Looking for things to do in Port Dickson? We have you covered!
Whether you’re planning your Port Dickson trip, already in Port Dickson or are just planning a Port Dickson day trip, this Port Dickson blog covers all the Port Dickson attractions you can visit.
But first, where is Port Dickson?
Port Dickson is located at easy 90 kilometre drive from Kuala Lumpur. It’s even closer to KL Airport making this a great alternative to KL for a stopover. It’s also great for weekend trips from Kuala Lumpur or as part of a bigger Malaysian adventure when you are looking for some nice coastline to relax.
Port Dickson is a great place to unwind and enjoy. It has some great resorts (read about them here) and some fun places to go in Port Dickson which are worth adding to your Port Dickson itinerary.
In this article, we walk you through what to do in Port Dickson, Malaysia so you can plan your perfect holiday in Port Dickson!
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Top 22 Fun Things To Do In Port Dickson, Malaysia
The following map shows the location of each of these interesting places in Port Dickson. They are in blue. Port Dickson’s top resorts are in red. It will help you work out which places are worth visiting together or which are near your hotel.
Port Dickson is home to many army camps, but, more importantly to people visiting, it is also home to an Army Museum which is worth adding to your Port Dickson things to do list.
There are two parts to the museum. One contains galleries which cover the Malay peninsula military history and the other has old military equipment including helicopters and armoured cars. You can even climb on some of them.
The military history includes exhibits from the time the Europeans first arrived to now.There is a recreation of a tunnel used by Communist guerrillas during the Malay Emergency. Some exhibits are just in Malay but most are in English too.
The equipment is lots of fun especially if you have kids with you. There are jeeps, helicopters, a train, armoured cars and planes.
It’s easy to spend a couple of hours here and it’s probably my pick of the best place in Port Dickson if you have an interest in military history.
Entry is free.
Address: Kem Sirusa, Persiaran Pahlawan, Kampung Baru Sirusa
PD Ostrich Farm
The Port Dickson Ostrich Farm is an interesting Port Dickson place to visit which is lots of fun! Particularly if you are looking for where to go in Port Dickson with kids.
Ostriches are the main attraction. You can feed them and pet them and also take a ride on one. The latter activity is only for kids under 40 kilograms and seems quite safe with two staff guiding the ostrich and making sure no one falls off. Some ostriches are quite big – they can grow up to three metres tall and 150 kilograms!
If you tire of the ostriches, there are also other animals to see, feed or play with. Some animals run around outside pens or there are some pens you can enter. This means you can get right up close with many of the animals. Some can be picked up as well.
The range of animals includes rabbits, gunea pigs, peacocks, turkeys, chickens, goats, donkeys, camels, snakes, horses and fish.
You can also play in a small playground, ride a horse or try your luck with archery.
There is a cafeteria on site and, if you are up for eating the animals you just befriended, you can order ostrich burgers and satay sticks! There are also other choices.
It’s easy to spend a few hours here with helpful staff and lots of animals to interact with.
Entry was RM20 for adults and RM15 for kids when we visited with Malaysians paying RM5 less. You pay extra for feed (RM3) or for rides.
Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4
Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple
The Hindu temple, Sri Anjaneyar Alayam, is a temple located by the roadside with a few stalls. It’s a small temple but well looked after with peaceful sea views.
It was started in 1954 by members of the Malaysia Army. At that time, the shrine was in a remote location surrounded by jungle but today, it is easy to stop by.
Address: Batu 5, Jalan Pantai, Kampung Baru Sirusa
Yun Loon/Wan Loong Chinese Temple
Another best place to visit in Port Dickson is the Yun Loon (or Wan Loong) Chinese Temple. This colourful temple isn’t big but its rich decorations make for a solid Port Dickson tourist spot.
In addition to the temple building itself, there is a small pond and garden complete with turtles and a large tortoise. The turtles are for good luck and it’s considered a good idea to rub their shells! You can also sponsor baby turtles for good fortune.
It is fun to get up close to the turtles and our kids enjoyed patting them. The good luck is an extra bonus!
Entry is free, donations appreciated.
Address: Kampung Teluk Kemang, 71050 Si Rusa
Alive 3D Art Gallery
Another of the places to visit at Port Dickson is the Alive 3D Art Gallery. If you have ever been to a 3D art gallery, you will know what this place is about. If not, its basically murals and paintings where you can pose in a certain position and take a photo and it’ll look like you really are part of the action.
For a 3D art gallery, it is pretty good and there are an impressive 50 3D/isometric murals that you can be a part of. These are arranged into five zones: aquatic, adventure, animation, exotic and dark.
It’s lots of fun and a good choice if you are looking for indoor, air conditioned places in Port Dickson.
Make sure you come with other people as this is not a solo attraction – you need someone to take your photo. It’s busy on weekends but can be quiet on weekdays.
When we visited, entry cost RM25 for adults and 20 for kids. Malaysians are RM5 cheaper.
Address: No. 38-40, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Lukut
Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park
Located by the Alive 3D Art Gallery, these can be good Port Dickson attraction places to visit together.
The Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park is a small theme park with a few rides for young kids. Otherwise, you will find arcade games, an escape room, 5D cinema with short films, a skunk interactive show and AR shooting games.
Note that apart from the escape room, this attraction is best suited to young families who could spend a good half day here. There is only one escape room and lines can be long.
Address: 59-64, Jalan Ds 2/7, Bandar Dataran Segar
Karaoke is always lots of fun and there are many places in Port Dickson where you can do this.
A great choice is at Stage Family Karaoke which is also in the same area as the Alive 3D Art Gallery and Wild West above. This place has some cool themed rooms perfect for families with Hello Kitty, Minions, Angry Birds, and emoji options.
Stage Family Karaoke Address: 41-42, Jalan Ds 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar
Kota Lukut (Lukut Museum and Fort)
Kota Lukut is a historic fort with a museum on top of a hill just north of Port Dickson town.
Built by a Bugis warrior, Raja Jumaat, in 1847, this fort was created so he could watch tin trade in the area. Today, not much remains except for a few ruined walls and stones.
However, the grounds have been transformed into a pretty park area with watch towers and gazebos. The museum at the bottom of the hill is the main Port Dickson famous place which exhibits historical and cultural artifacts from the mining era of this region. It concentrates on the period from the early 1800s to 1880.
Entry is free.
Address: Lot 730, Jalan Besar, Taman Pd Jaya
Pusat Ikan Hiasan Teluk Kemang
Pusat Ikan Hiasan Teluk Kemang is a marine conservation centre and aquarium. Located by popular Teluk Kemang beach, this centre is easy to visit and is free! The downside is most information is only in Malay.
There are numeous small aquariums and you can see marine life such as clown fish, sea horses, stonefish, turtles and coral reefs while learning about marine life conservation.
This is a government research centre and they also help with conservation and releasing turtles into the wild.
Entry is free.
Address: Batu 7, Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang
Telok Kemang Observatory
When you are thinking about what to see in Port Dickson, one option is the sky! You can do this with a visit to Telok Kemang Observatory.
Located in the Klana Beach Resort (which is one of our choices for the best hotel in Port Dickson), non-guests can also visit twice daily for an informative talk and look through telescopes at 3-5pm and 10:30pm-12am. But note that shows can be limited in the rain.
In the afternoon, you can view the solar observatory, at night, the night sky. Note that the talks are in Malay.
There are also some astrology artefacts and vintage telescopes. The building itself looks quite futuristic.
There used to be a water park called the Primaland Water Park in Port Dickson but unfortunately this is currently closed indefinitely while it is updated.
There is a small water park, called Water JPark at the Lexis Hibiscus.
Here, you can find a lot of big inflatables. You can go down slides, peddle a boat, play water volleyball or run around on big inflatables.
There are many different things to do both on the beach and in the sea. They come in all different sizes so it’s suiitable for young kids as well. It’s fun to go down their slide straight into the ocean.
This is located at the Hibiscus Walk where you will also find water sports and a hawker centre so you can relax with a drink and food in between sliding down the big slides!
During weekdays, options at the water park may be limited so I recommend checking what’s available before buying tickets.
Read more about Port Dickson water park options here.
PD Dream World Upside Down & 3D
PD Dream World Upside Down & 3D is a two level shop that has one level made to look like the inside of an upside down house and a second level with 3D art much like the Alive Gallery above (but nowhere near as extensive). There are advertised 5D effects but these don’t seem to work.
If you like to take silly pictures when looking for things to see in Port Dickson then this is a winner. Otherwise it’s a very quick attraction which struggles to be worth the entry fee. It’s more fun to go to an updown house elsewhere which is actually an upside down house instead of inside a shop.
Entry is RM25 or 20 for locals.
Address: No. 21-G Medan Remis, Jalan Remis 2, Batu 5, Si Rusa
If shopping or some easy family activities are on your list of Port Dickson Malaysia things to do then the Regina Mall is your best bet.
You can buy whatever you need including groceries and you can also go bowling or sing karaoke.
Address: Jalan Pantai
Cape Rachado/Tanjuan Tuan
Cape Rachado is home to a historic lighthouse built in 1863. To reach here, you need to walk for about 15 minutes on a good path but note that it is mostly uphill. You will be greeted by great views of the Straits of Malacca and you can also visit some of the pretty coastline.
In this area is also a 75 hectare forest reserve with good bird and wildlife spotting. There is a pretty and generally quiet beach as well although it’s not recommended to swim here. You can read more about visiting Tanjung Tuan here.
Entry is RM1.
Address: Rumah Api, Tanjung Tuan, 78200 Alor Gajah
Blue LagoonBlue Lagoon, also called Tanjung Biru, is a lovely beach in the Port Dickson area which is popular, but more secluded than most Port Dickson beaches thanks to being about 17 kilometres south of Port Dickson town close to the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve (read more about that above). This means that there are often wildlife to spot such as squirrels and monkeys.
It’s one of the more popular beaches but that doesn’t detract from its beauty thanks to the surrounding forests which also offer some nice shade. There are also great facilities here with toilets, market stalls and a hawker centre. You can hang out for the whole day easily.
The water is calm and shallow making Blue Lagoon extra good for non-swimmers or families. Water sports are also kept away from the shore and, at low tide, many rock pools are available to explore.
Pantai Saujana (Saujana Beach)
Pantai Saujana is one of the best beaches to visit in the area and a good choice in the evening if you are looking for things to do in Port Dickson at night thanks to the Saturday Night Market across the road. It’s a great place to hang out in the later afternoon and as the sun sets.
The beach itself is about a kilometre long and centrally located. There are changing rooms, toilets, a playground and food and drink sellers. The sand is soft and powdery and it’s kept clean.
Water skis and banana boats are available.
Pantai Cahaya Negeri And Mangrove Walk
For a beach with a twist, visit Pantai Cahaya Negeri which is not only one of the prettiest beaches in Port Dickson with white sand, but there is also a recreational park and a cool bridge (called “Lovers Bridge”) over the water.
The bridge takes you to a mangrove island where there is a board walk through the mangroves. It’s especially interesting for kids to be up close to the mangroves and to be walking over the water.
There are also many other beaches you can visit with Port Dickson beach activities. Read our full guide to Port Dickson beaches here.
Go on a day trip
Port Dickson is well located for some great day trips. You could explore the capital, Kuala Lumpur, or nearby Melaka. If you want a fun day at an amusement park, Sunway Lagoon is another possibility. These options are all within an hour and a half away.
Other Port Dickson Attractions
There are a couple of other places of interest in Port Dickson that you may want to visit but we have not visited so can’t verify if they are the absolute best things to do in Port Dickson.
- Extreme Park. Extreme Park advertises activities such as go-karting, paintball target shooting and ATV. Unfortunately, there are many complaints about this online from things not working to height requirements changing so kids miss out to the fact the activities only last for five minutes.
Address: Palm Spring Resort, Jalan Pantai Batu 13 KM 21, Mukim Pasir Panjang
Find more information here.
- Tetikus Toys House. There are tons of toys here making it a worthwhile stop on a Port Dickson family day. There are the usual types of toys as well as collector items. Note that not everything is for sale and it’s only open on weekends.
Address: Lorong Baru Kemang 1, Taman Baru Kemang
Find more information here.
- Windmill PD Farm. Recently opened this is another animal option with visitor-friendly enclosures. You can feed, touch and play with the animals.
Address: Lot 3636 Batu, 9, Jalan Pantai
Find more information here.
Best Hotels In Port Dickson
There are some fabulous places to stay in Port Dickson, you can read our full list of the best hotels in Port Dickson here or find the best options summarised below!
The Lexis Hibiscus is truly a stand out option in Port Dickson. It even holds a Guinness World Record for the resort with the most pools!
There are many room types including many over-water villas with their own pools. These are arranged in an hibiscus shape like shown above.
The villas themselves come with two big beds, a glass panel for seeing into the water below, their own sauna, outdoor deck and pool. They also come with all the extras you would expect from a 5-star resort.
There are also many facilities at the Lexis Hibiscus including a pool, water park (read more about it here), many restaurants, indoor play centre/kids club, play room, karaoke and more.
The Grand Lexis is also another top choice with its own over-water chalets with private pools.
The rooms are great and spacious with two large beds, a kitchenette, large bathroom and very private pool area with its own outdoor shower.
The resort also has many facilities including a big swimming pool and a shallow pool with a water playground. There is also an indoor playground, karaoke and many outdoor activities like segways, archery, an inflatable maze and mini electric car.
The Avillion Port Dickson is located right next to Saujana Beach and is situated within beautiful grounds with much to eplore.
There are a range of room types including beautiful over-water chalets as pictured above. They come complete with awesome day beds where you can watch and hear the ocean as well as king-sized beds and everything you would expect from a top hotel. I also love the outdoor (but very private) bathrooms.
There are also one, two and three bedroom villas and options on land.
The resort itself has many facilities including multiple pools, a water slide, many dining and drinking options, a kids’ area and a petting zoo.
Port Dickson For Kids
Port Dickson is an excellent place to visit with kids – we know as we have been there many times with our three kids.
Kids can enjoy all of the Port Dickson activities above. As with everywhere in Malaysia, kids are made to feel welcome and Port Dickson has an excellent range of family friendly accommodation linked to above.
Port Dickson is an easy, fun place for a holiday. There is a nice coastline, great resorts and many places to see in Port Dickson. None are particularly must see which means you can take your trip here as easy or as fast as you like.
I hope you enjoy Port Dickson as much as we have.
You can read our full guide to Port Dickson here.
Joshua is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! He explores Malaysia at least a few times a year and has previously lived in Penang.