This beautiful coastal destination is situated just north of Sydney, and is surrounded by pristine beaches, parks and nature reserves. With a great range of sites to see and things to do there are experiences to suit every taste.
Port Macquarie Wine
Port Macquarie is the perfect destination for wine lovers. There is a great selection of wineries and cellar doors, such as Cassegrain Wines. There is a wide selection of wines that are produced in the region such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, as well as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdelho. The wineries in this region offer many award-winning wines and outstanding restaurants on site. Visit 52+ Things To Do for a list of some of the best wineries in Port Macquarie.
There are 18 beaches in the Greater Port Macquarie area, six of them are patrolled, and all of them are great for surfing and swimming. You can learn to surf with the award winning Port Macquarie Surf School who have over 90 years of local surfing experience. Alternatively take a trip to Stoney Park Sports & Recreation to go water-skiing and wakeboarding. Another great experience is the fishing charters that takes you deep sea fishing in a 40ft charter fishing boat. Everything is organised for you and is fully equipped.
Adventures & Action
There’s a great range of activities to get your adrenaline pumping in Port Macquarie. Coastal skydiving is definitely one of the most thrilling on the list of adventure activities, and one to be sure you won’t forget your trip! On the other hand, you can become a Top Gun pilot for a day with a jet fighter experience that is guaranteed to get your heart rate pumping. For a more unique adventure you can try out Port Macquarie camel safaris along the beautiful Lighthouse Beach. Not only are they fun filled, but also informative with stories, facts and history along the way.
Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park is a great activity for the whole family to get involved in. The park boasts a wide variety of Australian exotic animals and birds featuring the world renowned koala breeding centre. Another great experience for the family to enjoy is a visit to the Koala Hospital. The hospital is a popular spot for visitors, with around 250-300 koala admissions each year. It’s an informative experience with ‘walk & talk’ tours conducted daily. There is also horse riding through Bellrowan Valley to switch up the coast with a trip to the hinterland. There are plenty of shady rainforest trails that are highly rated by horse lovers.