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Cruising Port Macquarie
Cruising Port Macquarie
Lunch at the Riverview Hotel
Smithtown bowls.

Smithtown Bowls

Thursday, August 3, 2000
Recently a Getaway crew headed off to go deep-sea fishing, but when the weather changed, a local suggested we head for the Riverview Hotel. . .

One of the locals suggested the best thing to do was head for the Riverview Hotel on the Macleay River in Smithtown, 45 minutes from Port Macquarie.

The Riverview is big on seafood — if you like oysters you'll love theirs — and you will find great meals at good affordable prices. They do get busy so it's a good idea to book, particularly on weekends.

After lunch we visited the Smithtown RSL Memorial Bowling Club and were made very welcome by the locals. Like most bowls and RSL clubs throughout Australia, the Smithtown Club offers free coaching, and it costs only $3 to get in. Don't worry if you haven't packed your bowls gear — you will still be welcome in mufti.

The club has a snack bar on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a licensed bar and they have a winner-takes-all pool comp on Friday nights.


Smithtown is on the mid-north coast of NSW, 45 minutes from Port Macquarie.


The Riverview serves three-course meals for lunch and dinner costing around $60 for two. Open seven days a week.
The RSL Memorial Bowling Club has drinks and snacks at bar prices and entry is $3.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Riverview Hotel: (02) 6567 4581
RSL Memorial Bowling Club: (02) 6567 4223
Best Western : 13 1779

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