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Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre
11A Terrigal Drive, Terrigal (Near Fire Station)
Get up close and personal with some of the wonders of the sea by visiting the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC). The kids will love this hands-on learning experience and the cafe serves coffee and other refreshments for mum and dad.
See our displays
Say hello to our marine creatures
Enter our colouring or guessing competition
Watch “The Adventures of Gavin the Leafy Seadragon”
Become a Junior Marine Scientist by doing our quiz.
Paint a plaster or do a free craft activity
Enjoy great food and coffee at our Parkside cafe
Open Weekends, Mondays and School Holidays,
10 am to 4 pm, last entry 3pm.
TREETOPS ADVENTURE PARK
Ourimbah State Forest,
1 Red Hill Rd, Wyong Creek (cnr Yarramalong Rd)
Come and experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. Get up-close and personal with native Australian wildlife and magnificent Gum trees, as you climb, weave and fly through the tree tops on self-guided rope courses. Flex your adventurous spirit and test yourself mentally and physically with over 100 elevated obstacles with rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines.
There are adventure courses for both children and adults making it a really fun day out.
Raw & Unearthed Click here to contact us
Nature play party in your backyard!
We provide up to six experience stations including:
Tool Kit- hammers, saws, rope, drills, magnifying glasses
Nature Art/Bush crafting
Slackline Balancing (if usable trees)
Mix & Mess mud play
Additionally we provide invitations & all resources. Children take home all other goodies they create on the day too!
$18/invite + $30 booking fee
(T&C apply) min 15 invites
Aquafun at Avoca Lake - See website here
JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM COPA!
Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm.
Open every day during school holidays and public holidays (except Christmas Day)
Closed June, July, August
We have a huge range of fun and modern human-powered watercraft for you to explore the beautiful and peaceful Avoca Lake.
A brand new fleet of easy to use pedalboats,
Single and double kayaks
Stand-up paddle boards.
Hire options include the per person 'FUN pass' for use of all craft, or the cheaper per boat rate.
We are located right in the heart of Avoca, with the beach just metres away as well as our shopping village, with a selection of quality eateries, services and quaint boutique shops.
93 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah
Slam Factory’s Skate Skool is the best way to improve your skateboarding.
Every Term we run new Skate Skool groups to suit school age kids of all abilities. Groups go for one hour and run all term. We currently have groups running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at either 4:20 and 5:30 as well as Saturday morning at 10:30 or 11:30am.
Group lessons are a great way to progress in skateboarding while meeting new friends. Our coaches are all expert skaters who can teach you the tricks you want to learn. From your first push, first drop-in and beyond our coaches help kids learn and improve safely whilst having FUN!
Private lessons are available most days for skateboards or scooters. A private lesson can be one on one or you can invite up to three riders to join you.
During a private lesson you can ask your coach for ideas or focus on any aspect of riding you choose. Private lessons are a great way to get started or to take your riding to a new level. Coaches can often give ideas on what skills to work on next to keep you motivated and improving.
Private lessons cost $30/half hour or $45/hour and include entry to Slam Factory for one person. If you wish to add friends to your private lesson they just pay the skatepark entry price.
MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – By Copa local Di Hardiman
See www.mooc.org for FREE online courses that are open to everyone with a computer/tablet. You also have the option of paying for a certificate of completion if you wish. Australian universities including ANU, Monash, University of Queensland and University of Tasmania have MOOCS available and a number of overseas universities have included their courses. There are hundreds of online courses covering a wide range of subjects e.g. Agriculture, Medicine and Psychology to name just a few. I suggest you go online and have a browse to see if there’s a course that suits you.
The courses are run by specialists in their fields and use a variety of teaching and learning methods, e.g., videos, group chats, assignments and tests. There are no pre-entry requirements. I’ve recently completed a University of Tasmania course and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was called “Understanding Dementia” and the course ran for 7 weeks. I spent several hours on it each week and have now enrolled in another course as it was so enjoyable to exercise those grey cells!
Let’s work together to keep Copa safe by staying at home, keeping happy and engaged and looking after one another.
Central Coast Reef & Game Fishing Terrigal TO FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE
Operating from Terrigal, Central Coast Reef and Game Fishing Charters is owned & operated by Paul Minto & is based at The Haven, Terrigal. They operate a modern, fast vessel for:
Deep Sea Reef Fishing
Mixed Groups: $140 per person (Min 5, Max 10)
Larger Groups: $140 per person Max 12 persons.
Exclusive Boat Hire: $1,400 (No Min number, Max 10)
All bait and tackle supplied. You may bring your own if you wish.
Game Fishing - See website for costs
Kingfish Charters - See website for costs
Whale Watching - See website for costs
Avoca Picture Theatre
Meet new friends at FILM APPRECIATION GROUPS AT AVOCA THEATRE
Whether you come along as a regular or just want to join in when you’re free, you’ll be welcome at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Film Group. The group runs every Wednesday and Thursday, usually around 10am (check website for details). After viewing the movie, the group adjourns to the lawn with a complimentary cuppa and has an informal half hour discussion about the film. Over the years, many friendships have sprung from the meetings.
The film group has been co-ordinated by Copa resident, Elaine Norling since 2005.
At $12 a session, it’s a pretty cheap morning out and you’ll get to see films you might not have considered. All welcome.
http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/ – Then scroll down to Film Group
Copa Beach – How lucky are we!
If you are like myself and migrated up to beautiful Copa from Sydney, you will likely be in awe of the massive part of the beach that is leash free! What a refreshing change from dodging the rangers and fighting with the dog-haters that patrol those beaches!
I would like to remind dog owners to keep their eyes on their dogs and not on their phones though when out and about. Please pick up and properly dispose of your dog's droppings - keep the poo off the beaches, parks, pathways, bush and out of the waterways. There is NO DOG POO FAIRY who magically picks up poo if you don't. When you bag your dog's poo, please put the bag in a bin. Please don't throw it into the bush or the dunes (that's just disgusting). This is also the law. The little kid following along behind you on the beach does not need to step in dog poo!!
Sometimes dogs go off wandering without their owners too. If this happens to you get on Copa ChitChat Facebook Group and let everyone know, it has happened quite often and the runaways always get quickly re-united with their owners due to the lovely Copa community looking out for them.