Kyal and Kara Demmrich moved to the Central Coast in 2007, saying they ‘couldn’t think of a better place to raise a family’. While Kyal grew up between Western Australia and Queensland, Kara spent her early years in the NSW region and always had an affinity for the pristine coastline.
‘I was in my last year of university when Kyal and I moved to the Coast – over 15 years ago,’ Kara says. ‘We began surfing at North Shelly, loved the community feel of the area and the proximity to Sydney and Newcastle. We bought our first home in Killarney Vale in 2007 and began our first renovation.’
Since then, they’ve cherished watching their children, Vada and Ziya, grow up with a love of the ocean and appreciation for the great outdoors.
The renovation aficionados describe their current home – dubbed ‘Blue Lagoon Build’ – as ‘an Aussie beach house with a Mediterranean twist,’ featuring a ‘timeless’ coastal combination of white weatherboards and sandstone.
A typical weekend in the Central Coast for the family often starts with an early morning surf and a coffee at one of their favourite local cafes, before taking a walk down to Blue Lagoon with the kids, or packing the car for a surf at Toowoon Bay.
‘We spend hours with the kids running between the surf, exploring the rockpools or building castles in the sand,’ Kara adds.
Sounds dreamy, right? Well, take a look at Kyal and Kara’s family-friendly recommendations below, so you can experience the best of the stunning Central Coast for yourself on your next family trip!