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Castaway interactive tour and screening

Sea Acres National Park


Enjoy a trip down memory lane at Sea Acres National Park. Visit Miners Beach, where the 1973 'Castaway' series was filmed. We'll wrap up with a screening of the series to celebrate Port Macquarie's pop past.


Saturday 2 September 2017

Event times:

Discovery walk: 9am–12pm

Question and answer session: 2pm–4pm

Castaway screening: 7.15pm–10pm

Sea Acres National Park
No disabled access
Easy. Suitable for all ages.

Castaway screening $20 per person. The discovery walk and information session are free.

Meeting point
Walk: Port Macquarie coastal walk, Lighthouse Road carpark via Miners Beach to Shelly Beach. Question and answer session: Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
Bookings essential. Phone (02) 6582 3355 or email Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. For tickets for the Castaway screening, phone (02) 6581 8888 or visit the Glasshouse Theatre website.

Join this interactive adventure to celebrate History Week 2017. We'll explore the theme of unraveling Australian pop culture. Delve into Port Macquarie's local history and the role it played in creating the 1973 Castaway series. The day will include:

  • Discovery walk: Enjoy a scenic walk along the coastline to where Castaway was filmed at Miners Beach. Hear stories of how the area was transformed into an island and played home to 8 shipwrecked survivors. 
  • Information session: Interact with some of the original cast and production members involved in the filming of Castaway.
  • Castaway screening at Glasshouse Theatre: To finish off the day, we'll view some of the 13 episodes which were all produced locally in the 1970s.

Come along and enjoy this unique piece of Port Macquarie’s past pop culture with us. You'll be helping to keep the history of our local area alive.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Sea Acres National Park. Photo Rob Cleary