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Last minute Mothers Day ideas and inspiration

Posted by Discover Magazine Port Macquarie on 9 May 2018
Last minute Mothers Day ideas and inspiration

Struggling to come up with some ideas for Mother's Day? It's not too late...we've got you covered...

If you're enjoying a staycation or a visitor on vacation we share our top picks for Mother's Day.

Number 1 - Music to her ears

If your Mum loves a bit of music amongst the vines, then treat her to a day out for the whole family at the Bago Maze & Winery. Mother's Day features "Reds" Jazz Quintet on Sunday 13th May. It has to be one of the most popular things to do in the region on Mother's Day - it's sure to get your Mum's groove on! Note that numbers are limited to 600 people to ensure the comfort of patrons on the day. Adults $10, Children $5, Family $35 (admission to the Maze on Mother's Day will be free) - make sure you have your cash ready as it's payable at the entry gate on the day.

Bago

Photo: Bago Maze from above.

 

Number 2 - Start the day right

Start the day with a delicious and soul soothing breakfast at The Native Catering Co in North Haven. Situated right on the Camden Haven River, together with the stunning backdrop of North Brother Mountain, Mum is sure to love the serenity here! If you want to give your beloved Mum a sleep in, that's fine - their brunch menu is served 7.00am til 2.30pm - WINNING!

Native Catering Co

Photo: Native Catering Co.

 

Number 3 - Cocktails - yes please!

Perhaps your Mum deserves a Cocktail or a glass of vino? Mother's Day at Bluewater Bar & Restaurant  at Flynns has you covered with $25 Chef specials matched with a glass of wine as well as Cocktail specials. With $5 Schooners between 3pm & 5pm and live entertainment from Emma Dykes and Katherine Bright (4pm till 6pm) - Mum is in for a great afternoon! Book ahead to avoid disappointment on 02 6583 5730.

Cockatils at Blue Water Bar

Photo: Cocktail at Blue Water Bar & Restaurant


Number 4 - Pamper her

Grab a gift voucher for Mum from one of our amazing local Day Spas or Beauticians - this is surely to bring a smile to her dial! Not only does Mum get some precious me-time, she gets to be pampered and feel good about herslef as well! Our fave local pamper providers are:

Port Macquarie Day Spa

Aqua Vitae Day Spa

Salon Secrets

Spa

Photo: Port Macquarie Day Spa

 

Number 5 - Creative soul

Does your Mum have a creative soul? Arthouse Industries offer creative workshops and art sessions for all ages. Their beautiful store on Sunset Parade features an array of beautiful dresses as well as perfect handmade gifts for Mum.

Arthouse Industries

Photo: Arthouse Industries

 

Number 6 - Well dressed Mumma

Do you want to ensure that your Mum looks and feels great? Pop in and see Dannii at Wild Heart Designs - you'll find unique designs, winter styles and accessories at their new fabulous location at Shop 4/120 William Street.

 

Number 7 - Nature lovin' Mum

Does your Mum have a love of the great outdoors? Get out and about and watch her smile from ear to ear when surrounded by nature.  Here are our top tips:

a) Take her on the Coastal Walk at Port Macquarie. Keep your eyes peeled at the lookout points for whales as they have started to make their way north!

b) Wander the board walk at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre and marvel at the Rainforest's beauty, then stop in for a cuppa or a bite to eat at The Rainforest Cafe right there. Hot tip - their Warm Pumpkin Buddha Bowl is to die for!

c) Pack a picnic and head to North Brother Mountain lookout in Dooragan National Park - here you will feel on top of the world!

d) Spend some quality time with her for a good cause and join her in a jog or walk for the Mother's Day Classic.

e) Grab a coffee at Salty Crew Kiosk at Town Beach and watch the waves roll in. 

 

North Brother Mountain Lookout

Photo: Views from North Brother Mountain Lookout

Wherever you are this Mother's Day, we salute all the Mums on the Mid North Coast raising our kids to love outdoor experiences, adventure and fun! Enjoy your day! 

 

 

Author: Discover Magazine Port Macquarie
Tags: Things to Do Holiday Shopping Coastal Lifestyle Camden Haven Eating and Drinking Galleries and Exhibitions Health and Beauty

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Port Macquarie Galleries and Exhibitions

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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