NEAV: Top Five Central Coast Haunts

Rebecca Varidel
18th Nov 2022

NEAV at just 18 years old is the new shining star in Aussie music. She's the one to watch. Resonating clear and strong with the vibes of 2022, local lady NEAV today released her dark yet hopeful pop debut EP ELEGY cloaked in her meaningful lyrics, beckoning singing and unique wistful style.

NEAV is the alter-ego of gifted young singer/songwriter Niamh Watson who already has a bunch of song writing awards under her microphone, and whose burgeoning reputation as a live performer has seen her open for and share a stage with artists such as: Greta Stanley, Bec Sandridge, The Moving Stills, Dan Sultan, Imogen Clark, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, and Little Quirks in well known venues across Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.

As she lives on the NSW Central Coast, when we caught up with NEAV for the EP launch, Sydney Scoop also grabbed these top tips for her favourite local haunts:

Norah Head
This spot is stunning with an awesome lighthouse on top of the hill. It has amazing views, cool rock pools and in the winter you can see whales from the lookouts.

Drifters Wharf, Gosford
This is a key venue for nights out and it is building an awesome music scene, having big touring artists and local ones alike playing live on their stage. They also make awesome cocktails.

Terrigal Beach
Terrigal has a really cool atmosphere with heaps of restaurants and bars, ice cream and clothes shops, all complimented by an ocean view. They also recently made a new boardwalk that is beautifully lit at night.

Somersby Falls
This is a little hidden gem spot on the Central Coast. It’s awesome for picnics and taking walks along rainforest-like land with a beautiful waterfall to find as a bonus.

Wamberal Beach
Although the Central Coast has beautiful beaches all around, Wamberal is one of my favourites. It’s isolated enough that it’s peaceful to sit in the sun or go for a swim, but close enough to cafes and shops that you can grab a bite to eat or stock up on sunscreen. It’s also dog friendly which is always a bonus.

Intro by Rebecca Varidel, Central Coast tips by NEAV, Photo by Nick Langley, Elergy cover supplied.