Action, Adventure, Art and more

Come and find out why Port Macquarie is a family favourite all-year round. Check out these Autumn + Winter highlights guaranteed to delight the young, and the young-at-heart. 

  • Ice Skating At Club North Haven
  • Ice Skating at Sovereign Hills

    Grab your coat and beanie and get ready for a winter wonderland! Sovereign Place Town Centre is a great day out with a temporary ice rink set up between 2-17 July from 10am to 8pm.

  • Programpage Wakulda
  • Experience the magic of 'Wakulda' & 'Connecting the Dots'

    These immersive digital productions are projected onto our Historic Courthouse in the heart of town every single night of the week at 7.00 & 7.30pm. It's free, you don't have to book, and you can't miss it. Check out more info here.

  • Whales Watching Port Macquarie
  • Have a Whale of a Time!

    The start of May through to November is the time to spot migrating Whales! Especially when you're in our region. Whether you are standing on a vantage point along our stunning coastline or chasing ocean waves on a jetboat, the chances of spotting whales breaching is very likely. Check out handy whale-spotting tips and adventures here.

    If you prefer frolicking sea creatures of the smaller variety, you'll love our dolphin cruises! See here for info.

  • Seed Creative Workshops
  • Sow the Seed of Creativity

    The Seed Creative Workshops aimed for all age groups are on throughout the school holidays, offering art and craft classes that will keep your children thinking outside of the box while creating meaningful experiences. There are also classes for grown ups who love to unleash their creativity. For a full list of whats on offer and to book a spot please visit their website.

  • Timbertown Steam Fair
  • Who doesn't love a steam train??

    Timbertown Heritage Theme Park is always a family favourite. A delight for all ages, get a feel for how our early European settlers used to live, and take a ride on the Steam Train! Another crowd favourite is their annual Steam Fair each July (dates TBC).  Not only is there a great line up of heritage steam engines and machinery, you can take steam boat rides on the lake, attend damper camp, enjoy live entertainment and all the other fun Timbertown activities. 

  • Picking At Ricardoes Tomatoes And Strawberries
  • Let the kids pick their own strawberries

    At the family-favourite farm Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries. You only pay for what you pick, and onsite Cafe Red is rumored to have the best scones with Ricardoes jam and cream this side of Devonshire!

  • Artist Market Maritime Museum
  • Explore the markets

    We've got markets on around the region every weekend, most with kid-friendly food and activities, and live music. They are a great day out for the whole family. Check out our Market Listing here.

  • Programpage Wakulda
  • Experience the magic of 'Wakulda'

    'Wakulda' - Weaving our Stories As One- is an immersive and emotive production, projecting onto the front of our Historic Court House in the heart of our CBD every night of the week. It's free, suitable for all ages, and there's no need to book. For more info and times, see here.

  • Glasshouse Dressing Room
  • Take a peek behind the curtain

    Find out more about the magic of theatre and take a behind the scenes tour of the  Glasshouse. This limited offer to go back of house is a must do for all those interested in performing arts.  Take to the main stage and look out to the auditorium and get an idea of what it is like to have over 600 people looking at you! Bookings essential.

  • Red Panda Being Cheeky @ 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 & Bar, and gift shop. 

  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
  • Take the koala challenge

    Find 84+ 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.

  • Camel Rides For Children Resized
  • Take a Ride on the Beach/Vineyard/River

    Bet you didn't expect this! The whole family will love this adventure with Port Macquarie Camel Safaris. On picturesque Lighthouse Beach, these gentle, leggy giants will give you a different perspective of our coastline. Prefer riding horses? We've got you covered, with Port Macquarie Horseriding on site at Cassegrain Wines, and Hastings River Horseriding in the stunning hinterland.

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, a massive hedge maze, horse riding and there is even an opportunity for them to learn about our heritage at our oldest winery.

Family-fun-at-Bago-Maze.jpg#asset:411549

  • Grazed And Grown Farm
  • Get your hands dirty!

    The Port Macquarie region is blessed with a lush and abundant hinterland, dotted with family-friendly farms that will welcome you for tours, providing animal encounters and great info on regenerative and environmentally positive growing and food producing practices.

    Take a look at some of our farm experiences and tours here.

  • Maki Moto Family Dining
  • Family Meal Time - Yum we have that covered too!

    Looking for some family friendly dining options whilst enjoying your time here, we have many venues that welcome families and cater for all ages. For some local info on where to head to take a look at Food tastes better when shared with Family recommendations, guaranteed to satisfy everyone's tastes.

Stay indoors and still have fun

Sometimes its wet weather that makes us seek out fun activities to enjoy indoors or maybe even some respite from the sun is the plan.  Whatever the reason we have put together our list of Top 10 Indoor activities for you to enjoy, rain, hail or shine!

Indoor-Rock-Climbing-at-Centre-of-Gravity.jpg#asset:154972

Get the latest

Subscribe to our newsletter for all the local updates.