Port Macquarie confirms its place as a hotspot for a romantic getaway.
Couples will love the vibrant nightlife in Port Macquarie as a plethora of new wine bars have opened up, go horse riding along a deserted beach, join an art class in a wine-bar, dine at a newly hatted restaurant and stay in unique, cosy and romantic accommodation.
To help you start planning take a look at these places to eat, drink, stay and play.
Eat & Drink
The Stunned Mullet - holds a coveted National 'Good Food Guide' Chef's Hat and many other awards, with sweeping views over Town Beach it's perfect for a long-lunch or 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.
Bar Florian – this retro Italian themed wine bar brings a touch of European class to Port Macquarie. Owners Gino and Maree celebrate their Italian heritage with the finest cured meats, cheese platters, delicious pizzas, a variety of fine wines and music. The bar is named after Bar Florian in Venice, one of the oldest cafes in Europe.
Drury Lane Eatery – a couple from Sydney have brought their Surry Hills vibe with a coastal twist to this eatery in the forecourt of the Glasshouse. A casual eatery open for breakfast and lunch, some nights for dinner too, you will savour wholesome food lovingly prepared where the local produce is the star. They make everything in house and their sourdough and baked treats are worth trying whilst enjoying their alfresco area under the trees.
Whalebone Wharf - picture yourself sitting here enjoying water views whilst dining on fresh seafood and modern fusion cuisine. Award winning executive chef Peter Ridland and his team pride themselves on an exceptional high standard of flavour, freshness and quality. Once you have decided whether to dine there for lunch or dinner, you can spoil your significant other with fresh Lobsters from the tank, share a magnificent seafood platter or other delicious fare.
Glasshouse - Performing arts and music flourish locally in this cultural hub, offering a world of cultural experiences. Take in a world class show or intimate concert in the magical theatre setting. Take a closer look at the ever-changing exhibitions of artists, designers and creative groups within the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, enjoy a glass of wine at an evening art talk with leading artists and curators.
Picnic atop North Brother Mountain - climb or drive up this accessible mountain with arguably the best views on the North Coast! Grab some tasty local fare from a local Camden Haven village and find your patch of lush grass to stretch out on.
Visit 6 Boutique Wineries - discover vineyards with art galleries, alfresco restaurants, hedge mazes and historic homesteads to explore and handmade chocolates made on site then paired to perfection with wine. You will be surprised that Port Macquarie's winery trail all begins just 10 minutes from the beach.
Flourish Tents - a unique glamping experience by the coast or in the hinterland, Flourish will pitch and style a bell-style tent for any occasion. Luxury linen, bedding, lanterns and breakfast hampers can all be provided. Why not pick yourself a secluded location then stop, pause and reconnect.