If it’s ocean front dining you’re after, then The Fat Fish at Bonny Hills is the obvious choice. It’s only a 20-minute drive south of Port Macquarie but you will feel like you’ve escaped it all. Take in the stunning beach front setting overlooking Rainbow Beach, while Karyn and her team t...
Address: Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Club, Beach Street, Bonny Hills
Phone: 02 6585 5066
For an unforgettable experience on the water, Port Jet Cruise Adventures has it all. Experience the thrill of the ocean on board Wave Rider. Their newest 18 passenger 900 horsepower super boat will have you surfing the waves and cruising up and down Port Macquarie’s remarkable coastline or spe...
Address: 1 Short St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone: 02 6583 8811
Website: portjet.com.au
Guaranteed sightings of 60+ koalas scattered across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region! This award-winning Trail won Gold in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards and represented NSW in the Australian Tourism Finals in February this year. What’s more, TripAdvisor ranks Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail as #...
Address: Port Macquarie
Phone: 0416 641 482
Website: hellokoalas.com
Learning to surf is fun and easy, especially at the multi award winning Port Macquarie Surf School where they have lessons daily. All coaches are fully accredited, licensed and insured with Surfing Australia. You will learn surf safety and awareness as well as how to catch a wave. They cater for ...
Address: 46 Pacific Drive, Flynns Beach
Phone: 02 6584 7733
At the award-winning Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie, NSW you can get up-close and personal to Australian and Exotic animals. Open every day 9am - 5pm. You can pat, stroke, feed, hold, hear and see over 80 species of animals, reptiles and birds. They care for over 220 animals in this friendly 10 ac...
Address: Cnr Oxley & Pacific Highway, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6585 1060
Imagine you’re looking out over the Mekong River in NE Thailand with the misty mountains of Laos looming as dark shadows in the background. The aromas floating from the open kitchen continue this journey. The fresh taste of the traditional Thai-Lao cuisine says something very clearly; ‘you ha...
Address: 75 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6583 8001
Enjoy the morning sun on Port Macquarie’s picturesque marina over a Devonshire tea, champagne brunch or one of our extensive breakfast options including Eggs Benedict pictured above - open from 10am weekdays from Tuesday and 8am weekends. Feed the fish from the balcony and try the renowned lun...
Address: Port Macquarie Marina, Park Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6584 4039
Website: quaylime.com.au
A favourite for locals and visitors alike. The Club is popular with those who enjoy great food, great fun or great golf in a safe friendly environment and it has been a part of the community since 1910. Throughout the week, the club hosts poker, bingo, trivia and raffles as well as golf competiti...
Address: Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6582 0409
Pick your own luscious strawberries, then take home NSW’s best tomatoes. Enjoy a free farm tour, eat at Cafe Red, sample their award- winning preserves. Just 10min from Port’s CBD, a family fun day. FREE entry.
Address: 221 Blackmans Point Road, Blackmans Point, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6585 0663
Website: ricardoes.com
Building for Stage 3 of the resort is scheduled to commence in mid-2018, but there are still some great homes move-in ready now. Their most affordable model starts at $370,000 and premium position homes with immaculate upgraded finishes are available from $490,000. Featuring first-class amenities...
Address: Botanic Drive, Lakewood
Phone: 1300 557 075
Michael Burkhardt is passionate about producing quality healthy bakery goods including breads, savouries & cakes. They use only Australian organic flour & hand harvested sea salt, & offer a wide range of gluten free products.
Address: Shop 1, 15 Short Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6583 4699
Offering 83 superbly appointed Guest Rooms, Port Macquarie is the hottest new wedding destination on the East Coast with the arrival of the newly designed Pavilion, Wedding Chapel and Waterfront Ballroom at Sails Resort Port Macquarie. This coastal resort is emerging from a stunning multi-million...
Address: 20 Park St, Port Macquarie
Phone: 1800 025 271

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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Top Whale Watching Opportunities: Tours and our favourite vantage points in Port Macquarie

Top Whale Watching Opportunities: Tours and our favourite vantage points in Port Macquarie

May 22 2018
Written by Pix Jonasson for Discover Media Australia The Port Macquarie region makes for the perfect coastal holiday to watch migrating whales along the NSW coast. Each year between May and November, the Port Macquarie coastal region is a haven for whale watching. A...