A Guide to Holiday Activities in Port Macquarie

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Idyllic beaches, a bustling downtown, and some of the best places to stay in Australia are all to be had in Port Macquarie.

Long known as a destination for holiday throughout the country, Port Macquarie is a city which is both peaceful and exciting, chock full of things to do and places to see.

So, if you’re thinking of taking a holiday in Port Macquarie – look no further. We at Star Dental love our little town, and we’re sure you will too!

Port Macquarie Restaurants

The town features restaurants that call on culinary traditions from around the world. We are certain you’ll find something you’ll love with everything Port Macquarie has to offer. Click on the names of the restaurants to find out more.

Botanic Wine Garden

This chic, dark-lit haunt features art on the walls, an incredible wine selection, and classic lamb dishes that will leave your mouth asking for more.

The Stunned Mullet

The chefs at the Stunned Mullet strive to make everyday dishes into displays of artistic and culinary mastery. Their “Glacier 51 Tuna” is a local favourite, and a full bar provides delicious cocktails, beer, and wine for every taste.

The Burger Rebellion

Looking for a killer burger? Look no further than The Burger Rebellion. They fashion their patties out of a perfect mixture of pork and beef and have tons of creative assemblies that may require a second trip.

Port Macquarie Beaches

The town’s beaches are some of the best in Australia, in no small part thanks to the public works department keeping the facilities working and the sands clean.

These three beaches are the best in Port Macquarie. Whether you’re a swimmer, surfer, or just a sandy-side lounger, you could spend hours on any of these beautiful beaches.

Lighthouse Beach

A healthy mix of waves, deep-coloured sand, and sleepy walkways make traversing this beach – whether on a bike or on foot – a true step into oceanic paradise.

Flynn’s Beach

If you’re thinking of trying out surfing for the first time, don’t miss Flynn’s Beach. Not only can you take advantage of the beginner-size waves – lessons are available at great prices and don’t require you to own a surfboard.

Shelly Beach

Perhaps the best spot in Port Macquarie for a relaxing beach outing, Shelly Beach is a veritable paradise that makes any sunrise or sunset complete. Come here for the barbecue pits, stay for the tranquil blue waters.

Port Macquarie Hotels

When you come to Port Macquarie, you need a place to stay, right?

Luckily, Port Macquarie hotels are a dime a dozen, meaning you get competitive prices while enjoying high-quality accommodations.

Rydges Port Macquarie

With stunning views of the water and a chic dining experience, you’ll be living the high life at this four-star hotel. The grounds are impeccable, and the design is something right out of a science fiction novel.

Ibis Styles Port Macquarie

Did we hear “inground pool”? That’s not all that Ibis offers, but it definitely is a plus! This economy hotel is anything but cheap, but the price is wallet-friendly. With full accommodations, including breakfast, and a winning design, Ibis is a fine spot to hole up for a few days on holiday.

Port Macquarie Hotel

While the most quaintly-designed hotel on this list, Port Macquarie Hotel is located on beautiful shores with its own pier for a delicious breath of fresh air. A full bar and pub restaurant are perfect for those looking for a high-value bite to eat, and their game room and common areas are a comfortable respite from beleaguering travels.

Are you in need routine or emergency dental services? We are conveniently located in Port Macquarie. Call us today: 65836111

Author; Dr Jeremy Rourke, B.D.S. Hons. Syd Univ. Dental Surgeon

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My name is Jeremy Rourke. I’m part of a family of dentists with my father, brother, cousin and nephew also being dentists. I won a University of Sydney Dental Alumni prize for being the top student in my year and graduated with Honours in 1971. I have been a Registered dentist for over 40 years. In that time I have created a few “firsts” in my efforts to stay ahead.

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