See & Do
Port Macquarie is the perfect location for you holiday whether you want to relax or fill your days with excitement. Endless beaches and waterways, hinterland, rainforests and coastal walks to explore and enjoy. With so much to see and do around our local region and surrounding towns your holiday will be one to remember.
Billabong Zoo : Koala & Wildlife Park
At the multiple award-winning Billabong Zoo you can get up-close and personal to Australian and exotic animals. You can pat, stroke, feed, hold, hear and see over 80 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. We care for over 200 animals in this friendly 10 acre Koala and Wildlife Park. Enjoy our much loved Zoo Talks throughout the day. Open every day, 9am-5pm. Rain or shine.
Glasshouse Port Macquarie
Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, the Glasshouse is home to a theatre, regional gallery, Ross Family Studio, Visitor Information Centre, gift shop, conference and meeting facilities and heritage displays. The Glasshouse offers a world of cultural experience, state-of-the-art technical facilities and flexible venues for performance, leisure and hire.
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is the ideal place to begin your fascinating journey through Sea Acres National Park, near Port Macquarie. Eco-displays provide a wealth of information about local Aboriginal culture and the surrounding rainforest environment. There are also regular exhibitions of works by local artists, and a gift shop stocking a range of unique environmental products, gifts, crafts, educational toys and games.
The Bago Maze Challenge
The aim of the maze is to be fun and challenging. The Bago Maze Challenge, if accepted, will be to find your way to the lookout towers, searching for hidden items and musical instruments concealed deep within the Bago Maze’s tangled pathways.
Port Macquarie Museum
Award winning Port Macquarie Museum tells the stories of those who have come before us and what makes the town special, from beginnings as a British penal settlement through to the popular tourist and sea-change destination Port Macquarie is today. Operated by the Port Macquarie Historical Society and its team of volunteers, the Port Macquarie Museum has been revealing Port Macquarie's stories since 1957.
Town Green, Beach & Skate Park
Town Green and the Town Square has recently undergone a refurbishment with a beautiful and vibrant feel where community events, markets and festivals often take place. From here take a leisurely walk along the Hastings River foreshore towards Town Beach and the skate park.
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Greater Port Macquarie is steeped in maritime history, and at the Maritime Museum's three venues you have the opportunity to relive over 100 years of heritage as each provide a variety of exhibits. The Museum encompasses two separate cottages which were originally built as pilot cottages in 1896. Now they house a wonderful collection of memorabilia and artifacts including superbly built scale models of a variety of vessels, charts, maps, paintings and an extensive collection of historical maritime photographs.
The Koala Hospital is in the grounds of Roto House. It is the world's first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. The hospital has a treatment room, eight Intensive Care Units, a 24 Hour Rescue and Treatment operation and multiple recovery yards. Walk and Talk tours are conducted every day at 3pm. Coach tours are welcome between 8am and 2pm. Educational displays and group lectures can be arranged. All donations gratefully accepted.
Port Macquarie Coastal Walk
Starting the walk at Town Beach, you'll wind around the coastline via Flagstaff, Rocky Beach lookout, and Nobby’s Beach. Get your camera out at Harry's lookout to capture views over to Sea Acres, before ending your walk at Tacking Point lighthouse. You can break the walk up into shorter sections if you prefer, especially if you're walking with kids. There are lots of opportunities to cool off with a swim along the way or to have a barbecue. Shelley Beach is a favourite spot for both activities.
Port Macquarie coastal walk photos by: Rob Cleary