Welcome to Macao 2018-11-30T00:19:30+00:00

Visit Macao

Visiting vibrant, beautiful Macao is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the traveller seeking a captivating adventure. Nestled away next to Hong Kong, in China’s south-east corner, Macao is an independent territory internationally renowned for its unique east-meets-west charm.

From travel tips and guides, to events and festival information there is something for everyone at Visit Macao. With a distinct character combining creativity, leisure and dining, Macao provides a diverse range of experiences, including its own brand family-friendly and cultural-tourism fun.

The Macao Government is proud to promote Macao as a world-class travel destination which is open and available to travellers from around the globe. Visa Entry is free to 74 nationalities across the globe, including Australia and New Zealand. Find out more about Macao’s visa requirements now.

Visit Macao today and you’ll be guaranteed a medley of memories and experiences, suitable for the whole family. Find out more about this bustling mecca and book your next travel adventure today.

Macao offers the best in entertainment, cuisine and culture

Macao may seem inconspicuous to the novice-traveller but it boasts a host of auspicious, first-world film, cuisine, sport, and cultural events that will soon have any traveller dying to book their next trip there. 2018 is also the Macao Year of Gastronomy too. When planning your Macao travel experience, be sure to keep the following top-class events in mind in 2018:

  • The 65th Macau Grand Prix
  • Oktoberfest Macao
  • 18th Macau Street Food Festival
  • Macao International Music Festival
  • Macao International Marathon
  • 3rd International Macao International Film Festival & Awards

Other major top-class events that are a must-see for any Macao traveler are:

From its mix of delicious cuisine and colourful centuries-old architecture, to its contemporary resorts and world-class entertainment spots, this historic former Portuguese enclave has all the ingredients to captivate the imagination.

Looking for travel tips on Macao? At Visit Macao Travel Tips and Guides, we’ll take you through a comprehensive guide of all there is to see and do in Macao. We’ll give you a detailed guide on the best attractions that Macao has to offer and the places you absolutely have to see during your Macao tour. We also offer visa advice and entry requirement information.

Thanks to the territory’s jam-packed yearly calendar of cultural, entertainment and sporting events, there is something for everyone at Visit Macao Events and Festivals. We give you an all-inclusive look at what’s on in Macao for the year ahead. From culinary festivals and film festivals, to the Macau Grand Prix, all the information you need on Macao tourism can be found here. Get in touch and let us make it easy for you to plan your next visit to Macao today.

Find out more about the great Macao Holiday packages exclusively available to the world-traveller now. From travel deals to package trips, find your ultimate Macao holiday tour package today.

Learn more about Macao’s rich history at About Macao. A centuries old story dating from its Portuguese colonisation roots to its awakening as one of the world’s most adventurous and top-class destinations.

Experiencing Taipa Village allows the Macao traveller to experience the true authenticity of Macao thanks to its historic roots. Taipa Village, based on Taipa Island, will transport you back to a simpler time in Macao’s history and allow you to experience the best cuisine and ancient architecture that Macao has to offer.

Experience Macao as you’ve never imagined it before. Visit Macao today, and let the adventure begin.

Taste of Macao Food Month

To celebrate 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy, we are hosting the exciting Taste of Macao Food Month at the renowned House of Tong Restaurant, North Ryde RSL, Sydney from October 14 to November 14, 2018. A menu of Macanese favourites will be on the menu with diners who spend more than $100 in the running to WIN for a fabulous holiday for two to Macao and Xiamen, flying Xiamen Airlines.Come along and join in the fun.

“Taste of Macao Food Festival – Win a Trip to Macao & Xiamen” Giveaway Contest Winners

  • First Prize: A trip for 2 to Macao & Xiamen with 5 nights’ accommodation (Valued at $6000)
  • Winner: Jasmine Tran
  • Sponsor: Macao Government Tourism Office & Xiamen Airlines
  • Second Prize: Gucci G-Frame Ladies Watch (Valued at $3000)
  • Winner: Tan Yu Hua
  • Sponsor: Shum’s Watches & Jewellery
  • Third Prize: Airland Home Queen Size Mattress (Valued at $1050)
  • Winner: Joanne Pun
  • Sponsor: Sleepmart
  • Additional Prizes: House of Tong Dining Vouchers (Valued at $100 each)
  • Winners:
    • Demin Zhang
    • Shing Lam Yung
    • Elisa M. Wong
    • Xiao Wei Lin
    • Neola Butt
    • Grant Jones
    • Chris Yong
    • Donna Huang
    • R. Lock
    • Winnie Man
  • Sponsor: House of Tong Restaurant

Congratulations to all the prize recipients of “Taste of Macao Food Festival” giveaway contest. We will be in touch with you soon and a big thank you for everyone who supported and participated. Follow our Facebook page ‘Macao Tourism AU-NZ’ and Instagram account  ‘visitmacao’ – you will be kept informed of all that is happening in Macao here and maybe you will be the next winner.

Promotion commenced on the 14th October 2018 at 11:00 (EST) and closed on the 14th November 2018 at 13:00 (EST). Prizes drawn on the 16th November 2018 at 13:00 (EST) at House of Tong Restaurant (North Ryde RSL Club)

  • Conditions of the prizes please go to www.visitmacao.com.au
  • Authorized under NSW Permit Number: LTPS/18/28177

Conditions of the Prizes:

  1. Validity of Travel (12 months) – Must be completed by 30th November, 2019 of prize being drawn. Confirmation is subject to availability.
  2. Black out period will apply.
  3. Entry open to Australian residents only, aged 18 years or older who dine over AUD$100 at the ‘House of Tong” Restaurant at North Ryde RSL Club, address: Cnr Pittwater and Magdala Roads, North Ryde, NSW 2113, and complete, in full, the entry of giveaway prize at the restaurant during the promotional period between 14 October – 14 November, 2018.
  4. Employees and immediate families of the Promoter and suppliers, providers and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter.
  5. To be eligible, entrants must sign up to receive Macao Government Tourism Office e-newsletters.
  6. Redemption of the First prize must be requested in writing to Macao Government Tourism Office by 01st October 2019. Travel must be completed before 30th November 2019, otherwise it will be deemed to be forfeited by the winners. Once travel arrangements booked and tickets issued, all terms, conditions, travel validity & changes are subject to airline and hotel rules. Spending money, meals, travel insurance, passports, visas, transportation unless specified and all other ancillary costs are not included. All components of the prize must be taken together or otherwise are deemed to be forfeited. Authorized under NSW Permit Number: LTPS/18/281774
  7. Macao Government Tourism Office accepts no responsibility for any variation in the prize value. Prize, or any unused portion of the prize, is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Entry open to Australian residents only for aged 18 years or older and must dine over A$100 at the ‘House of Tong’ Restaurant at North Ryde RSL Club.
  2. One entry form per “House of Tong” receipt over A$100. Only original entry forms accepted. Photocopies of entry forms are not acceptable.
  3. Employees and immediate families of the Promoter, suppliers, providers and agencies associated with is promotion are ineligible to enter.
  4. Promotion commences on 14th October 2018 at 11:00 (EST) and closes on 14th November 2018 at 23:59 (EST)
  5. Prizes will be drawn 16th November 2018 at 13:00 (EST), the winners will be notified via phone or email and will be published on website: www.visitmacao.com.au
  6. Entrants must retain a copy of dining receipts as proof of purchase.
  7. The prizes are not redeemed for cash and cannot be traded or sold.
  8. First Prize redemption is valid until 30th November 2019, travel dates are subject to availability.

Macao designated as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Macao Light Festival 2018 – Time Travel in Macao


Let’s Time Travel in Macao – this year Macao Light Festival will be staged from the 2nd to 31st of December. A glittery journey across time and space in Macao, along with the various light installations, five different projection mapping and interactive games.

For more information: https://goo.gl/u9QRCN

3rd International Film Festival & AwardsMacao


The Academy Award-winning Nicolas Cage has been appointed by the International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) as Talent Ambassador for the 3rd edition of the festival, from December 8 to 14, 2018. The internationally renowned American actor, director and producer who has visited Macao before, joins Hong Kong-based star Aaron Kwok in the role, reflecting the festival’s ambition to bring together local and international industry professionals, to help highlight Macao’s East-meets-West culture and to introduce local audiences to the best in international cinema.

For more information: https://www.iffamacao.com/

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants returns to Macao


The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 events will take place in Macao on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of March, with the region’s most acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, gastronomic journalists and foodies now preparing for the long-awaited announcement of the new list and special awards.

For more information: https://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/

8ᵗʰ Macao International Parade


This year, the 8th Macao International Parade is one of the main events in celbration of the Anniversary of Macao’s Handover to China. This year, VIVA received a “Secret Order” from the heavens to gather folklore from China and the Portuguese-speaking countires. On December 16 (Sunday), the streets of Macao will come alive with a medley of dance and music in celebration of the handover!

For more information: http://www.icm.gov.mo/macaoparade

Holiday offers to Experience Macao…

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2 Nights Stopover

Includes:  2 nights 5 star and return Airport Ferry transfers – contact your travel agent

See your Travel Agent

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One Fare, Two Cities

Includes: Return Economy Airfares, 6 Nights Accommodation, Transfers, Tours, Entrance with an English speaking guide.

AUD$1 790pp*

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Includes: 3 Days, 2 Nights’ staying at – Holiday Inn Macau.


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Experience Macao

Includes: Go online for the best rates and inclusions provided by Helloworld New Zealand.

See your Travel Agent

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Wake up with Macao

Includes: 4 days, 3 nights at Grand Emperor Hotel including daily breakfast, return ferry tickets to Macao from Hong Kong and a half day city tour with lunch.


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Webjet Specials

Travel provider Webjet, in conjunction with Macao Tourism, has savings of up to $150 per person on flights/hotel stays packages in January 2019.

From $150 off*

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Your Guide to Macao

Travel Tips

Download all the information you require all here in one place. 

Guide Book, Maps and unlimited travel tips that will make your stay in Macao an enjoyable one. 

There’s much more to see and do, so why not consider staying longer and experience Macao – Your Own Style.

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Step Out, Experience Macao

Self Guided Walking Tours

For many, there is no better way of exploring this city than on foot.

Now, you can explore and discover our destination by heading to “off the beaten track” areas where you’ll experience the true heart of Macao.

The “Step Out Macao” Self-Guided Walking Tours is FREE to download on all mobile devices.

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What’s On, Macao

Let us keep you up-to-date with What’s On in Macao.

Simply download the FREE App and you can find all that is happening in Macao, even when offline.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information including monthly highlights from all Macao’s local events & festivals, hotels, attractions and family activities, entertainment and shows.

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Taipa Village

Authentic Macau

Located in the oldest yet best preserved area of Taipa, this village was once formerly home to many local fishermen.

With its traditional shop houses, quaint cobbled streets and richly endowed with a blend of Chinese and Portuguese  architecture, Taipa Village provides all who visit.

“a culturally diverse landmark that offers a taste of the original, authentic Macao”

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Anim’Arte NAM VAN – A Vertiable Leisureland

Nestled on the pristine Nam Van Lake waterfront along the Praia Grande promenade – “Anim’Arte NAM VAN” transforms the Lakeside Plaza into a waterfront leisure hub and is one of the city’s favourite family attractions.

With a distinct character combining creativity, leisure and dining, it provides all who visit a diverse range of experiences, enhancing Macao’s offering and variety of family-friendly and cultural tourism fun.

Enquiries: (+853) 2833 3000   or visit: Anim’Arte NAM VAN

Macao as you’ve never seen it!

Our friends at Beautiful Destinations had such an exciting and action packed journey whilst visiting Macao and have produce one of the best highlight videos for all to enjoy.

The #BDTeam spent their days exploring the Ruins of St Paul’s, Coloane Old Village, Mount Fortress, Taipa Old Village and took in all the excitement of the famous Macao Grand Prix!

This is just a small portion of what this culturally diverse destination offers its visitors when choosing Macao for their next holiday.

Video Produced by : @BeautifulDestinations


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