Central Region

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Regional Highlights

Iceberg Viewing

Iceberg Viewing

With such an array of shapes, no wonder we can’t describe them in less than six terms: tabular, blocky, wedged, dome, pinnacle, dry dock.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Looking for rejuvenation? Refresh yourself with unforgettable whale watching experiences right here in Central.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Stepping back and enjoying nature is easy in a place with abundant trails – Lighthouse Trail, Twillingate.

Inspiration Overload

The Central Experience

Check out inspiring blogs from writers who’ve explored everything Central Newfoundland has to offer.

About the Central Region

Right in the heart of Newfoundland, the central region contains some of the best outdoor experiences to be found in the province. It's where you can visit Iceberg Alley – the stretch of coastline along which towers of ancient ice majestically float down from Greenland – and where whales gather in large numbers to feed, play and people-watch.

The central region also boasts 55 marked trails and, as you explore, you'll see clapboard houses sitting atop rocky coasts, and wharves and boats testifying to the continuing importance of the centuries-old fishing industry. Most of the people living here descended from West Country fishermen who settled the shores more than two centuries ago. The region also has a rich aboriginal history that dates back as far as 5,000 years and includes the Beothuks as well as the Dorset people who carved soapstone pots at Newfoundland's first quarry.

Central is a perfect place to take a boat trip, or to do both sea and river kayaking. It's also worth visiting Terra Nova National Park while you're here – 400 square kilometres of boreal forest and coastline, ideal for whale watching, birdwatching, hiking, golfing and camping.

No words can truly capture the experience of coming face-to-face with a giant of the ocean. Here, we're visited annually by 26 species of whales and 6 different types of icebergs. There's a certain sense of awe that accompanies these encounters, and you begin to appreciate why no trip to Newfoundland is complete without visiting this region known as Adventure Central – just minutes from Gander, and a short drive from St. John's and Deer Lake.

Starting at $4200 USD
For a true wilderness experience, look no further, 6 to10 Day Moose Hunts. Family owned/operated. Remote interior location in Central Newfoundland, we catered to bow, black powder, and rifle hunters for more than 20 years. Professional local guides. Guide Ratio 1:1 or 2:1. Gander airport pickup and return. All home cooked meals / lunches. Owner on site 24/7. Contact Dave for more information.
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Victoria Lodge

Starting at $4825 USD
High success rate hunts with rifle, bow, and muzzle-loader at both ground access and air access hunting lodges. Fully guided hunts will be tailored to hunters who prefer minimum walking. Package includes local land and/or air transportation; meals and accommodation at hunting lodge; guide services. License fees at $420.00 CDN, plus taxes extra. Combination hunts including woodland caribou, black bear, and coyote are possible. Contact Wayne for details and assistance with hunt planning.

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Pine Ridge Lodge

Starting at $4250 USD
Located in remote north-central Newfoundland, we access thousands of acres of raw remote wilderness, teeming with moose and bear. Some of the areas to be hunted this year has seen little or no hunting over the past four years and has numerous mature bulls. Our services include a 1 on 1 guide, prepared meals, lodging and comfortable quarters at the spike camp as well as the main lodge.

At A1Hunts, your success is not our job, it’s our passion!!

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Twin Lakes Outfitters Inc.

Starting at $1275 Per Night
This 2 night Winter on the Edge Escape marks the peak of Fogo Island’s winter season and includes: an island orientation, all meals featuring the bounty of the Labrador Current and one complimentary outdoor excursion according to the weather.

Possibilities include: skating, coastal or inland snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skidooing, ice fishing, cabin visits and caribou excursions.

For a detailed itinerary and more Winter on the Edge Escapes visit www.fogoislandinn.ca/fii/events/

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Fogo Island Inn

Starting at $6995 USD
Live your dream on this remote, air accessible hunt in central Newfoundland. Fully equipped hunting lodge staffed with knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides plus professional chef. Package includes local air/ground transportation; hearty meals, and accommodations; 1 on 1 guide services; game recovery and care. License fee at $510.00 CDN, plus taxes extra. Combination hunts with moose and/or black bear available. Contact Wayne for information, reservations; and assistance with hunt planning.
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Pine Ridge Lodge

Starting at $5250 USD
Multi-region
Want to take a record-breaking trophy moose? With nearly 100% success rates, you’re bound to harvest moose with spreads up to 59 inches. Our adventures are for the true outdoor sportsman or sportswoman. Contact Bob for more information.
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Efford's Hunting Adventures

Starting at $4350.00 USD
For over 16 years, we’ve been providing an ultimate big game experience with all fully experienced guides whom each has years in the business. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of our fully-equipped, modern lodge and our scenic lakeside location. Contact Craig for more information.
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Quiet Haven Lodge

Starting at $4450 USD
We offer world-class, fly-in, fair-chase, no-nonsense hunts from modern facilities situated in Newfoundland’s pristine interior. Catering to rifle, bow and black powder hunters since the early 1990’s, trophy animals are taken on an annual basis. Contact Dean for more information.
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Sou'wester Outfitting

Starting at $4850 USD
Enjoy the quality hunting experience of a lifetime! Our experienced guides offer a 95% hunter success rate, and our fly-in modern lodge is situated in the most remote, untouched wilderness on the island. Contact Gord or Aus for more information.
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Grey Lake East Outfitters Ltd.

Starting at $259 Per Package
2-nights' accommodation, 2 hot breakfasts each day and an 8 oz striploin steak dinner for two on your second night. Plus 2 admission tickets to Legends Lounge each night.
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Albatross Hotel

Starting at $159 Per Person
Check out our Winter Wonderland! After a backcountry snowmobile trek, enjoy a delicious BBQ, kick back in our riverfront outdoor hot tub with a glass of wine and an endless starry sky. Our 4 1/2 star chalets have a Jacuzzi, full kitchen, private deck with BBQ and satellite TV/DVD. Package includes a 6-hour guided snowmobile tour on various terrain to a backcountry chalet where a hot meal is provided. Snowmobile and snowshoe rentals available. This package is ideal for 2 couples or a family.
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Riverfront Chalets

Starting at $184.00 Per Person
Snowmobile along a dramatic mountain landscape of glacier-carved gorges, barren hills, and magnificent views of all of Green Bay. Follow along the same ridge as the Alexander Murray and Rattling Brook Falls hiking trails. Take a break and enjoy a traditional "boil up". After your adventure nestle in for relaxing stay at By the Sea Resort, offering amazing accommodations and a wide range of cuisine and speciality dishes. 1/2 day experience that is sure to be a favourite among nature lovers.
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Rob Clarke Motorsports Inc.

Starting at $198.00 Per Person
Freshly groomed trails, rugged landscape, barren hills, The Topsails. "Tolts" rock formations resembling sails on a ship were carved by ancient glaciers leaving behind these mountains of solid rock. Enjoy a "boil up" nestled in the woods, while caribou graze and Whiskey Jacks bravely attempt a heist. After an exhilarating day on the trails a pleasant welcome awaits you back on the peaceful river banks of the Riverwood Inn, this 4.5 star blend of modern luxury and comfort is sure to please.
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Rob Clarke Motorsports Inc.

Starting at $2145 Per Person
Multi-region
An escorted vacation of Newfoundland and Labrador led by a local guide. Visit the coast of Labrador, the Viking Villages in L'Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and St. John's. View icebergs, whales, spectacular coastline and quaint fishing villages along our north and eastern coasts. Your local host will help you understand the history, ecology, culture, language and songs of this unique part of the world.
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McCarthy's Party Tours

 

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