Byabarra Cafe Bakehouse Bar

Straight out of a coming-of-age story, the Byabarra Café Bakehouse Bar is set in rolling green hills at the foot of the Comboyne Plateau, around a forty minute drive west of Port Macquarie. Byabarra itself is a dot on the map, nothing more than a clutch of houses, an historic church and acres of prime... Continue Reading →

Black Duck Brewery

Craft beer is the new golf. Ok, I made that up, but there's no denying that craft beer is getting more and more popular and starting to get almost wine-like in its hipster value. Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, a four hour drive north of Sydney, has dovetailed nicely into the craft beer movement and... Continue Reading →

The other Port Macquarie walk

Every day swathes of tourists and locals converge on Town Beach to do the Doctor's Walk and walk along the breakwater. I can see why. No matter what the weather, it's the most scenic thing you can do at 6am. There's plenty to see: surfers, stand-up paddleboarders, early morning canoers and personal trainer torture sessions... Continue Reading →

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