Great coffee, bakery + raw treats

Bay Organics

Great for smoothie bowls and fresh juices!

Two Birds Gallery Cafe

Yummy brekky / lunch spot!

Ocean Restaurant

Fine dining lunch / dinner spot with great view

Kims Hideaway Retreat

Beachfront breakfast / dinner. Enjoy the cocktail bar pre-dinner. Bookings essential.

Out + about in Long Jetty

You have to catch a Long Jetty sunset, maybe take a picnic + a bottle of wine. Be sure to walk on the longest Jetty in NSW. The scenic bicycle + walking track will take you to The Entrance. If you’re around on the last Saturday of the month you’ll catch the markets along the Long Jetty foreshore.

The Glass Onion Society

Great coffee, food and vibe!

Modern Organic

Delicious healthy food options, relaxing courtyard, yoga

Green Tangerine

Bakery, coffee and tasty food!

Bars + Restaurants
The Savoy

Wine bar in a refurbished vintage cinema, pizzas and antipasto (check out their socials - you may be able to catch a movie!)

Hernando’s Hideaway

Modern Mexican cuisine. Try the Margaritas! Bookings essential.

Shadow bang
Plain Janes
Sadie Lou
Home By The Jetty

You’ll also find some cool vintage stores.

Exploring by car ~ Central Coast

The Entrance (Also accessible by foot from the Nest)
  • Gorgeous waterfront
  • Enjoy the pelican feeding, fish and chips on the grass or a pie from Kens Humble Pies
  • Best dining is Bistro Jinga on the waterfront. BYO wine
  • Check out Memory Lane, an eclectic vintage store on Coral St.
Bateau Bay (5 mins drive from the Nest)
  • Stunning walking track from Crackneck Lookout to Forresters Beach Lookout
  • Blackbird, fashion + homewares boutique
  • Cafe Mocha, great breakfast or lunch spot
Foresters Beach Drift Home + Living (10 min drive)
  • a boutique homewares store and cool coffee spot next door.
Terrigal (15 min drive)
  • Bustling, beachfront town
  • Plenty of top class boutiques, cafes and restaurants
Norah Head (15 min drive)
  • Plenty of trendy cafes, rock pools and the lighthouse walk and lookout.
Wyong (30 min drive)
  • Go west and head towards the Wyong Milk Factory. Loads of things to do and see. On the way stop at the Chapman building in Wyong and have a Glee coffee and visit Marshmallow and Co. Go for a drive through Yarramalong and picnic at the Wattagans Pine Forest.

Day Trips

Patonga (1hr drive)
  • Quaint old fishing village
  • ‘The Boathouse’ for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great view!
  • Catch the ferry from Patonga to Palm Beach
Hunter Valley Wine Region (approx 1 hour away)
  • Brekky at Cafe Enzo and Lunch at Bistro Molines would be our pick
  • Plenty of amazing cellar doors for wine tasting
  • Newcastle is also about an hour away from our Nest and a very short drive from the Hunter. The beaches are stunning as are the cafes and restaurants. Honeysuckle Wharf overlooking the harbor is our favorite place to dine. A stroll up to Darby Street for coffee and shopping is a must!
Newcastle (approx 1 hour away)
  • Stunning beaches
  • Trendy cafes + restaurants
  • Honeysuckle Wharf overlooking the Harbour is a lovely place for wining + dining
  • Darby St is a must!
Sydney (1.5 hour drive)
  • We all know or have heard about the cool iconic places to see surrounding our famous harbour
  • The closest train station is Tuggerah and there is a bus stop opposite the Toowoon Bay Shops.

For big department stores + shopping centres visit Erina Fair or Westfield Tuggerah - both approximately 25 minutes from the Nest.

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