Award winning, Billabong Koala Park, is New South Wales premier regional wildlife park that allows you to get close up to all of the animals. You can feed the kangaroos, pat a koala, munch with the monkeys and watch the reptile shows. It's a great day out!
The Port Macquarie Historical Society Inc celebrated its 50th Anniversary in June 2006 with a Garden Party for members and in December 2006 hosted a Morning Tea in the presence of its Patron, NSW Governor Professor Marie BASHIR AC, CVO.
The original two storey building was constructed in 1836 using convict bricks and was used as a General Store and residence. Today the building contains the old shop and kitchen on the ground floor, a parlour, dining room, bedroom and nursery upstairs displaying a range of artefacts dating back to the 1830s. The original rain water tank is the feature of one room next to the old courtyard.
The Courthouse served the community for 117 years until it was vacated in 1986 when a new courthouse was built. Restoration was completed in 1993 and the building is classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and is also registered on the National Estate.
Built in 1869 to fulfil an urgent and pressing need to replace the original courthouse, which was in a derelict state, the building was designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet and built by Butler and Bourne, local builders, at the cost of 1,091 and 9 shillings.
Visit the NSW town of Port Macquarie and enjoy the fantastic activities that Hydro Golf has to offer.
Fun for the whole family can be had with the 27-hole mini putt putt that offers family discounts. You can also try your luck and win cash and prizes by playing Hyro golf. Where you aim at targets floating out on the water surrounded by palms and lush grass.
New to Hydro Golf is the excitement of laser sport clay shooting. This harmless fun uses realistic modified rifles with harmless infrared beams.
Capture the essence of a great day and visit Hydro Golf Port Macquarie.
Hastings Valley Fine Art Association
9th Annual Summer Showcase Exhibition
The Hastings Valley Fine Art Association will hold its 9th annual Summer Showcase Exhibition and sale from 28th December 2014 until 4th January 2015 at the Laurieton United Services Club, Seymour Street. Open each day 10am-5pm, $2 entry.
The Showcase is the major event on the Association’s calendar and for the fifth year incorporates the Mid North Coast Open Art Prize of $1000, which is open to all artists living in this area. An additional seven sections make this a varied and vibrant, must-see exhibition. The judge is Niomi Sands, Gallery Curator, Glasshouse Regional Gallery.
President Brian Barker said, “This is our ninth Summer Showcase Exhibition and with the strong ongoing support of the Laurieton United Services Club and the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, it takes pride of place on the HVFAA calendar as one of our major achievements. This is evidenced by the very high standards of our members and Open Section entrants’ work that is submitted and judged.
This year the association has chosen to support the Camden Haven Branch of Bravehearts.
Want more? Visit the Hastings Fine Art Gallery, 2 William Street, Port Macquarie, adjacent to the Maritime Museum, which will be open for the duration of the exhibition, in addition to its regular days, Thursday-Sunday and Public Holidays, 10am-4pm, free entry.
Blue Poles Gallery, located at Byabarra, is home to an eclectic mixture of contemporary artworks; including painting, prints, sculpture, mixed media and photography.
The Blue Poles Gallery is home to a number of fantastic art displays and installations throughout the year.
Please visit the website for info on the latest exhibitions.
Visit Rose's Vineyard and enjoy spectacular views over the vines and onto Lake Innes. Relax and sample the collection of boutique wines at the cellar door.
This family run vineyard offers wine tasting through the cellar door, as well as being the perfect place for weddings, staying a night or a week, or organising that company function.
Located just a short 15 minute drive from Port Macquarie, the cellar door is open every day with light food available.
Bookings welcome for functions, parties and weddings.
Built in 1862 for George Francis, this property became known for its success in wine production between 1867 and 1918, winning prizes from shows in Europe and India. Remnants of formal gardens remain including dense bamboo clumps. Douglas Vale is being restored and is classified by the National Trust.
The Douglas Vale Historic Vineyard is producing a limited release of wines from the original "Isabella" grape and other selected varieties. Tours and wine tasting are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Rock climbing is a challenging combination of balance, co-ordination and effective body movement and more importantly immensely fun. It appeals to both genders and is fun for all ages. Indoor rock climbing is one of those activities you always remember. It’s great for confidence building! Our new kiddie section has a range of climbs designed for 3 years old and over. There are also caving Sequences for the kids to work their way through.
Instruction and harness hire included
3 – 10 years $13.5 each
11 years and over $17.50 each
*Joggers/sport shoes are required or hire shoes are available for $6 & Socks $2 pair
DARK ZONE LASER SKIRMISH
What is it? FUN a laser skirmish. You are equipped with a state of the art laser vest and after your mission briefing you enter a double story labyrinth for 15 – 20 minutes of fun, adrenalin pumping action. With fog, music and lighting effects in air conditioned comfort.
Ring to make your booking on 6581 3899
1 game $9 per person
2 games $15 per person
3 games $20 per person
“LIGHT UP Saturday nights! LIGHTS MUSIC AND ACTION
Saturday Night 7pm to 10pm Night Climbing & Dark Zone Laser For one low price you and your friends or family can do UNLIMITED rock climbing and UNLIMITED dark zone. Work your way up the walls with Disco lights and music and the Leap of Faith
|NSW School Term||NSW School Holidays|
|Monday 10am to 5pm||Monday 10am to 5pm|
|Tuesday 12pm to 9pm||Tuesday 10am to 9pm|
|Wednesday 12pm to 5pm||Wednesday 10am to 5pm|
|Thursday 12pm to 9pm||Thursday 10am to 9pm|
|Friday 10am to 5pm||Friday 10am to 5pm|
|Saturday 10am to 5pm||Saturday 10am to 5pm|
|Sunday 11am to 4pm||Sunday 11am to 4pm|
Saturday Night 7pm to 10pm Saturday Night 7pm to 10pm
The Koala Hospital is in the grounds of Macquarie Reserve. It is the world's first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. The hospital has a treatment room, eight Intensive Care Units, a 24 Hour Rescue and Treatment operation and multiple recovery yards. The hospital has a research affiliation with the University of Western Sydney, University of Sunshine Coast, Murdoch University and the Australian Museum. Come and see the koalas being fed by volunteers, at approximately 8am and 3pm daily. Educational displays and group lectures can be arranged. The Koala Society of NSW Inc is a voluntary organisation and your support will help save the koalas of the Port Macquarie Area. All donations gratefully accepted.