Port Macquarie

A beautiful holiday destination and great place to live! Lets see what we have found “to do” in the area.

Port Macquarie is located just under 4 & 1/2 hours away from Sydney.

Cafes and Restaurants

  • Corner Cafe: – http://cornerrestaurant.com.au/menu.html
  • Bean tree: – http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g255329-d2149389-Reviews-Beantree_Cafe-Port_Macquarie_New_South_Wales.html
  • The Beach house: – http://ktgroup.com.au/the-beach-house
  • Fig: – http://ktgroup.com.au/the-fig
  • Rydges Bar and Grill: – http://www.rydges.com/accommodation/regional-nsw/port-macquarie/food-and-drink/
  • Signatures: – http://www.ourpatch.com.au/port-macquarie/categories/restaurants/businesses/57774-signatures-steak-seafood
  • Whalebone wharf: – http://www.whalebonewharf.com.au
  • Town Green Inn:- has a good indoor play area and strong cocktails – http://www.towngreeninn.com.au

Things to do

  • Beaches – lighthouse beach and lighhhouse,
  • Timbertown Wauchope – A heritage Theme Park
  • Town Green – Play grounds for the kids, walk by the water, grab some fish and chips for lunch
  • Glasshouse – possibly controversial but check out whats on!
  • Billabong Zoo – great for the kids
  • Koala Hospital
  • Kids crazy maze
  • Timmy two worlds in Wauchope
  • Doctors Walk – the original bit of the coast walk from Oxley Beach to Flynns. The local doctors and surgeons built it about 15 years or so ago.
  • Hastings Farmers Markets – held on the fourth Saturday of every month at the Wauchope Showground, High St, Wauchope from 8am to 12noon.
  • The Foreshore Market – Hastings Farmers and Artists Markets (check out dates on website) – http://www.hastings.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2587-event-details.asp?intEventID=1362
  • Mum and Bubs Market (check out site for details) – http://www.hastings.nsw.gov.au/www/html/2587-event-details.asp?intEventID=8989

Places to explore

  • Lake Cathie – just 20 mins
  • Bonny Hills – Rainbow beach
  • Laurieton
  • North brother look out – this gives you an AMAZING view of some of the beautiful East Coast of Australia!
  • Point Plomer
  • Hat head – 1hr and 10 mins away – this caravan park and national park is one of our families favourite holiday spots! We quite often like to go there over the Easter Holidays as the water is beautiful and warm and the days are sunny! There is fishing, snorkeling, swimming in a bay and at the beach and beautiful walks. Not far from South West Rocks – another great place to visit and Smokey Cape Guesthouse and the trial Bay Jail.
  • Ricardos Tomato and Strawberry Farm.
  • Located less than 20 mins from Port Macquaire – has the most beautiful vine ripened tomatoes! You can go and pick your own fresh strawberries!
  • Toy Library.
  • Find more information here! Great idea if you cannot lugg all the toys your little one wants every move! – http://www.pmncinfo.org.au/pages/servicesprogramswhats-on/toy-library.php