Hostings - Billabong Zoo - Port Macquarie

Mike Whitney

Date: 10th September 2017

Episode: 33

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Lions and leopards and (koala) bears, oh my! You’ll find these and much more at Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie. Mike’s on the ultimate school holiday adventure, spending the day making furry friends, and then staying the night at a family-friendly accommodation, right by the rainforest.

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Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park

61 Billabong Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Adults $29.50 Kids $16 Family $85

Ph: 6585 1060;

Shelly Beach Resort

156 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Rooms from $119

Ph: 6582 3978

Flights to Port Macquarie depart daily

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Prices correct as at 10/09/17



Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.

We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.