Port Macquarie... Paradise is so close. Couples 3-day Escape Itinerary
To the south of Port Mac is the stunning Camden Haven region, where you'll find Diamond Head. Soak up the serenity in a secluded spot and admire the lush rainforests and golden sand. Located in Crowdy Bay National Park, this track offers sweeping views across Crowdy Bay without the big crowds. Finish off with a swim at Diamond Head Beach. If you're feeling a little too relaxed for the walk, drive to Diamond Head Campground and the iconic 'Split Rock' is a short walk on the beach from there. Then you'll have time to visit the lovely Queens Lake before you head into the Hinterland.
Nestled in the stunning Hinterlands, a gorgeous drive through farmland and forest, The Byabarra Café & Bar offers spectacular views, a licensed bar and hearty food.
Another hour's drive up the road, via the lovely tiny township of Comboyne, is the 200-metre drop beauty of Ellenborough Falls. Wander to the viewing platform, or the more adventurous can take the 641 timber steps to the bottom to hear the roar and feel the spray.
The Stunned Mullet has sweeping views over Town Beach and is perfect for an enchanting dinner. Offering a seasonal menu with a focus on local and specialty ingredients, incredible wines and sublime service, you are in for an amazing dining experience.
Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat is one of Port's newest and most luxurious accommodation offerings. Think open fire, waterfront, views and luxe decor. Treat yourselves!
Indulge in a luxury spa experience at the Port Macquarie Day Spa. Here you can relax in a beautiful peaceful environment and spend a day being pampered with your partner.
Little Fish Cafe & Vineyard is such a pretty and romantic spot it's been voted #1 'Brides Choice' several years running! Only a short 10 minute drive from the center of Port.
You will find many outlets brimming with goodies to tempt you. Check out the creative precinct of Murray Street where you will find unique treasures.
Sip away on an array of wines before delving into the craft brewery scene. A perfect afternoon adventure for both beer & wine lovers and you can customise your bespoke adventure for two with Indulgence Tours.
Watch the sunset together by the Breakwall at Town Beach and read the collage of messages on the graffiti rocks by locals and visitors.
With stunning views and an extensive drinks list, Zebu is the perfect place for a bite to eat before the show.
Take in an excellent show or intimate concert in the magical Glasshouse theatre setting and enjoy a glass of wine at an evening art talk with leading artists and curators. Performing arts and music flourish locally in this cultural hub, offering a world of cultural experiences.
Port's premium resort, Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges, is set over expansive grounds fronting the marina and river. It has recently undergone a multi-million dollar extension and renovation, with an instagram-worthy pool deck and a Hamptons-inspired feel. Spoil yourselves with buffet breakfast at The Boathouse Restaurant or drop into the bar for a night cap.
Start your day with gentle stretches, breathing exercises and relaxation with a Beach Yoga class held on Town Beach.
Right on Town Beach, this favourite has one of the best views in town, healthy treats and great coffee.
Call in to Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries and experience the pleasure of picking your own plump, luscious strawberries. Enjoy a free farm tour undertaken weekdays from 11am and sample award-winning jams, condiments and pickles.
Whalebone Wharf Restaurant has a prime frontage to the mighty Hastings River, and decor and menu to match! The perfect lunch date venue.
Visit the world’s first Koala Hospital, dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating koalas. Free tours are available (please book ahead).
Book on to a Jet Boat ride for thrill (and whale) seeking adventure! Whale season is from May to November and the Jet Boat rides operate year-round. More sedate river cruises are also available!
Bar Florian is a classy, comfortable, easygoing Italian style wine bar with a comprehensive wine list. Perfect for a pre- dinner drink.
Bills Fishhouse and Bar is a casual, modern dining space that embraces locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients to produce simple, uncomplicated food. A space that boasts a buzzing vibe.