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.

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  1. Emerald Downs Golf Course

    Emerald Downs Golf Course

    Emerald Downs Golf Course is an 18 hole, privately owned, public golf course which is open for social play 364 days of the year - only closing for Christmas Day.

    The clubhouse...

  2. Laurieton track

    Laurieton track

    Laurieton track is a challenging walk on a rough trail, perfect for the intrepid adventurer. It's easily accessible, quickly transporting you from the bustle of life in Laurieton and Port Macquarie...

  3. Glasshouse

    Glasshouse

    No visit to Port Macquarie is complete without a visit to this spectacular building set right in the heart of Port's vibrant riverside city centre.

    Boasting a spectacular 588...

  4. Mermaid lookout track

    Mermaid lookout track

    Cross the footbridge over the creek at Diamond Head and wander up this short walking track to the lookout. Along the shore is a series of rocky coves just perfect for a mermaid's afternoon nap....

  5. Bird Tree and Benaroon

    Bird Tree and Benaroon

    Bird Tree and Benaroon, two of the biggest Blackbutt trees in New South Wales are situated in the Middle Brother National Park. Benaroon is rated as the largest Blackbutt in Australia and has a...

  6. Camden Haven Historical Society Museum

    Camden Haven Historical Society Museum

    The Camden Haven Historical Society Museum is situated in the beautiful School of Arts building at Laurieton on the NSW Mid North Coast. The museum, which is run by local volunteers, features...

  7. Cedar Creek Goldfield

    Cedar Creek Goldfield

    Cedar Creek Goldfield is now operational! With a gold stream fed by their very unique wooden waterwheel you can spend as much time as you want panning for gold. Experience what it was like during...

  8. Kerewong State Forest

    Kerewong State Forest

    Swans Crossing in Kerewong State Forest is a popular picnic and camping area for families set on a former dairy/beef property owned by the Swan family. Now, surrounding regenerated native forest...

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