Port Macquarie Blog
'Pop and sip, cheese and dip, happy as a seagull with a chip.Hang with SBS best on telly while Port Macquarie fills my belly!'.... Jenny Kongsai's answer to the SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings Competition, she has shared with us her delightful getaway in Greater Port Macquarie.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the farmer and access information and hear specialist speakers on a range of land management topics. Gorge on the fresh, local flavours from Greater Port Macquarie’s food bowl at the Farm Gate Tours, on this October 19th and 20th.
Greater Port Macquarie is very proud to announce that the Stunned Mullet has been awarded with one of fine dining's greatest accolades, a Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef Hat.
More than 100 local Port Macquarie producers will be exhibiting their stock at the region’s largest food and wine festival, Tastings on Hastings this October. Read the SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings food article by Feast Magazine.
Did you know that the you can get up close and personal with the animals right here in Greater Port Macquarie?
Billabong now offers new close-up, private encounters with animals and new exhibits, you can (if you really want to!) hold a python snake, hand-feed a rare snow leopard, pat a koala and feed the little penguins.
They recently had some new arrivals, two little female red pandas.
Not long now until the Australian Surf Festival, being held from 10th to 23rd August, right here in Greater Port Macquarie, NSW.
The 2013 Australian Surf Festival, incorporates the Australian Longboard Titles, Australian Surfmasters Titles, Australian Logger Titles and the Australian Single Fin Titles. All events will run consecutively in the beautiful town of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast.
Each and every year, tens of thousands of people come to Port Macqauarie with one thing on their mind....”I want to see a Koala” - Because after all it is the true Australian Tourist experience isn’t it.
One of the best locations for this dream to become a reality is at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. The only hospital of its kind in the world they take care of sick, injured and orphaned koalas from all over Australia but namely the Port Macquarie region where there is a very high concentration of Koalas in the wild.
Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a CPR and Board Rescue course. Surfers are on the beach from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. A lot of them are responsible for hundreds of thousands of unsung rescues.
In conjunction with pro-surfers who are currently working as lifeguards, Surfing NSW have identified board rescue techniques that may prove to be crucial in times of need.
Now in its fourth year and an iconic event for the region the Comboyne Mountain Goat Races are a spectacle not to be missed. The event is the brainchild of local Comboyne brothers, Rod & Michael Fisher, who decided to hatch a plan to raise money for maintenance at the local showground. In a testament to their ability to think outside the square a motorbike camp draft and small dog show were trialled before settling on Mountain Goat Races. The event captured the imagination of locals, providing excitement, adrenalin and a fantastic spectator sport.