Hidden Gems of Port Macquarie
5th December 2018
The seaside town of Port Macquarie makes for a memorable holiday, boasting 17 beaches, lush surroundings and one of the best year-round climates. In no particular order, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 hidden gems of Port Macquarie. Stay with us at the ibis Styles Port Macquarie, hotel-style accommodation located right in the heart of Port Macquarie, opposite Town Beach.
The Koala Hospital
Definitely not something you’d see on your average holiday, make sure to visit The Koala Hospital in the grounds of Roto House. It is the world’s first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. Walk and Talk tours are conducted every day at 3pm. Coach tours are welcome between 8am and 2pm. Support the work of the Koala Preservation Society Australia Inc. and pay a visit on your next trip to Port Macquarie!
Bago Maze and Winery
Whether you’re looking for an adventure for the family or to release your inner-child the Bago Maze is the quintessential hidden gem of Port Macquarie. Deep within the maze are a series of bridges and boardwalks over a sunken path, symbolic of the twists and turns of a growing grapevine. As the end of the maze approaches, the walker passes through the point where grapes become wine.
Photo via (IG) @bagomazeandwinery
Roses Vineyard and Animal Farm
Rose’s Vineyard is the perfect venue for a family day out. Bring the children along and sit and have lunch whilst they play on the jumping castle and visit the petting farm. Wine tasting and sales are available at the cellar door. Just 15 minutes from Port Macquarie, how can you go wrong?!
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris are guaranteed to give you a unique and fun filled experience! Take a camel ride across the sands of Lighthouse Beach and hear about the history associated with the area. You might even spot a dolphin or whale! The one tip for the day: Be sure to bring your camera. You won’t want to forget this experience of a lifetime.
Photo via (IG) @portmacquariecamels
Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory
Looking for an interesting activity during your stay at Port Macquarie? Look no further than the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory. Situated in Rotary Park behind Town Beach, visitors can experience viewing objects in the southern sky through the observatory telescopes. An entertaining presentation takes you for a tour of the night sky with spectacular images of astronomical objects.
Where to stay? Ibis Styles Port Macquarie provides beachfront hotel-style accommodation, perfect for your private getaway or family holiday. Book early, stay longer and save up to 25% off AccorHotels! Book Now!
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