Top 5 Family Activities in Port Macquarie

The scenic Port Macquarie coastline is a popular tourist destination on the mid-north coast on New South Wales, 4 hours north of Sydney. There is plenty to do for all ages, making it a holiday destination for everyone to enjoy. The perfect playground for kids all year round, Port Macquarie offers bucket-loads of fun, both on and off the beach. Stay with us at ibis Styles Port Macquarie, beachfront accommodation, perfect for the family.

  1. Port Macquarie Camel Safaris 

While in Port Macquarie, you and the kids can take a camel ride along famous Lighthouse Beach while listening to fascinating camel stories and facts. From up high on the hump, you and the family might even spot a dolphin or a whale playing about in the waves.  

Photo via (IG) @portmacquariecamelsafaris

  1. Billabong Zoo 

In this award-winning zoo, kids can meet and greet over 200 animals. With more than 80 species to see, they’ll be able to pat koalas, feed cheetahs and snow leopards and even hold snakes. The whole family can also check out the zoo talks that take place throughout the day.  

Photo via (IG) @billabongzoo

  1. Port Macquarie Beaches

With the hotel overlooking Town Beach, there is nothing better than to take the family for a beach day. Port Macquarie is home to 17 beaches, making it the ideal spot for a family BBQ picnic, a dog friendly stretch of sand, somewhere to take your 4WD onto the sand or an opportunity to learn how to surf.

Photo via (IG) @portmacquarie

  1. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital 

Iconic to Port Macquarie, the Koala Hospital cares for injured koalas where your family are welcome to visit and see the supportive staff in action. Guided tours and koala feeding time happens at 3pm every day. Visitors can see the animals being fed, cared for and recovering.

Photo via (IG) @portmacquariekoalahospital

  1. Bago Maze 

Get lost in the most fun way possible! Wander into the Bago Maze and have fun finding your way out of two kms of two-metre high hedge. The whole family will have a great time finding their way out of this one. Of course, you’ll probably get distracted by the vineyard and views.

Photo via (IG) @bagomazeandwinery

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