Almost halfway between famous Sydney and the popular Hunter Valley is New South Wales' Central Coast, and the charming region of Wyong. Almost on the edge of the sparkling Tuggerah Lake, and adjacent to the lively town of Gosford, Wyong is a convenient, fun and picturesque getaway destination for anyone of any age.
Weather in Wyong
Like most of the Central Coast, Wyong is blessed by pleasantly hot summers and rarely loses heat during the day in winter. From November through to February you can expect temperatures that soar to 25 degrees Celsius, whilst winter days average at around 18 or so degrees Celsius.
What to do in Wyong
Dairy lovers rejoice, as Wyong features two of the area's premiere dairy-based tourist attractions. Just three minutes from central Wyong is the Little Creek Cheese Factory. Hand-crafting their own cheeses from Australian and Hungarian recipes, at Little Creek you can observe how these delicious treats are made and maybe pick some up for yourself. Barely a four-minute walk back down the road towards Wyong is the Wyong Milk Factory. With free entry, the Wyong Milk Factory, and the many businesses that call it home, offer guests a chance to sample from world-class yoghurt and chocolate, as well as enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee by the river.
For an animal activity you're guaranteed to never forget then drive just 25 minutes south of Wyong to visit The Entrance, the 'Pelican Capital of Australia', Every single day of the year at 3.30pm watch in amazement as a knowledgeable and entertaining expert feeds whole fish to a swarm of pelicans who come ashore for this very occasion, a ritual that has been taking place for over 20 years.
Six minutes to the west is one of the most exciting places Wyong has to offer - Amazement Farm and Fun Park. Over 16 acres, explore your way through magnificent mazes, phenomenal puzzles and great games before jumping in a giant pedal car and exploring the Enchanted Forest. Before you sit down and relax at the on-site cafe, there are also rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, sheep, chickens, goats, emus and ponies to see and interact with!
Accommodation in Wyong
For award-winning, 4.5 star Wyong accommodation then drive or bus just four kilometres east of the township and book into the luxurious Mercure Kooindah Waters Gold Resort and Spa. This Wyong hotel's 83 palatial rooms are situated in a backdrop of luscious wetlands and surrounded by an 18-hole championship golf course.
This resort's unbeatable facilities include golfing on the fairways, getting professional lessons, putting it up at the mini golf course, swimming in either an outdoors or indoor swimming pool, relaxing in a Jacuzzi, trying not to fall asleep in the sultry sauna and finally drifting away during an exquisite massage.
If that wasn't enough, however, the resort also includes Karinyas Restaurant - which serves seasonal dishes of fresh, local produce at most times of the day - as well as the Wine Bar, for a wide selection of local wines.