Aquafun’s vision is to be the Central Coast’s premier aquatic attraction by providing a fun, safe, unique and truly memorable ecotourism visitor experience.
To provide a quality outdoor recreational experience for local residents, the wider community and tourists, whilst employing best practice business, environmental and ecotourism sustainability principles.
Practice ethical business standards.
Respect and protect the environment.
Offer high quality services that are safe and enjoyable for consumers.
Meet the changing needs and desires of consumers.
Run economically sound business.
Inspire and motivate staff to provide high quality customer service.
About the owners
Michael and Jennifer Kilp have owned and operated the business since 1999. Their energy and enthusiasm has seen the business expand and diversify to the extent that it is now a thriving business. Aquafun employs a number of local youth as well as attracts considerable tourists to the area. It supports the sociocultural and economic development of the township and region.
Environmental and social commitment – Accreditation
Michael and Jennifer are passionate about the local community and support a number of environmental and humanitarian causes.
Michael is a Community representative on Central Coast Council’s Coast and Catchment Committee. He is a kayak instructor qualified in Outdoor Recreation Management and enjoys sharing his knowledge about kayaking and the lake to interested people and groups.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Social Science degree majoring in Leisure and Tourism Management.
Aquafun has been externally accredited through Ecotourism Australia, gaining Advanced Ecotourism status. Aquafun aims to educate through minimal impact practices and Leave No Trace principles.
Aquafun actively participates in a number of environmental programs in conjunction with local environmental groups. Each year Aquafun hosts and provides kayaks and pedalboats free for Clean Up Australia Day.
The Ecotourism Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. For more information on ecotourism accreditation go to Ecotourism Australia website.
“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.
For information on how you can do your bit to help stop climate change and make a positive contribution to the health of our planet go to : WWF Australia, Climate Council Australia, or an organisation of your choice.
About Avoca Lake
This large coastal lagoon, right in the heart of Avoca Beach, is relatively untouched by development. The star shaped lagoon with a large island at its centre offers many creeks, passages, inlets and wide expanses to explore. This ecologically significant and picturesque wetland area is home to pelicans, herons, cormorants, many other birds and wildlife. Avoca Lagoon wetland is also home to an endangered Green & Golden Bell Frog colony, diverse and rare flora and its abundant fish stocks afford excellent fishing opportunities.
AVOCA BEACH – Accommodation
Local real estates
George Brand Phone:43821311
The Palms at Avoca Phone: 43821227
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Phone: 43821777
Central Coast Surf School Phone:Phone: 0417673277
Beach – excellent surfing and swimming beach
Fishing – beach, rock or lake
Bushwalking – Kincumba Mtn, Bouddi National Park, Brisband Water
National Pk – all within 10 min. drive
Cafes, restaurants, takeaway – large range to choose from
Along the coast you’ll find luxury hotels, cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques beside long white sandy beaches. The Central Coast is a holiday playground with an abundance of natural and man-made attractions.
Andersons Marina – 02 43413219
Estuary Fishing and Tours – 0407661397
The Australian Reptile Park – Somersby ph: 43401022
Glenworth Valley Horse Riding – Peats Ridge ph: 43751222
Gosford-Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Regional Art Gallery – E.Gosford ph: 43250056
For more information about the many other Central Coast attractions, accommodation and dining venues-go to https://www.lovecentralcoast.com