What's around us

What's around us

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With location comes lifestyle, and Parklands will keep you living life to the full.

Only a hop, skip and a jump away, you have so much to enjoy with family, friends and your local community. From golf, shopping and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here.

Here are a few our resident favourites, we know you will enjoy too!

The Lost Plot

Location: Central Road Port Macquarie NSW 2444


Just because you’ve downsized from a big family yard, does not mean you need to retire your green thumb! Continue your love of growing plants and learning right next door at The Lost Plot, an evolving community space open to all regardless of age and ability. It’s a welcome place to connect with like-minded people, to share knowledge, skills and most importantly, to have fun with old and new friends.

Pop down with a friend or take your grandchildren and enjoy one of their many working bees. In return, share in the harvest of the garden. Along with a basket of goodies fit for your roast dinner that night, gardening is also a wonderful way to stay mobile, enjoy the fresh outdoors and alleviate unwanted stress.

Make sure you hang around to enjoy a cuppa or delicious treat for morning tea too!

Zebu Bar & Restaurant

Location: 1 Hay Street Port Macquarie

Phone: 02 6589 2822


We can all agree that we are quite spoilt here at Parklands, perfectly situated amongst fabulous food blends and a relaxed coastal vibe. One of the most delightful drawcards for a special dining experience is Zebu Bar & Restaurant, Port Macquarie's iconic waterfront bar and dining destination.

Just 3.8km away, this is the perfect venue for that special occasion coming up. A place to meet with friends and family to celebrate amongst live music, delicious food and stunning waterfront views. The team at Zebu enjoy serving their community coastal cuisine from chilli squid salad to start, Zebu paella for mains and a little something delectable such as chocolate parfait for dessert. Yum! Any excuse for a celebration will do, really!

Port Central Shopping Centre

Location: 42 Horton Street, Port Macquarie

Phone: 02 5525 1000


They say shopping is a form of retail therapy - but who needs an excuse?! Let’s head to our local, Port Macquarie Shopping Centre, an easy 3km away for a good spot of shopping, dining and entertainment.

With major retailers like Target and IGA plus more than 55 specialty stores, you’re going to get a lot more than your daily groceries done! Why not pop into Bookface Café and sit back with a cuppa and muffin while reading the latest headlines. You could then get your hair done at The Hair or even catch one of the many planned events. And, on Tuesdays the food court comes alive with local, passionate food stalls boasting a diverse range of locally made and produced food.

The funny thing about a shopping centre... is you go for one thing and end up spending hours entertained!

Town Beach

Location: William Street, Port Macquarie

Our residents are absolutely spoiled being just 3.8km from this stunning beach. The 600 metre long beach curves between the southern river entrance wall and a jagged 15 metre high headland, capped by the pilots’ flagstaff.

With this picturesque beach so close, why not pop your umbrella up in a nice little possie on the patrolled beach and enjoy a swim, basking in the rays or sitting back with a good book. There are open grassed spaces, picnic facilities and a local kiosk serving up delicious food and coffee with a side order of sea breeze too! Walk off lunch with the grandchildren in the nearby playground topped off with a stroll along the picturesque Town Beach break wall with its colourful graffiti rocks too.

However your ideal day goes, the beach is calling with sand between your toes, refreshing ocean water and sunshine for your soul.

Port Macquarie Golf Club

Location: Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie

Phone: (02) 6582 0409


When you picture your you picture days well spent on the course greens? Do you picture long lunches in the clubhouse? Of course, you do!

Luckily for you, the Port Macquarie Golf Club has all the facilities, services and events you could need for a thriving golfing lifestyle. Just 6.7km down the road, this club is known by its members for great golf, great food and great fun!

Enjoy rising early and teeing off with a group of friends, enjoying some healthy competition and refining those skills. After your round, why not head back up to the clubhouse for a well-deserved beverage, meal and some good old banter between friends. The bar and brasserie have you covered.

Whether a seasoned golfer or you’re new to golf, there’s memberships to suit you and the onsite pro shop can get you and your technique right on par!