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Port Macquarie Tours & Attractions

There are many Attractions and Tours for the tourist or visitor to Port Macquarie, New South Wales. While in Port Macquarie - check out some of these fantastic attractions and tours.

Port Macquarie Observatory

The Port Macquarie Observatory is situated in Rotary Park behind Town Beach - a short distance from the centre of Port Macquarie. The Observatory was built in 1961/62 through the efforts of Albert York, a retired master builder and architect. A five inch telescope was installed in the building and the Port Macquarie Observatory was born.

An entertaining presentation takes you for a tour of the night sky with spectacular images of astronomical objects. After the presentation, weather permitting, the evening ends with a look at an astronomical object through the observatory's telescope. The presentation goes for about one hour and is held regardless of weather.

A gift shop has many inexpensive, educational and fun items for purchase. The Port Macquarie Observatory is run by the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Inc. - a non profit voluntary group of people interested in astronomy.

Koala Hospital

The Koala Hospital is in the grounds of Roto House. 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 Sydney, Australia.

Here you can see the koalas being fed daily by volunteers at 8.00am and 3.00pm approximately. 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.

Port Macquarie Camel Safaris

Welcome to the famous Port Macquarie Camel Safaris on Lighthouse Beach. You are invited to enjoy a unique and fun filled experience on Port Macquarie's most beautiful southerly beach.

You will be warmly greeted and looked after by friendly and experienced cameleers. Hop aboard one of Australia's own camels and be delighted with stories, amazing facts and history of this incredible 'ship of the desert'.

Dolphins are frequently seen dancing the waves and whales are commonly seen migrating during the whale season. Where else could you experience a sight like this? - from the elevated view on the back of a camel gently meandering along the golden sands of Lighthouse Beach. Be sure to bring your camera. A fun, educational and memorable experience for the whole family.

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