Things to do in Port Dickson

Getaways to our neighbouring country have been skyrocketing in popularity ever since borders reopened. If you’ve already checked off all the Johor Bahru activities and have even visited other destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Genting Highlands, try an island expedition to Port Dickson on for size.

Located south of KL and a 4-hour drive from Singapore, the coastal town is home to a lot more than sandy beaches and water activities. From an ostrich farm and Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course to resorts with ocean villas and log cabins, here are 8 things to do in Port Dickson that make it a choice holiday spot for kids and grownups alike.

Note: Prices are accurate at the time of writing and may be subject to change.

1. Ocean villas with Maldives vibes, from <S$150/night per pax

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
True to the name of the resort, the layout of the ocean villas creates a hibiscus shape.
Image credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Just like how there’s an entire housing estate in Indonesia that’s modelled after Singapore, you can find a resort in Port Dickson that looks straight out of Maldives. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson is a 5-star resort, but don’t worry about having to fork out thousands of dollars. Rates start from just S$290/night for a 2-pax room

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson Ocean Villa
Image credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Even the biggest suite is still under S$500, at S$455/night for the Panorama Two King Pool Villa. And because all villa rooms have a private pool and the ocean at your doorstep, the only difference you’ll be shelling out for is the size of the suite and pool, and bonus amenities like a bathtub and jacuzzi.

Rates: From S$290 for Sky Two King Pool Villa

Book a room at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson.

Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +60 6-660 2626 | Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson website

2. Ranch-themed hotel with tepees, log cabins & kampung pool villas

Eagle Ranch Resort Tepee
Image credit: @eagleranchresortpd

For an even more affordable option without sacrificing on the comfort and aesthetic factor, head to Eagle Ranch Resort, a unique ranch-themed hotel with old Western influences everywhere. Air-conditioned tepee tents which are suitable for couples and families of up to 4 pax are available for S$73/night

Eagle Ranch Log Cabin
There are also fancy log cabins with rustic, dark wooden accents – priced from S$106/night.
Image credit: Eagle Ranch

Eagle Ranch Kampung Villa Port Dickson
Spacious kampung villas atop shallow pools are priced S$106/night, or S$120 inclusive of 2 breakfast buffets.
Image credit: Eagle Ranch

Besides a variety of different lodgings to choose from, there are also amenities aplenty. Make your vacation count by clocking in hours of fun at their beach volleyball, basketball, and football courts, table tennis rooms, lap pool, and archery range.

Rates: From S$73 for Tepee room

Book a room at Eagle Ranch Resort.

Address: 544, Jalan Pantai, Batu 14, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +60 6-661 0495 | Eagle Ranch Resort website

3. Cowboy indoor theme park with escape rooms & kid-friendly rides

Segar City Wild West Cowboy Theme Park
The charming old Western exterior and set-ups like cacti and horse-drawn carriages make for great photo ops.
Image credits: Wild West Cowboy Indoor Theme Park

Continuing with the old Western theme, the Segar City Wild West Cowboy Theme Park is the main amusement venue in Port Dickson. Think of it as a mini theme park with attractions suitable for all ages. Admission is S$15.50/child below 12 and S$16.45/adult, and you’ll gain entry to all the attraction zones. 

Kiddy Rides Amusement Park
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Parents with little ones in tow will benefit from various kid-friendly rides like the Rider Boat, Cowboy-Go-Round carousel, and Wild West Desert Explorer mobile car ride. There’s also an escape room attraction with different themes like fairy tale princesses, dinosaurs, galaxy, ancient Egypt, and haunted mansion.

Awakening Of Pharaoh Escape Room
The Awakening Of Pharaoh escape room.
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Make sure to check out the 5D Motion Adventure – an immersive cinema ride where you get rocked around in your chair as wind, rain, and lightning effects are timed according to the screening. Great for people with a fear of roller coasters who still want to experience some thrill!

Rates: S$15.50/child below 12, S$16.45/adult. Discounted rates available for Malaysian citizens.

Book tickets to the Segar City Wild West Cowboy Theme Park.

Address: 59-64, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am-7pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: +60 12-603 0886 | Segar City Wild West Cowboy Theme Park website

4. Eco park with Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course & high elements

Segar Recreation Eco Park Port Dickson
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Malaysia is known to be a foodie’s paradise. For travellers looking to torch some calories amidst all that feasting, hit up the Segar Recreation Eco Park. Set in an expansive space where sunshine and greenery are abundant, the park’s amenities allow you to engage in physical activities with varying levels of thrill and difficulty.

Segar Recreation Eco Park Activities
Image adapted from: Klook

Examples include the flying fox, high elements trail, 13-station obstacle course, abseiling, and rock climbing wall, just to name a few. And because most of the activities have beginner and intermediate options, even kids can participate.

Rates: From S$4.19/pax, activities individually priced.

Book tickets to the Segar Recreation Eco Park.

Address: 64, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening hours: Thu-Mon 10am-7pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Contact: +60 12-603 0886 | Segar Recreation Eco Park website

5. Ostrich Farm with animal rides, petting zoo & dinosaur zone

Ostriches are peculiar creatures, and the average Singaporean doesn’t know much about these big birds other than that they bury their heads in the sand…and have brains that are even smaller than each of their eyeballs. The Port Dickson Ostrich Farm offers the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these wholesome creatures.

Port Dickson Ostrich Farm Animal Rides
Image adapted from: @_yanti_azrul_, narnatasyaa

Besides feeding and petting sessions, kids can go for ostrich rides. In terms of safety, professional animal keepers will be guiding the interactions at all times, and the ostriches are apparently docile enough to hug.

Port Dickson Ostrich Farm animal feeding ATV
Image adapted from: @abprabianti_89, @iam_n.a.n.a

Expect an abundance of other animals – many of which are open to feeding and petting – such as rabbits, donkeys, goats, horses, ducks, and guinea pigs. Beyond wildlife experiences, there is an ATV track onsite which even kids can ride, and a Planet Jurassic zone with animatronic dinosaurs and photo ops aplenty.

Rates: S$13.29/child aged 12 and below, S$14.80/adult.

Book tickets to the Port Dickson Ostrich Farm.

Address: Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4, Batu 9, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm, Daily
Contact: +60 18-207 8682 | Port Dickson Ostrich Farm website

6. All-inclusive boat tour with snorkelling, fishing & banana boating

Port Dickson snorkelling
Go snorkelling in the crisp waters of Blue Lagoon Beach, dubbed the best beach in Port Dickson by locals.
Image credit: Klook

In terms of both getting the most bang for your buck and having a jam-packed itinerary, you can’t get more bao kah liao than this Port Dickson boat tour. At S$22/pax for a 2-hour charter, you get to pick and choose all the activities that tickle your fancy.

banana boat tour port dickson
Image adapted from: Klook

The boat holds snorkelling equipment and fishing gear, and you’ll also get to try your hand catching crabs with a bamboo cage. Thereafter, you can choose to bring your loot home or top up S$9.15/pax and have it cooked fresh as part of a seafood lunch.

You can also go banana boating and, since there’s a guide present for the whole tour, feel free to ask for assistance if you’re a first-timer at any – or all – of the activities.

Rates: From S$22.15/pax for a half-day tour with 6-15 pax, higher rates apply for groups with 2-5 pax. 

Book a Port Dickson boat tour.

Meeting point: 5th Mile, Jalan Pantai, The Grand Beach Resort Port Dickson, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Time: 9am-11am, Daily

7. Scenic ATV riding & lake paddle boating

Uncle Wong Happy Farm ATV Riding
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The adorably-named Uncle Wong Happy Farm allows you to race your friends on ATVs that are beginner-friendly and easy to navigate.

A professional instructor will guide you through the ins and outs of driving an ATV, including how to manoeuvre inclines so you can feel the thrill of coursing through the bumpy track. Now you can zoom zoom and live your Mario Kart fantasies even without a driver’s licence

Uncle Wong Happy Farm Paddle Boating
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The farm is home to a scenic route with thick forests, palm tree-lined paths, and an expansive lake to accompany your ride. Cool off afterwards by cruising down the tranquil lake in a paddle board ride, included as part of the activity.

Rates: S$25.30/pax

Book an Uncle Wong Happy Farm ATV ride.

Address: Lot 11886, Bukit Permata, 71010 Lukut, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9am-7pm, Daily
Contact: +60 11-5413 9143 | Uncle Wong Happy Farm website

8. Sunset cruise under S$30, inclusive of saltwater jacuzzi & KTV

Dickson Dragon Sunset Cruise
Image credit: Platinum Charters

Contrary to popular belief, a luxurious sunset cruise need not cost a bomb. For S$27.69/pax, sail along Port Dickson just in time to catch the sky transforming from daytime to crimson dusk. Expect panoramic views of the Straits of Malacca, and a glimpse of the Cape Rachado Lighthouse – which dates back to the 1500s and is said to be the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia.

Port Dickson Sunset Cruise Charter
Image adapted from: @exorabri, @dicksondragon

On board the Dickson Dragon, you’ll get to soak in a saltwater jacuzzi, which is essentially a trawling net by the boat where you can get massaged by the waves. There’s also a quality sound system and karaoke machine, so you and the gang can have the most vibey KTV session ever. Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish, anyone?

Rates: S$17.40/child aged 13 and below, S$27.85/adult.

Book a Dickson Dragon Sunset Cruise.

Meeting point: Kampung Baharu, Teluk Kemang, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Time: Fri-Sun 6pm-7.30pm (Closed Mondays to Thursdays)
Contact: Dickson Dragon website

Best hotels & attractions in Port Dickson, Malaysia

Whether you’ve already checked other Malaysian cities and towns off your travel bucket list or are looking for a lesser-known island getaway, Port Dickson has beaches galore as well as activities suitable for the whole fam

There are a variety of transport modes from Singapore, including coach rides and the KTM Shuttle. These stop at neighbouring towns such as Seremban and Gemas, after which you can take local public transport to Port Dickson.

If you’re journeying via KL, the quickest, simplest and most comfortable method would be to get a Private Intercity Transfer from KL airport straight to your Port Dickson hotel.

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Cover image adapted from: Klook, Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, Eagle Ranch, Klook

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