Reconnect with your inner-self and slow-down in Port Macquarie, a hotspot for home-grown wellness.
Local produce is served with love in wineries and cafes, sunrise yoga is on the beach and rainforest walks rejuvenate the soul. Buy locally baked goodies at the farmer’s markets and curl up by a fire in a cosy B&B.
Renowned for its healthy lifestyle with 17 beaches, pristine rivers and great nature experiences in coastal rainforests and National Parks what better place to nourish your soul.
Port Macquarie’s winery trail is full of surprises and it all begins just 10 minutes from the beach. Seven boutique vineyards offer art galleries, alfresco restaurants, rose gardens and history alongside their Chambourcin. You can meet the wine-makers behind a dynamic wine industry or settle in on the veranda for a long-lunch.
Watch the sun-rise with a quinoa breakfast bowl at Salty Crew Kiosk, relax for a lake-side lunch with fair-trade coffee at Abundance Lifestyle and Garden, and enjoy seasonal local lamb and vegetables at Drury Lane Eatery for dinner
With over 80 producers and farmers in the region, the best place to meet them are at the Grown and Gathered markets in Pappinbarra, the Real Food Local Produce Markets held every Tuesday in the CBD, and the monthly Hastings Farmers Markets.
Pick strawberries and tomatoes from the vine at Ricardoes Tomatoes and taste freshly shucked oysters at Armstrong Oysters.
Walks in nature
The stunning 9km Coastal Walk is recognised as one of the best in Australia, by Tourism Australia; walk the easier 3km boardwalk at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre; or head to the Rocks Ferry Walk at Wauchope where Jacaranda and fig trees line the boardwalk along a gorgeous stretch of the upper Hastings River.
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