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Boarding, Bikes and Beers; A Boy’s Getaway in Port Macquarie NSW

November 21, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Blokes are having their time in the sun in Port Macquarie, with an action-packed line-up of new attractions putting the region on the map for a boy’s getaway.

Jump on bikes at the newly opened Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Park, board a new helicopter joy-flight and land at the world-class Stoney Park water sports centre, then hit the waterfront bars for ice-cold beers.

“A huge sports loving region, Port Macquarie is the perfect playground for boys to bond with adventures at every turn. Our operators offer a huge diversity of experiences with jet fighter flights, fishing charters, surf lessons and BBQ boats to hire.” said Liesa Davies, Economic Development at Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

“Combined with great value accommodation and stunning natural scenery, Port Macquarie is one of the best places in NSW for a getaway with friends.” added Liesa.

 Wicked fun on Water

  • Helicopter joy flight to Stoney Park – the fastest new way to arrive at Stoney Park is with Port Macquarie Helicopters which now land at this world-class water sports centre. After a scenic joy flight, hit the waterways on two man-made lakes with a raft of water activities including the new Aqua Park, tube-rides, water-skiing and wakeboarding. Scenic joy flights to the coast from Stoney Park start from $170pp for 15mins. and

  • Port Macquarie Fishing Charters – enjoy a morning deep sea fishing aboard the 40ft custom built Ocean Star. Equipped with the latest technology they regularly catch Snapper, Dolphin Fish, Pearl Perch, Kingfish and Jewfish. BBQ dinner here we come!

  • Hire a BBQ Boat from Dunbogan Boatshed – gather the lads, grab the fishing rods and relax on board a special BBQ boat while drifting down the Camden Haven River. No license required and costs $150 for four hours.

  • Champion Surf Tips – learn a few pointers from local legends Peter, Wayne and Grant Hudson, a father and sons’ team that boast a variety of state and national surfing titles. They run the Port Macquarie Surf School, offering daily lessons for all levels throughout the year.

  • PortJet and jet-skis- PortJet offers one of Australia’s fastest, most luxurious jet-boat rides. Hitting speeds of 80km/hr it takes visitors along the Hastings River to see the dolphins or out to sea on an ocean beaches or whale watching ride. PortJet also operates one of the only hire-and-drive jet ski parks in New South Wales so you can drive it yourself – no license required.

 Active Adventures

  • Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Bath – one of the best new nature experiences in the region is at this newly opened bike park located in the beautiful Queens Lake State Forest in Bonny Hills. With 50km of mountain bike trails for all age groups and experience, Jolly Nose offers jumps, bridges, drops and rollers.

  • Mid North Coast Paintball – with its award-winning paint ball field at Telegraph Point, choose from the Sniper, Terminator or Rambo packs and enjoy an action-filled shoot out against your mates.

  • Jet Fighter Port Macquarie – be a Top Gun pilot for a day with adventure joy flights reaching speeds of 900Km/H with daring military combat manoeuvres

  • Awesome Drive Karting Centre – race like professionals on a purpose-built and licenced competition karting facility with 650 metres of track. Comprising a main straight that is over 100 metres long, a series of tight turns and high-speed sweepers.

  • Golf with an ocean breeze – Port Macquarie Golf Club is the region’s premier 18-hole championship golf course located alongside Lighthouse Beach.

 Burgers, Brunches and Beers – where to eat and drink

  • Sports bars and pubs – a games-loving region, Port Macquarie’s sports bars are some of the best in NSW. Try Panthers, the Settlers Inn, Tacking Point Tavern and The Beachhouse, an iconic venue on the Hastings River Jimmy’s Bar & Lounge at The Westport Club is a waterfront hotspot with over 100 whiskies on offer.

  • Wine bars – for something more intimate a plethora of wine-bars include the retro Italian themed Bar Florian, Yesterdays Jam for water views and live gigs and the industrial and funky Botanic Wine Garden.

  • Breweries – for beer tastings try The Little Brewing Company, Hops and Tales and Moorebank Brewing Co. Black Duck Brewery offers live music in its beer garden and brewery tours.

  • Feasting – enjoy a long lunch at Cassegrain Wines, the biggest, tastiest burgers at Burger Rebellion and LV’s on Clarence is a local favourite for a recovery brunch with farm-fresh food, protein shakes and speciality goods made in-house.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, boasting 17 gorgeous beaches, a lush hinterland, a diverse variety of attractions including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, river cruises, and a choice of accommodation from 4.5-star luxury hotels to camping by the beach. Top it off with one of the best year-round climates and a busy events calendar, it’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

Port Macquarie is a 4-hour drive North of Sydney or a 1-hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to the rest of Australia.  For bookings and more information call 1300 303 155 or go on-line at

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