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.

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

    The Regional Art Gallery at the Glasshouse has their Sprouts Art Activities on 3, 6 and 10 October. Kids Art C.A.M.P (Creative Arts, Music and Performance) is running their camp the first week of the holidays.  Arthouse Industries will lead different classes from the Creative Hub at Port Central Shopping Centre daily from 1- 9 October. Check websites for more information on all these events.

  • Stoney Aqua Park Fun
  • Be a ninja at Stoney Aqua Park

    Stoney Aqua Park is a fun ninja course on the lake for all ages to swing, slide, balance and bounce into the water from the huge inflatable course.  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.

  • Sydney Sixers
  • Hit them for six at Beach Cricket

    Meet some of the Sydney Sixers from the Big Bash League at the Sydney Sixers Beach Blast on Town Beach. An action packed morning of cricket coaching, music and entertainment with some water safety tips from Surf Lifesaving NSW will be part of the their fun program on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

  • Camden Haven Show
  • The Country Show is in town

    Roll up roll up to the rural charm of the 70th Annual Camden Haven Show at Kendall. This show holds a special place in the hearts of many and is on 13-14 October. There will be Esky Races, Handicrafts and Baking displays, action sports, critters large and small to make you smile, carnival rides and the infamous racing pigs. 

  • Beechwood Billycarts Boys
  • Billycart Races are go, go, go

    The Beechwood Billycart Classic is a favourite annual event where you can see billycarts racing down Mt. Pappinbarra at speeds of 100kms per hour!  There are a variety of different races for veterans and kids set in the village of Beechwood, with stalls, horse rides, jumping castles and more.

  • Soul Surfing Surfs Up
  • Surfs up and pumping

    There's a great line up of waves and fun activities to keep the grommets busy these holidays.  Port Macquarie Surf School have lesson options and their Marine Discovery Day full day program with surfing, beach games and a visit to the Marine Discover Centre.  Soul Surfing has their Fab Fun Day a full day of action and fun to get out in nature's playground.  Check their websites for more info.

  • 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, or book a one-on-one encounter with some very special animals. Enjoy the playground, picnic areas, Zoo Cafe and shop. 

  • Bellrowan Horse Trail Watering Hole Pitstop
  • Hop in the saddle and giddy up 

    Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding nestled in the foothills of the Hastings Valley hinterland, are offering their famous trail rides every day during the school holidays, the perfect way to see the great Aussie Bush.  Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre has a school holiday program for different riding abilities plus their Winery Trail and Pony Rides every day. Bookings are essential - visit their websites for more info.

  • Feeding The Fish @ Dunbogan Boatshed By Lindsay Moller
  • Hire a BBQ Boat and feed the fish too

    Dunbogan Boatshed is one of those hidden gems worth the visit if you fancy hiring a BBQ boat on the stunning Camden Haven River. They also have kayaks, stand up paddle boards and tinnys to hire plus they are known for their lovely deck where you can enjoy a coffee while feeding the schools of fish below.

  • Port Macquarie Seaplane Landing
  • Pick your tempo on our waterways

    Take an Eco Cruise, hire a Jet Ski or roar along at 100km/hr on the fastest Waverider boat in NSW with Port Jet Cruise Adventures. Take off from the water and see the waterways from above with Port Macquarie Seaplane - head to Town Wharf and pick your tempo.

  • 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!

  • Exploring Sea Acres Rainforest
  • 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 visit the cafe set amongst the tree canopy, a great spot to enjoy a baked treat and milkshake.

  • 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.

  • 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 20th October is their Bi Centennial Open Day 9:30am to 2:30pm. Enjoy all day entertainment, BBQs, Devonshire Teas, art, craft and plant stalls, Homestead tours and more.  Entry by gold coin donation.

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

Relaxing And Reconnecting By Lindsay Moller
Sunrise Kangaroos At Diamond Head By Matt Cramer
   

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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