If you need to escape the wet weather or need a break from too much sunshine - there are plenty of ways to entertain active minds whilst staying indoors in Port Macquarie.  Its all about everyone having fun and enjoying a variety of indoor attractions and activities for ages young and old.

With a little local knowledge and tips, we’ve done all the research for you - here are our top 10 ideas!

  • Candy Bar At Majestic Cinema
  • Catch the latest blockbuster movies at Port Macquarie's Majestic Cinemas located in the heart of Port's entertainment and dining precinct, or take a trip to Laurieton's Plaza Theatre where you will step back in time at this beautiful picture theatre built in 1959, which inspired Baz Luhrmann to become a film maker.

  • Jumbos Playland Indoor Slide Fun
  • Jumbos Playland - the biggest and best indoor soft play centre in town offers swings, slides, games and a giant maze suitable for 0-10 year olds. It’s a pleasure park of fun, and what’s more there’s great coffee for the adults and its fully air conditioned.

Port City Wave Bowl  - this ten-pin bowling centre has state of the art sound, laser lighting and video screens. Rock n Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights includes Domino’s pizza and Extreme Bowling.

  • Indoor Rock Climbing At Centre Of Gravity
  • Centre of Gravity Indoor Rock Climbing - is a fabulous place for all ages and a mountaineer’s heaven. This indoor rock climbing centre has a range of challenges for children from 3 years and older. Once you have enjoyed a climb you can try our their Dark Zone - a laser tag centre in a double-storey maze with fog, music and lights.

  • Kids Dress Up At Museum
  • Port Macquarie Museum - explore the 14 rooms of this award-winning museum in the heart of town which tells the story of Port Macquarie’s past through photography, displays and artefacts. There are a number of kid's activities associated with the exhibitions and they can even play dress up in colonial costumes! 

  • Spirit Of The Land Exhibit Sea Acres
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - head downstairs to the Spirit of the Land exhibition, an interactive way to learn about nature and Aboriginal heritage  through audio visual, interactive media and visual arts displays. They host stimulating activities for the kids during the school holidays and currently has an amazing Frugal Forest art installation built entirely from recyclable waste, on display till end of January.

  • Stage Set At The Glasshouse
  • Back-stage Tour at The Glasshouse - find out what goes on behind-the-scenes at the North Coast’s leading cultural centre. Explore the stage, dressing rooms, back of house areas and history of this venue. Also home to the Regional Art Gallery open every day except Mondays from 10am, there is a gift shop with quirky and creative gift ideas, free foyer concerts, kids workshops and other events throughout the year. 

  • Sweet Treats At Miss Nellies
  • Sweet treats at Miss Nellie’s Café - the quaint village of Kendall is well-fed with lovingly baked goodies and old-fashioned treats. It’s worth the drive for towering milkshakes, melted chocolate with dippers and local Holy Goat Coffee. You might want to check out this Kendall trip idea for other things to do whilst in the area.

  • Ricardoes Tomatoes And Strawberries Lindsay Moller Productions
  • Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries Farm -is a farm-gate attraction all under cover. You can pick your own strawberries growing on vertical latticed racks, so no bending over! Get there by 11am on weekdays to enjoy a free guided farm tour and learn about the 2 acres of greenhouses producing hydroponically grown tomatoes and strawberries. Taste their delicious scones and strawberry jam at Café Red and pick up some of their award winning preserves and other local produce.

There are over 600 artists, designers and creative groups offering galleries and studios to browse, classes and workshops to pursue your creative talents.  Hot Glass Demonstrations and Classes are a great way to create a special keepsake. Hastings Fine Art Gallery located in the grounds of the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum is the perfect way to see the work of local artists and then see superb memorabilia, artefacts and historical maritime photographers telling stories of our rich seafaring history.

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