Come, sea, conquer.
Port Macquarie is full of exciting things to do and explore, so let’s get back to business to defeat the um’s with your ultimate top 20 discoveries guide!
Scroll down to find our list of the best things to do in Port Macquarie in 2018.
1. Trivia At Tacking Point Tavern
Q: Where’s the best place to tackle trivia on Tuesdays?
A: Tacking Point Tavern, every Tuesday night from 6:30pm. The Crack the Safe prize jackpot starts at $500 and increases $50 per week until it’s cracked!
2. Waterside Drinks At The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant
Sip back and relax with waterside drinks at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant! Make sure to raise your expectations, The Terrace Bar won’t disappoint.
3. Wine Down At Botanic Wine Garden
There’s nothing wrong with a little wine and grind. Live your best life at Botanic Wine Garden every Wednesday from 5pm, with live music, natural wine and cheese that pleases.
4. Sundays At The Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club
Send off the weekend in bucket loads of comfort! Sundays at the Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club means Corona buckets for Sunday Session social prices. The last Sunday of each month also hosts free salsa dance lessons for a spicy one, two step.
5. Ferry & Horse Ride
Grab a merry $5 ferry ride from Settlement Point over to North Shore for a Beach Horse Ride across Shoreline Drive and Fernbank Creek Road. $40-50 will buy you an hour ride with a side of unforgettable memories.
6. Take a walk on the wild side.
Take the Coastal Walk to Tacking Point Lighthouse for sweeping sea views, and perfect picture opportunities! This is one of our favourite things to do in Port Macquarie. While you’re at it, check out our guide to the best walking tracks in Port Macquarie!
7. Beach Walks
Explore hidden beaches for an otherworldly escape. From North Beach to Wash House Beach, these natural beauties will set the scene for picnics, 4WD driving and beach fishing!
8. Port Macquarie Winery Tours
Stop and smell the rosé at the best wineries across Port Macquarie. This is one of the best things to do on a weekend away in Port Macquarie.
9. Whale Watching
Have a whale of a time with Port Macquarie’s most majestic sea creatures. Find out where the whale watching hot spots are here.
10. Beers At The Beach House
Beer in hand, sunset in full view. Where else but Beach House?
11. Devour The Bigga Macca Burger
Up for an eating challenge? Try your hand at Port Macquarie Hotel’s Bigga Macca Burger – double black angus patty, double bacon, fried egg, double cheddar, salad, tomato relish, onion rings and loaded wedges. Finish that mouthful to make it on the wall of fame!
12.Blue Cow Gelato
How now Blue Cow Gelato. Get your just desserts at this godsend!
13. Go Surfing At Town Beach
Make waves in your morning surf at Town Beach, and kick back with a post surf coffee at Salty Crew Kiosk!
14. Pick Strawberries
Pick me, pick me! Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries offers the best strawberry picking experience in town.
15. Visit A Cocktail Bar
Whisky sour? It must be cocktail hour! Take note of Port Macquarie’s best bars here.
16. Go For A Picnic
Pull up a picnic basket and get ready to feast. We have the lowdown on all the best things to do here.
17. Hire A Jetski
You don’t need snow to ski. Hire a jet ski from PortJet and get set for a day of shredding the water!
18. Tour The Hinterland
Stray from the social scene and relax in pure hinterland serenity! Fan favourites include Wauchope, Comboyne and Camden Haven.
19. Mountain bike Riding
Have the ride of your life at Wayne Richards Park – the ideal spot built for urban biking!
20. Get Lost In A Maze
Bago Maze makes for an amazing day out. Play a thrilling human board game and make your way through a myriad of pathways and hedges – and finish the day sip happy at the onsite winery!
That’s our wrap of the best things to do in Port Macquarie.