Itineraries & Trails

Suggested itineraries - Port Macquarie

DAY 1

There are now another 50 reasons to come to Port Macquarie and explore.  Follow the Hello Koala Sculpture Trail around Port Macquarie to see the creative talents of 50 local and national artists as they have painted and crafted their designs over these fabulous sculptures.  Each design is completely unique and they will pop up at various locations around Port Macquarie from Settlement City, to the foreshore, onto the Town Green, Clarence Street, Town Beach and Rotary Park.  Download the complete trail from their website www.hellokoalas.com.au

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DAY 2

The morning

Explore 2,000 metres of pathways covering 10,000 square metres at Bago Vineyard and Maze. There are lookout towers, bridges, boardwalks and musical instruments along the way. Call into the cellar door and taste a variety of Bago wines and you can pick up some of their locally grown raspberries. Stop at Timbertown in Wauchope to discover the timber history of the region.

Discover the natural beauty of the Hastings River on a range of river cruises (whale watching cruises operate from May to November). Regular cruises depart from the Clarence Street Wharf.

For lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Rainforest Café in the tranquillity of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

The afternoon

Sea Acres National Park is one of the largest, least disturbed and most diverse coastal rainforests in NSW. The 1.3km accessible elevated rainforest boardwalk lets you enjoy the sights, sounds and tranquillity of this rare subtropical rainforest. For a unique experience book a bush tucker tour with a local Aboriginal guide.  Hop aboard a camel and gently wander along the golden sands of Lighthouse Beach where dolphins are frequently seen dancing the waves.

For dinner

There is a large choice of dining experiences in Port Macquarie such as the The Corner Restaurant offering a sophisticated and contemporary menu driven with seasonal produce and the freshest ingredients.

The evening

Dance the night away overlooking the beautiful Hastings River at Zebu Bar at Rydges or the Beach House Bar.

Stay the night

Book in at one of the numerous hotels or motels, apartments, resort and retreats in Port Macquarie.  There is so much to do you’ll need to stay a few nights.

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DAY 3

The morning

Watch the sunrise on the iconic Coastal Walk. The 9km track starts at the breakwall on Town Green, continues past the colourful graffiti rocks, eight sandy beaches, headlands, historic sites, lookouts and a subtropical rainforest ending at Lighthouse Beach.

Join Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding for a trail ride around the stunning hinterland to discover the region.

For lunch

Pick your own strawberries from the indoor vines and taste the award winning produce at Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries. Enjoy lunch in the onsite Café Red. Close by is Cassegrain Winery where you can taste the tradition of one of the region’s most established wineries at their cellar door.

The afternoon

Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is a world renowned koala breeding centre. Pat a koala and a dingo, hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies and see over 50 species of Australian wildlife. Feed the endangered snow leopards and little penguins or have a giant python draped around you for a once in a life time experience.

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