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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Ottery Mine

This abandoned mine was one of the oldest arsenic mines in Australia. Photo: D.Barnes

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Washpool walking track

Revel in the timeless wonder of ancient Gondwana Rainforest along Washpool walking track. Photo: R.Cleary

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Saumarez Homestead

A rural property from the 1830s once owned by the White family, it can also be hired for functions. Photo: Destination NSW

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Kunderang East Homestead

The beautifully restored Kunderang East Homestead once formed the heart of a large isolated pastoral station. Photo: M.van Ewijk

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Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale contains World Heritage listed rainforest, historic sites and waterfalls. Photo: G.Koertner

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Mount Kaputar National Park

Mount Kaputar is a fantastic wilderness escape in NSW. Photo: R.Cleary

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