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Published May 12th 2012
The stunning sub tropical coast of northern NSW is not only well known for its surfing beaches, but also for the harvesting of Australia's own Macadamia nuts. The Macadamia Castle is the area's most popular attraction and has been serving the north coast community for over 35 years. Each year over 300,000 visitors stop by to enjoy this fun family friendly destination.

Located on Pacific Highway in Knockrow (between Byron Bay and Ballina), the castle offers a great variety of activities including an animal park, café, retail store, mini golf, flying fox, adventure treehouse playground and much more.

While parents enjoy a relaxing coffee, the kids can play an 18 hole mini golf course, take a train ride or have fun in the playground. There is a daily program of interactive activities including farm yard baby animals feed, rabbit petting, kangaroo and emu feeding, meeting Diesel the wombat, bird hand feeding, cuddling baby chicks and on most Sundays and during school holidays, there is also free face painting.

Café Macca offers a range of delicious food including the legendary macadamia infused beefburgers, incredible pancake stacks and macadamia based tangy cheesecake, as well as award winning locally grown coffee. Alternatively bring your own sausages and enjoy a BBQ or a picnic in the castle's lovely surroundings.

If you fancy a bit of shopping, then visit the castle store and stock up on flavoured macadamia nuts, coffees, muesli, jams, relishes and oils. You will also find great fashions and gifts.

The Macadamia Castle offers a fun outing for the whole family. Entry to the castle which houses the café and shop is free and an all day entry to the park is only $17 for adults and $12 for kids. They also offer very affordable 6 monthly and annual passes. So if you find yourself on the far north coast, make sure you stop by.

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Why? Great family attraction
When: All year round
Where: Pacific Highway, Knockrow
Cost: Adults - $17, Children - $12
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