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Weekend Inspiration 22-23 July 2017

Posted by Discover Media Australia on 20 July 2017
Weekend Inspiration 22-23 July 2017

Looking for something to do this weekend in and around Port Macquarie?

Here are some of our suggestions:

1) Enjoy some mouthwatering authentic Mexican cuisine at Port Macquarie's newest restaurant sensation Luna Bonita. Open for brekky, lunch and dinner this weekend, so here's your chance to visit Northern Mexico right here in Port Macquarie!

2) Make a beeline to the fabulous store Beeline Toys for a range of high quality, affordable toys with a focus on engaging children in imaginative open ended play. You and your kids will be amazzzzed! Open Saturday 9am to 4pm.

3) Visit the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie's lively hub for culture creativity and the arts. Currently showing is the "Our culture, our connections, our stories" exhibition, a special partnership between TAFE NSW, the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie and local Aboriginal artists. Open from 10am until 4pm on weekends and entry is free to the gallery.

4) On Saturday morning (22 July, 8am until 12pm), visit the Wauchope Farmers' Markets at the Wauchope Showground for the freshest and tastiest food from our local farmers and producers as well as local artisans, crafts, plants and more.

5) Any brides or grooms to be out there should definitely check out Sails Resort by Rydges's Wedding Open Day on this Sunday 23 July from 12pm - 4pm. They are opening their doors to their stunning Chapel and event Pavillion, which will be styled as if it's for a Wedding and Reception. A fabulous way to picture your dream wedding at one of the most picturesque waterfront wedding venues in Port Macquarie.

Need some more inspiration?

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

Discover Magazine Cover Winter 2017

or check out our other suggested web pages:

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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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