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7 Best Things To Do In Port Macquarie

Nestled into the NSW coastline, the laid-back town of Port Macquarie is quickly becoming a tourist hotspot for nature lovers and foodies alike. If you’re in the area and can’t decide how to spend your time, here’s a list of some of the best things to do in Port Macquarie.

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Things To Do in Port Macquarie: Beaches

There are endless things to do in Port Macquarie, but you can’t stop by our stunning little town without visiting one of the local beaches. From windswept coastlines to tranquil bays, Port Macquarie has it all. Three of the top beaches in Port Macquarie include:


Flynns Beach – Flynns is nestled in between two headlands providing the perfect oasis for families with kids, and beginner surfers.

Lighthouse Beach – A 9 km stretch of beach just south of Port Macquarie. This open coastline is popular surf beach offering local surfers protection from the northeasterly winds during summer.

Town Beach – A patrolled beach right near the town centre, this spot is great for families with young kids. It offers modern toilet facilities, plenty of car parks and is a quick walk away from a variety of local food and coffee spots.

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Things To Do In Port Macquarie: Restaurants & Bars

You can’t visit Port Macquarie without trying out some of its great dining venues. Whether you’re feeling like afternoon aperitifs or indulgent meals at one of our acclaimed restaurants, Port Mac’s venues have got all your bases covered.


Award-winning Restaurants: Port Macquarie is home to a wide range of award-winning restaurants all offering fresh coastal cuisine and extensive wine lists. Our town has everything from fresh seafood feasts to woodfired pizzas and the best burgers you’ve ever seen. You’ll need a few nights in town to cover all the local hot spots.

Cocktails & Craft Beer: Port Macquarie is renowned for its love of local craft beers and unique cocktails. Settle into one of our many bars and spend the afternoon tasting local brews, or sipping on fresh, carefully designed cocktails from our extensive beverage menus.

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Things To Do in Port Macquarie: Wineries

If you are looking for fun things to do in Port Macquarie then you must spend an afternoon at one of the regions stunning wineries. Greater Port Macquarie is home to rolling green hills and fruitful wineries with a passion for unique local produce. Two of the top wineries in the region are:


Cassegrain Winery – Spend the afternoon on the deck overlooking the lake and surrounding grounds at this acclaimed winery. Descending from an old winemaking family in France, Cassegrain combines traditional French knowledge with modern Australian technique to produce a full-bodied, elegant collection of wines. The venue offers horse riding tours through the winery and surrounding bush trails as well as private horse riding lessons.

Long Point Vineyard – Browse through Long Point’s art gallery with a wine in hand at this charming local vineyard. The varietals on offer are always changing and the gallery boasts the best pieces from local artists in the region. Tour buses can be organised, giving you the freedom to wine and dine as long as you please.