Things to do in Port Macquarie
Surrounded by pristine beaches, parks, nature reserves, and spectacular coastlines, Port Macquarie offers many beautiful walks, leisure activities, shopping and culinary experiences to suit every taste.
Family fun in Port Macquarie
The Greater Port Macquarie area has 18 beaches, six of which are patrolled, and almost all of them are great for surfing and swimming. Three kilometres south of Port Macquarie is Flynns Beach, a 500m stretch that is perfect for swimming and learning to surf. Grants Beach at North Haven offers great surf and an excellent bushland walking track.
Come and meet the animals at Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, home to an array of Australian and exotic animals, reptiles and birds. Learn more from the daily animal presentations, shows and keeper talks, or get your photo taken with a koala or dingo.
Fun for all the family, Timbertown Heritage Theme Park allows visitors to step back in time to experience the history of the region first-hand. Located in Wauchope amongst 87 acres of forest, Timbertown is a working heritage village that brings to life the everyday existence of Australian pioneers.
Port Macquarie wine
Port Macquarie is the ideal destination for wine lovers, with a huge selection of wineries and cellar doors. Vineyards in the region produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, as well as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdelho.
Visit bago vineyards for a rustic setting, traditional sparkling and varietal wines, and Bago's Jazz in the Vineyards on the second Sunday of the month. For award-winning wines and a superb restaurant, visit Cassegrain Wines or step back in time at Douglas Vale Historical Vineyard, built in 1862 for George Francis.
The NSW Touch Association will host the 38th Annual State Cup in Port Macquarie. The State Cup is the premier Touch competition for New South Wales Touch Affiliates, offering Affiliates from across Ne...www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Lists/Council-Events/2014-NSW-Touch-Association-State-Cup
Covering some 52 hectares, the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park has been developed to preserve an area of natural bushland with walking tracks and boardwalks where visitors can wander and enjoy the beaut...
Operated by the 'local fishing experts' with 40 years experience, Deep End Fishing Charters offers a choice of exciting tours for estuary, reef, and deep sea fishing. Their aim is to take you ...
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Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on...
Port Macquarie Surf School is owned and operated by the Hudson family. They're a local family business surfing in the area since the early 1960's. This is their life and they love sharing our ...