Social Distancing in Winter: The Best Things to Do in Port Macquarie

  • Port Macquarie in Winter

Social distancing has transformed how we have fun in Port Macquarie, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. As the mild winter months approach, people are ready and raring to get out and about after being cooped up for so long! 

And Port Macquarie has safe and fun options for everyone. Even during winter the town is a destination for fun, sun, and leisure. 

Perhaps most importantly, these activities are easily enjoyed while social distancing. So don’t be shy – get out in the sun and enjoy the season! 

Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries


There’s nothing like a deliciously sweet strawberry to make your day. At Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries you can enjoy fresh reds this winter holiday, locally and organically. 

People rave about picking strawberries and tomatoes at Ricardoes. It’s great for a first date, a day trip with the kids, or even to just stock your fridge. 

Bago Maze and Winery

New South Wales is known for its wine around the world. Now, take that wine tradition and throw in an enduringly interesting maze while you sip and you have a truly novel holiday experience. Bago Maze and Winery sports the largest hedge maze in the world, and could mean hours of fun for the whole family. 

But, if a hedge maze isn’t your thing you can still purchase their delicious wines to take home. Or, grab a latte as a quick pick-me-up before you explore!

Port Macquarie Surf School

The waves are gnarly in Port Macquarie, and Port Macquarie Surf School is ready to show you how to rip it! Expert surf instructors take you under their wing and show even the least- experienced beginners how to identify, catch, and sail along the waves.

This is a great option for people who want to be more active after maintaining social isolation at home for months. Surfing is an exciting sport and an incredible workout for your body!

Beach to Brush Trike Tours

Port Macquarie is a beautiful town to cruise, from its beautiful beaches and picturesque downtown to the surrounding brush landscapes. With Beach to Brush, you can see it all in comfortable style. Whether for a solo outing or as a special way to catch up with an old friend, a local guide will show you all the best spots in the area. 

With Beach to Brush, you’re able to create your own customized tour. Many people who are new to the area choose this option to see it all at once. 

Skydive Port Macquarie

Want to make this season a thriller? The feeling of jumping out of a plane and soaring to land before being uplifted by the force of your parachute is hard to explain, but Skydive Port Macquarie can show you. 

Their expert operators are known for upholding the highest safety protocols, but are maybe better known for delivering consistently mind-blowing experiences from the skies. 

Googik Heritage Walking Track

Located in beautiful Kyla Crescent, Googik Heritage Walking Track is a more downtempo, meditative way to spend the holiday. The meandering trails in thickly-wooded forests help you get lost and connect with nature, either on a solo trip or with a friend. 

“Forest bathing” is a proven way to reduce anxiety and stress, especially those caused by COVID-19. A walk in pristine Googik is certain to do you some good. 

Fish Port Macquarie

Take fishing to a whole new level with Fish Port Macquarie. Perfect for a small group of friends, you can rent out an awesome charter boat and take to the seas to catch what you can. 

What’s better, staff are available to help and teach you the best tricks to catch fish. And when you leave, you’ll know what’s for dinner! 

Emerald Downs

If you fancy yourself a swing on the green, then Emerald Downs is your Port Macquarie golf destination. Nestled in the beautiful residential community the Hastings Estate, this public golf course is stunningly maintained with a perfectly-designed course. 

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just a beginner, you’ll appreciate the beautiful grounds and challenging course – with refreshments not too far away. 

Staying Safe in Winter

As with all activities during the time of COVID-19, fun activities for winter must be safe. When possible, bring hand sanitizer wash hands regularly. Many businesses are implementing new measures to keep their employees and customers safe, and have information readily available for you. 

If you have any questions about how the above businesses are operating under new public health guidelines, find their contact information on their website. 

Contact Us at 65836111 for More Information

My name is Jeremy Rourke. I’m part of a family of dentists with my father, brother, cousin and nephew also being dentists. I won a University of Sydney Dental Alumni prize for being the top student in my year and graduated with Honours in 1971. I have been a Registered dentist for over 40 years. In that time I have created a few “firsts” in my efforts to stay ahead.

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