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School Holiday Fun @ Port Macquarie

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Published March 20th 2012
Easter is only a couple of weeks away, so if you are thinking of planning an Easter escape, it's time to get organised. NSW has so many beautiful places, so choosing that perfect holiday spot can be a challenge.

When considering what to do, where to go and what to see, Port Macquarie should be on your shortlist. It is a beautiful coastal town, rich in history and alive with culture. No matter what your age, there is plenty to keep you entertained.

Port Macquarie is located on NSW North Coast approximately 5 hours north of Sydney and 1.5 hours north of Forster.

If you are after some action and adventure, then try:
Skydiving without having to jump out of a plane at Extreme Velocity
- Water-skiing
- Horse riding
- Learn to Surf
- Jetfighter Flight

For those of you travelling with kids, you will find plenty of family fun spots and activities:
- Timbertown
- Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park
- Camel Rides on Lighthouse Beach
- Jumbo's Playland
- Xtreme Glow Bowling at Wave Bowl
Pick strawberries and tomatoes at Ricardoes
- Centre of Gravity laser skirmish and rock climbing
- Koala Hospital

Camel Rides at Lighthouse Beach
Camel Rides at Lighthouse Beach

Ricardoes - Port Macquarie
Pick your own strawberries



Is rest and relaxation on your agenda? Then you won't be disappointed. Port Macquarie has 18 different beaches to choose from, of which 6 are patrolled and almost all of them suitable for swimming and surfing.

Check out:

- Flynns Beach
Rainbow Beach
Town Beach
Lighthouse Beach
- Lake Cathie
- Oxley Beach

Lighthouse Beach
Lighthouse Beach

Flynns Beach
Flynns Beach

Towns Beach
Towns Beach

And for those wishing to partake in some retail therapy, check out Horton and Clarence Streets in Port Macquarie. Both are lined with fashion boutiques, popular chain stores, quirky home wares and gift shops.

Port Central and Settlement City shopping centres offer a fantastic range of local and national retailers. And for something different, take a walk through an interesting mix of shops in Wauchope and Camden Haven.

Port Macquarie offers accommodation to suit every lifestyle and budget B&B Guesthouses, Cottages and Cabins, Hotels, Self Catering Apartments, Backpacker Hostels, Holiday Houses, Motels and Tourist Parks. If you are after affordable luxury accommodation, check out Flynns on Surf resort.

During Easter you will find plenty to see and do. Some of the events being held this year include:

- Port Macquarie Art Society 37th Easter Art Exhibition
- Koala Hospital Open Day
- Jazz in the Vineyards

Port Macquarie is the perfect destination for your long weekend getaway. Whether it is your first time visiting or if you've been there before, you'll always find something new and exciting to see and do.

Another fun place to visit during Easter is Central Coast .
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Why? Lots to do, see and explore
When: All year round
Where: Port Macquarie
Cost: Free
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