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Weekend Inspiration 18-20 August

Posted by Discover Media Australia on 17 August 2017
Weekend Inspiration 18-20 August

Looking for some inspiration and information about what to do in and around Port Macquarie this weekend (18-20 August)?

  • There are burgers and then there are Burger Rebellion burgers. If you haven't been there yet then you're completely missing out. My all time favourite is the Old School Cheese, such a classic and done so well by The Burger Rebellion. Craft beer and burgers? Yeah, that's a must do this weekend! Open Friday 11am until 3pm and 5pm until 9pm, Saturday 11am until 9pm and Sunday 11am until 3pm. For takeaway orders, you can even order ahead with their mobile app free from your app store.
  • When was the last time you really took some time out for yourself? Escape to tranquility at Port Macquarie Day Spa and relax with their friendly professional staff, amazing results driven products and a huge variety of treatments. Ask them about their special 'Discover Package" and message them on Facebook to make a booking or if you have an enquiry. Open Friday 9am until 6pm and Saturday 9am until 4pm (closed Sunday)
  • Skye at Arthouse Industries has just completed renovating and revamping her beautiful store so take some time out to stop by. This shop is a must visit for one of a kind gifts including unique handmade jewellery, ceramic, silver, glass and mixed media, homewares, women's clothing and art. Open Friday 10am until 5pm and Saturday 10am until 2pm (closed Sunday).
  • The weather looks perfect this weekend for a wine and food tour! Discover the Hastings' hidden wineries on a Gourmet Food & Wine Tour with Frankie's Travel. Sit back and relax as they take you on an adventure to our region's most stunning wineries and some secret little gems along the way. Half and Full day tours available. For more information get in touch with Monique on 0424 577 881
  • Markets - On Sunday (8am - 1pm), find a little bit of everything at the monthly Laurieton Riverwalk Markets held along the banks of the Camden Haven River. There's about 150 stall holders with a huge variety of products from food, plants, coffee, clothing, second hand tools, jewellery and buskers. Grab the kids and make a day of it!


Need some more inspiration?

Pick up a copy of our latest free discover magazine locally (look out for the stunning koala illustration on the cover by local Mel Casey)

Discover Magazine Cover Winter 2017

Or check out our other website pages:

Eating and drinking

Things to do

Holiday Shopping

Wineries and Breweries

Family Fun and Adventure


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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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