They say a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Today was a beautiful winters day so we made a last minute decision to venture out. We have a long list of local ‘to do’s’, so we thought we’d tick a couple off.

We packed up the car with a picnic lunch with the first stop being Caves beach. The kids had a ball running in and out, exploring the caves and running along the beach.

We then drove down the road to Catherine Hill Bay which is a heritage listed historic mining village dating back to the 1800’s. Today, it is a quaint seaside town with beautiful historical mining cottages lining the streets. Those cottages have been there for nearly 150 years! Once you reach the beach you will be in awe of the jetty which used to once transport 1000 tons of coal a week by horse drawn cart.

To finish our day we headed to the Munmorah State Conservation Area. We had a quick look around some of the local beaches and Snapper Point. You enter the gates and you feel like you’re miles away but yet you are still on the Central Coast. The brutal, rawness of the Tasman Sea as it pummels the coast line is spectacular. The kids loved the waves as they spurt up into the huge natural cave formations that sit below the cliff tops. This is one area we are looking forward to exploring further and we plan on camping there over Spring and Summer.

It was a great day! We all had a blast and the best thing was, it’s so close to home and didn’t cost a cent (minus petrol).

Bring on the next Sunday Funday!

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