Tourist Attractions / Central Coast
Wyong Creek (Yarramalong Valley)
Explore our 16 Acres of- Magical Mazes to Friendly Farm Animals, Scheduled Shows, Bird Sanctuary, Kids Playground Area, Mini Bike Track & Bikes, Sporting Games, Yard Activities, Giant Adult Pedal Cars, The Enchanted Forest, Big Barn Café & Picnic Areas, Farmstay Accomodation & many more Amazing Attractions & Activities on Offer. Our Amazement Farm & Fun Park is a Tonne of Fun for the Whole Family.
Avoca Beach (Heazlett Park, via Ficus Ave)
Discover AQUA FUN on Avoca Lake, the ultimate experience in water adventure on the Central Coast. Explore a vibrant coastal lagoon wetland alive with fish and birdlife. Hire from a huge selection of exciting and modern pedalboats and kayaks suitable for the whole family. AQUA FUN, at Avoca Beach is located on the shores of Avoca lake. An idyllic location, with shady picnic & BBQ areas, shops, cafe's, children’s playground , and just 100m from the beach. Come and have fun and adventure at AQUA FUN on Avoca Lake.
Open weekends, school and public holidays, 10am-5pm, September to May.
Australia Walkabout Park is where you can visit the friendliest wild Aussie animals, with over 180 species roaming free and happy in the bush. Come and visit our ancient Aboriginal sites and learn how to connect with the land.
The Australian Reptile Park is known as 'The Zoo With A Difference'. It is home to an extensive collection of native reptiles and marsupials. It is home to Leonardo, the real life ninja turtle that was found in a sewer in Sydney. Home also to many Australian cuddly mammals such as the unique platypus, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, dingoes and of course friendly hand-fed kangaroos. The only venue in Australia which provides the opportunity for people to hold non-venomous snakes. You can also view venom extraction from snakes and spiders.
The miniature steam trains are a fun filled day out for the whole family. Purchase your tickets and hop onboard for the ride of your life. Train rides operate on the first Saturday of the month, 11am - 4pm. All riders must wear appropriate footwear.
Ourimbah State Forest - Wyong Creek
Enjoy a unique experience in the tree tops. The park offers 76 challenges including 12 flying foxes with different levels of difficulty and is great for fitness, exhilarating to attempt and gentle on the environment. Suitable for ages three and up.
Glenworth Valley has over 200 quality horses to choose from, which allows us to cater for the exact needs of all riders. Our friendly staff will select a horse to suit your riding ability, from gentle horses for beginners to more challenging horses for the experienced rider. Individual instruction is given to all riders prior to departure and roving supervisors are on hand to assist riders if required.
Visitors to Glenworth Valley have the option of free-range riding or guided riding.
Guided Horse Riding is suitable for riders of all abilities. With guided horse rides, instruction on control and management of your horse is given before leaving the yard. A professional and friendly guide accompanies you on your ride. You are shown the features of the area while riding and once you feel proficient and confident with your horse you may be able to leave the group and explore the valley by yourself.
Free-Range Horse Riding is available for experienced riders who feel confident with their horse and who wish to explore the valley at their own pace. All riders are given instruction on control and management of the horse before leaving the yards to ride wherever they like without a guide. In order to go free range riding we like you to have ridden at least 50 times however the final decision regarding rider experience and ability for free range riding will be made by the Yard Manager.
Lead Ponies and Horses are available for children aged 3 to 10 Years old, for 1 or 2 hours. An adult is required to lead the pony/horse from the ground. For children under 4 years old we recommend 2 adults; one to lead and one to walk beside. Up to 4 children can share the lead pony in one hour (one at a time).
Quad biking is a new and exciting way to explore the Australian bush on board your very own four wheel fun machine, where you control the action.
Imagine quad bike riding with your friends through some of the finest unspoilt wilderness, consisting of lush green valleys and rainforest areas located in the hinterland region of the NSW, Central Coast. We have a diverse and interesting range of terrain from scenic bushland, to open paddocks, rainforest areas and mountain trails.
Quad biking on a four wheel ATV is awesome fun and surprisingly easy. In fact, no experience is necessary and absolutely anyone 12 years and above can do it. All our bikes are fully automatic, with no gears to worry about, which makes them easy to ride and use.
All riders receive a safety briefing, followed by individual instruction on how to control and manage their bike. We then do some practical training and assessments on our confidence building course, before we hit the open trails to Glenworth Valley\\\'s purpose built quad biking course.
Our quad bike tours are fantastic fun for family and friends, group outings for social organisations and corporate team building activities. We also provide outdoor education programs for school and community groups.
We are located only 1 hour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Newcastle or 15 minutes from Gosford.
All rides last for 1.5 hours duration and you can expect to cover at least 15 kms of terrain during your ride, includes full instruction and safety equipment.
Quad bike rides depart at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm, 7 days a week, subject to an advance booking.
Abseiling at Glenworth Valley is all about experiencing a fantastic day of fun, excitement and adventure in the great outdoors, with family and friends.
Our abseiling area is set on top of an easily accessible mountain, with stunning views over Popran Creek as it meanders its way through Glenworth Valley and surrounding National Parks. Glenworth Valley itself is a 3000 acre property consisting of lush green valleys and rainforest areas located in the hinterland region of the NSW Central Coast.
Abseiling is great fun and surprisingly easy. In fact, no experience is necessary and absolutely anyone can do it. To maximise the pleasure and enjoyment of our participants, we practice "challenge by choice" where you control how much of an adventure you wish to undertake.
Glenworth Valley has two abseiling sites including a site for beginners/intermediates with some great views and a more advanced site complete with a spectacular rainforest waterfall and sandstone cave to explore for experienced abseilers ready for their next challenge.
Your abseiling adventure starts with a warm welcome and introduction to the days proceedings. After our safety briefing, your guide will train you in all the abseiling techniques you need to know. You then step out onto some small beginners rocks where you can practice your technique and develop your confidence through a series of easy progress stages. By the end of the session you will be able to comfortably experience lengthy rock face descents, open air declines and if you are up for a real challenge, face forward rundowns!
Safety is paramount and we have a number of safeguards built into all of our abseils to maximise your enjoyment and peace of mind. These include use of only the finest quality equipment, friendly, experienced guides and a belaying system where our instructors can take control of your descent from the base of the rock face if required. We also have separate instructor ropes so that we can coach you every step of the way if you are in need of any assistance.
We specialise in everything from enjoyable eco adventures with family and friends through to group outings for social organisations and corporate team building activities. We also provide outdoor education programs for school and community groups.
Sessions run daily subject to an advance booking and minimum numbers being achieved. Participants 7 years and above are welcome to join us.
In addition to being the best horse riding centre in Australia we also operate one of the leading kayaking companies in Australia via our sister company, Ocean Planet Kayak Tours. Ocean Planet Kayak Tours has been in operation for 12 years and provides a variety of exhilarating trips from our 3000 acre home base at Glenworth Valley, as well as numerous locations on the stunning Central Coast and Sydney Harbour. Glenworth Valley is located 20 minutes from Gosford and 1 hour from Sydney or Newcastle CBDs.
Trips departing Glenworth Valley offer paddlers the opportunity to explore the unspoilt wilderness of Popran Creek as it meanders its way through Glenworth Valley. As we glide down Popran Creek you can choose to either explore the peaceful upper reaches of Mangrove Creek or head down stream onto the magnificent Hawkesbury River system.
We specialise in everything from relaxing eco experiences with family and friends through to group outings for social organisations and corporate team building activities. We also provide outdoor education programs for school and community groups. The minimum age for participants is 7 years.
All Kayaking tours and Kayak hire include Kayak, Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) and Paddle/s.
Marine Parade - The Entrance
Fisherman's Wharf - Woy Woy
Pelican feeding is conducted at daily at The Entrance, Memorial Park from 3.30pm. Be early and watch as the pelicans arrive earlier, eager for a feed. A special area has been built where the pelicans gather each afternoon, waiting to be fed fish donated by the local fish shop. This gives the feeding officers an opportunity to locate and treat any injured birds. The pelicans often get injured from swallowing fish hooks, getting tangled up in fishing line and swallowing plastic bait bags. There is an educational talk given with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and take photos. It won't take long to find out why The Entrance is known as the pelican capital of Australia. A little lesser known of the two is Pelican Feeding at Woy Woy. Located opposite the Fisherman's Wharf, the pelicans are feed at 3.00pm daily.