Port Macquarie Area Events

Events in Port Macquarie

The Port Macquarie region stretches from the north of Port Macquarie to Telegraph Point, south to Laurieton and Camden Haven, west to the Comboyne Plateau, and includes the rural heart of the region, Wauchope. With one of Australia’s best temperature climates, the region is abundant with national parks, surf beaches and coastal towns to explore, while heritage attractions are poignant reminders of its beginnings as a penal settlement in the 1820s.

A full calendar of events adds to the region’s allure. The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail features 50 uniquely hand painted and decorated fibreglass koalas. The event runs until the end of 2015 and is a celebration of Port Macquarie’s status as the koala capital of Australia, home to the world’s only Koala Hospital and one of the country’s largest coastal koala populations.

The region’s beaches, lakes and intricate waterways are ideal for family-friendly adventures: water sports, whale watching or relaxing on the sands. The annual Ironman 70.3 event, an October triathlon event set in and around Port Macquarie, showcases the best of this natural beauty.

Other events returning each year include the Comboyne Village Fair, the Camden Haven Cup and the Timbertown Annual Steam Fair.

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  1. Big Band Blast

    Friday 27 May to Sunday 29 May 2016, Port Macquarie

    Over 25 Big Bands have completed pre-registration and are now getting their accommodation and travel arranged for next years Big Band Blast. If you would like your band to be at Blast in 2016 - the...

    27 May -29May

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  2. Wauchope Farmers Market

    Saturday 28 May to Saturday 25 June 2016, Wauchope

    The Wauchope Farmers' Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month. The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety...

    28 May -25Jun

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  3. Slice Of Haven Food and Wine Festival

    Sunday 29 May 2016, Laurieton

    If spending a Sunday with a dollop of indulgence and a dash of quirky entices you, then don't miss the 8th annual food and wine festival by the river. Slice of Haven is your chance to sample a...

    29 May

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  4. Hypnolicious! A Comedy Hypnosis Treat

    Saturday 4 June 2016, Port Macquarie

    After wowing and amazing sell out 2016 Fringe World crowds, Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale dishes up a tasty serve of his modern brand of fun, friendly hypno laughs. Turning the traditional hypnosis...

    04 Jun

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  5. Mountain Designs Geoquest

    Friday 10 June to Monday 13 June 2016, Port Macquarie

    Mountain Designs Geoquest is 48 hours of non-stop endurance racing in the major disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. Mixed, male or female teams of four navigate through an...

    10 Jun -13Jun

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  6. Timbertown Annual Steam Fair

    Sunday 3 July to Tuesday 5 July 2016, Wauchope

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    It's back! Timbertown's Annual Steam Fair, incorporating Steam Festival and featuring the Cedar Creek Goldfield Steam Co-op, will be...

    03 Jul -05Jul

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  7. Seaside Classic

    Wednesday 27 July to Tuesday 2 August 2016, Port Macquarie

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Seaside Classic is a week of golf culminating with the 49th Annual 'Seaside Event'. There are thousands of dollars worth of prizes to...

    27 Jul -02Aug

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  8. Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix Port Macquarie

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Port Macquarie

    Formula Powerboat racing is an internationally recognised extreme sport that is highly entertaining for participants and spectators of all ages. It is fast, colourful and action packed - a...

    06 Aug -07Aug

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