Action, Adventure, Art and more

Port Macquarie caters for all ages and all budgets - making it one of the best family holiday hotspots around. These school holidays are jam-packed with exciting experiences and boredom busting activities, to make the whole family smile.

  • Art Walk Children Activities By Lindsay Moller Productions
  • Light up the night at ArtWalk

    The heart of Port Macquarie will come to life with ArtWalk on Thursday 19 April - an interactive night of street art, live music and creative celebration. Family friendly pop-up performances and captivating art installations will delight the crowds after dark. Don't miss this cultural highlight on the annual events calendar. 

  • Glasshouse Neon Kids Launch
  • Get crafty with kids art classes

    Kids will love interactive workshops at a variety of venues these holidays.  The Regional Art Gallery at the Glasshouse has their Sprouts Art Activities program on 18, 21 and 24 April. Paint Your Town is running a kids art, music and drama camp during the first week of the holidays. Arthouse Industries will lead classes in street art, dream catchers and collage from the Creative Hub at Port Central Shopping Centre. 

  • Stoney Aqua Park Fun
  • Make a splash at Stoney Aqua Park

    Swing, slide, balance and bounce into the water with inflatable fun for all ages at Stoney Aqua Park a fun ninja course on the lake.  If you want to test your water skiing skills they have the ultimate skiers paradise with 2 man made lakes fully equipped with a slalom course, trick area, jump ramp and more. Head to the newest hotspot for action-packed excitement, just 20 minutes north from Port Macquarie.

  • Pongo The Meerkat Billabong Zoo
  • Go wild at Billabong Zoo

    Get up-close and personal with koalas, crocodiles, meerkats and snow leopards at award winning Billabong Zoo. Be part of the daily feeding frenzy and hourly animal talks with over 80 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. You can even book a one-on-one encounter with some very special animals. Enjoy the playground, picnic areas, Zoo Cafe and shop. 

  • Frugal Forest Adventures At Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
  • Take a Rainforest Discovery Tour

    At Sea Acres Rainforest Centre  enjoy the tranquillity along the 1.3km elevated rainforest loop walk, visit the Spirit of the Land exhibition and explore the intricately detailed Frugal Forest installation made entirely of recycled materials. The cafe set amongst the tree canopy is a great spot to enjoy a baked treat and milkshake.

  • Bellrowan Horse Trail Watering Hole Pitstop
  • Kids Camp in the Hinterland

    Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding nestled in the foothills of the Hastings Valley hinterland, has on offer 3 days and 2 nights of the best fun in the great outdoors! Hop in the saddle and learn how to ride and care for horses and take part in fun farm games at their holiday kids camp. Bookings limited so don't miss out.

  • Lake Cathie Fishing Workshop
  • Drop a line and get some fishing tips 

    Kids who love to fish or are keen to get started will love the Lake Cathie Fishing Workshop run by NSW Fisheries on 17 April. A great couple of hours learning how to fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment, fun lessons on fishing techniques and all the gear they need to have a fish plus a shirt, hat and showbag. 

  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
  • Take the koala challenge

    Find 60+ hand painted large scale koala sculptures on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, taking you to interesting sites across Port Macquarie, from the hinterland to the sea. This trail is designed to generate a sense of fun and surprise for everyone as you uncover these hand painted sculptures.

  • Koala Recouperating A The Koala Hospital
  • Meet our favourite locals

    The Koala Hospital has a spacious new clinic and raised viewing platform now ready for visitors to look directly through a large glass window into the clinic and watch the staff caring for koalas. Friendly volunteers will take you on a FREE guided tours every day at 3pm.  Take a walk through their new Koalaseum too!

  • Douglas Vale Historic Homes
  • Celebrate art, heritage and wine

    Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard is the oldest Homestead and Vineyard in Port Macquarie and Saturday 21st April is their Heritage Open Day 9:30am to 2:30pm. Enjoy all day entertainment, art exhibitions, BBQs, Devonshire Teas, craft demonstrations, craft, plant and food stalls, Homestead tours and more.  Entry by gold coin donation.

  • Chinese Junk Cruise
  • Pick your tempo on our waterways

    Float down the Hastings River on a Chinese Junk, hire a Jet Ski or roar along at 100km/hr on the fastest boat in NSW. Head to Town Wharf and pick your tempo with Port Jet Cruise Adventures or the Cruise Terminal. Want to hire a BBQ Boat on the Camden Haven River and enjoying the pristine waterways, head to Dunbogan Boatshed and feed the fish while your there too!

Family friendly winery trail

The family friendly wineries around Port Macquarie have something for everyone. Sit back and relax as you sample a local drop while the kids are entertained with interactive art, farm animals, a massive hedge maze and horse riding. 

make your next visit special

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Plan a romantic getaway

Port Macquarie confirms its place as a hotspot for a romantic getaway.  To help you start planning take a look at these places to eat, drink, stay and play.

Submerge yourself in wildlife experiences

Wherever you look we are surrounded by nature and the local wildlife! The chance of meeting a local in their habitat is likely and we have an impressive list of where you can find them.

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