Port Macquarie Area Attractions
Attractions in Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie is a diverse region packed with myriad attractions from Kendall to North Haven and Wauchope to Laurieton. Take a drive around the area and you’ll find this is a place where touring routes become cultural adventures; gentle drives twist through natural reserves filled with Aboriginal heritage.
Greater Port Macquarie is home to four national parks and 26 state forests offering picturesque drives, scenic lookouts, bushwalks and waterfalls. It is also the perfect playground for adventure seekers who enjoy kayaking, 4WDing, horseriding, paragliding, paddle boarding, water skiing and cycling.
Visit the Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre situated at Cassegrain Wines where the trail rides run through the vines, picnic grounds, bushland and manicured gardens. Dunbogan Boatshed offers paddle boarding and kayak hire along the calm and beautiful Camden Haven River, just a 25-minute drive south of Port Macquarie. The safe and serene waterways feature fishing villages, dolphins and pelicans.
Nestled into the dunes, Geebung picnic area is a perfect beachside spot just north of popular Diamond Head campground, in Crowdy Bay National Park. Only a short stroll to the golden crescent sands of ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/crowdy-bay-national-park/geebung-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle for the day, you couldn't find a more peaceful picnic spot than Double Wharf picnic area. On the banks of Karuah River, it's a picturesque spot to ju...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/karuah-nature-reserve/double-wharf-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Major Archibald Clunes Innes was a man with a vision - unfortunately he got it wrong. Innes thought Port Macquarie would become the gateway to the coast surrounding Hastings River and the New England ...www.hastings.nsw.gov.au/www/html/975-lake-innes-ruins.asp
0.5km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
This easy half kilometre walk takes about 30 minutes, and begins from the scenic Wilson River picnic area. You may be lucky to see spotted-tailed ...
2.6km (one way) - 3 hour - Hard difficulty
Laurieton track is a challenging walk on a rough trail, perfect for the intrepid adventurer. It's easily accessible, quickly transporting you from t...