Overview

Our work in this region of floodplains and wide valleys ranges from helping to protect the waterbirds, fish and water plants that live in the wetlands, to managing early colonial heritage sites.


Central Coast region map

Featured threatened species

Common name
Somersby Mintbush

Scientific name
Prostanthera junonis

Status in NSW
Endangered

Commonwealth status
Endangered

Low spreading shrub 0.1 - 0.3 m and up to 1 m diameter. In open sites, branches appear wiry and are often prostrate. Where vegetation is denser, the plants have long spindly branches which weave through other vegetation and can grow up to 1m high. Leaves are oval in shape, dull green above and paler below. Flowers are 8 - 12 mm long and pale mauve to almost white with brown spots in the throat.


Climate change

Mean temperatures are projected to rise by 1.9 ÂșC by 2070. The greater increases are being seen west of Peats Ridge during spring. Increases in the other seasons are occurring across the region. All models shows there are no declines in mean temperatures across the Central Coast.


Beaches

Pollution forecast for:

Today's temperature: °C

beaches

Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!

beaches

Pollution is possible, take care.

beaches

Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today!

THINGS TO DO & SEE

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Great North walk

Find the Wondabyne to Patonga part of the iconic Great North walk in Brisbane Water National Park. Photo: J.Spencer

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The Entrance Ocean Pools

Dating from 1938, what was a simplerock pool has grown into an Olympic-size swimming pool. Photo: S.Watters

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Munmorah State Conservation Area

Pristine beaches and grand views are just a taste of what is on offer at Munmorah State Conservation Area. Photo: J.Spencer

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HMAS Parramatta shipwreck and memorials

Shipwreck site of the World War One warship HMAS Parramatta. Photo: T.Smith

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Mt Penang Parklands

Explore the cascading waterways and unique water features, gardens and cafe. Photo: R.K.Russell

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Bouddi National Park

You'll find several great walks, as well as opportunities for camping and swimming in Bouddi National Park near Gosford. Photo: J.Yurasek

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