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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Enjoy a day of scenic sights and delicious dishes

What is better than a day of sight seeing and fine dining? The answer is, not much! If you find yourself in Port Macquarie with a day spare, be sure to check out the beautiful scenery and fantastic restaurants that call this location home. Whether you're into green luscious locations that run wild with native animals or prefer long sandy stretches where you can dip your toes in the water, Port Macquarie can deliver. We have found two of the best locations to enjoy the beautiful outside as well as a couple of neighbouring restaurants where you can sit down to a delicious gourmet feast.

Visit Wauchope for the day

Sunrise in Wauchope
Sunrise in Wauchope

Just a twenty minute drive from the sandy shores of Port Macquarie and you will find yourself at Wauchope. This former timber town is nestled next to a number of nationally renowned parks and rainforests that are home to native species and stunning views. If you love nothing more than surrounding yourself in nature, be sure to visit this stunning location. Keen to explore the area by foot? Visit the Willi Willi National Park that hosts a number of gorgeous walking tracks that all lead to a picturesque waterfall. While you’re here, check out the fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants that make this location such a popular place to visit.
Where: Wauchope NSW 2446

Bago Tavern

Indoor and outdoor seating, Bago Tavern - Wauchope
Indoor and outdoor seating, Bago Tavern – Wauchope

Located in the heart of Wauchope, the Bago Tavern is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal while exploring the local area. Combining gourmet cuisine with wholesome and traditional meals, what is presented in front of you at the Bago Tavern is something truly special. Relax in their home away from home location as you gaze over the exquisite seasonal menu and ever-changing specials board.

Sourcing quality produce from local farmers and suppliers, you know that when you dive into a dish at Bago Tavern it will be deliciously fresh and full of flavour. Whether you’re one for steak, seafood or wok-inspired dishes, you’re sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds at this rural location. Featuring a beer garden, children’s area, restaurant, sports bar and gaming room, don’t go past the Bago Tavern when visiting Wauchope.
Where: 235 High Street Wauchope NSW 2446

Visit the Port Macquarie coastline

Peaceful and relaxing - Shelly Beach
Peaceful and relaxing – Shelly Beach

Port Macquarie is famous for its gorgeous beaches that home luscious white sand, crystal clear waters and picturesque views. Spend your day road tripping along the beautiful coastline, stopping off at beaches along the way or settle for one spot and set up camp. One beach that really stands out has to be Shelly Beach. This nautical location is the perfect place to bring the family, featuring a natural tidal lagoon, gentle walking tracks, barbecue areas and toilets. Relax on the sandy shores as you admire the beautiful rainforest surroundings that wrap around this beach.
Where: Shelly Beach NSW

On The Edge Restaurant

Iconic waterfront dining, On The Edge Restaurant - Port Macquarie
Iconic waterfront dining, On The Edge Restaurant – Port Macquarie

For supper this evening, be sure to book a reservation at On The Edge Restaurant, located inside the Waters Edge Boutique Hotel. This exquisite dining location provides both indoor and outdoor seating that all privy to remarkable views over the Hastings River. Whether you’re searching for somewhere romantic to spoil your partner or a location to celebrate a special occasion, On The Edge Restaurant is the ideal spot to enjoy.

Featuring plenty of talented chefs who present mouth-watering dishes using only the finest of produce, it is safe to say that no one will leave this premium location unsatisfied. Whether you’re one for gourmet pizzas, succulent meaty dishes or delectable pasta there is a dish for you. Not too hungry but would love to enjoy a few drinks? On The Edge Restaurant makes for the perfect place to relax with the perfect glass of red next to their open fireplace for a warm autumn evening. Be sure to visit this superb waterfront location for a classic unique dining experience.
Where: 1 Buller Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Where are your favourite coast to country spots in Port Macquarie? We’d love to know!

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