Hostings - Ricardoes Tomatoes

Mike Whitney

Date: 8th October 2017

Episode: 37

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Mike’s off to Ricardoes to pick some tomatoes and strawberries and to taste a few along the way! Then he’s off to visit The Other Chef Fine Foods to turn the fruits of his labour into Ricardoes’ jam. After all his hard work, he checks into Ana Mandara, a luxury B & B on the banks of the Hastings River, for a well-earned rest.

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More Information

Ana Mandara Luxury Bed & Breakfast

152 Settlement Point Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Rooms from $295 per night

Ph: 0412 654 499 or 6583 9933

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

221 Blackmans Point Rd, Blackmans Point, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Open 7 days

Ph: 6585 0663

The Other Chef Fine Foods

20/35 Merrigal Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Ph: 6581 4773

Prices correct as at 8/10/17


Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

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