Top 5 Things for Men to do on the Central Coast
Let's face it, things to do lists often aren't relevant to men's interests. So here at Man Time we will be developing a local guide dedicated to the tastes of men. Whether you are visiting or live here, with so much on offer on the Central Coast we have come up with the Top 5 things for Men to do.
We have selected some activities to get the heart racing, to cater to men's tastes and to help you unwind after both. Whilst not a definitive list of all you can do on the Central Coast, the list provides a perfect starting point. All definitely worth checking out.
Tree Tops Adventure Park
There is a reason Tree Tops Adventure Park just keeps bringing in the awards. The relatively recent addition of the World’s Longest Zip Line (or flying fox) has only accentuated what is on offer. That’s right, The…World’s…Longest! As Treetops puts it, imagine if a rollercoaster got down and dirty with a Zip Line, well maybe they didn’t quite say it that way, but as Denis Denuto said, “It’s the vibe.”
The original experience of the ropes course still holds up to get the heart pumping. Admittedly heights have never been my thing, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. The Blue run isn’t a bad spot to start for men, but if you really want to get the adrenalin pumping, go with the Black Run.
You can also satisfy your inner lumberjack by vertically scaling a massive Eucalyptus Tree. No, you don’t get to cut it down as well, which as just as well, as this is a beautiful example of real Australian bushland.
There is a picnic area if you bring some lunch or snacks, even though you are in the trees and generally shaded, sunscreen on sunnier days is still recommended. Also take some water, wear enclosed shoes, if you have long hair, tie it up and I always recommend booking ahead.
Either with the family or by yourself, a trip out to the Ourimbah State Forest is worth it.
A unique experience on the Central Coast, host Philip Moore leads a team that crafts some of the finest Gin in Australia including Moore’s Dry Gin which won gold in London. Philip has surrounded himself in a beautiful garden setting and made use of the botanical bounty, infusing flowers, leaves and roots into his variety of gins.
A short tour will warm you up nicely for the tasting as Philip regales you with his knowledge of the gin industry, inserting humour that matches the dryness of his namesake beverage.
An avid consumer of alcoholic beverages, I tend not to reach for a Gin too often, however this tasting experience has broadened my horizons as Philip serves up something for every palate. From the sweet Lemon Myrtle Gin, which instantly took me back to the 40 Hour Famine as the flavour of Barley Sugar, to a Botanical combination that I must admit had so much going on my taste buds were left spinning, to Mr Black.
Mr Black deserves its own paragraph. Coffee is roasted on site and instantly entwined with the Gin leaving a rich coffee liquor. Since discovering Mr Black I have switched out the vodka for the Gin in my Espresso Martinis. In fact my poor vodka bottle has sat out as I have also combined Mr Black with coke for a variation on a Black Russian, or mixed straight with milk for the White Russian. To be honest, any liquor cabinet without Mr Black is lacking. Don’t believe me? Just head out to Erina to test for yourself.
You can find Distillery Botanica just off Terrigal Drive at 25 Portsmouth Rd, Erina. I only had half an hour, but walked out an hour later (could have stayed longer).
Cloud Base Paragliding
Perfect for the man who likes to get high. As you enter the Crackneck Lookout reserve you will love the view from one of the Coast’s premiere views. Renowned as a great spot to watch the whale migration, it is now also home to a coffee caravan and the launching pad for Cloud Base Paragliding.
A couple of steps as you jump off a cliff and are taken up into the air, floating for an even more brilliant view of the picturesque Central Coast.
After the initial adrenalin rush, you can settle into your tandem flight, look for a passing dolphin or whale. See the local surfers at one of the nearby surfing hotspots, and enjoy the view usually reserved for birdlife.
As always sunscreen is important, sunglasses are also recommended so that you can enjoy the view.
Check out http://www.cloudbaseparagliding.com.au/product/coastal-cliff-soaring-tandem-flight for details.
Gosford Classic Cars
If you like cars at all, you must visit the largest collection of Classic Cars in the Southern Hemisphere right here on the Central Coast.
The collection is made of cars purely for display, and hundreds for sale. Like Porsches? They have plenty. Ferraris? Which decade? Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguars. How about muscle cars? Choose your make. In fact there is over $70 million in motoring beauty on display.
The Soviet era collection provides an interesting selection of quirky cars providing a distinct contrast to the Corvette.
The first thing you will notice is the sleek food van at the entrance providing a taste of Americana foods, and as you exit you will find a selection of motoring novelties in the gift shop.
You will find Gosford Classic Cars at 3 Stockyard Place, West Gosford.
Man Time Grooming & Barber Shop
Every day life seems to be getting faster and more pressured. Man Time is an oasis on the Central Coast where time slows down and you can relax. Enjoy a complementary drink from the selection of beers and spirits and settle in for a complete hair experience as barbers wash, cut, dry and style your hair.
You can also take advantage of the day spa services including waxing, laser hair removal, relaxation massage, personal recovery spa, full body treatments, as well as the full complement of face treatments, all designed for men, to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Man Time provides a male friendly environment that prides itself on a non-judgemental and confidential service.
Located in the heart of the Central Coast, it is easy to find, and with a large carpark behind the shop, you don’t need to worry about dealing with the usual crowd issues of the shopping centres.
You will find Man Time Grooming & Barber Shop at the intersection of Wyong and Tumbi Rds, Tumbi Umbi. 24 Wyong Rd, Tumbi Umbi