Make the most of your time with Dad this Father's Day and head to the heart of the Coast – Gosford. Located just one hour north of Sydney, it's the perfect day-trip destination packed full of family fun activities that are waiting to be discovered by Dads and kids alike.
Gosford offers locals and tourists a mix of unique family attractions and food spots, from revving engines at Gosford Classic Car Museum to hands on animal interactions at the Reptile Park.
Established last year and already TripAdvisor's #1 tourist attraction on the Central Coast, Gosford Classic Car Museum is the perfect place to get Dad's heart racing. From classic cars like the Alvis and Austen Healey to modern rovers like the Lamborghini – there is a car for everyone. As Australia's biggest private car collection the Museum showcases some 450 vehicles valued at more than $70 million.
To kick-start your escapades, check out these top five attractions and activities to ensure you make the most of your Father's Day on the Coast:
Check out what's under the hood at Gosford Classic Car Museum, the largest car museum in the southern hemisphere. It's fun for the whole family and kids under four are free! http://gosfordclassiccarmuseum.com.au/
Enjoy the great outdoors at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. From horse riding to laser skirmish to quad biking and abseiling, there is something for everyone. http://glenworth.com.au/
Relax and feel miles away from home at the stunning Somersby Falls. Take in the fresh air (and water) at its picnic area, the perfect place to escape and enjoy your lunch amidst lush rainforest. http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/somersby-falls-picnic-area
Journey through time at Australia's Reptile Park. The world renowned hands-on zoo was established by Eric Worrell, Australia's first naturalist, and boasts exciting wildlife shows. http://reptilepark.com.au/
Visit the Gosford Regional Gallery for a bit of culture on your day out. There is also a tea house and fish feeding pavilion overlooking the lake. http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries/gosford-regional-gallery