OK so it's been... a year. You NEED the kind of holiday where the tans will fade but the memories will last forever.  To get you off to a great start, we've put together some highlights and tips on what you and the family can do while you're here, to make the most of your trip.

*Please note* Due to COVID-related staffing shortages, we strongly recommend pre-booking all attractions and eateries as opening hours/days may change at short notice.

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  • Beach, Baby!

    If you're kids are like ours, you just need to add water to make it fun. And with 17 pristine uncrowded beaches to enjoy, you'll find the perfect one! Not all are patrolled, but all of them are unique and stunning.  

    Check out our Local's Beach Guide here.

  • Stoney Aqua Park Fun
  • Make the biggest splash..

    One of the largest inflatable water parks in Australia, Stoney Aqua Park is soooo much fun for kids (and adults to)! Just a 20 minutes drive north of Port Mac, at Telegraph Point, it's well worth the drive with great picnic facilities, plenty of shade and a kiosk. Well behaved, leashed dogs are also welcome.


  • Soul Surfing Lessons
  • Learn to Surf

    Both Port Macquarie Surf School & the crew at Soul Surfing have some great lessons for any gromits looking to improve on their skills or test the water for the first time on a board!! Check out their websites for all the details.

  • Koala Recouperating A The Koala Hospital
  • We LOVE Koalas!
    The world-famous Koala Hospital is a very special place which has saved and rehabilitated so many koalas over the years.  Pre-bookings are essential. Adjacent to the Hospital is the historic Roto House, and in the grounds you can grab a treat from the Round & Round vintage coffee caravan. Want more koalas? Find 70+ hand painted large koala sculptures on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, taking you to interesting sites across Port Macquarie, from the hinterland to the sea.

  • Billabong Shrek Jumping
  • 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. 

  • Camel Surfing On Lighthouse Beach By Lindsay Moller
  • Camels! Wait..what? 

    Yep, we got 'em. You can go camel riding on stunning Lighthouse Beach. It's one of those rare experiences that you have to take while it's there! Visit Port Macquarie Camel Safaris.

  • Hastings River Horse Riding Beach Blue
  • Come with us & Gallop..

    Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre have an awesome program of rides these holidays, with something for everyone's ability considered. There are team game days, beginner camps, private lessons, winery trail rides or pony rides for the littlies. 

    Hastings River Horseriding offers long and leisurely trail rides through our beautiful Wauchope Hinterland, where you and your trusty steed can finish off with a refreshing river swim. Oh, and they are also doing beach rides so you can finally tick that off your bucket list!

  • Timbertown Train Period Costume
  • Hinterland Adventures

    Head to the charming town of Wauchope, an easy 25 minute drive west of Port Mac, for great shopping, cafes, and the much loved Timbertown Heritage Theme Park. Steam train lovers take note! From Wauchope you can drive over to Beechwood (home to the popular Beechwood Hotel), Byabarra, and the beautiful rolling hills of Comboyne. It's a great day out.

  • Family Friendly Settlers Inn Hotel
  • 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.  Our Food tastes better when shared with Family recommendations will satisfy everyone's tastes.

  • Coastal Walk Ending At Tacking Point Lighthouse By Matt Cramer
  • Top things to do under $10

    From our awesome beach-side skate park, to our Lighthouse and more, there are heaps of freebies and cheapies to explore for families on a budget here.

  • Planet X Skating
  • Indoor Fun

    These fun family activities aren't just for rainy days! Check out movies, bowling, indoor rock climbing, roller skating, laser tag and more here.

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