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! NOTE: Please check in and pre-book prior to arrival due to COVID restrictions.

  • Wavebowl Family Outing
  • Wave Bowl - this ten-pin bowling centre has state of the art sound, laser lighting and video screens. Add in a great menu, a bar, and a private karaoke room and you've got your family entertainment, sorted!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Planet X Skating
  • Planet X Rollerskating & Activity Centre

    Indoor all-weather fun and activities for families and any one else who is young at heart with energy to burn. Recreational Skating roller rink, roller hockey, skate N gym, indoor paintball, bazooka ball, jumping castle & slide, air hockey and arcade games (last two not available during COVID restrictions).

  • 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.

  • 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! 

  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Boardwalk Scupltures
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - a lovely place to take the family with a gift shop with educational info and colouring in for the little ones, and an adjacent cafe with lots of tasty treats. Even if it's raining, it's worth putting on your raincoats and doing the Rainforest Boardwalk which is a beautiful 1.3km stroll through the treetops!

  • 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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