Port Macquarie is undoubtedly one of the mid-north coast’s more family-friendly locations when it comes to holidaying with kids. If beach cricket and board games are wearing thin, consider our list of top 5 kids activities in Port Macquarie:
1. Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park
Meet some of Australia’s most iconic eucalyptus grazing marsupials. Experience up-close encounters with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and reptiles, and make sure you’re front and centre for the penguin and snow leopard keeper presentations. Open daily 9am-5pm off the Pacific Highway, Wauchope exit.
2. Jumbos Playland
The mid-north coast’s largest indoor soft play centre for children aged 0-10. While the kids are navigating the 6m high maze, sit back and make use of the free WiFi while enjoying a hard earned cup of quality Maestro coffee in the gourmet cafe. Open daily 9am-4pm, 17 Merrigal Road.
3. Wave Bowl
Get involved in Cosmic Glow Bowling Friday & Saturday nights from 6:30pm. For the little tykes, grab your ticket to TOTAL Family Fun Saturday afternoons and hire a lane for $30p/hr between 4-6pm. With side bumpers and extra light balls, everyone’s a winner! Open daily during school holidays 8:30am until late, 159 Hastings River Drive.
4. Port Macquarie Camel Safaris
Jump aboard the ‘ships of the desert’ and journey along the beach as cameleers share history and facts about these majestic desert dwellers. Book in for a fun, educational and memorable coastline safari Sunday to Friday, starting the southern end of Lighthouse Beach.
5. Kayak Adventures
Take a leisurely kayak tour through the Hastings River and Kooloonbung Creek. Keep an eye out for local marine and native wildlife including dolphins, fruit bats and water dragons. Tours run daily from 10am subject to numbers and depart from the Buller Street bridge.
If the kids are still bouncing off the walls, check out 27-hole Putt Putt with floating targets, or drive them up the wall at Centre of Gravity Indoor Rock Climbing. Got big kids? 16+ teens are welcome at Mid-North Coast Paintball for some good (not so clean) competitive fun. No matter the size of your family or age of your kids, you’ll find a range of paid and free activities for toddlers through to thrill seekers in and around the Greater Port Macquarie region all a short drive from the apartments.