Port Macquarie is becoming famous for its great food and wine.
Try one of the many cafes and restaurants offering a broad range of international cuisines, from Mediterranean to Indian, Thai, Japanese, Turkish, French, Greek & Italian. There is something for everyone with fresh locally sourced ingredients, seafood, steaks, vegetarian and vegan options.
Some of our Favs are the Stunned Mullet - Bills - Papa Feta - Bandwagon Café and Two Triple Four (at Cassegrain Winery)
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Experience the Treetop Walk at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - Take your rainforest exploration to new heights by embarking on a guided treetop walk through the rainforest canopy. As you walk among the trees, you'll learn about this stunning rainforest's plants, animals, and ecological importance. The views from the treetop walk are breathtaking, and it's an experience not to be missed.
Port Macquarie's beaches are not just about swimming and sunbathing, and they offer a range of activities such as surfing, fishing, snorkelling, and diving. The beaches are also surrounded by beautiful coastal walks and headlands, providing stunning views of the ocean and the coastline. Visitors can also enjoy amenities such as picnic areas, BBQ facilities, playgrounds, and cafes nearby. With so many options to choose from, Port Macquarie's beaches are a must-visit destination for any beach lover.
Sunrise or Sunset at Tacking Point Lighthouse
Take in the stunning ocean and coastline views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, located on the headland between Lighthouse Beach and Shelly Beach. This historic lighthouse is a popular spot for visitors to watch the sunrise or sunset, and it also offers whale-watching opportunities during the migration season. In addition, there are picnic facilities and walking trails, making it a great spot to spend a few hours.
Exploring Port Macquarie's Hastings River by Kayak or Paddleboard
If you prefer a more active way to explore the Hastings River, consider hiring a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. You can paddle at your own pace and explore the river's hidden bays, creeks, and estuaries. Along the way, you might spot dolphins, turtles, and various bird species. In addition, there are several kayak and paddleboard rental companies in Port Macquarie, and some offer guided tours if you'd like a more structured experience.
Explore the Coastal Walk
Take a scenic walk along the coastline and enjoy the stunning views of the beaches, headlands, and ocean. The Port Macquarie Coastal Walk stretches for over 9 kilometres and is divided into four sections, each offering a unique perspective of the coastal landscape. You can start at any point along the walk, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a swim, picnic, or a cup of coffee at one of the cafes along the way. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen and water, as the walk can take several hours to complete.