food, wine + brews trail


Be sure to tell them you're doing the Discover Magazine food, wine and brews trail and they'll point you in the right direction.

Start at Ricardoes Tomatoes + Strawberries (open weekdays 7am, weekends 8am) where you can pick your own strawberries.

Next stop is Cassegrain Wines (open weekdays 9am to 5pm, weekends and public holidays 10am to 5pm, restaurant daily 10am to 4pm), one of the premier tourist destinations in Port Macquarie. Taste their award winning portfolio of full flavoured yet soft and elegant wines that are enjoyed locally and internationally.

Then head over to Abundance Lifestyle + Garden + Cafe (open weekday 9am to 4pm, weekends 8am to 4pm, closed public holidays). Relax and enjoy their scrumptious menu in serene surroundings overlooking the picturesque lake, then take a rambling walk through the garden centre and have a look at the beautiful range of homewares.

Head back to the Oxley Highway, turne right, then left into Bago Road and follow the signs to Bago Vineyards + Maze (open 7 days 9.30am to 5pm). Taste some of their fabulous wines and local cheeses and the kids will just love the beautiful garden maze!

Now back to the Pacific Highway, head north and then turn right at the sign for Long Point Vineyard + Art Gallery in Lake Cathie (open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm). Visit their amazing outdoor sculptures, taste their boutique wines and sample their unique products.

Next head to the Little Fish Restaurant + Vineyard overlooking lush vineyards of the Innes Lake Estate (open 7 days for wine tastings 10.00am to 4.00pm, Restaurant open 12pm to 2.00pm).

Then on to The Little Brewing Company (Retail sales Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Brewery tours and tastings by appointment) and taste the fantastic range this boutique brewery has to offer. Their famous brand Wicked Elf is not to be missed.

Lastly, head over Lake Road and on to The Black Duck Brewery (Wednesday to Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturday 12pm to 4pm, other times by appointment). Here you can try a tasting paddle of all eight beers and a ploughman's platter filled with local goodies to enjoy.


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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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