Action, Adventure, Art and more

There may be a bit of a chill in the air but there is plenty of action, adventure and fun to warm you up over these Winter School Holidays.  Check out our holiday highlights and keep the kids busy with plenty of boredom busting activities, there are heaps of exciting experiences to make the whole family smile.

*COVID Update 26 June* Please check with operators/events prior to attending as details may change. If you are from Greater Sydney/Wollongong/Central Coast, you will not be allowed entry until restrictions have lifted.

  • Ice Skating At Club North Haven
  • Winter Wonderland in the Camden Haven

    Grab your coat and beanie and get ready for a winter wonderland! The Camden Haven is a water lover's paradise with its pristine beaches, National Parks, stunning walks and waterways for miles. Now with the addition of Club North Haven's Winter Wonderland on Ice (till 11 July ).

  • Programpage Wakulda
  • Experience the magic of 'Wakulda'

    This immersive digital production is projected onto our Historic Courthouse in the heart of town every single night of the week at 6.30pm and 8.30pm. 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!

    Winter is for 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.

  • Glasshouse Sprouts Activities
  • Get young & adventurous with kids art classes

    Our children may be little but their imaginations are gigantic, so let them make new friends and grow their creativity at the Regional Art Gallery in the Sprouts Art Activities program on 1st & 8th July at the Glasshouse.  Limited spots so book early. Perfect for kids aged 4-9 years and their carers.

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

    Timbertown Heritage Theme Park getting all steamed up with their annual Steam Fair kicking off from Saturday 1 July for 7 big days.  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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 and shop. 

  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
  • Take the koala challenge

    Find 60+ 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.

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.

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  • 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!

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: Regional travel from Greater Sydney to Port Macquarie will be permitted from 1st November (over 16's must be fully vaccinated). Please check and comply with the NSW Public Health Orders when planning your trip. In particular, if we are in lockdown, you are in lockdown, you are unwell and/or need to isolate, or you reside in (or have recently visited) an area that has travel restrictions imposed, please do not travel until the risk has passed and any relevant restrictions have lifted. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and well.