Lost in the labyrinth

Hedges, fig trees and even a field of sunflowers enclose maze-goers across the state, writes Rachel Sullivan.

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Roomy ... inside a six-berth camper.

Set your sites on camp bliss

Setting up the campervan takes little effort: connect the power, roll out the awning and arrange the camp table and chairs.

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The jetty and marina at Hardy's Bay

Kincumber - Places to See

Kincumber (including Saratoga, Davistown, Empire Bay, St Huberts Island, Hardy's Bay, Pretty Beach, Wagstaffe, Bouddi National Park and MacMasters Beach)
Major holiday destination on the Central Coast
Located 91 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway Kincumber was one of the earliest settlements on the Central Coast. The name derives from an Aboriginal word meaning 'towards the rising sun'.

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Wybung Head at Munmorah State Recreation Park


Wyong (including Warnervale, Yarramalong, Kulnura, Bucketty, Jilliby and Dooralong)
Major service centre on the Central Coast
Wyong is located 92 km north of Sydney, 19 km north of Gosford and 12 m above sea-level. It is the administrative centre of Wyong Shire and, as such, a good base for an exploration of Tuggerah Lake (5 km west) and of the beautiful Yarramalong Valley to the west.

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The wharf at Patonga Beach


The most southerly beach on the Central Coast
Patonga is the most southerly beach on the Central Coast. It is located 90 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway and Woy Woy. The waters are calm due to its location within a recessed bay.

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Norah Head lighthouse


Toukley (including Norah Head, Noraville, Wyrrabalong National Park, Budgewoi and Munmorah State Recreation Area)
Large holiday resort on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Tuggerah Lake and Budgewoi Lake are two interconnected lakes on the Central Coast of NSW. They are divided by two narrow strips of land which jut out from the western and eastern shores so there is a narrow channel which allows the interchange of waters between the two lakes. This gap is spanned by Wallarah Point Bridge. On the western side of the bridge is Gorokan and on the eastern side is Toukley, 107 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway.

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Umina Beach looking across at Lion Head

Woy Woy

Woy Woy (including Ettalong, Umina, Ocean Beach and Koolewong).
Popular holiday and retirement destination on the Central Coast north of Sydney
Woy Woy is a holiday and retirement centre 8 km south of Gosford and 85 km north of Sydney via the Newcastle Freeway. It is the largest of a number of settlements strung along the western foreshores of Brisbane Water, a shallow but very large inlet. At the western end of Broken Bay is the mouth of the Hawkesbury River and at its southern end the mouth of Pittwater. All four bodies of water are popular with holidaymakers due to their proximity to Sydney, the beautiful scenery, the warm summer weather and the opportunities they present for boating, swimming, fishing. Increasing numbers of people commute every day to Sydney along the freeway and via the electrified train line.

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