The Port Macquarie region has a flourishing food, wine and creative scene, inspired by our stunning surrounds. Our new Taste Trails are five specially curated 'Insider's Guides' providing local insights into some of the region's best experiences, including maps and drive times so you can assemble you're own self-drive trail and make the most of your visit here.   

Plus, if you're a NSW resident, don't forget to use your 'Dine & Discover' vouchers where you can! Apply here for $100 worth of vouchers per eligible adult. It's a great initiative to get everyone exploring our beautiful State and keep our economy moving.

Check out the following Taste Trails:

  • Bago Maze Aerial By Bago Winery Maze

    These are not your average wineries! Combine your tastings and cheese platters with horseriding, maze-running, chocolate-making, sculptural gardens, gourmet picnics and colonial history.

  • Arthouse Industries Interior By Matt Gilligan

    Galleries with a twist, artist-made treasures, wheel-thrown clay and a koala sculpture adventure. There’s something for everyone on this eclectic trail.

  • Botanic Wine Garden Night Feast

    Discover unique watering holes around our region, all have great food, many have live and local music. You can thank us later!

  • Ricardoes Tomatoes In The Vines By Matt Gilligan Croppedv2

    pick your strawberries fresh off the vine, meet the farmer, eat your oyster fresh from the river, watch your coffee beans being  roasted, then take home some of the finest locally produced fare.

  • Wicked Elf Brewery Bar Man Beer By Matt Gilligan

    Visit some of the East Coast’s best brewers, then pair with some next level burgers and you’ve got a great day out!

  • Taste Trails Map Exerpt
  • Prefer to download Taste Trails info? Click here for the brochure, which includes a delightful map of our region (illustrated by talented local Fiona Solley). Copies of the Map/Brochure can also be found at most participating outlets and many tourist operators throughout the region.

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COVID-19 Update

We are welcoming visitors to our region. Please check and comply with the NSW Public Health Orders when planning your trip. In particular, if you are unwell and/or need to isolate, please do not travel until the risk has passed and any relevant restrictions have lifted. *Please note* Pre-bookings for attractions and eateries are advisable, as advertised opening hours may change due to COVID impacts. Thank you for helping to keep our community COVIDsafe.

Urgent Comboyne Road Closure: The Comboyne Road has been closed due to road damage. A detour via Lorne Road is in place. Bayabarra is accessible via Oxley Highway. The access road to the top of North Brother Mountain is also currently closed due to damage.