Winter Activities in Port Macquarie

Even though Port Macquarie is known for its beaches, there is plenty to do in this coastal town in winter! With mild winters and seemingly endless sunny weather it makes a great place to be in the cooler months too. Stay with us at ibis Styles Port Macquarie this winter and save $25 off accommodation plus receive a complimentary bottle of Penfolds red. Read on to discover our favourite activities to do in Port Macquarie in winter!

Whale Watching

Due to its beautiful coastal location, Port Macquarie is one of the top places in New South Wales for whale watching. From May to November, you are likely to spot a humpback whale in the water off Port Macquarie, as thousands migrate north. To get right up close to the action, why not book a whale watching tour with one of the local whale watching boats.

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Explore Local Markets

To get the true Port Macquarie experience, you must visit the local markets. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to locally made gifts, artwork and fashion. The markets showcase all walks of life, from farmers, to artists, to jewellers and everything in between! Our favourites are The Foreshore Markets situated right next to the Hastings River. Open every Saturday from 8:00am-1:00pm, stop in and enjoy a gourmet cup of coffee and stroll through over 100 different types of stalls.

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail 

The Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is designed to bring an element of surprise to those visiting Port Macquarie. Follow the trail to discover the sculptures all beautifully-painted whilst you weave through parks, gardens and businesses. There are more than 60 sculptures to discover!

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Glasshouse Regional Gallery 

When the winter weather isn’t so good, a trip to the Glasshouse is definitely worth a visit! The Glasshouse Regional Gallery presents 20 to 25 diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks as well as a number of prominent social history exhibitions.

Where to stay? Stay with us at ibis Styles Port Macquarie, located directly opposite Town Beach and enjoy dramatic unrestricted views. Save $25 off accommodation this winter PLUS receive a complimentary bottle of Penfolds. Book Now!

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