Port Macquarie is the ideal family playground. And with its gentle coastal pace, there’ll be ample of time to explore it all this holiday.
Amidst a stunning coastline of rocky headlands and neighbouring the banks of the Hastings River estuary is the vibrant, unspoilt town of Port Macquarie. Boasting 17 beaches for swimming and water sports, our hinterland offers over 65, 000 hectares of state forests and national parks that lead to waterfalls and picnic areas - one of the State's best kept secrets!
We have accommodation for every budget, from caravan parks to 4.5 star hotels and apartments, there's over 1,350 rooms in the CBD alone, many with stunning water views. With a distinctive mix of heritage buildings and offering diverse dining, shopping and entertainment venues, Port Macquarie is perfect for taking in the glorious waterways and beaches, with the character of an animated CBD.
Just 30 minutes south of Port Macquarie is the breathtaking Camden Haven with calm waterways, bountiful fishing, gorgeous national parks and beaches it's no wonder so many visitors return. Only 15 minutes west is Wauchope, established in 1836 this agricultural centre was once the mill for hinterland timber before becoming the centre of the local dairy and cattle industries. Greater Port Macquarie has so much to offer.
Tastings On Hastings 6 - 8 November
From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 November, Port Macquarie will transform into a food-lovers paradise during the 13th annual Tastings on Hastings.
Hungry crowds will flock to the riverside to tempt their tastebuds and sample exciting new flavours, soak up the live entertainment and enjoy the food-fuelled good vibes.
Themed ‘Fire, Water, Harvest’, Tastings on Hastings 2015 will ignite all the senses with a smorgasbord of events including a night time festival, celebrity chef dinners, cooking demonstrations, master classes and the popular main event.
Festivities begin with a unique Fire Water Festival on the Town Green, which will see the foreshore alight with fire twirlers, lanterns, braziers and torches. A cultural fusion of local art, musical and street performers, night markets and an exciting array of food stalls.
A tasty line-up of workshops and masterclasses will be held on Saturday 7 November. Be inspired by Matt Moran, cooking demonstrations, culinary workshops and Masterclasses.
The ever-popular main event from 9am to 4pm on Sunday 8 November will provide visitors with the opportunity to sample new products, chat with producers, share tasting plates, shop for local produce and enjoy the entertainment on the Town Green. Entry is just $5 and provides access to several exciting precincts including the Farmer’s Markets, the Restaurant Precinct, the Main Stage, the Beer and Wine Precinct and the Maker’s Markets.
Sit back savour the flavours of the festival, enjoy a great line-up of live entertainment, including the soulful sounds of popular North Coast singer Lisa Hunt and more. Tastings on Hastings makes a perfect gourmet weekend away for couples and families alike. Three jam-packed days that’ll satisfy all your senses.
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Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights~
|Brisbane||Port Macquarie||$125~||06 September - 27 July 2016|
|Sydney||Port Macquarie||$115~||06 September - 27 July 2016|
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