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Shae Killey3 years ago

Stress less with the perfect day in Port Macquarie

When's the last time you had a day to yourself to do nothing but relax? Whether it's the crazy kids, work deadlines, your pesky partner or trying to figure out how to pay those bills, everyday life can be stressful. If you're living in Port Macquarie, we've go some activities that will help you escape for a day and lower that blood pressure while you're at it. Everyone has their own relaxation techniques to try deal with their stress levels, but if you're looking for something new to try, follow our day of relaxation and you're sure to finish feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Start with breakfast

Social Grounds

Perfectly poured coffee, Social Grounds - port Macquarie
Perfectly poured coffee, Social Grounds – port Macquarie

If you want to relax, it’s impossible to do so while your stomach is growling. While Social Grounds is still relatively new to the Port Macquarie, it has been a real hit with locals since it opened its doors. For the perfect start to your relaxing day, order a premium blend coffee and delicious bacon and egg brekky bagel from one of the friendly staff. You will be blown away with the alternative decor and all the interesting meals on offer at this cool little cafe. Located on Gordon Street, head down to Social Grounds for a breakfast experience you won’t regret.
Where: 151 Gordon St Port Macquarie NSW

Head to Tacking Point Lighthouses

With a satisfied stomach, you can now make the short trip south to Tacking Point Lighthouse for some of the best views in Port Macquarie. Built in 1879, you can sit down and admire some local history while taking in unspoilt views of the coastline as far as the eye can see. There’s even a scenic coastal walking track available if a bit of exercise helps you de-stress.
Where: Lot 2 Lighthouse Road Port Macquarie NSW

Stop off at the Sea Acres National Park and Rainforest

What’s more relaxing than spending some time in a tranquil rainforest? Immerse yourself in the the peaceful surroundings created by all the native flora and fauna at one of the largest, least disturbed and most diverse coastal rainforests in New South Wales. Join a guided tour and learn about Sea Acres, or go at your own pace and zen out to all tranquil sights and sounds within this natural oasis.
Where: Lot 613 Pacific Drive Port Macquarie NSW

Tea anyone?

Tea & Treasures

Try the high tea, Tea and Treasures - Port Macquarie
Try the high tea, Tea and Treasures – Port Macquarie

Forget yoga, when it comes to reducing stress, it has been scientifically proven that herbs in tea can relax your muscles to help you forget about your worries. For more than 7 years, the staff at Tea and Treasures have been providing the perfect Port Macquarie tea house experience for those who just can’t go without a good cuppa. Sit out by the balcony in their cosy little cottage and sip from a range of both speciality and leaf teas, all served on fine China. Like your high teas? Available Monday to Friday at Tea and Treasures, be sure to book in advance for some silver service indulgence.
Where: 76 William St Port Macquarie NSW

Treat yourself

Port Macquarie Day Spa

Escape for some relaxation, Port Macquarie Day Spa - Port Macquarie
Escape for some relaxation, Port Macquarie Day Spa – Port Macquarie

If you want to completely rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, be sure to make Port Macquarie Day Spa your final stop of the day. Located in the Port Macquarie CBD, step inside this pampering paradise and choose from a range of services to suit your needs. Everything from facials, pedicures, massage, spa packages, hydrotherapy, tinting, waxing, plus more; you name it and Port Macquarie Day Spa will most likely offer it. However, in order to completely soothe the soul, we recommend the serenity package. This includes a one-hour renewal massage to help soothe and relax, followed by a replenishing facial and then finish with your choice spa manicure or pedicure.
Where: Rydges Port Macquarie 1 Hay Street Port Macquarie NSW

Perhaps you feel like yoga may be the perfect way to relax? Click here for a yoga lovers guide to Port Macqaurie.

Do you know a better way to relax in Port Macquarie? Let us know in the comments below.