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.
Kattang Nature Reserve is a spectacular location on the mid-north coast, just waiting to be explored. Surrounded on all three sides by Pacific Ocean, the majestic Perpendicular Point stands tall with ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kattang-nature-reserve
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
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
At The Big Oyster seafood and cafe enjoy a wide range of fresh oysters and seafood including fish, crabs, bugs, prawns, lobsters and more! Bring your own alcohol.
Come and enjoy lunch on the ...
Covering some 52 hectares, the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park has been developed to preserve an area of natural bushland, furnished with walking tracks and boardwalks, allowing you to wander and enjoy ...
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
Port Macquarie's Historic Courthouse was built in 1869 to fulfil an urgent and pressing need to replace the original Courthouse, which was in a derelict state.
The building was designed b...
Bonny Hills Body and Beauty focuses on delivering a relaxing and comfortable service for its clients, either at their location or your motel.
Helen has been a remedial massage therapist for ...
Dooragan National Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. Located west of Laurieton - a pretty coastal ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dooragan-national-park
The Second Burying Ground at Port Macquarie is full of fascinating headstones, from elaborately carved to the simple. The Cemetery is surrounded by natural bushland, preserved as the Kooloonburg Creek...www.hastings.nsw.gov.au/www/html/977-cemetery-second-burying-ground.asp
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing day by the water at Perch Hole picnic area on Lake Innes, on the north coast of NSW. This large estuarine lake in the middle of the reserve is an idyllic spot ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve/perch-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Close to the heart of Port Macquarie and just a few hundred metres from the beach, Macquarie Nature Reserve offers a peaceful setting surrounded by the region's past. Driving up the long curving drive...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/macquarie-nature-reserve
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Take in the unique location of Sea Acres National Park along the coastal walk; the south end of the walk is one of the few places on the east coast wh...