Seclusion on the Central Coast

After a leisurely 90-ish minute drive from Sydney (including the compulsory snack stop), we hit NSW's Central Coast. For those not in the know, the Central Coast is a coastal region within New South Wales. It's known for its beaches, laidback coastal lifestyle, and now...tiny homes.

As we exited the busy Central Coast Highway for Matcham, the mood completely changed. The wide highway was replaced by lines of trees and the sound of engines replaced by playful bird song. As we headed down the driveway for the Deck and Spa Tiny House, all stresses instantly disappeared. The tiny house itself is incredibly well designed with a beautiful bushland outlook. Despite the label of 'tiny', it felt very roomy, helped massively by the hidden ladder leading up to the bed (watch your head)

The house has everything you need for a weekend escape; books, games, a coffee machine and an outside firepit and spa complete with plush robes and bath salts! If you know of a better way to spend an early evening than sitting in a spa bath as the sun sets, with a glass of wine in hand, I'd like to hear it. In terms of location, it's hard to beat as whilst the tiny home feels secluded, it's a short 7-minute drive from Terrigal should you need that late-night taco fix.

Combined with an awesome host, our stay at the Deck and Spa Tiny House was fantastic and highly recommended for anyone who wants to escape the city for the weekend jaunt.
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Things We Did

  • Beach
  • Wildlife
  • Walk
Life's a Beach
If there's one thing that the Central Coast excels at, it's beaches. Whether you're a surfer, a swimmer, or like me, just an avid ocean starer, the Central Coast has a beach for every occasion. Some of my personal favourites include Avoca, Lobster, Patonga, and Umina but you really can't go wrong....
Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary
It's no secret that I am an absolute sucker for wildlife, especially when they're all under one roof! The Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary boasts 80 acres of Australian bushland so you can see wildlife and fauna in their natural habitat. If you're as obsessed with Australian native animals and plants as I am, this is a must-visit whilst you're on the coast....
Piles Creek Loop
The Central Coast is surrounded by rich Aussie bushland which makes for some incredible walks and hikes. On this occasion, we opted for the Piles Creek Loop. It had the perfect mix of water features (who isn't a sucker for a waterfall), unique fauna and was relatively quiet. Take water and snacks because there is no shortage of picturesque picnic spots along the way....

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