holiday shopping

It's always fun to check out the shops while you're on holidays and find that unique item to take home with you.

There is a wide selection of shops to browse in the Port Macquarie area from fashion, accessories, jewellery, homewares and you may even find that something special to treat the kids. No shopping outing is complete without stopping for a coffee and there are plenty of wonderful cafes to choose from - some stores even have coffee available in house!

Come and experience a little slice of Melbourne, right in the heart of Port! Meg&Me Boutique + Espresso offers discerning customers the ultimate retail therapy experience. The clever combination of boutique shopping together with a “hole in the wall” style espresso bar creates a relaxed, comf...
Address: 12/6-14 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444
Map Reference: 12/6-14 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444
Phone: 02 6583 7773
Now in their fifth successful year, Stitched ‘N’ Framed is Port Macquarie’s biggest Patchwork Shop. Find fabrics online and in store. Dawn, Kathy, Lark and Narelle come with many years of patchwork experience. They specialise in modern, pretty and reproduction fabrics. They are the home of ...
Address: Unit 18, 14 Acacia Avenue, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6581 3338
A unique Glass studio where you will find beautiful handmade gifts, clothing and artwork. Skye is an award winning glass artist specialising in jewellery who demonstrates from the studio allowing you to see her work with molten glass to create amazing wearable art. The space is a creative indulge...
Address: Sunset Parade, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6584 5443
A women’s clothing and accessories boutique, created to bring you exclusive brands, local innovation and unique gift ideas. You can find them underneath the Observatory by Mantra, directly across from Town Beach.
Address: Shop 3, 40 William Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 0411260140
Comfortable, chilled and relaxed - that's the trend for Summer '17 at EMERALD & ME BOUTIQUE. A fashionable start to summer - it's very hard to resist these high quality linen fabrics, casual trousers or airy tunics and dresses of white sorbet, dolphin and neutral. With new acrobat styles this summer...
Address: Colonial Arcarde, 25-27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6584 9696
Inner Vision Surf N Skate is a locally owned, award winning store that has been established for over 35 years. This family owned store is full of clothing, shoes, wetsuits, scooters, skateboards and more, from all the popular brands you would expect like Billabong, Quiksilver, Vans, Afends, Smoo...
Address: 80 William Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: (02) 6583 7790
Beeline Toys offer high quality toys that encourage creative educational play. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help you choose from the wide selection of wooden toys, felt creations, puzzles, games, art & craft activities, sand/beach toys and so much more.
Address: Shop 1, 64 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie
For something a little different, head to the Foreshore Market every second Saturday of the month nestled on the waterfront at Westport Park. Unique handmade arts and crafts highlight the event with a diverse mix of other stalls, from gourmet foods, locally grown produce, flowers, clothing (inclu...
Address: Port Macquarie, NSW
This independently owned boutique offers a personalised and cosy shopping experience. Offering quality ladies fashion, bags, accessories, sunglasses, shoes and candles - it’s all personally sourced and selected every week by owner Dannii. Here you will find luxe boutique style clothing at affo...
Address: Shop 1, 24 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie

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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