9 Things To Do In Port Dickson – Coastal Town 4H From SG With Nature Activities & “Maldives” Villas

Things to do in Port Dickson

Trust that whenever there’s a long weekend, you’ll find scores of Singaporeans crossing the border for a short getaway. If you’ve already checked off all the Johor Bahru activities and have even visited other destinations such as 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 9 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. Get lost in Malaysia’s largest hedge maze

Image credit: Leong Gt via Google Maps

The PD Maze is like a scene ripped straight from Harry Potter – it spans 4,000sqm and has walkways that total up to 1,300m long. Relax, nothing in this maze will pose a danger to you. Instead, Malaysia’s largest hedge maze has quirky art installations nestled within its corners.

Image credit: Kent and Michelle & WH Aw (WH AW) via Google Maps

Sculptures like huge photo frames protruding from the ground invite visitors to pose for a picture. There’re more trippy ones as well that’ll make you do a double take – such as a dragon whose eyes seem to fixate on you as you walk around it, and human-like metal sculptures made to mimic a glitch in the matrix.

Just in case you’re worried about getting lost in the labyrinth, most visitors find the exit within 15-30 minutes. Staff are also on hand if you really need a clue on where to go next.

Child (5 years old and below): Free
Child (6-12 years old) & Seniors (60 years old and above): RM20 (~S$5.81)
Adult: RM25 (~S$7.26)

Address: Jalan DS2/10, Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9am-6.30pm, Daily
Contact: +60 16 979 9119 | PD Maze website

2. Treat yourself to a luxury Maldives-style resort under $240/night

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 RM800 (~S$233.34)/night for a 2-pax room

Image credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Even the biggest villa is still under S$400, at RM1,320 (~S$385.01)/night for the Panorama Two King Pool Villa. And because all villa rooms have a private pool and a steam room on the balcony, 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.

12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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3. Stay at a Ranch-themed hotel with teepees & log cabins

Image credit: @eagleranchresortpd via Instagram

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 teepee tents which are suitable for couples and families of up to 4 pax are available for RM250 (~S$72.92)/night

There are also fancy log cabins with rustic, dark wooden accents – priced from
RM300 (~S$87.50)/night.
Image credit: Eagle Ranch

Spacious kampung villas atop shallow pools are priced
RM300 (~S$87.50)/night.
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.

544, Jalan Pantai, Batu 14, 71250 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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4. Go on Wild West-influenced rides in an indoor 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 via Google maps

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 from RM60/pax (~S$17.44), and you’ll gain entry to all the attraction zones. 

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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.

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!

59-64, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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Monday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
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Saturday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
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5. Scale a high elements course at Segar Recreation Eco Park

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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.

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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.

64, Jalan DS 2/1, Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

6. Get close with animals at the Port Dickson Ostrich Farm

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.

Image adapted from: @_yanti_azrul_ & @narnatasyaa via Instagram

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.

Image adapted from: @abprabianti_89 & @iam_n.a.n.a via Instagram

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.

Lot 1419, Jalan Perdana 4, Batu 9, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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7. Cool down with some snorkelling, fishing & banana boating

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

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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.

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 RM70 (~S$20.35)/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

8. Race your friends while riding ATVs at Uncle Wong Happy Farm

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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

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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.

ATV, UTV, Paddle Boat, Kayak Rides@Uncle Wong Happy Farm Port Dickson
Lot 11886, Bukit Permata, 71010 Lukut, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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9. Chill on a sunset cruise with a saltwater jacuzzi pool

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.

Image adapted from: @exorabri & @dicksondragon via Instagram

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. 

PD World Marina Resort, Lot 1322, Jalan Pantai, Batu 5 1/2, Kampung Baharu, 71050 Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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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, Eagle Ranch & @lexishibiscus via Instagram
Originally published 2nd July 2022. Last updated by Khoo Yong Hao on 6th September 2023.

Renae Cheng

I love food, dance, writing, and writing about food and dance.

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