We know there is never enough time when you’re on holidays and there is nothing worse than finding the ideal place of interest when you’re on your way home so here are some ideas for your next stay.

Staying 2 nights? Why not visit…..

Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park

Boasting beautiful animals, shows and the opportunities to have your picture taken with various majestic animals it is certainly an family adventure to be had! For show details and contact visit their website here.

Port Macquarie Camel Safaris

Enjoy a unique and fun filled experience on Port Macquarie’s most beautiful southerly beach, Lighthouse Beach, and hop aboard one of Australia’s own camels and be delighted with stories, amazing facts and history of this incredible ‘ ship of the desert’.  For details visit their website here.

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

Ricardoes is a great day out for families and offers the chance to while away several pleasant hours in a fresh food experience.  You can also enjoy a healthy, modestly-priced lunch and shop for pasta sauce and jam for the home, and thoughtful, well-priced gifts for friends or for special occasions. To check out what Ricardoes have on offer and their open times, visit their website here.

Koala Hospital

Go on a Walk and Talk tour around the grounds at the Koala Hospital to see the recovering koalas and listen to the story about how they got into the hospital’s care. For more information and visitation times, visit their website here.

Old Bottlebutt Tree Walk

The majestic Burrawan State Forest is the host of the Old Bottlebutt. Estimated at more than 200 years old, this Red Bloodwood tree is the largest in the southern hemisphere and an award winning visitor attraction. Take in the forest and all its glory while strolling around the 600m loop walking track and maybe even enjoy a relaxing lunch by the picnic area. More information about Old Bottlebutt and the Burrawan State Forest can be found on the Forestry Corporation website here.

Queens Lake Nature Reserve

Escape into nature and and enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters by the Queens Lake picnic area just south of Port Macquarie. This is the ideal family day trip destination with something for everyone. Experience the serenity of the reserve during a kayak tour, try your luck at fishing or spot koalas in the trees along the 4.4km walking trail. For more details and maps, head over to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s website here.

Staying 3 Nights?

Ocean Star Deep Sea Fishing

Fish for your dinner at Port Macquarie with the Port’s most experienced and successful deep sea fishing charter operators. If you’re wanting to get a line wet, there is no better way! For more info, to check out their photos or contact them, visit their website here.

Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk 

Discover the amazing Australian wildlife during an easy walk through the rainforest canopy. This walk is fully wheelchair accessible and offers a range of different passes. For more details and prices, visit the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s website here.

Timbertown Heritage Theme Park

Wanting an experience where you step back in time and much, much more?  Timbertown Heritage Theme Park has it all ready and waiting for you! Set amongst 87 acres of natural forest, Timbertown is an entire village, recreated to demonstrate the struggles and achievements of our pioneers.  It’s an authentic heritage township and will show you the way of the past in many ways.  There are many retailers located within the park with unique wares and gifts so Timbertown is the place for shopping.  Timbertown has something for everyone!  Visit their website here.

Long Point Vineyard and Art Gallery

Their website poem says it all really….

Life’s too short to stay on-line
There’s virtually no way to describe our wine
See, smell, taste and feel
Come and visit and make it real
If you can’t – that’s so sad
The following page may make you glad
Life’s too short to drink bad wine
Come and visit when you’ve got time

Visit their website for their contact details here.

Lorne Valley Macadamia Nut Farm

More than just a farm! The onsite cafe and markets boasts a delicious array of gourmet gifts, accompaniments and much more!

Visit their website for markets, cafe and farm details here.

North Brother Mountain Rainforest Walk

A beautiful walk for anytime of the year and fitness level! Visit this wonderful walk and stay for a picnic to absorb the picturesque scenery with the family.  A wonderful place to create new adventures and memories.

For full details of the park visit the Port Macquarie website here.

Bago Vineyards and Maze

Enjoy a family day trip to this scenic venue and get lost in the tangled pathways of the largest hedge maze in NSW. Take the opportunity to explore the wine varieties produced by the vineyard accompanied by a fabulous cheese platter. For more details visit their website here.

Staying 5 Nights?

All of the above and much, much more!

See reception for 52 things to do in the Port Macquarie Area brochure or visit their website here.

Can’t wait for your next visit? Check availability and book online here.