⦁ CLIMB, DRIVE or PARAGLIDE NORTH BROTHER MOUNTAIN
An easy 20 minute drive south of Port Macquarie, you'll find yourself in the gorgeous Camden Haven. Climb up North Brother Mountain for some of the most accessible panoramic views on the east coast of Australia. It is the best seat in the house for the sunrise if you are an early riser, or take a picnic breakfast. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also attempt the Laurieton Track, or even paragliding!.
Miss Nellie’s Café is a hidden gem with charming baked goodies, delicious coffee and mouth-watering pastries that are the perfect brunch treat.
On a visit to Boorganna Nature Reserve, near the charming country village of Comboyne, you can take a 5.4km return walking trail to scenic Rawson Falls. The falls are a 40m drop and there are signposts along the way with interesting facts about the rainforest and its history. On a hot day this is the place to be!
⦁ SWEET DREAMS
Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat is a multiple award winning secluded and private luxury oasis on the pristine Camden Haven River near the peaceful village of Laurieton. Take the air walk, open the front door and straight away, you'll feel the magic of living in the trees. Go to sleep and wake to the peaceful sounds of nature.
⦁ MORNING COFFEE
Enjoy a warm cup of your favourite brew at Grounded Café in Laurieton.
⦁ HORSE RIDE THROUGH THE VINES
Horse riding lessons and trail rides through the Cassegrain Vineyards with Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre, or you could head into the hinterland for a ride in pretty countryside finishing with a refreshing dip in the river! Hastings River Horse Riding is a newly opened trail riding experience just outside of Wauchope (about a 15 minute drive west up the Oxley Highway).
If you've chosen the Cassegrain horse riding option, you could eat in style at Cassegrain's Twotriplefour Restaurant, or if you're out towards the lovely town of Wauchope (great for boutique shopping,cafes, and riverside strolls), head to Sheathers on High cafe for a healthy hearty lunch.
⦁ HEADLAND HIKES
Heading back to the Camden Haven, take the 3.7km return Perpendicular Point walking track in Kattang Nature Reserve. Surrounded on all three sides by Pacific Ocean, the majestic Perpendicular Point stands tall with 40m vertical cliffs plummeting to the sea below. (Please note some areas of this walk was fire affected in 2019).
OR you could head a little south of Dunbogan to the very special area of Diamond Head. There you will find one of Australia's best beaches, along with the spectacular and insta-worthy Split Rock and the Diamond Head Rock Arch along the Diamond Head Loop Walk.
The authentic Italian restaurant Delizioso is not to be missed, whether you fancy a traditional wood-fired pizza, house made pasta or veal you’ll find what you’re looking for. Feel like something lighter? You'll love the new Vietnamese in Laurieton, the Blue Buffalo Cafe.
⦁ OCEAN BLAST
⦁ COASTAL WALK
Walk off the adrenaline as you explore the foreshore of Port Macquarie. This is part of the 9km Coastal Walk that follows a dramatic and inspiring coastline featuring beaches, headlands, historic sites and lush rainforests. Along the way, you'll find Sandbox Cafe on stunning Flynns Beach for sustenance!
⦁ LUNCH BREAK
Bandwagon Cafes serves up specialty coffee, quality food, music and good vibes in a century old house.
⦁ SCENIC FLIGHT
See the region from another perspective with Port Macquarie Helicopters. Head north or south and take in the majestic birds eye views!
Enjoy spectacular views across the Hastings River whilst indulging in fresh local seafood at Whalebone Wharf.
We know this is a 3-day itinerary, but you won't want to go home, so book a night at the comfy Waters Edge. This resort/motel on the marina has a small playground, waterside pool and deck. Enjoy, and plan your return!
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