Wyong Milk Factory, The Perfect Central Coast Outing
The Wyong Milk Factory has something for everyone: great food, a playground and locally-made treats.
The Wyong Milk Factory was originally built as a Butter Factory in 1907 by a cop-op of 56 local farmers to take advantage of the newly completed Sydney to Newcastle railway. The Butter Factory burned to the ground in a fire in 1921, and was rebuilt as the current Milk Factory by the 200+ dairy farmers who had by this time become shareholders in the Co-op.
Today, the Wyong Milk Factory is more than just a pitstop on a road trip, it’s a destination worth visiting on its own. The Factory is home to two eateries, the Milk Factory Café and Wyong Milk Factory Tavern, plus a variety of local businesses, a playground and leisure activities.
The Wyong Milk Factory Café is a kid-friendly spot open open seven days a week, offering light and hearty breakfast and lunch dishes with plenty of options for kids and dietary requirements. You really need to have a milkshake if you visit!
The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is closest to the outdoor playground. You do however need to cross the road area where cars might drive through when parking, so please walk kids there and back yourself.
While we had a delicious breakfast at the Wyong Milk Factory Café, they’re also well known for their wood fire pizzas.
The Wyong Milk Factory Tavern is the other dining option, offering a mix of hearty pub food, burgers and pizzas, along with a Thai menu. There’s also daily specials made with local produce, local and craft beers and a fine wine menu. The Tavern is open Wednesdays through to Sundays and is a family friendly venue, with a special Kids Zone indoor play area to keep little ones occupied while waiting for food to arrive.
The outdoor playground was a hit for us. Fully fenced, it features a pirate ship, swings, cubby houses and picnic benches. It’s fully-fenced as well.
Make a day out of your visit to the Wyong Milk Factory with a kayak, stand up paddle board or row boat on the river. These can all be hired from All Sorts by calling 4352 3811.
Before you hop in your car and head back home, stop by the little local stores who are set up inside the Wyong Milk Factory.
When we visited, we highly enjoyed watching chocolate being made (and then sampling some!) from Luka Chocolates, as well as watching donuts being glazed at Daily Dough Co. Next time we will try some cheese from Little Creek Cheese.
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Wyong Milk Factory
141 Alison Rd, Wyong
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