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5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Posted by Discover Media Australia on 19 October 2017
5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Need some inspiration to make some plans in and around Port Macquarie this weekend? Check out our 5 ideas to bring out the best of your weekend:

1) Friday night is Taco Night at Luna Bonita! Finish up your work week Mexican style and enjoy a feast of Tacos and Tostadas. They also have a special price for orders of 3 or more! Wash it down with your choice of Mexican beer Pacifico, Sol or Corona with your order for just $5. Arriba arriba!

2) Get fit for summer and head on out to Stoney Aqua Park for Saturday Bootcamps with Every Body Personal Training. Release your inner child at this awesome new acqua park located just 10 minutes north of Port Macquarie. Cost is $25.00 per session and call Graeme to book in on 0413 871 207.

3) Fancy a crafternoon at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre? Frugal Arts are putting on a Crafternoon Screen Printing Workshop on Saturday from 1pm until 3pm where you will discover the natives growing in your backyard, and take a closer look. There is a fundamental beauty in the creation of nature, its simple lines, and then at times intricate features - what a delight to come in close and look! Once this journey is taken you'll see what happens when printmaking is thrown into the mix. Bring your own t-shirt or use one of their op-shop ones. $20 per person including 'crafternoon tea'. Book your spot by calling Sea Acres on 6582 3355.

4) Port Macquarie's iconic Whalebone Wharf has had a facelift and has re-opened this week! Now open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, their newly renovated Hamptons inspired absolute waterfront restaurant is the place to be. Grab your mates or your family and go check it out for yourself! Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

5) On Sunday (9am until 1pm) enjoy a relaxed morning out at The Artist Market within the grounds of the Maritime Museum. Join in the crafting fun with Rhi Rebellion, grab a coffee and sit back and listen to the music of Troy White, then wander through the incredible range of eclectic market stalls - the perfect place to spend your Sunday morning!

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Port Macquarie celebrates its artists in a variety of ways. It has galleries, art trails, and hosts art exhibitions as some of the ways of celebrating its artists. You will see beautiful sculptures and captivating artworks while having a drink of some old beer. Here are few places you can visit to see how Port Macquarie celebrates its local artists.

Hello Koala Sculpture Trail

If you go across the Port Macquarie Hastings area - you can get a fantastic view of Koala statues scattered in the space. The artist trail project won Gold at the NSW Tourism awards of 2017. It also featured in the 2018 Australian Tourism Finals in February representing NSW. The sculpture trail is much acclaimed as Trip Advisor ranks it third amongst the list of things to do when in Macquarie. There are 12 Koala statues right in the middle of town, and 19 others a few minutes' drive away from the city centre.

Long Point Vineyard and Gallery

A few minutes from the Port is Long Point. Here, there is an art gallery with a beautiful collection of art made by local artists as well as sculptures that are permanently placed outdoors. This art gallery is a must visit. Here there is also a charming vineyard, where you can indulge in excellent wines and spirits.

Arthouse Industries

Glass studio features appealing artwork, clothing and handmade gifts. Here you can go for workshops as well as attend Lampwork glass demonstrations. In this industry, you will find an award-winning glass artist, Skye, who makes jewellery. She demonstrates from the studio how she moulds molten glass to create her wearable pieces. You can indulge your creative self here.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery

This is an art gallery at Port Macquarie which is the regional creative premier hub for culture, and the arts. An art exhibition at the gallery features sculptural, design, historical, traditional, indigenous, and contemporary pieces. There is no fee charged to go into the gallery.

Stitched 'n' Framed

This is the biggest patchwork shop in Port Macquarie. Fabrics can be purchased at the store or online. The staff at the store have years of experience doing patchwork. They mainly deal with modern, pretty and reproduction patchwork. They are the most recent Quilt Guild of Port Macquarie. They have a dealership for Handy Quilter, Baby Lock, Janome and Bernina machines. Famous and visiting tutors hold social sewing groups and classes in two workshop areas at the shop. When you are in Port Macquarie, be sure to indulge in the art available in the area.

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