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Port Macquarie Hastings Culture Trail

With a diverse variety of attractions, venues and events, Port Macquarie is fast becoming a thriving hub for cultural activity in the region.

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Just as you are about to cross the picturesque Camden Haven River at the entrance to the town there is a welcome sign, “Kendall. The Poets Village” a sure clue that something creative is going on.  Indeed it has been for over 100 years.

Innes Ruins

Major Archibald Clunes Innes arrived in Sydney in 1822 and was amongst the first free settlers in Port Macquarie. Lake Innes House was built by convicts between 1831 and 1848 and was high on the colonial social scale as Major Innes often entertained dignitaries including the Governor. The Depression of…

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Port Macquarie Museum

Dating from c1836 the Historical Society Museum building is one of the only remaining convict-built structures left in Port Macquarie. This award-winning museum houses an extensive collection of over 20,000 artefacts, spread throughout a number of themed rooms and displays. The museum is the ideal place to get an overall…

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Glasshouse Regional Gallery – Port Macquarie

Located in the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie, the region’s premier cultural and arts facility, the Port Macquarie Regional Gallery is an extensive and modern gallery, showcasing a yearly calendar of high calibre exhibitions. Located in the heart of Port Macquarie the Glasshouse also features a bar, performance venue, information centre…

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Bago Vineyards

A regular event since 1997, the Jazz in the Vineyards tradition continues at Bago. On the second Sunday every month wine, food, and music lovers descend on the lawns of Bago for a relaxing, family-friendly afternoon of jazz and other light music. The vineyard has an a-MAZE-ing 6ft high hedge…

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What's On?

Looking for cultural events around the Port Macquarie region? See what's on in our free events guide - we've got all the exhibitions, performances, markets, workshops and more listed here.

make waves poetry slam
21 Aug 2021
Music Concerts & Performances

MNC Writers presents – Make Waves Poetry Slam

Port Macquarie
20 Jul - 31 Aug 2021
Workshops & Talks

Intuitive Art Workshops with HER.ART

Port Macquarie
Vibez In The Vines
02 Oct 2021

Vibez In The Vines

Port Macquarie

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