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The eat see do local visitor guide will help you explore this amazing part of the world and get the most out of your holiday.

We’ve done all the hard work for you and uncovered lots of hidden gems to let you in on the local’s top picks for restaurants, nightlife, coffee, shopping, nature, activities and attractions. Make a cuppa, or pour a glass of something cold, find a comfortable chai , sit back, relax and take a look. Whether you are planning some serious indulgence, buffing up on your histor , getting the adrenalin pumping or becoming at one with nature – it’s all in here.

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Yamadagai Gimbay Birpai Barray Welcome friends to Birpai Country

We acknowledge the close connection between Aboriginal people and the land, and work with the traditional owners, Birpai Aboriginal people, to promote the natural landscape and their heritage. The Birpai welcome and introduce you to their country and totems.

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Mount Cairncross

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Regional profiles

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Animal encounters

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Eat

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Hit the road

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Wineries and craft beer

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Beach guide

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Sunset and beyond

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What’s on

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Our place our heritage

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Markets

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Art and about

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Map

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Back to nature

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Useful information

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See and do

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Business listings

Produced by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Art Director Joey Dable of Two Minds Creative

Disclaimer While Port Macquarie Hastings Council has made every endeavour to ensure the information supplied in this publication is suitable,

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port macquarie The vibrant CBD of Port Macquarie is surrounded by water, with the Hastings River on one side and stunning beaches on the other, making it one of Australia’s best walking towns. You will feel right at home in flip flops or high heels.

Shelly Beach

TAKE THE ICONIC 9KM COASTAL WALK Starting at the breakwall on Town Green, where you will discover colourful graffiti ocks, spot marine life, public art, breath taking lookouts and much more along the way, ending at Lighthouse Beach.

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Accommodation, restaurants, shopping, culture and beaches all within a 10 minutes stroll. Without a doubt this is one of the best walking towns in Australia, and with a climate to match!

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Coastal Walk

RELAX ON PICTURESQUE TOWN GREEN Lady Nelson Wharf is the perfect spot for fish & chip and your favourite ice cream. KOALA HOSPITAL No visit is complete without seeing the Koala Hospital, a rare insight into the preservation and habits of one of the world’s most endearing creatures. Open daily, free entry, don’t miss the 3pm feed, walk and talk tour. Tacking Point Lighthouse

SEA ACRES RAINFOREST CENTRE Located at Shelly Beach, you can walk along the elevated boardwalk amongst the rainforest canopy one of the largest, least disturbed and most diverse coastal rainforests in NSW.

VISIT ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST LIGHTHOUSES AT TACKING POINT The site offers spectacular views along the coastline and is a great location for spotting whales and dolphins.

TAKE ONE OF MANY WATERWAY CRUISES Dolphin and whale watching, fish and chips at sunset eco cruises or take in the scenery on a Chinese Junk. Cruises depart regularly from Town Wharf. May to November is the ideal time for close encounters with humpback whales.

DISCOVER KOOLOONBUNG CREEK NATURE PARK Discover Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park and Walking Trails home to 165 species of birds, numerous reptiles and flying f xes, in 52 hectares of natural bushland just 5 minutes walk from the town centre. 7

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camden haven A scenic 20 minute drive south of Port Macquarie, the Camden Haven features fishing villages, peaceful waterways where dolphins play and stunning National Parks. Camden Haven takes in the villages of Bonny Hills, North Haven, Laurieton, Dunbogan, Kew and Kendall.

North Brother Mountain

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Dunbogan

Pioneer Australian Aviator Nancy Bird-Walton was born in Kew in 1915. See memorabilia on display at the iKew Community Information Centre and pick up some information on the area from the friendly volunteers.

DIAMOND HEAD LOOP WALK Within Crowdy Bay National Park encounter amazing scenic coastal views, look down on the glinting rock faces which give Diamond Head its name, finish o f with a swim at Diamond Head Beach. Camden Haven River

FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD Take in the unrivalled views as you marvel at the para-gliders taking off from the top of North Brother Mountain in Dooragan National Park.

Kattang Nature Reserve

KATTANG NATURE RESERVE Take the flower bowl walking ci cuit then continue along Perpendicular Point for spectacular views up and down the coast.

CAST A LINE INTO THE CAMDEN HAVEN RIVER From a boat, along the river bank or off the beach, discover why the area is renowned for great fishing

CAMDEN HAVEN RIVER NETTED TIDAL POOLS At both Dunbogan and North Haven, perfect for a picnic and swim.

KAYAK QUEENS LAKE A paradise for water sports, then explore the pristine natural beauty along the walking trails. 9

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wauchope & hinterland Wauchope is on the Hastings River and surrounded by hobby farms, agriculture and over 40,000 hectares of National Parks and State Forests. This beautiful rural township is just 20 minutes drive west from Port Macquarie. You’ll discover boutique shopping and loads of country charm, in this gateway to the waterfalls and outdoor adventure of the hinterland.

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River Street Wauchope

TAKE THE KIDS YABBYING AND RIVER HOP TO GREAT SWIMMING HOLES The Bluff picnic area, in Cobrabald Recreation Area, features interesting rock formations and swimming holes.

A MOTOR BIKE RIDERS PARADISE Wauchope is the gateway to a long stretch of winding road heading west through the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. The Oxley Highway from Wauchope to Walcha is a must drive/ride experience.

OLD BOTTLEBUTT IS A MAGIC (NOT SO) FARAWAY TREE Nestled in the Burrawan State Forest picnic area it is the largest Red Bloodwood tree in the southern hemisphere. Take the easy 600 metre walking track and marvel at this majestic tree.

In the hinterland is the village of Comboyne, derived from ‘Wambuyn’, meaning ‘the place of kangaroos’, and indeed you’re likely to spot many of these fascinating native creatures bounding along the plateau, particularly at dawn and dusk.

Elements of Design

BAIN PARK Let the kids explore and play in the all abilities natural playground while you enjoy a cup of coffee from a nearby cafe.

ROCKS FERRY RESERVE Take your bikes and boats to the banks of the Hastings River; enjoy views, barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and the meandering path along the river.

WAUCHOPE FARMERS’ MARKET On the fourth Saturday of every month you can taste the delights from the farmers and foodies of the region. 11

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eat

Tastings on Hastings at Stunned Mullet

The region’s food and wine scene offers a huge variety of exciting dining spots. Take your taste buds on a journey of flavour in award winning restaurants, dine overlooking a picturesque waterway or discover a boutique quirky eatery.

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eating out Spoiling yourself whilst on holidays and enjoying a memorable dining experience is easy to do.

MAKIMOTO For fresh and healthy Japanese head to this restaurant. They serve a fusion of traditional and contemporary Japanese food in a sleek and modern setting.

Little Fish Cafe

LITTLE FISH CAFÉ Nestled amongst the bougainvillea, jacaranda and magnolia trees overlooking the Innes Lake Vineyard, Little Fish Cafe is a lovely way to have a leisurely French and Australian inspired lunch . THE STUNNED MULLET RESTAURANT A coveted Chef’s hat recipient it is a quintessential dining experience where amazing food, incredible wines, great service and relaxed coastal ambience come together perfectly. Tastings on Hastings at Stunned Mullet

ZEBU RESTAURANT A multi award winning restaurant where seasonal fresh produce and fine food is bursting f om the grill kitchen.

Fusion 7

FUSION 7 Innovative tastes and fresh ideas using local produce make this a local favourite. Enjoy an ever changing menu in a relaxed environment.

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family friendly meals

Miss Nellie’s

DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY-STYLE CAFÉ At Miss Nellie’s Café in Kendall lovingly baked goodies, delicious coffee, scrumptious light meals and ice cream treats await.

SEASALT CAFE AND RESTAURANT A picturesque location on the marina to enjoy breakfast or lunch. Keep the kids occupied feeding the fish an watching the water dragons.

RELAX AND ENJOY THE VIEWS With a meal or drink at Town Green Inn, kids are welcome and their wood fi ed pizzas are a family favourite.

Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant

MODERN PUB FOOD Bago Tavern in Wauchope, not far from Timbertown, is the place to go for modern pub food with a family friendly playground. Pancake Place

PARK VIEWS At the edge of Bain Park in Wauchope is Watermans Café, offering a relaxed contemporary atmosphere catering for all tastes and great coffee.

SWEET OR SAVOURY TREATS The Pancake Place serves kid friendly food and the little ones will love the kiddies corner. portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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food with views

Camden Haven River View

ocean & bay views

QUAYLIME CAFE AND BAR Soak up the ambiance of Port Macquarie Marina as you feel life’s stresses slowly drift away. THE FAT FISH BEACHFRONT BISTRO Relaxed dining overlooking Rainbow Beach in Bonny Hills. ON THE EDGE RESTAURANT Offers a seasonal menu using the best local produce in a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting. Rainforest Cafe

On the Edge Restaurant

river views

OASIS BY THE RIVER CAFÉ RESTAURANT Located in North Haven alongside the pristine Camden Haven River. Offering indoor and outdoor dining with an emphasis on local produce and friendly service. WHALEBONE WHARF Offers spectacular views across the Hastings River and specialises in fresh local seafood.

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ At Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature in the canopy of the rainforest.

SALTY’S ON THE HASTINGS Has uninterrupted views over the Hastings River and is the perfect place to enjoy a stunning sunset. 15

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delicious breakfasts

LV’s on Clarence

LV’S ON CLARENCE At the river end of town, with outside or inside dining, serves all your breakfast favourites with a twist of flai . Enjoy great coffee, delicious smoothies and so much more, you won’t be disappointed!

LV’s on Clarence

THE CORNER CAFE AND RESTAURANT Features a sunny selection of wholesome and healthy fare to brighten your day. DRURY LANE EATERY Tucked away in the forecourt beside the Glasshouse, is one of the new venues on the block serving innovative, healthy and delicious fare.

THE SANDBAR Serves all day breakfast overlooking the Camden Haven a River and is a favourite with the North Haven Locals.

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Drury Lane Eatery

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daily espressos and brews The region has some quirky espresso bars and cafes where you can get your daily cuppa and tantalise your tastebuds. Social Grounds

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MEG AND ME This hole in the wall ‘espresso bar’ serves delicious coffee with great conversation from Ant the barista. CASUALTIES ESPRESSO Located within the original Ambulance station. SOCIAL GROUNDS A few blocks from the CBD of Port but worth the trip. BEANTREE CAFÉ A little oasis in the heart of the CBD.

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BLACKFISH COFFEE A touch of city espresso bars in Port.

Check out the ‘Peak Coffee Brew Lab’ to taste and learn about their coffee blends. Their cold drip coffee is amazing!

SALTWATER WINE ESPRESSO BAR Browse all things surfing and wash it down with a amazing Allpress latte or flat white 17

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touring treats When out exploring the region, having a place to drop in and enjoy a local brew always makes the journey rewarding. Here are a few that are worth finding.

bakery bonanza You won’t be short of choices when it comes to delicious cakes, pastries and award winning pies.

BURKHARDT’S ORGANIC BAKERY Produces a healthy range of breads, pastries, cakes, gluten free products and other delicacies that not only taste great but are good for you. The vanilla slices are out of this world!

DUNBOGAN BOATSHED Situated on the Camden Haven River is the charming Dunbogan Boatshed. Take in the view of majestic North Brother, feed the fish f om the deck and enjoy the tranquillity. ABUNDANCE LIFESTYLE AND GARDEN Head out towards Wauchope and take a stroll through the delightful Abundance Garden Centre then have a light meal overlooking their lake.

BITTERSWEET CAFÉ PATISSERIE Is sweet-tooth heaven on the hill at Lighthouse Beach. For some real country hospitality pop into the Port Macquarie CWA tea rooms on Town Green weekday mornings for a Devonshire tea.

TEA AND TREASURES Is a quaint tea house in Port Macquarie specialising in High Teas.

BEECHWOOD GENERAL STORE AND CAFÉ The team pride themselves on their home-baked goodies.

THE APPLE TREE SOUL FOOD CAFÉ In North Haven serves soul food that makes you feel good.

BELLS BAKERY Serves up award winning pies sure to be a hit with the kids.

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grown local PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES ALL YEAR ROUND Grab a bucket and pluck the freshest, ripest berries for yourself at Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries. A wonderful, healthy activity in the fresh country air but safely undercover in their greenhouse. VISIT A WORKING ORGANIC MARKET FARM ’Sundays at Near River’ you can collect eggs, feed chickens and pigs, harvest fresh produce and then sit down to a lunch of pasture raised goodness.

Landcare Farm Gate Tour

FOR AN ABUNDANCE OF LOCAL PRODUCE Visit Ken Little’s Quality Fruit and Vegetables for all your fresh fruit and veg needs and speciality grocery items.

Landcare Farm Gate Tour

MEET THE FARMERS Explore the region on a Landcare farm gate tour each June long weekend to learn how fresh produce and animals are grown.

Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries

FOR FRESHLY CAUGHT LOCAL SEAFOOD Visit Port Fresh Seafood in Short St or drop into the Fisherman’s Co-Op in Port Macquarie. You can grab some handy recipe tips and or order a hassle free seafood platter too.

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wineries & craft beers An emerging wine region, Greater Port Macquarie has a range of vineyards offering unique experiences and delicious verdelho, semillon and chardonnay varieties.

Cassegrain Winery

CASSEGRAIN WINERY Explore rolling lawns and a formal garden boasting over 2000 stunning rose bushes. You can sample a drop at the cellar door, eat in the restaurant, or take a horse trail or pony ride through the vines. Long Point Vineyard

LONG POINT VINEYARD A charming take on the traditional and includes an art gallery and garden sculptures. Indulge in a tasting, take a picnic or relax on the deck with a refreshing alcoholic ginger beer and cheese platter.

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DOUGLAS VALE HISTORIC HOMESTEAD AND VINEYARD Step back in time and exhibit the last remaining fabric of the 1800’s wine industry. Stroll through the on-site museum for a taste of early colonial life. portmacquarieinfo.com.au

ROSE’S VINEYARD Set on a beautifully manicured property, sample a glass of wine while the kids enjoy the petting farm. 20

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Innes Lake Vineyard

INNES LAKE VINEYARD Established as a 30-acre vineyard in 1844. Views are now framed by Jacaranda, Poinciana and Magnolia trees. Savour a meal and sample the wines at Little Fish Café to relax and take it all in.

BAGO VINEYARDS Offering a unique and rustic tasting experience. Be sure to enjoy a local cheese plate and glass of wine under the pergola. The kids and those young at heart can test their navigation skills in the largest hedge maze in NSW. Monthly live jazz has been a fixtu e in the local events calendar for 15 years. Jazz in the Vineyards takes place on the second Sunday of every month.

Bago VIneyards

craft beers There is a thriving craft brewing scene in Port Macquarie and you can sample the product at its source!

Black Duck Brewery

BLACK DUCK BREWERY Visit the cellar door where you’ll find Al the Brewmaster serving up 8 beers on tap. You’ll often get live music and hot food all with the brewing equipment as the backdrop. your xperience at these fantastic locations

THE LITTLE BREWING COMPANY Offering tastings at their cellar door, discover why this little brewery is acknowledged as a world class, award winning producer of craft beer. 21

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sunset & beyond

Latin Loafer

In the CBD of Port Macquarie you’ll find modern and intimate quirky bars, specialty cocktails, local brews and wines and live entertainment to make a memorable night out.

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THE PIER Port Macquarie’s go-to live music venue, whether you’re into jazz, soul or open mic nights, this is the place for you.

Zebu

ZEBU BAR AND GRILL Serving coastal cuisine from sun up till sunset. It wouldn’t be Port Macquarie without a cocktail and some live tunes at this iconic waterfront venue. Zebu has a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere with regular theme nights combining live music and great specials. BAR FLORIAN A gourmet experience of salami, prosciutto, cheese and condiments, complimented with local craft beers and fine wines

Latin Loafer

LATIN LOAFER A unique, boutique tapas bar and restaurant with a perfect location overlooking sunsets on the Hastings River. Latin Loafer brings food, fine wine art, music and good friends together.

The Glasshouse

GRAPE AND PETAL An intimate wine bar & cafe specialising in local foods, award winning coffee, exclusive international and Australian fine wines to complement everyday an special occasions. PLAYERS THEATRE Players Theatre is home to our local performing arts community. Active for over 50 years and consistently staging drama, comedy, musical and pantomime. A wonderful intimate experience showcasing our community’s talents.

THE GLASSHOUSE The Glasshouse offers a world of cultural experiences in award winning, state of the art facilities. From classical ballet to modern pop, international touring shows to intimate concerts, whatever style appeals you are guaranteed to find it at this stunning th atre.

WAUCHOPE COMMUNITY ARTS HALL The Wauchope Community Arts Hall is a cosy venue that attracts acts of extraordinary quality and it feels as if they are playing in your lounge room. 23

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Laurieton United Services Club

club entertainment The region offers top quality entertainment and dining options at our local clubs.

THE WESTPORT CLUB With regular easy listening live entertainment and jazz sessions, you can relax and enjoy a musical afternoon or evening at The Westport Club. Restaurant Aqua offers a delicious menu while overlooking the beautiful Hastings River.

Port Macquarie Panthers

PORT MACQUARIE PANTHERS Our largest entertainment venue in the region, offers top quality entertainment and a variety of dining options. PORT CITY BOWLING CLUB Just a short stroll from Town Beach offering relaxed family friendly dining in the café and club buffet. PORT MACQUARIE RACE CLUB Check out the race calendar of Port Macquarie Race Club and enjoy a day at the races amongst modern facilities. Port Macquarie Race Club

EXPLORE THE CAMDEN HAVEN In the Camden Haven you will find the egion’s best water views and family friendly dining at Laurieton United Services Club. Kew Country Club serves up warm country hospitality. Some of the best live entertainment acts can be found at the North Haven Bowling and Recreation Club. ENJOY WAUCHOPE HOSPITALITY Overlook the greens and enjoy the modern facilities and country hospitality at the Wauchope Country Club in Wauchope or drop into the Wauchope RSL for family friendly dining.

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boutiques to tempt

retail therapy

MEG & ME BOUTIQUE Offers a selection of quality ladies wear products personally selected by ‘the girls’ and homeware pieces you will love. While you’re there drop into their espresso bar. ARTHOUSE INDUSTRIES The place to find unique hand-made gla s jewellery pieces and other colourful products including clothing, ceramics, home wares and quirky gifts. Watch Skye at work creating her pieces.

Meg & Me Boutique

SHOPPING CENTRES Port Central in the CBD and Settlement City boast a mix of well-known brands, big retail outlets and supermarkets.

THE GLASSHOUSE Not just a heritage and culture hub, its shop stocks exquisite glassware, handcrafted jewellery, ceramic objects, local produce, small homeware items and souvenirs to remember your holiday.

Arthouse Industries

Elements of Design Emporium

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN EMPORIUM A funky boutique in Wauchope featuring fashion, furniture and homewares. Be warned, time can slip away browsing through their large collections. They love to give styling advice on fashion and interior decorating. THE DEPARTMENT STORE An iconic outlet in Wauchope where you will uncover beautiful items not found in large chain stores. From clothes, homewares to delightful giftware, you are sure to find something special to ta e home. 25

get thrifty Are you into recycling, covet vintage style or just love a bargain? The region has a multitude of op shops for you to rummage through to unearth a preloved treasure.

For more information visit the Visitor Information Centre or portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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Roto House

our place

our heritage

With so much history and heritage on offer where to start? Easy...head to the heritage precinct to visit the Port Macquarie Museum and Visitor Information Centre in the Glasshouse. Both provide information on the region’s heritage offerings, including guided walks, vineyards, heritage sites, churches and ruins.

The first inhabitants o the region were the Birpai People (Biripi Nation) who had an intimate knowledge of their country; a rich and abundant area of open forests and grasslands with pockets of thick eucalypt and rainforest.

Birpai totem

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must see heritage sites

Douglas Vale

DOUGLAS VALE HISTORIC HOMESTEAD AND VINEYARD Classified by the National Trust, it provides an authentic glimpse of both family life and the successful wine industry of the 1800’s.

St Thomas’ Anglican Church

ABORIGINAL CULTURE AT SEA ACRES RAINFOREST CENTRE Learn more about the region’s rich Aboriginal culture at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The interactive exhibition ‘Spirit of the Land’ takes you on a journey through Birpai Country.

ST. THOMAS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH The oldest church outside Sydney built by convict labour. Take a moment to sit in a pew like the earliest settlers did. PORT MACQUARIE MUSEUM Will take you on a journey from the Birpai people, British settlement in 1821 through to our contemporary history as a tourist and sea change town. ROTO HOUSE One of the oldest buildings in Port Macquarie and a beautiful example of Victorian architecture and craftsmanship.

Spirit of the Land

THE GLASSHOUSE Sited on a historically significant pa cel of land in the CBD associated with cottages of free Convict Overseers, the first ouncil Chambers and School of Arts buildings. See artefacts and archaeological remains uncovered during the excavation and now displayed with interpretation. Get the kids involved and send them on a History Hunt, just ask the friendly staff at The Glasshouse Visitor Information Centre. 27

Did you know Port Macquarie was once a penal settlement? In 1821 Port Macquarie was founded as a penal settlement for convicts who had committed secondary crimes in New South Wales. By October 1821, there were 92 convicts at Port Macquarie. Some of the settlement’s buildings still survive today.

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must see heritage sites

HERONS CREEK HERITAGE TRAIL Explore over 30 points of historical prominence from the 1800s onwards including stories about the original Indigenous inhabitants of the area. Herons Creek Heritage Trail

Innes Ruins

INNES RUINS Built by Major Archibald Clunes Innes, the ruins contains rich history about the settlement of NSW, convict labour and the culture of the 1800s. Bookings are essential. Contact Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on 1300 303 155. Timbertown

HASTINGS HERITAGE TOURS Walk into our amazing convict past ...and beyond. Take an award-winning guided tour with Hastings Heritage Tours. Historic Cemetery

TIMBERTOWN HERITAGE THEME PARK Head to Wauchope and step back in time where you can ride on a steam train, test your balance on a penny farthing, or watch a bullock team at work. THE HISTORIC CEMETERY Home to almost 1500 Port Macquarie convicts, soldiers and settlers. Explore their final esting place amongst shady trees and gardens.

Take a historical journey online through the Our Rivers Our History website. It showcases some of the most significant objects held in Mid-North Coast museums relating to our rivers and coastal waters.

MARITIME MUSEUM Documents a rich seafaring history. You will fin a collection of superb memorabilia, artefacts and an extensive collection of historical maritime photographs.

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Port Macqurie Breakwall

art & about The region has always been an inspirational place for artists. There are over 600 artists, designers and creative groups offering galleries and studios to browse, public art displays, markets and craft centres.

galleries

GLASSHOUSE REGIONAL GALLERY Alongside its ever-changing exhibitions, the Glasshouse Regional Gallery offers a range of free and paid events. From free Gallery-based art stations or artist-led workshops for kids, evening art talks with a glass of wine, free floor tal s or painting days with some Australia’s leading artists and curators - the Glasshouse will surprise and delight you. HASTINGS FINE ART GALLERY Take a closer look at the work of our local artists, at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery in the grounds of the Maritime Museum. Exhibits are changed every three months.

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Galleries

Art on the go

SUNSET GALLERY A constantly evolving space where you can browse local art and photography, side-by- side with some big names like Norman Lindsay and Picasso.

Hello Koalas

ALPITYE AT PORT ART GALLERY Traditional and contemporary aboriginal artwork from the central, eastern, and western deserts of Central Australia. Arthouse Industries - Skye Petho

HELLO KOALAS SCULPTURE TRAIL Surprise and delight with 50 uniquely hand painted koala sculptures dotted over the region from ocean to hinterland. COWARRA DAM A great spot to enjoy a peaceful picnic whilst taking in the seven Aboriginal Birpai totems and local artist Peter Allison’s steel sculpture ‘The Drip’. OVER 40 PUBLIC ARTWORKS Situated at great picnic sites, beaches and popular walking paths. Look out for the Kendall Bullock Train, the historic ‘Folly’ at Windmill Hill in Port and the humorous Camden Haven Floodmarkers to name a few. Discover the King and Queen sculptural timber chairs and other commissioned pieces as tribute to local Harry Thompson, overlooking stunning Shelly Beach. Visit portmacquarieinfo.com.au for a more comprehensive listing

creative pursuits

PAINT THE TOWN PORT A fun relaxing way to enjoy a professional painting class in venues where you can enjoy the food and your favourite cocktail at the same time.

Capture a great holiday moment and take a picture with the life-size bronze sculpture of Sir Edmund Barton on Town Green Port Macquarie.

ARTHOUSE INDUSTRIES A beautiful creative space where you will find hot gla s demonstrations, hand-made glass jewellery and other unique pieces by award winning glass artist Skye Petho. portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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Photography by OEH

back to

nature

Crowdy Bay National Park

Our beaches, river systems, coastal rainforest and National Parks are some of the top reasons people love to visit the region. Some of NSW’s best nature experiences are right here, they are easily accessible and just waiting to restore your soul.

by the beach

CROWDY BAY NATIONAL PARK Offers beach camping, picnic areas, fishing spots walking tracks, jaw-dropping ocean and mountain views, an abundance of wildlife and, despite its name, crowd-free beaches. LIMEBURNERS CREEK NATURE RESERVE Where rainforest meets heathlands, banksia and blackbutt forest and beaches. In the reserve Point Plomer is a great family destination with excellent amenities, lots of grass and sandy beach popular for swimming, surfing or fishin

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Cobrabald Recreation Area

hinterland hideaway

Photography by Brett Wood

COBRABALD RECREATION AREA IN MOUNT BOSS STATE FOREST The local’s secret spot! Wild Bull camping area offers BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and a deep cool waterhole perfect for a summer dip. It’s also home to catfish SWANS CROSSING Rawson Falls Large grassy well shaded campsites and a cool quiet swimming spot. Longworth’s Tramway Heritage Walk is wonderful waterfalls nearby with connecting walking trails offering even more for the nature lover. BOORGANNA NATURE RESERVE Take a 2.7km walking trail to scenic Rawson Falls, near Wilson River Comboyne. On the way you’ll pass a lookout, picnic area and swimming hole. ELLENBOROUGH FALLS At 200 metres, one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere. Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform or the more adventurous can take the 641 timber steps to the bottom to hear the roar and feel the spray. WILLI WILLI NATIONAL PARK Includes Wilson River Picnic Area and a choice of three scenic walking tracks, through sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest, along the river, and to a sparkling waterfall and plunge pool.

NO 1 TOWER PICNIC AREA Offers magnificent views f om the lookout across the Bellangry State Forest, the Wilson River Catchment and to the coast. perfect for a scenic stop. portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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Cruise Adventures

Kooloongbung Creek

close to town

A river cruise is a great way to explore the beauty, history and nature of our waterways. Observe the dolphins and birds as you slip by - you may even spot a sea eagle! In Port Macquarie both Cruise Adventures and Port Venture Cruises offer tours, while Camden Haven Cruises depart from the Laurieton wharf.

GOOGIK HERITAGE TRAIL One of Port Macquarie’s best-kept secrets is waiting to be discovered by foot! Lace up and uncover some of the natural and historical wonders of the region by strolling, hiking or cycling your way along the Googik Heritage Trail. KOOLOONBUNG CREEK NATURE PARK AND WALKING TRAILS Home to 165 species of birds, numerous reptiles and flying f xes, in 52 hectares of natural bushland just 5 minutes walk for the town centre of Port Macquarie.

KATTANG NATURE RESERVE Offers spectacular views, magnificent wildflowers great photography, easy walking, picnicking, whale watching and fishing STATE FORESTS Some of NSW’s most beloved State Forests are located in Greater Port Macquarie. Providing free-to-use picnic and camping areas, lookouts and walking tracks, whilst allowing you to indulge in your favourite leisure activity - be it mountain-biking, trail-biking, horseriding or 4WDing. It’s all possible in your local State Forest, you can even bring your dog. For more information on State Forest attractions go to: visitnswforests forestplayground #visitnswforests Visit NSW State Forests nswforests Forestrycorporation.com.au/visit

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things

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see & do When it comes to things to see and do, you are in expert hands. With over 52+ activities, attractions and tours you will never be lost for something to do.

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High Adventure Paragliding

Port Macquarie Surf School

Bago Maze

choose your theme

FAMILY FAVOURITES Cruise along the Hastings River where kids can ride the boom-net on the Port Venture River Princess, or hire a BBQ Boat from Dunbogan Boatshed, pan for gold at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park, pick berries off the vine at Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries. Test your navigational skills at Bago Maze, and see how many koalas you can visit on the Hello Koala Sculpture Trail.

SPORT LOVERS Have a friendly hit at T’s Tennis Resort and enjoy the pool facilities while you are there, or take in the sea breeze at Port Macquarie Tennis Club. Learn to surf with Port Macquarie Surf School, Soul Surfing an Endless Summer Surf School, where all levels are catered for by these friendly surfing p ofessionals. Challenge your balance with Stand Up Paddle Port Macquarie. There are 8 Lawn Bowl Clubs in the region where you can have a roll. Grab your bike, skateboard or scooter and head out to one of five s ate parks in the region. Visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au for a full listing of the region’s parks.

MILD TO WILD Get out of your comfort zone in a Jetfighte , free fall with Coastal Skydivers, take a leap with High Adventure Paragliding, get on the water at Stoney Park Waterski Park and test your aim at Mid North Coast Paintball. For an exhilarating experience take a scenic joy-flight wit Port Macquarie Seaplanes. portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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PAR WITH THE BEST You’re spoilt for choice with four championship golf courses in the region; Port Macquarie Golf Club boasting an 18 hole championship course, Emerald Downs Golf Club where koalas can hold up play, Wauchope Country Club with a picturesque course and Kew Country Club set amidst native gardens. For family fun or to refin your skills, visit Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf or hit floating ta gets at Hydro Golf and Putt Putt.

Port Macquarie Fishing Charters

Port Macquarie Golf Club

GET HOOKED With some of the best fishing spots on the coast an two magnificent river systems keen anglers can catch many popular species such as bream, blackfish tailor, whiting and flath ad. There are also challenging and rewarding deep-sea fishing xperiences aboard Ocean Star with Port Macquarie Fishing Charters, just bring your hat. If you prefer a calm water lure fishing xperience, Castaway Estuary Fishing Charters are the experts. Centre of Gravity

INDOOR FUN If you need to escape the rain or sunshine there are plenty of inside activities to keep you amused. Catch the latest movies at Port’s Majestic Cinemas or Laurieton’s Plaza Theatre. Learn something new at one of the local museums. Test your climbing skills at Centre of Gravity, become a speed racer at Port Macquarie Indoor GoKarting. Let the kids loose in Jumbos Playland or strike a few pins at Wave Bowl.

For recreational fishing you need a license. These can be purchased at many bait and tackle shops in the area, or online at Service NSW. For beach driving, you will need a permit from the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre or one of the Port Macquarie Hastings Council offices.

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animal encounters Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park

Submerge yourself in the region’s wildlife experiences. See animals in their natural environment or for the more adventurous you can have a once in a lifetime encounter.

HOP IN THE SADDLE Hop in the saddle and take in the hinterland scenery with award winning Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding. For a leisurely ride through Cassegrain Winery or an exhilarating beach ride, join Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre.

Port Macquarie Horse Riding

KOALA HOSPITAL Head to the world’s only Koala Hospital, which cares for up to 300 koalas each year. Don’t miss the ‘Walk, Talk and Feed’ tour every day at 3pm!

BILLABONG KOALA AND WILDLIFE PARK At Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park you can get up close and personal to snow leopards, cheetahs, red pandas, meerkats, penguins, reptiles and many more animals. See Shrek the monster croc being fed, or have a picture with the koalas, you can even be draped in a 7 foot python.

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Koala Hospital

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WHALE WATCHING See the whales breach, play and swim alongside the cruise boats that offer some of the best opportunities for whale watching from May to November, departing from Town Wharf in Port Macquarie. PORT MACQUARIE KAYAK ADVENTURES Join a leisurely mangrove kayak tour on the Hastings River and Kooloonbung Creek where you can see dolphins, water dragons and other wildlife with Port Macquarie Kayak Adventures #whaleon

FARM ANIMALS Sundays at Near River is the perfect place for farm yard encounters with chickens, sows and their piglets. Meet Brandy the jersey cow, sheep, goats and chickens when you stay at Ewetopia Farm, or visit the lovely baby farm animals at the Petting Farm at Roses Vineyard. Check websites for opening days and times. PORT MACQUARIE CAMEL SAFARIS Gently meander along the golden sands of the iconic Lighthouse Beach atop an Australian camel with Port Macquarie Camel Safaris.

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LOCAL’S TIP FOR TOP PLACES TO RIDE

å Port Macquarie Urban Mountain Bike Park, at Wayne Richards Park, has 5km of tight and twisty trails with some fun berms. å Town Beach along the breakwall to Town Green, you can continue to Settlement City foreshore if you’re up for it.

Join in on a social ride or get tips on the best locations to ride.

å Along the foreshore from Laurieton to the breakwall at Grants Beach.

MOUNTAIN BIKING Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Riders hvmbr.com

å Ride along the river from Rocks Ferry Reserve and along River Street in Wauchope. å The Googik Track winds through Lake Innes Nature Reserve in Port Macquarie.

ROAD RIDING Port Macquarie Cycle Club portmaccycleclub.com.au

å Bago Mountain Bike Park is a 7km loop around the vineyard! Yep enjoy the descending trails, table tops, step ups, step downs, berms galore and then a well earned beverage.

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Port Macquarie: • Westport Park • Town Green • Skate Park Town Beach • Town Beach • Oxley Beach • Rocky Beach Lookout • Shelly Beach • Flynns Beach

• Lighthouse Beach Road • Lighthouse Beach • Sea Acres • Rotary Park (Observatory) • Wayne Richards Park • Settlement Point Reserve


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day tripping Day tripping is part and parcel of Aussie holidays. Getting out and about, exploring hidden treasures, seeing the sites and having new experiences.

With this in mind we’ve created some themed itineraries to take the stress out of planning. Take a food and wine journey of flavou , submerge yourself in culture and heritage, see all the best attractions or discover wildlife and nature. All you need to do is pick one...

short breaks Need a short break? Looking for some well earned rest and rejuvenation? Somewhere that’s not too far, but far enough to feel like a real getaway?

Take a look at our short break itineraries 3 days / 2 night or 2 days / 1 night. Both itineraries provide a great mix of iconic attractions, things to see and do and places to eat out. If you want to mix it up more or even stay longer then take a look at our themed day tripping tours for ideas and inspiration.

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beach guide

Photography by Kevin Ho

With 17 beaches in the region you are bound to find one that is just right for you! See over the page for a comprehensive guide on all the beaches. Here are a few of our favourites.

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OXLEY BEACH A short distance from Port Macquarie’s CBD and part of the coastal walk offering tracks to nearby lookouts. A less crowded beach with picturesque picnic facilities and views, it’s a beach of choice when looking for some extra space and solitude.

NORTH BEACH On the North Shore is a secluded, open beach accessible via river ferry from Port Macquarie’s Settlement Point to the North Shore. The beach can be accessed at Queens Head where there is a car park and picnic area providing an excellent view south along the beach. Popular for 4WD driving and beach fishing

SHELLY BEACH With a natural tidal lagoon, a long stretch of white sandy beach and surrounded by spectacular rainforests, you are guaranteed to find yoursel the perfect spot to relax at one with nature.

WASH HOUSE BEACH South of Pilot Beach in the Camden Haven, this beach offers nature lovers the perfect opportunity to explore and discover rock pools and majestic birdlife such as soaring sea eagles.

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family friendly

surfers pick

LAKE CATHIE Has a patrolled beach during Christmas school holidays and a protected estuary perfect for kids, with inflatable slides and t ampolines available in Summer. With family friendly picnic facilities and playground, takeaway outlets and a bowling club across the road, it is the perfect place to set up for a fun day with the family.

TOWN BEACH Located within walking distance from Port Macquarie CBD, offers the best conditions to surf when the winds are from the south west to south and light to moderate north to north east winds as well. Waves of up to 2.5 metres cater for all abilities and provide a variety of surfing options Car parking, shower and picnic facilities make this a popular beach to surf and relax at.

FLYNNS BEACH One of the iconic beaches of Port Macquarie and ticks all the boxes to please all the family. With a patrolled beach, shaded picnic areas, plenty of space to set up for the day under the big pine trees and a friendly kiosk serving up all your favourites.It’s sure to become one of your favourite beaches too!

LIGHTHOUSE BEACH Known as the summer saviour with protection from the north easterlies, the beach faces south and picks up all available swell so it’s great for the intermediate surfer and above, with short powerful rides. Care must be taken however as it can be dangerous and strong rips and currents occur. Conditions are ideal when there are north west to north east winds with waves under 2 metres. RAINBOW BEACH Situated at Bonny Hills is at its best with an east or south swell of up to 3 metres and winds west to south west. The beach offers a variety of breaks from the typical beach breaks to point breaks. 43

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Town Beach

Secluded, open beach, located on the North Shore. Borders Limburners Creek Nature Reserve. River Ferry from Settlement Point to North Shore. 4WD only access to beach.

Oxley Beach

One of Port Macquarie’s most popular beaches, located within walking distance from the centre of town. Popular walking track from the Town Centre along the Breakwall and through to Oxley Beach.

Rocky Beach

Named after Surveyor General John Oxley, who founded Port Macquarie. Walking track through to historic Windmill Hill Lookout. A lovely spot for a picnic.

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Flynns Beach

A small secluded beach, suitable for fishing and walking

Nobbys Beach

Port Macquarie’s most popular family beach, features café with timber deck and grassed, shaded picnic area overlooking the beach.

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Lighthouse Beach (Nth Watonga Rocks)

This beach also has a rainforest backdrop and is Port Macquarie’s unofficial nudist b ach. Walking track through to Lighthouse Road, continues on to the Lighthouse.

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Check onsite signage for areas.

A secluded beach, ideal for long walks, lovers of dogs and 4WD’s. Camel Safaris available. 6km walk to Lake Cathie.

Lighthouse Beach (Sth Watonga Rocks)

Visit the Historic Lighthouse which was built in 1879 the final stop along the scenic Coastal Walk, enjoy the viewing platform to get a great aspect. A great vantage point for whale watching.

Features a natural tidal lagoon, ideal for families with small children. Surrounded by spectacular rainforest that is home to local bush turkeys and goannas. Be sure to take a look at the wonderful public art.

Shelly Beach

Very popular with dog owners. Take a walk up the steep climb to the obelisk. Walking track through to Shelly Beach.


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Rainbow Beach (North of Duchess Creek)

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Located at Lake Cathie, close to the lake entrance. 3km walk to Bonny Hills.

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Bartletts Beach & Reserve

Patrolled during Summer. Gently flowing Vinegar Creek is a great spot for children.

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Grants Beach (Surf club to Breakwall)

Headland reserve featuring spectacular views of the coastland towards Port Macquarie. The area is mainly open space with a pathway to Bartletts Beach below. Features an ocean-beach launching ramp.

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Dunbogan Beach (Southern End)

South of Pilot Beach and located below the historic Pilot Station, fascinating rock pools and soaring sea eagles, nature at its best.

Wash House Beach

Naturally protected with gentle surf, a great family beach. Nearby Kattang Nature Reserve has a range of walking tracks.

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Grants Beach (North of the Surf Club)

Patrolled beach excellent for surfing 3.5km walking track to Grants Head. Ideal spot for fishing o f the Breakwall.

Admire the blackened pillars of Split Rock with heaps more to explore. In Crowdy Bay National Park this is a popular place to stay with campsites for caravans, camper trailers and by-your car camping. * This beach is only patrolled over the Christmas school holiday.

Lifeguards are only on duty when the red and yellow flags a e in place.


what’s There is a diverse and eclectic smorgasbord of events throughout the year with oysters in the vines, bands by the beach, feasting and indulging at food and wine festivals or cheering triathletes across the finish line.

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Blues and BBQ Festival IRONMAN Australia Triathlon Koala Hospital Open Day Lasiandra Festival Port Macquarie Running Festival Slice of Haven Food and Wine Festival Big Band Blast

spring Oysters in the Vines Port Macquarie Beer and Cider Festival Ekam Yoga Festival Wildwood Music Festival Kendall National Violin Competition Port Macquarie Cup Race Carnival Tastings on Hastings Food and Wine Festival

summer winter NSW Junior Surfest King of the Mountain Fun Run Seaside Classic Week of Golf Australian F1 Power Boat Grand Prix Timbertown Steam Festival

Bago Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp Festival of the Sun Golden Lure Game Fishing Tournament Port Macquarie Beatles Festival Junior State Cup Touch Football Senior State Cup Touch Football portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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foodie events

OYSTERS IN THE VINES Set amongst Cassegrain’s vineyards, shady tree lined avenues, blooming roses and tranquil gardens, this event features freshly shucked natural and dressed local oysters, wine matching, markets and food trucks.

TASTINGS ON HASTINGS FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL A festival to ignite all your senses with a smorgasbord of offerings showcasing our regional farmers, artisans, food producers, wine growers, brewers, restaurants and cafes. The main event on Sunday is held on the banks of the mighty Hastings River, the perfect setting to relax and enjoy great entertainment, food, wine and good company.

Look out for these local products in your travels, to take home and keep the holiday journey of flavour alive!

Ewetopia Cheese The Other Chef Fine Foods Comboyne Culture Cheese Baba Lila hand-made chocolates Hastings Valley Olives Lorne Macadamia Nuts Barbushco Organic Indigenous Foods Hastings Valley Dairy products

SLICE OF HAVEN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Showcases the Camden Haven region celebrating local produce, products, talents and icons. A known haven for relaxing holidays, fishing boating, picnicking and camping, this event boasts much more for you to enjoy! 47

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markets The region has an extensive range of markets to discover and explore. Uncover the freshest local produce or seek out eclectic arts and craft, whatever your desire there is a market to suit you.

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every tuesday

third saturday

REAL FOOD LOCAL PRODUCE MARKETS 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Port Central, Hay Street Forecourt, Port Macquarie

ST JAMES COTTAGE CRAFTS 9:30am to 2:00pm Opposite the Blue Poles Cafe and Gallery, Byabarra.

every thursday

KENDALL BAZAAR AND THE MEETING PLACE 9:00am to 2:00pm. Kendall Community Centre 19 Comboyne Street Kendall. first saturday

UNITING CHURCH MARKETS 8:00am to 11:00am Uniting Church, Corner Oxley Highway and Sherwood Rd, Port Macquarie. WAUCHOPE COMMUNITY MARKETS AND ARTS BAZAAR 8:00am to 1:00pm Uniting Church, Hastings Street, Wauchope.

third sunday

LAURIETON RIVERWALK MARKET 8:00am to 1:00pm Corner Tunis and Short Streets, Laurieton. fourth saturday

first sunday

KENDALL SHOWGROUND MARKETS 8:00am to 1:00pm Kendall Showground, Batar Creek Road, Kendall. second saturday

JOHN’S RIVER COUNTRY MARKETS 9:00am to 1:30pm Johns River Community Hall and Recreation Reserve, Johns River Rd. THE FORESHORE MARKET 8:00am to 1:00pm. (Port Macquarie Hastings Farmers & Artists) Westport Park, Corner Buller and Park Streets, Port Macquarie.

WAUCHOPE FARMERS MARKETS 8:00am to 1:00pm Wauchope Showground, High Street, Wauchope. fourth sunday

THE ARTISTS MARKETS IN THE VINES 9:00am to 3:00pm. Cassegrain Winery, 764 Fernbank Creek Rd, Port Macquarie. every sunday

PORT MACQUARIE ART SOCIETY MARKET BAZAAR 8:00am to 1:00pm. Hamilton House 198 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie Hastings Region Legend

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Top10 things to do

Lookouts From the coast to the hinterland, we have some spectacular lookouts! A few of our faves include Brushy Cutting, Apex, Flat Rock, Crowdy Head and Vincent’s.

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Sky Dive The Manning Valley has its very own Skydiving NSW Drop Zone where you can jump from 12,000 feet and experience a bird’s-eye view of the Valley.

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A nature reserve with a difference – take a stroll along the gently winding boardwalk, spot the resident endangered flying foxes and stand in awe of the giant Moreton Bay fig trees.

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Visitor Information Centre 21 Manning River Dr, Taree North Ph: 6592 5444 or 1800 182 733

Fishing

Mountain biking

With 150 kilometres of navigable waterways, it is not surprising that the Manning Valley is a fisherman’s paradise, with a place to drop a line or experience adventure fishing around every corner.

Get close to nature as you bike the coast or discover 40 kilometres of challenging mountain bike loop tracks, hidden deep within our forests.

Beaches

National Parks

We have 45 kilometres of pristine coastline to discover, whether you go to the beach to swim, surf, fish, picnic, sunbathe or 4WD, we’ve got all your bases covered.

The 9 stunning National Parks and Reserves within the Manning Valley are perfectly placed for day-trippers to explore by car, bike or foot. You’ll discover waterfalls, lookouts, walking tracks and the perfect picnic spot!

Cattai Wetlands Don’t forget your camera! Here you’ll find over 180 species of birds, kangaroos, goannas and more including beautiful black swans! 53

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useful information EMERGENCY Police, Fire, Ambulance 000 Police Station 6583 0199 Port Macquarie Base Hospital 5524 2000 Wauchope District Memorial Hospital 6585 1300 SES 132 500 TRANSPORT Port Macquarie Airport 99 Boundary Street, Port Macquarie www.portmacquarieairport.com.au info@portmacquarieairport.com.au 6581 8111 1st Class Rentals 1300 668 846 Busways 6583 2499 Cruise in Style Airport Transfers 0423 117 231 Laurieton Taxis 6559 9001 Port Macquarie Taxis 131 008 Silver Service Hire Cars 6581 0069 Wauchope Taxis 6585 2100 Holiday Coast Connections 6581 5557 ALL ABILITIES For information on all abilities access including playgrounds & facilities visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au

PARKING Parking throughout the region is free but time limits apply. For further details on parking contact the Visitor Information Centre. CARAVAN & RV DUMP POINT Free waste dump sites are located at Chestnut Road in Port Macquarie, iKew Information Centre in Kew, Kendall and Wauchope Showgrounds. For where to camp in the region visit www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au FREE INTERNET & WI-FI Laurieton Library, Laurie Street Port Macquarie Library, Corner of Grant & Gordon Streets Wauchope Library, High Street PUBLIC POOLS Kendall Community Pool, Orara Street 6559 0151 Laurieton Memorial Swimming Pool, Laurie Street 6559 9072 Port Macquarie Olympic Pool, Gordon Street 6583 1635 Wauchope Olympic Pool, Cameron Street 6585 2001

LAUNDROMATS Flynns Beach Service Laundry, 3/52 Pacific D , Port Macquarie Port Plaza Laundrette, 1/128 Gordon St, Port Macquarie Willing and Able Laundrette, 3/17 Short St, Port Macquarie Wauchope Laundrette, 2/2 Brandston St, Wauchope Camden Haven Laundry Service, 10 Seymour Street, Laurieton AFTER HOURS VET SERVICES Port Macquarie Veterinary Hospital 6583 1611 Wauchope Vet 6585 1626 Camden Haven Vet 6559 9828 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre, Glasshouse, Corner Clarence and Hay Streets Port Macquarie 1300 303 155 www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au iKew Tourism and Community Centre, 133 Nancy Bird Walton Drive, Kew. 6559 4400

DOCTOR TO MY HOME T 1800 869 355 E admin@doctortomyhome.com www.doctortomyhome.com

Feeling Unwell? Need a doctor? Can’t get into your usual GP? No problem Call Doctor To My Home. Call centre is open and taking appointments from 4pm weekdays and weekends from 10am Saturday onwards. All appointments Bulk Billed, servicing Port Macquarie and surrounding. Call 1800 UNWELL or 1800 869 355. AFTER HOURS - BULK BILLED - 1800 UNWELL portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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getting here

getting around

BY CAR It is an easy 4 hour drive from Sydney and less than 3 hours from Newcastle. From Brisbane it is a 6 hour drive South. From the West it’s less than 4 hours from Armidale and Tamworth. BY AIR QantasLink and Virgin Australia provide direct daily flights f om Sydney, a daily direct service from Brisbane with Virgin Australia, and smooth connections from intrastate and interstate flights

BY BUS Busway Buses operate between the Port Macquarie CBD, shopping centres and beaches. Also around the region between the townships of Port Macquarie and Wauchope and Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Kendall. Some entertainment venues offer courtesy buses. BY FERRY Port Macquarie is serviced by two vehicle ferries across the Hastings River linking the CBD to the North Shore, providing access to Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, North Beach and Crescent Head via Maria River Road (unsealed road) and Point Plomer Road (4WD access only). The Settlement Point ferry operates between Settlement Point Road and North Shore Drive. The Hibbard ferry operates between Boundary Street and Riverside Drive.

BY RAIL The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope 3 times a day with a coach connection between Wauchope and Port Macquarie on some services. BY COACH Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the area. PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT Less than a 10 minute drive from the CBD. The airport has a café and bar, car rental desks, ATM and wireless internet facilities. A public car park is located adjacent to the terminal. Long term secure parking is available. Taxis and shuttle buses are available from the airport.

BY TAXI Taxis operate in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton. BY CAR You can hire a car from most of the major car hire companies. GO GREEN Our region is bike friendly so bring a bike or you can hire one from Graham Seers cyclery. If you prefer to walk, Port Macquarie is the 10 minute town which makes walking around easy. Most accommodation is in walking distance from restaurants and entertainment. QANTASLINK T 13 13 13 www.qantas.com QantasLink is Australia’s largest regional airline, operating over 2,000 flights per week to a network of 58 metropolitan and regional destinations throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea. QantasLink currently operate 31 return services per week between Port Macquarie and Sydney. For more information or to book your next adventure, visit qantas.com or see your local travel agent. *Information correct as at 16 November 2015

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Black Box Pizza

Bago Tavern

Shop 6 & 7 The Port Building, Short St, (opposite Centrelink) Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 9411 www.blackboxpizza.com.au

235 High St, Wauchope 2446 T 6586 4722 E bagotavern@bigpond.com www.bagotavern.com

eat and drink

We offer a large range of pizzas from the classic supreme to our signature dessert pizzas, come in and see what the locals are raving about. Our focus on flavour starts with our freshly made bases and 2nd to none locally sourced ingredients simply the best for today’s pizza lovers. We also offer freshly ground coffee, milkshakes or spoil yourself with the choice of over 30 flavours of premium ice cream. Hours open daily from 11am – late.

The award winning venue is renowned for offering something for everyone, from a playground for the kids, to our live music on Saturday nights from 7:30pm. Along with a great restaurant serving well-crafted modern pub food, a fantastic range of draught and packaged beers, an extensive wine list, and friendly professional staff, the Bago Tavern is truly your place to enjoy.

Fusion 7

Hibbard Sports Club

6/124 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 1171 E dine@fusion7.com.au www.fusion7.com.au

Boundary St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 9276 E info@hibbardsportsclub.com.au The Family Friendly Club. Open 7 days & 7 nights Barefoot available most days - ring club for more info. Bistro open lunch from 12pm & dinner from 5pm. Raffles & Members Draw Wednesday & Friday nights from 6pm. Bingo on Mondays at 12:45pm - Thursdays at 6pm. Great for the whole family – somewhere where you can have a great time and still keep an eye on the little ones.

Using as much local produce as possible and supporting local businesses, Fusion 7 has firmly embedded itself as the locals ‘favourite’. With a globally inspired menu, Fusion 7 offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner. Fully licensed.

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Kew Country Club

Lake Cathie Bowling & Recreation Club Ltd

185 Kendall Rd, Kew 2439 T 6559 4203 F 6559 4672 E dmerryfull@laurietonclub.com.au www.kewcountryclub.com.au

45 Evans St, Lake Cathie 2445 T 6585 5701 F 6585 4429 E dean@lcbowl.com.au www.lakecathiebowlingclub.com.au

The Kew Country Club offers you air-conditioned comfort whilst enjoying a meal at The Fairways Bistro, with a great selection of meals to satisfy most appetites. If you require special menu requirements for your next function, please contact the club for more information. The Fairways Bistro is open Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3pm, Friday: 5.30pm to 8.30pm & on Mondays during Christmas holiday period from 9.30am to 3pm.

eat and drink

Lakeview Bistro: Lunch 12 - 2pm Tuesday to Sunday. Dinner 6 - 8pm Wednesday to Sunday $10.50 lunch meal deals daily. Chef specials on every other night. Kids menu come with a juice and ice block.

Latin Loafer

Laurieton United Services Club

4/74 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 9481 E latinloafer@gmail.com www.latinloafer.com.au

2 Seymour St, Laurieton 2443 T 6559 9110 F 6559 9336 E office@laurietonclub.com.au www.laurietonclub.com.au Dine with us in the Boardwalk Bistro for superb dining facilities in a relaxed atmosphere, at affordable prices. The perfect place to catch up with family & friends for lunch or dinner. Our qualified chefs deliver fantastic food at club prices. Great specials are on every day of the week, as well as dinner specials on selected nights. Open 7 days – Lunch from Noon – Dinner from 6.00pm www.facebook.com/LaurietonUnitedServicesClub

With a perfect location overlooking the sunsets of the Hastings River, Latin Loafer has a unique atmosphere incorporating art, music, wine and great food.Specialising in Spanish and South American Wines, Latin Loafer’s extensive wine list is the perfect accompaniment to the South American Cuisine on offer. Simple yet full of flavour, tapas cuisine is perfect for sharing with a group of friends.

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Little Fish Cafe

LV’s on Clarence

Innes Lake Vineyards, 147 The Ruins Way, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 1332 E wineandine@littlefishcafe.com.au www.littlefishcafe.com.au

1/74 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 9210 E lvsonclarence@gmail.com www.lvsonclarence.com Lv’s on Clarence is a laid back cafe with views of the stunning Hastings River. Chef Todd Richardson, sources top quality & fresh local ingredients to craft a modern & unique menu. All breads, cakes, pasta, relishes & more are made on premises. Sourdough and Gluten free breads available retail. Exclusively serving award Bassett espresso, developed by World champion barista, along with local teas, green smoothies and fresh juices. Come and enjoy our food, service & atmosphere - Bookings advised.

Little Fish Café is something to behold overlooking the lush vineyards of the Innes Lake Estate. The blending of a cellar door with a restaurant enables patrons to enjoy the best of both worlds that food and wine has to offer. French & Australian Cuisine. Follow us on Facebook. Cellar door open 10am-4pm, 7 days. Café open for morning tea, lunch from 11.30am-2.30pm. Open Friday and Sat nights during Summer.

MakiMoto Port Macquarie

Meg & Me Boutique & Espresso

Shop 2, 22 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 7779 E info@makimoto.com.au www.makimoto.com.au

Shop 12/6-14 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 7773 E thegirls@megandme.com.au www.megandme.com.au

MakiMoto Port Macquarie is a fully licensed casual restaurant, focused on Japanese gourmet food – think sushi, sashimi, udon, donburis and other great Japanese dishes. We have a great space for people to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family. Or, for those who are solo, try out our sushi bar. Take-away is also available. We recommend for parties of 6+ that you make a reservation and please see our website for trading hours.

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A visit to this vibing “hole in the wall” style espresso bar is a must if you’re into coffee. The locals all know “Ant” who has worked tirelessly to create an environment where everyone feels welcome. Located alongside one of Port’s best boutiques, this is the ultimate place in town to enjoy a true espresso bar experience. Open from 6:30am weekdays and 7:00am weekends.

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Miss Nellie’s Cafe

Mr Kebab Master

33 River St, Kendall 2439 T 6559 0085 E info@missnellies.com.au www.missnelliescafe.com.au

Shop 1 / 22 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW, 2444 T 6584 9747 Authentic kebabs, gozlemes, pides, pizza and other delicious take away meals freshly made while you wait. Located under the Majestic Cinemas and open 7 days a week, come and see why we are known to have the best kebabs in Port Macquarie. Cold drinks and coffees available. Eat in or grab some takeaway and head across the road to Town Green and enjoy the view!

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Life is short - Lick the Bowl!! Better still, head to this hip, hinterland cafe for a homemade treat! Enjoy a relaxing coffee, dessert or Devonshire tea with Miss Nellie’s jam, or indulge in the all-day lunch menu (including a generous Gluten-free offering). While you’re there, why not take home some local goodies & gourmet gifts. Open 9am - 4pm, 6 days a week (closed Wed).

North Haven Bowling & Recreation Club

On The Edge Water Front Restaurant 1 Buller St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 2955 F 6583 7398 E reservations@watersedgepm.com.au www.watersedgepm.com.au

1 Woodford Rd, North Haven 2443 T 6559 9150 F 6559 7286 E shaneglobits@nhbrc.com.au www.nhbrc.com.au

On the Edge situated with absolute water front views. Affordable relaxed family dining, open Mon- Sat from 5.30pm. Alternatively, The Deck Café, open air dining right on the Hastings river, while the kids enjoy the play ground or even have a swim. Open Nov to April Sat and Sun from 11.30am. Bring this advert and kids under the age of 12 eat free (limit 3 kids per family).

Based in the beautiful Camden Haven, overlooking the river and just 2km from the beach. A short 20 minute drive from Port Macquarie and 2 hours north of Newcastle it is a perfect holiday destination. The club offers fabulous facilities, dining, entertainment, three first class bowling greens plus club owned & operated motel / apartment accommodation.

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Pancake Place

Port City Bowling Club

Cnr Clarence & Hay Sts, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 4544 www.pancakeplace.com.au

4 Owen St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 1133 E reception@portcity.com.au www.portcity.com.au

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For over 20 years, the Pancake Place has been serving wonderful meals and mouth watering desserts. The Pancake Place offers choices for all age groups, and the kids corner is a hit for all families holidaying in this beautiful region. If you only have one day in Port Macquarie, you must visit the Pancake Place. Open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Port City Bowling Club offers the ultimate in relaxed family friendly dining, with two sensational food offerings, The Clubs Café and Club Buffet. There is something at Port City to keep absolutely everyone in the family happy! Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, bookings are recommended contact our friendly team today.

Panthers

Port Macquarie Golf Club

1 Bay St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6580 2300 E portpanthers@panthers.com.au www.portmacquarie.panthers.com.au

Ocean Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6582 0409 F 6582 2116 E pmgcreception@midcoast.com.au www.portmacquariegolf.com.au

Port Macquarie Panthers is a family friendly Club, overlooking the Hastings River. Whether you are living or holidaying in the area, or simply passing through, stop in and see what’s on offer. Be sure to taste our delicious meals in the Bay Street Brassiere, or relax with cake and coffee in Cafe Paws. With a kids play area and a courtesy bus, Panthers is truly a world of entertainment.

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Your Port Macquarie visit won’t be complete without stopping by the region’s premier 18 hole championship golf course, home to the Seaside Classic and Better Homes Pro Am. Whilst enjoying our modern clubhouse facilities, Aspire restaurant will cater your needs with their comprehensive menu featuring fresh seafood and other fresh delights. Kids meals available and lunches starting from $9.50. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

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Seasalt Cafe & Restaurant

9 McInherney Cl, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 0841 E info@saltysbarandgrill www.saltysbarandgrill.com.au

Port Macquarie Marina Shop 7/18 Park St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 8785 E info@seasaltportmacquarie.com.au www.seasaltportmacquarie.com.au

With uninterrupted views of the Hastings river Salty’s on the Hastings offers fresh locally sourced produce. Catering for a romantic dinner for two or a party of 50. Salty’s can cater to all your special needs including gluten free. Enjoy excellent service, amazing food and watch the sunset over the river. Open Wednesday-Sunday for lunch from 12pm, Wednesday-Saturday for dinner from 6pm.

If it’s breakfast or lunch by the sea then Seasalt is where you want to be! Overlooking the Marina of Port Macquarie enjoy a Di Manfredi coffee. Open from 6am every day. We serve amazing cakes, all your family favourites, kids meals and daily specials too. Dog friendly with free fish feeding for the kids and check out our local water dragons. Plenty of parking available. We cater for private functions and corporate events.

The Beach House

The Corner Restaurant Cafe

2 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 6011 E info@thebeachhouse.net.au www.thebeachhouse.net.au

11 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 3300 F 6583 8788 E thecorner@mwaters.com.au www.cornerrestaurant.com.au The multi award winning Corner Restaurant offers a sophisticated and contemporary vibe with a menu driven by seasonal produce, the freshest ingredients and passionate minds. When it comes to eating out in Port Macquarie, the Corner is unsurpassed and offers a menu comprising the best locally harvested seafood, meats and other seasonal fare from around NSW. Free wireless internet and large alfresco area. Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days from 7am and dinner Monday-Saturday.

This iconic venue and location is a fave hangout for locals and sun seekers –with its chilled atmosphere, all weather awning, all day dining and that amazing view! Be spoilt for choice with traditional, craft beers, ciders and real ales on tap. Let us entertain you with live music from local talent and DJ’s. Classic, shaken or stirred you’ll love our extensive cocktail and gin list as you soak up the sun and the classic coast life vibe.

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The Rainforest Cafe

The Stunned Mullet

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Pacific Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6582 4444 E enquiries@rainforestcafe.com.au www.rainforestcafe.com.au

12 William St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 7757 E info@thestunnedmullet.com.au www.thestunnedmullet.com.au

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The Rainforest Cafe is tucked away in the beautiful setting of the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. While being serenaded by the soothing sounds of nature, relax and unwind while French chef Jean-Louis Tostivint and his team, prepares delicious, fresh food for you, all with a local influence. A French influence can also be seen in our daily specials and our home-made cakes and desserts. Enjoying a meal or drink whilst surrounded by rainforest becomes a special treat.

Located on beautiful Town Beach with a spectacular vista, The Stunned Mullet is the quintessential dining experience. Established in 2005, the restaurant holds a coveted Chef’s Hat and has earned a Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice rating for restaurants within Australia in 2014 and 2015 as well as other accolades. The Stunned Mullet - where amazing food, incredible wines, great service & relaxed coastal ambience come together perfectly!

AQUA at The Westport Club

Town Green Inn

25 Buller St Port Macquarie NSW 2444 T 6583 1499 F 6583 6969 E enquiries@westportclub.com.au www.westportclub.com.au

4 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6580 7899 E towngreen@taphouse.com.au www.towngreeninn.com.au

Enjoy exciting seasonal dining options in Aqua whilst relaxing in our stunning, fully refurbished surrounds overlooking the beautiful Hastings River. Aqua offers a full wine and dine experience with an emphasis on Australian Wines at our new Aqua Bar. A restaurant feel focusing on great steak and wonderful seafood dishes, a bar combined with our classic Hastings River view and friendly service. Bookings recommended. Open Lunch and Dinner 7 days. www.facebook.com/westportclub portmacquarieinfo.com.au

With the town’s best wood-fired pizza, Town Green Inn (or TG’s as the locals affectionately call it) is the place to be! Boasting beautiful views of the Hastings River & the Town Green with a relaxed & welcoming atmosphere. TG’s offers something for everyone including coffee, cocktails or craft beer, bar snacks, lunch, dinner & kids play area. Open daily from 11am.

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24 King St, Wauchope 2446 T 6585 3020 F 6585 1680 E admin@wauchopecountryclub.com.au www.wauchopecountryclub.com.au

269 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 2334 F 6583 2334 E whalebonewharf@live.com.au www.whalebonewharf.com.au

Everyone’s welcome at Wauchope Country Club! Just a short stroll from the centre of town and an easy walk from local accommodation, come and try our delicious meals and country hospitality 7 days a week. Our clubhouse is fresh, clean and bright with great views overlooking our championship golf course and 2 grass bowling greens which are available for use every day. See you soon! facebook.com/wauchopecountryclub

Whalebone Wharfs management and staff strive to make every visit a memorable one, to showcase and support local products such as fresh fruit and vegetables from our local farmers, give a taste of our local wines and beverages produced in our area, to allow the fresh taste of our plump local oysters and our eastern rock lobster from our local fishers.

Zebu Bar + Grill

Allsorts of Sweets

1 Hay St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6589 2822 F 6589 2820 E info@zebu.com.au www.zebu.com.au

Shop 6B The Garrison Building Hay St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 7505 E portmacq@allsortsofsweets.com.au www.allsortsofsweets.com.au

Zebu’s iconic waterfront location is the perfect spot to sip on a cocktail, enjoy the live music and watch the world go by, have a sun drenched breakfast, a leisurely lunch or meet friends for a drink after work till late. Or if you prefer something a little more formal, tempt your tastebuds in the Grill, with our seasonal evening menu. Go from the beach to the bar at Port’s most loved meeting place. Open 7 days from 06:30 till late.

Located in the forecourt opposite The Glasshouse and the entrance to Port Central Shopping Centre you will find our unique emporium filled with sweets, chocolates, crisps, drinks, and groceries from many countries around the world. Come in and join us for a sample, lots of fun and a great experience!

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Anglican Church Port Macquarie

Bago Maze @ Bago Vineyards

50 Hay St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 1033 F 6584 1031 E office@pmqang.org

Milligans Road (off Bago Road) Wauchope NSW 2446 T 6585 7099 E info@bago.com.au www.bago.com.au

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St Thomas’ Church 1824-28. Sundays 8am Worship in the church, 10am in the hall. Tuesdays 5.15pm Healing Service in the church. Wednesdays 11am Worship in the Chapel. The church is also open for inspection on weekdays from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Trinity Chapel is situated in St Columba Anglican School and meets on Sundays at 10am for relaxed family style worship. Trinity Anglican: meets Sundays at 10am and 5pm at St Columba School.

Come lose yourself in the largest hedge maze in NSW - the Bago Maze, at Bago Vineyards. Make your way through the winding paths, and take on the challenge to not only find your way out, but to also find the items hidden deep within the Bago Maze. While you’re here taste a range of our wines, or enjoy a Local Cheese Plate out on the pergola. Find us on facebook: facebook.com/bagovineyards Follow us on Instagram: @bagojazz

Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding

Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park

Crows Rd, Beechwood via Wauchope 2446 T 6587 5227 E ride@bellrowanvalley.com.au www.bellrowanvalley.com.au

61 Billabong Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6585 1060 F 6585 1260 E info@billabongkoala.com.au www.billabongkoala.com.au

Billabong is considered one of NSW’s premier private zoos and features a wide variety of native and exotic animals including koalas, kangaroos, monkeys, monster croc, endangered snow leopards, red pandas, little penguins and much more. Regular keeper presentations allow hands-on animal interaction. With easy access and parking, a zoo cafe with extensive gift shop Billabong has something to offer everyone. Billabong is not just a tourist attraction – it’s a wild experience.

Established over 12 years with over 40,000 visitors, come and see why Multi Award winning Bellrowan Valley is #1 in Adventure Tourism and Family Fun. In stunning hinterland experience Daily Trail Rides (4WD transfers, tuition, 1hr or 2hr trail ride, fresh damper), 2 Day Pub Ride, Overnight Packages and 3 Day Treks. Beginners to experienced riders well catered for. Healthy proven horses, friendly professional operators and guides. “Horses are our love and giving our visitors a great experience is our passion!”

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Camden Haven Cruises

Castaway Estuary Fishing Charters

Laurieton 2443 T 0457 800 385 E info@camdenhavencruises.com.au www.camdenhavencruises.com.au

Port Macquarie 2444 T 0427 239 650 E castawayestuarycharters@bigpond.com www.castawayfishing.com.au

• River Cruises - Come and feed the eagles • Eco Cruise 10 am - 12pm Tuesday and Thursday with commentary tea and coffee • Sunset Cruise call for times and dates • Private functions • Camden Haven is one of the cleanest waterways on the East Coast with dolphins, sea eagles and oysters all with the Three Brother Mountains towering above • Our vessel is stable, modern, fully covered with toilets and enclosed areas. Capacity for 70 guests for cocktail style functions and 54 for tours. Groups welcome.

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Castaway Estuary Fishing Charters is the only charter that specialises in a calm water lure fishing experience. Catering for all ages and levels of experience, Mark from Castaway is keen to share his knowledge and skills of many years fishing locally with soft plastics and hard bodied lures to give you a trip you truly will remember. All you need to bring is your hat and sunglasses.

Coastal Skydivers

Centre of Gravity Indoor Rock Climbing & Dark Zone Laser Tag

Hanger 12 Abbott Cl, Port Macquarie Airport 2444 T 0428 471 227 E jumpportmac@bigpond.com www.coastalskydivers.com

52 Jindalee Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 3899 E centreofgravity@ymail.com www.centreofgravity.com.au

Coastal Skydivers has been in Port Macquarie for 15 years. Our team is committed to providing you with an experience that you will never forget. Our company and staff are certified instructors with the Australian Parachute Federation. We provide Tandem jumps from 10,000ft and also the first jump course which is the first step to becoming a skydiver. We operate during the week in the afternoons and also on the weekends.

Port Macquarie’s Best Indoor Adventure Centre. If value for money, excitement, family fun, adrenalin pumping action and a day to remember sound like what you’re after, then a visit to Centre of Gravity is a MUST DO. We have a double story laser tag arena and the biggest and best climbing centre between Sydney and Brisbane.

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Cruise Adventures

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard

Short St Wharf, (north end of Short St) Port Macquarie 2444 T 0414 897 444 E info@cruiseadventures.com.au www.cruiseadventures.com.au

235 Oxley Hwy (between Widderson St & Findlay Ave), Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 3792 E douglasvale1@bigpond.com www.douglasvale.com.au

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Go where no other cruise boats go along three majestic rivers and pristine coastline. Three cruise boats specialising in; Two hour National Park eco cruises daily ($15), 1.5 hour sunset cruises daily ($10), Buffet lunch cruises ($38). Long day cruises to the far reaches of three rivers. Fast RIB adventure rides (river or coastal). Ports most experienced whale watching (May to Nov) on 2 boats, Coastal reef fishing on Discovery daily - from $110.

An authentically restored Homestead including a dedicated Museum, established vineyard, orchard & gardens. Constructed in 1862, the oldest timber building in Port Macquarie & with outbuildings, houses a unique collection of artefacts depicting early Colonial lifestyles. Enjoy Tours & Tastings from 10am to 3pm Wed, Sat, Sun.

Sundays at Near River Dunbogan Boatshed

Emerald Downs Golf Course

46 The Boulevarde, Dunbogan 2443 T 6559 9713 E askus@dunboganboatshed.com www.dunboganboatshed.com

Emerald Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6582 6120 E emeralddowns@bigpond.com www.emeralddowns.com.au

Emerald Downs is a prestigious residential Golf Course Estate, situated south of Port Macquarie near Lighthouse Beach, and consists of over 800 residential lots wrapped around an 18 hole public golf course, which is open for social play every day. Emerald Downs Golf Course offers players a unique experience to play alongside koalas, kangaroos, and a wide variety of native wild life in their natural environment.

Nestled on the banks of the Camden Haven River, built in the1940’s, it carries the charm of an old boatshed with some new touches – coffee & treats, large range of bait & tackle, as well as kayak, paddleboard, tinny & BBQ boat hire. Enjoy coffee on the deck while feeding the fish with the backdrop of North Brother mountain… breathtaking! Best way to experience the water is by kayak or boat, for the keen fishermen & those who just want to explore.

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Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Hastings Fine Art Gallery

Cnr Clarence & Hay Sts, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 8888 F 6581 8107 E info@glasshouse.org.au www.glasshouse.org.au

2 William Street, Port Macquarie 2444 www.hastingsvalleyart.net.au

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

High Adventure Paragliding

Port Macquarie-Hastings Region, NSW T 0416 641 482 E info@hellokoalas.com www.hellokoalas.com

3 Mill St, Laurieton 2443 T 0429 844 961 E learn@highadventure.com.au www.highadventure.com.au

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No visit to Port Macquarie is complete without a trip to the Glasshouse - the region’s iconic arts, cultural and entertainment centre. Home to a spectacular regional art gallery, theatre, interactive heritage displays, visitor information centre and a unique souvenir gift shop, the Glasshouse offers a myriad of inspiration and experiences for everyone.

Discover the Hastings Fine Art Gallery 2 William Street Port Macquarie (in the grounds of the Maritime Museum). Featuring an eclectic exhibition of original artworks, which are changed every three months, by member artists of Hastings Valley Fine Art Association. Paintings are in all media and styles, framed and unframed, drawings, sculpture and gift cards. All artworks are for sale. Open 10am-4pm Thursday to Sunday and public holidays. FREE entry.

Discover the sensation of what its like to fly like a bird in a Tandem Paraglider. This is an ideal way to see if you like the sport, or just want to experience a flight under the full guidance with some of Australia’s most experienced pilots. We fly from several locations in the Port Macquarie and Laurieton area, flying high over coastal headlands. You are guaranteed to fly like the eagles!

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail encompasses over 50 fibreglass koala sculptures, one metre high, handpainted and decorated by artists, featuring unique and imaginative designs, with inspiring stories to tell. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is fun for people of all ages to explore 365 days a year with great photo opportunities to share with friends and family. It’s FREE! Download a Trail Guide and visit the Hello Koalas Memorabilia Shop Online. Photo: “Stoney”, designed by artist Bruce Whittaker, Billabong Zoo. Photo Lindsay Moller

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Hydro Golf and Putt Putt

Jumbos Playland

Boundary Rd, (near Airport), Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 3200 E info@hydrogolf.com.au www.hydrogolf.com.au

17 Merrigal Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 0909 E admin@jumbosplayland.com.au www.jumbosplayland.com.au

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Beautiful water setting with various floating targets. Win daily cash jackpots and prizes. Prizes include river cruises, dinner vouchers and much more. We provide golf clubs & all the balls for you to hit to your heart’s content! 27-HOLE PUTT PUTT. Water traps, sand bunkers and creative holes make a challenging and fun game for beginner and novice alike. Open 7 days. Family rates & discounts for group bookings, corporate events & school parties.

Jumbos Playland is where kids say “WOW… great fun!” and Parents say “WOW great food and real coffee!” Our huge, six metre high maze, with all the slides, swings and gizmos is a hit with kids plus the six and half metre bouncy slide. We keep the toddlers separate and give them a big ball pit to play in, a push car racetrack, toddler PCS, play panels and a cute tiny town.

Koala Hospital

Junk Cruises / Port Venture Cruises The Cruise Terminal

Roto House Historic Site, Lord St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 1522 E info@koalahospital.org.au www.koalahospital.org.au

River end Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 3058 F 6584 2866 E cruises@cruiseterminal.com.au www.cruiseterminal.com.au

The Koala Hospital is open 365 days a year and visitors are welcome at all times during the day, however a “Feed, Walk and Talk” tour is conducted every afternoon at 3.00 p.m. This guided tour travels around the outside of the rehabilitation yards where a volunteer gives an informative discussion of why each koala patient has come into the hospital and the outcome for the koala. Admission Free.

Come & enjoy our fantastic boats -The Chinese Junk or Port Venture Cruises. We have Dolphin spotting all year round. Morning & Afternoon teas and Lunches & Sunset and group cruises. Free Boom Net rides. Let our friendly, experienced staff give you a great time on the water. Better book!

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Majestic Cinemas

Mid North Coast Maritime Museum Inc

Cnr Clarence and Horton Sts, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 8400 www.majesticcinemas.com.au

2-6 William St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 1866 E mncmminc@exemail.com.au Consists of two Heritage Listed cottages dating back to the 1890’s. Eleven rooms of displays, artefacts and memorabilia. Open 7 days 10am - 4pm. Wheelchair access. Easy parking at the door. Opposite Town Beach. Family entry $12 or Adults $5ea. Large range of souvenirs & Maritime publications. Pilot Boat Shed in Clarence Street Open 7 days 10am -2pm Free Entry.

Mid North Coast Paintball

Paint The Town Port

Pacific Highway, Telegraph Point 2441 T 1300 822 222 E info@midnorthcoastpaintball.com.au www.midnorthcoastpaintball.com.au

T 0447 114 796 E paintthetownportmacquarie@gmail.com www.paintthetownport.com

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Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie is located directly opposite Town Green in the Ritz Centre at the heart of the entertainment and dining precinct.The Cinema offers the latest blockbuster films plus a range of independent, foreign and arthouse films all year round. Majestic Cinemas has a dynamic relationship with the local community playing host to a number of community events including film festivals, corporate bookings and private events.

Paint The Town is Port Macquarie’s creative way to celebrate! All you need is a little paint, your favourite cocktail, and heaps of fun you’ll have. Join a public painting session at a local restaurant/ pub where an artist will walk you through a step-by-step painting in a relaxed environment all the while sipping and eating. No Experience Required. Great for private functions! Discounts available for groups.

Mid-North Coast Paintball runs Australia’s premier paintball fields. We pride ourselves in providing a fantastic days entertainment with a huge variety of games. We have the best available paintball markers and exciting new fields at our Port Macquarie location. Paintball is a safe and fun activity for all ages and our experienced and helpful staff will ensure you have a great day. You’re in good hands with MIDNORTH COAST PAINTBALL!

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Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf

Peak Coffee 1/30 Jambali Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 2677 E info@peakcoffee.com.au www.peakcoffee.com.au

3 Lindfield Park Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 0925 E info@portmacquariegolfrange.com.au www.portmacquariegolfrange.com.au

At Peak Coffee, we roast fresh coffee daily. We source direct trade, farm-gate coffee from around the world. On-site retail store, espresso bar, barista training, espresso machine sales and servicing. Full range of coffee, tea, chocolate, chai and barista accessories available. Open daily from 7:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm.

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Fun for the whole family. It’s a great place to refine your golf skills or just have lots of fun. Our new 18 hole Mini Golf is set in our beautiful natural acreage with its local wildlife. We also have Target Golf where you could win cash or prizes! For the more serious golfer there is our Driving Range, Pitching Area and Putting Green, equipment and Professional lessons available.

Port Macquarie Fishing Charters

Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage

74 Clarence St, (Town Wharf) Port Macquarie 2444 T 0416 240 877 E portmacquariefishingcharters@gmail.com www.portmacquariefishingcharters.com.au

Port Macquarie 2444 T 0447 429 016 E mitch@pmheritage.com.au www.pmheritage.com.au Winner of the 2010 North Coast Tourism Award and recognised again in 2011. Offering those interested in an authentic account of Port Macquarie’s convict history the following walking tours: ‘Uncovering Our Past’ - Port Macquarie’s history and archaeology. ‘Grave Tales’ - Port Macquarie’s Historic Cemetery. Listen to the stories and see how our history is being interpreted and conserved.

Welcome to Port Macquarie Fishing Charters. Fish Port Macquarie with Port’s most experienced and successful deep sea fishing charter operators. We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Ocean Star, a 40ft custom Randel. To book a great day on the water just call John on 0416 240 877 www.facebook.com/Oceanstarfishing

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Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre

Port Macquarie Museum

764 Fernbank Creek Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 0487 004 483 E info@portmacquariehorseriding.com.au www.portmacquariehorseriding.com.au

22 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 1108 E pmmuseum@bigpond.com www.portmuseum.org.au Discover Port Macquarie’s secrets at the multi-award winning Port Macquarie Museum. From the first settlers the Birpai people, British settlement as a penal establishment to the popular holiday and sea-change destination of today, there is lots to see and do across 14 rooms and galleries. Why is Port Macquarie special? Visit the museum to find out! Open Monday to Saturday 9.30m to 4.30pm.

Port Macquarie Race Club

Port Macquarie Seaplanes

Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 1964 F 6581 0255 E racing@portmacquarieraceclub.com.au www.portmacquarieraceclub.com.au

1 Short St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 0404 684 212 E info@portmacquarieseaplanes.com.au www.portmacquarieseaplanes.com.au

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Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre offers a horse riding experience to suit all levels. From exhilarating beach horse rides on the North Shore and beginner to intermediate trail rides at Cassegrain Winery. Other services include Pony rides, private lessons and pony parties. Beach horse ride bookings: beachhorseride.com.au Winery horse ride bookings: portmacquariehorseriding.com.au

*Note: Racecourse is undergoing a full reconstruction in late 2015 - racing will resume sometime in 2016.

That feeling you get when you take off - magic, right? Now imagine doing the same thing - but on water! With such a unique viewpoint of the beautiful coastline to Great Dividing Range, Chief Pilot Judy will cater a flight memorable for you. Spectacular views not to be missed, the passion for flying that she shares will have you on cloud nine. Special packages and gift vouchers for any occasion available.

Enjoy the thrill of horse racing and the best race club facilities on the coast! Over 20 race meetings conducted year round, with the famous Port Macquarie Cup Day in early October. Excellent food and bar facilities, a modern air conditioned stand and undercover betting ring. All types of raceday or nonraceday functions catered for.

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U-Pick Strawberries

Port Macquarie Surf School

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

46 Pacific Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 0432 857 719 E info@portmacquariesurfschool.com.au www.portmacquariesurfschool.com.au

221 Blackmans Pt Rd, off Pacific Highway Blackmans Point, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6585 0663 E ricardoes@bigpond.com www.ricardoes.com

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Learn to surf with Port Macquarie’s award winning surf school. Lessons 7 days a week all year round: Group lessons, private lessons, family holiday special, 3 lesson package, 5 lesson package. Free courtesy pick up available. Hire board specialists (soft boards, Epoxy boards, SUP, body boards & wet suits). Book your lesson today we have a lesson to suit everyone!

Free family fun at Port’s 4x years running ‘Best Tourist Attraction’! Open 364 days a year. Free entry, free preserves tastings, free amazing farm tours 11am weekdays. Strawberry picking from 7am weekdays, 8am weekends. CAFE RED – A/C for brekkie, lunch, snacks, tea, great coffee, cakes, from 9am 7 days. BYO. Clean rest rooms; sealed RV/van parking. GPS: Lat – 31.39 Long 152.82.

Roto House Historic Site

Sea Acres National Park

Roto Pl, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6588 5555 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

159 Pacific Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6582 3355 F 6582 2930 E seaacres@environment.nsw.gov.au www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Built in 1890, Roto House is one of the oldest buildings in Port Macquarie and is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture and craftsmanship. Experience life as it was for the Flynn family over 100 years ago. Many of the family’s belongings, papers and photographs are preserved and displayed throughout the house. Located 2km south of Port Macquarie’s CBD adjacent to the Koala Hospital. Open 10am to 4.30pm daily, subject to volunteer availability. Entry by gold coin donation. The tranquil natural setting is great for picnics and koala spotting. Wheelchair friendly.

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Treats for the mind, body and soul. Enjoy the tranquillity of rare coastal subtropical rainforest from the 1.3km elevated rainforest loop walk (wheelchair & stroller friendly). Explore the rainforest at your own pace or take a guided tour (included in entry fee). Visit the Spirit of the Land multi-media art exhibition. Relax in the Rainforest Café. Rainforest Walk Entry: Adult $8 Child $4 Family of 4 $16 Seniors $7.

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Soul Surfing Surf School

Stoney Park Waterski & Holiday Park

11/11-17 Bellbowrie St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6582 0114 E corey@soulsurfing.com.au www.soulsurfing.com.au

Come and take the greatest surf lesson of your life! We provide a passionate family environment where a love of surfing helps to teach you fast. Our personalised lessons operate 7 days a week where there are lessons to suit everyone any time of the year. We provide all equipment and find the best waves. Call or book via our website and you’ll be surfing in no time.

A world renowned Waterski and Holiday Park Complex, at Telegraph Point, 10mins north of Port Macquarie, adjacent to the Pacific Highway, on the Sydney-Brisbane Route. On the water we cater from beginners to World champions with waterskiing, wakeboard lessons and tube riding for the family. Variety of Accommodation options available.

Sundays at Near River

T’s Tennis Resort

1466 Pappinbarra Rd, Hollisdale 2446 T 6587 6004 E info@nearriverproduce.com www.nearriverproduce.com/events

Lot 1 Kemp St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 0144 F 6583 1044 E testennisresort@bigpond.com www.tstennisresort.com.au Tons of fun for the whole family. Try our sports package - unlimited tennis court hire including equipment, use of pool and mini-golf - all for $10 person/per day (includes Continental breakfast before 10am). Group discount for 5 or more people available. Play a set or two of tennis, have a BBQ lunch and relax by the pool, before a game of mini-golf. T’s Breakfast Café is open from 8am till 10am. We have a range of accommodation for every budget too.

Join us for a morning of farm activities before sitting down to a lunch garnered from our fields. Help us feed our chickens, sows and their piglets, collect eggs, then sow some seeds in the market garden or mulch some plants. After all this activity, we’ll harvest fresh produce for a sit down lunch. Come and see how real food is grown and meet the people who grow it.

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16 Hacks Ferry Rd, Telegraph Point 2441 T 6585 0080 F 6585 0090 E info@stoneypark.com.au www.stoneypark.com.au


Timbertown see and do

Wave Bowl

2325 Oxley Highway, Wauchope 2446 T 6586 1940 F 6586 1204 E info@timbertown.com.au www.timbertown.com.au

159 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 2238 E info@wavebowl.com.au www.wavebowl.com.au

Best Value day out in NSW, come out and enjoy a trip back in time. Ride the steam train, horse and carriage and visit tradesman from a time long ago. Entry includes all heritage rides and demonstrations. Timbertown is open every day during NSW school holidays and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays outside of NSW school holidays. Visit us on Facebook or check out our website for further details and events.

Bowling has never been more fun than at Wave Bowl, your Ten Pin Bowling Entertainment Centre. If you’re looking for a great time out then come and see us for an experience that everyone will enjoy. We are a fully licensed venue and we’ve put together some fantastic affordable bowling deals for you. See our website for all DAILY all-year-round savings like our nightly BEER n BOWLING DEAL - $6 games and $4 Beers!

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Aqua Vitae Day Spa

Arthouse Industries

Five Star Complex - 158 Gordon St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6589 3552 www.aquavitae.com.au

1/1 Murray St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 5443 E skye@arthouseindustries.com.au www.arthouseindustries.com.au

Save up to $142 with one of our indulgent day spa pamper packages! Aqua Vitae is your beautifully appointed escape from reality, from our private single and couples treatment rooms, massaging pedicure spas and relaxing hydrotherapy spas to the lounge area to relax before and after your pampering, you will never be rushed! Our award winning day spa offers unparalleled service and treatments. Call Aqua Vitae now and be pampered today.

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Arthouse Industries is a unique Glass studio where you will find beautiful handmade gifts, Lampwork glass demonstrations and can attend regular creative workshops. Skye is an award winning glass artist specialising in jewellery who demonstrates daily from the studio allowing you to see her work with molten glass to create amazing wearable art. The space is a creative indulgence showcasing unique work from regional artists as well as beautiful gifts.

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Elements of Design

Town Green, 2/2 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 5593 E info@communityprojectsworldwide.com.au www.communityprojectsworldwide.com.au

Shop 1-3/13 High Street, Wauchope 2443 T 6586 0900

A fantastic FAIR TRADE shop that sells interesting and unique ethically made objects from around the world. We work directly with families, groups and communities in establishing a market for their unique products, and create valuable employment in poverty areas. Our range includes: Clothing, Jewellery & fashion accessories, stone hearts, carvings & figurines, wine glasses, woven baskets & tableware, and much more. Come, enjoy and explore!

In my element emporium is a fashion furniture & homewares store filling the bottom level of a historic listed building in Wauchope. Sourcing an eclectic unique mix of gorgeous pieces for every age. New arrivals land daily with social media - Facebook & Instagram - updated constantly, offering an over the phone order post out service. A friendly laid back ambience has been created for you to enjoy your retail therapy with styling advice offered for the home or your wardrobe. Monday - Friday 9/5, Saturday - 9/1 Like us on facebook: elementsofdesign/wauchope

Me Time Massage Therapy

Meg & Me Boutique & Espresso

T 0467 036 821 E info@metimeportmacquarie.com.au www.metimeportmacquarie.com.au

Shop 12/6-14 Clarence St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 7773 E thegirls@megandme.com.au www.megandme.com.au

Let us treat you and your partner to our Deluxe Couple Massage so you can both experience pure relaxation in unison. Your qualified therapists, Khloe and Lauren, are here to provide you with the highest standard of service. Discover the luxury of being pampered in the comfort of your holiday accommodation, or your own home, in beautiful Port Macquarie. Enjoy this ultimate relaxation with your loved one, or a friend.

Refreshingly different, meg & me boutique & espresso offers discerning customers a bespoke selection of handpicked products with an emphasis on quality. “The Girls” would love to show you through their exclusive clothing ranges including elk & oneseason, plus jewellery, leathergoods, homewares & more. To complete the experience, make sure you visit “Ant” in his onsite espresso bar, for what the locals call “the best coffee in town!”

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Port Central Shopping Centre

Saltwater Wine Surf

40-42 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 5525 1000 www.portcentralshopping.com.au

107 Horton St Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 0084 E customerservice@saltwaterwine.com.au www.saltwaterwine.com.au

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Port Central Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Port Macquarie CBD, with over 50 specialty stores, Target, Richies Supa IGA plus Liquor, a Food Terrace and weekly Organic and Chemical Free markets each Tuesday from 2-6pm in the Glasshouse forecourt. Open 7 days a week, with over 850 carparks entrance from Murray St, Port Central is close to restaurants, cinemas, The Glasshouse, foreshore walks and river cruise activities. www.facebook.com/portcentral

If you surf or love everything about surfing you’re going to love the new Saltwater Wine flagship store in Horton St, Port Macquarie. Wetsuits, boardshorts, swimwear from your favourite brands, performance, rare and collectable surfboards all washed down by an amazing Allpress latte or flatwhite from the Espresso Bar.

Taking Shape

The Department Store

Shop 1, 41 Horton St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6584 6265 www.takingshape.com

22 High St, Wauchope NSW 2446 T 6585 2299 E tds@hastingsscoop.com.au hastingscoop.com.au/thedepartmentstore

Taking Shape is a one stop plus size fashion destination! Specialising in Designer Driven Fashion, Active Wear, Beach Wear & Footwear for curvy bodies. At Taking Shape you’ll discover on trend fashion in sizes 12 to 24. Visit our Stylists in store to indulge in a FREE Personal Styling Experience!

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Located in the heart of Wauchope and also Port Macquarie is an oasis for those who love to browse for something different sourced from far and wide. If you are searching for quality, high appeal products, most of which cannot be found in the large chain stores, shopping here is an experience not to be missed. People travel far and wide to our store to find that something special they just can’t find anywhere else.

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Burkhardts Organic Bakery

6b Acacia Ave, Port Macquarie 2444 T 0407 874 474 E info@blackduckbrewery.com.au www.blackduckbrewery.com.au

1/15 Short St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 4699 www.burkhardtsorganic.com.au

Nestled in the industrial area of Port Macquarie lies a craft beer experience you have been missing out on. With a huge range of locally brewed beers and the occasional beer from fellow brewers there is something for everyone. You can have a tasting paddle or enjoy a quiet beer or glass of local wine with a ploughman’s platter and local nibbles. This is a great place to bring family and friends, Wednesday to Friday 11 till 6, Saturday and Sunday 11 till 4.

Burkhardt’s Organic bakery produces a healthy range of breads, pastries, cakes and other delicacies that not only taste great but are good for you. The organic flour is freshly stone ground so that as many nutrients stay within the flour as possible. Baking with a stone sole oven gives bread the Burkhardt’s flavour everyone loves. Gluten free food products are also available. Open Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturday 7am - 3pm.

Cassegrain Wines

Ken Little’s Quality Fruit and Veg

764 Fernbank Creek Rd, (Cnr Pacific Hwy) Port Macquarie 2444 Cellar door 6582 8324 Restaurant 6582 8320 E info@cassegrainwines.com.au www.cassegrainwines.com.au

43 Munster St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6583 5685 F 6583 5678 www.kenlittlesfruitandveg.com.au Come in and see our beautiful range of fresh fruit and vegetables with great specials available every week. We are proud to stock produce from local farmers when available, and every Tuesday offer a range of organic products. Ken Little’s Quality Fruit and Veg is open 7 days a week,Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm, Saturday 7am – 5pm, and Sunday 9am – 2pm. It’s not only fresh, it’s the best!

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) Visit Cellar door for a complete range of wines for tasting. Join Club Cassegrain and save. Seasons cafe restaurant offers seasonal regional French inspired food, is family friendly and also ideal for weddings and functions. Horse riding centre on grounds. Monthly artists market.

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Black Duck Brewery & Bar


Long Point Vineyard & Art Gallery

Port Fresh Seafoods

6 Cooinda Pl, Lake Cathie 2445 T 6585 4598 www.longpointvineyard.com.au

5/23-41 Short St, Port Macquarie NSW, 2444 T 6583 8348 E info@portfreshseafoods.com.au W www.portfreshseafoods.com.au

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A charming take on the traditional vineyard, Long Point offers wine tastings, local art and delicious products from the Hastings hinterland. Try our famous Jolly Nose Tawny and refreshing alcoholic Ginger Beer. Wander our grounds and view our spectacular outdoor sculptures or chill out on the deck. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our beautiful vineyard. Open 6 days 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays & Christmas Day). www.facebook.com/longpointvineyardartgallery

Port Fresh Seafoods offer a wide variety of fresh local seafood, supplying retail customers and many restaurants of Greater Port Macquarie. We also prepare seafood platters for that special occasion with seafood of your choice. Winners of the Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards 2015 and 2014, Port Fresh Seafoods is open 6 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm. Come taste our fresh local seafood!

The Little Brewing Company

World Par-tea

1/58 Uralla Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 3949 F 6581 1656 E info@thelittlebrewingcompany.com.au www.thelittlebrewingcompany.com.au

Rydges Building, 2/1 Hay St, Port Macquarie 2444 T 6581 4833 E sales@worldpartea.com www.worldpartea.com.au

Multi award winning, handcrafted, finest quality beer made from the freshest, all natural ingredients available - malted grain, hops, yeast, spices and the excellent local water. Come and taste why this little brewery is acknowledged as a world class producer of craft beer. Open for tastings and sales: Mondays to Saturdays - 10am - 4pm Sundays - closed Phone or check website for public holidays.

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An Aladdin’s Cave of quality teaware and knick knacks. Their quaint tea shop stocks over 180 loose leaf exotic and traditional teas for health and wellbeing. Pop in and sample some of their daily teas or why not book in for a mini ‘tea appreciation’ to expand your tea knowledge - learn about how to brew correctly, the difference between a green tea or Oolong tea, and find out about the health benefits. Bookings are essential and it costs only $5 per person.

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The Observatory

accommodation Greater Port Macquarie has accommodation for every style and budget, from 4.5 star international standard hotels, resorts and motels to fully selfcontained serviced apartments, idyllic hinterland retreats and cosy B&B’s.

For those who love the outdoors there are camp sites in National Parks and State Forests, the region even caters for those who want to hire a glamping tent! With over 17 caravan parks in the region you can set up and enjoy a relaxing stay from the coast to the hinterland. Visit portmacquarieinfo.com.au for all your accommodation information

Diamond Waters Treehouses

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Telegraph Retreat

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Camping at Bonny Hills

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Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre The friendly tourism ambassadors and experienced staff at the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre are your one stop shop for tips on tour bookings, where to stay, what to see and do and event information. Conveniently located in the Glasshouse in the town centre: Corner Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie Open 7 days | 1300 303 155

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