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Your guide to the Central Coast’s Harvest Festival

Central Coast’s annual Harvest Festival will once again take over the region this June.

Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June, the coast will come alive with a celebration of local produce, culture, and rural life.

With over 30 event hubs across nine rural communities, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore the Central Coast hinterland.

There is honestly so much to see and do that we recommend planning ahead and booking activities in advance. We also urge you to bring cash, as EFTPOS facilities might be limited at some of the event.

If you’re travelling from the Hunter the the coast and you can afford it, we also think booking some accommodation for the weekend is a great way to go. The Central Coast hinterland offers diverse accommodation options, including camping, glamping, eco bush cabins, and manor houses, ensuring a restful and comfortable stay during the festival.

However you get there, we know you’re gonna have a great time. And to make sure of that we’ve put together this handy guide that outlines what you need to know to make the most out of this amazing weekend.


EVENT HUBS


MANGROVE MOUNTAIN
Discover hidden swimming holes, sunflowers, charming estates, and golf courses

DON’T MISS: One of the highlights of this hub is the opportunity to take to the skies in a winch glider! The flight will be between about 5 minutes and 15 minutes depending on conditions. But you’ll want to get in quick, this will 100% book out!

SPENCER
Experience World Heritage walks, immersive tours, and fresh local produce

DON’T MISS: Get a taste and travel to Finch’s line hacked out by the 3 chain iron gang and walk along one of Governor Darling’s planned and great routes from Sydney to the Hunter. Stopping at the Hawkesbury River visit the site of an abandoned tidal mill site and time travel to when the river was the highway with trading and store boats plying the waterways.

YARRAMALONG – KULNURA
Explore pastureland and farm gate experiences

DON’T MISS: Bring the family down to Yarramalong School of Arts hall to enjoy a bush dance with live music from a favourite bush band! Enjoy a sausage sizzle and beverage while you watch family and friends dance the night away.

SOMERSBY
Enjoy bushwalks, wildlife parks, fruit and pecan orchards, and food festivals

DON’T MISS: The Glenworth Grazing Food & Wine Festival happens in this hub. It’s a great chance to get into some live music and delicious food while you enjoy a range of craft beers, premium wines, and handmade gins.

JILLIBY – DOORALONG
Engage in farm life, taste award-winning produce, and visit local growers

DON’T MISS: Join the Tuggerah Lakes Field Archers as they help you to get hands-on with this instructed archery experience. Archery is a fun sport for all levels of fitness. Kids must be over 6 years old to try archery.

WYONG – WYONG CREEK
Delve into history, and heritage, and enjoy food, creative delights, and sporty adventures

DON’T MISS: In this hub you’ll have the chance to taste some of the best whiskey being made in right here in Australia. Learn about the time-honoured alchemical tradition of distillation in Amber Lane’s massive 3600-litre copper still.


ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES


FARM GATE EXPERIENCES

Explore rural farms, feed animals, and get a behind-the-scenes look at farm life.

MUSIC AND DANCE

Enjoy live music and dancing from local artists across various event hubs.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Taste the finest produce of the Central Coast as you eat and drink your way around the festival.

PICK YOUR OWN

Visitors can pick their own fruit, flowers, and nuts at local orchards.

OPEN DAYS

Farms and communities will hold open days with exciting activities and memorable experiences.

NURSERY EXPERIENCES

Visit local nurseries for native and organic flowers, unique succulents, rare plants, workshops, and tours.

COMMUNITY HUBS

Engage with locals at designated community hubs throughout the festival.

TOURS, WORKSHOPS, AND EDUCATION

Participate in guided tours, educational talks, and creative workshops.


HARVEST FESTIVAL 2024
Central Coast
8-9 June 2024