Photo: Whale Watching at Sunset by Jodie Lowe
Whether you're visiting Port Macquarie as a couple, with friends or as part of a family holiday, there are so many fun and educational things to do in Port Macquarie. Perhaps you live in Port Macquarie or you're visiting from near or far - whatever the reason for your trip, the best way to appreciate the beauty of this region is by getting out and experiencing it first hand. Here are some of the highlights you can expect to find in Port Macquarie.
Here you will get to learn all about the history of convicts as well as aboriginals. You will also be able to walk down a street of shops and take in a display of beautiful old clothes.
Visit the Wauchope Farmers' Market and fill your baskets with fresh and locally grown produce. It is open every fourth Saturday of each month.
Historic Roto House is a splendidly protected late-Victorian weatherboard villa. Surveyor John Flynn constructed it back in 1891 and it was occupied until 1979.
A must-visit for animal lovers, here you can encounter koalas, monkeys, endangered snow leopards, crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies and red pandas. You can even pat and photograph koalas three times per day.
Step inside one of Australia's oldest functioning churches built by convicts in 1824. It still has its original crenulated tower and box pews that mimic the Norman churches of Southern England.
If you are compiling a list of things to do in Port Macquarie, then make sure the Bago maze is on there. It is made from Lilly Pilly rainforest trees and more than two kilometres of complex pathways. And if you find it hard, you can climb one of the two lookout towers to help you unravel the maze.
Livvi's Place is a water playground at Westport Park with swings, a carousel, tree house, water play, and nature play just on the banks of Hastings river.
Watch several bird species in their habitat at a 50 hectares piece of wetland and bush. There are walking trails and wheelchair accessible boardwalks that pass through Casuarinas forest and mangroves.
Whatever you have in mind, there are plenty of tourism attractions and free activities to keep you entertained! Why not look for shells at Shelly Beach and wander through Ricardoes' Tomatoes & Strawberries. Or let the kids run riot at the Port Macquarie Skate Park. You can even soak up the beautiful landscape from the water when you board a cruise at Town Wharf, giving you the chance to spot fish and dolphins in the water all around. For more information, check out our Family, Fun & Adventure page.
If you are planning to visit Port Macquarie, get in touch with us at Discover Port Macquarie for more information on places you can visit.