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. World Par-TEA

    World Par-TEA

    World Par-TEA is Australian owned and a family operated tea shop. The owners have searched around the world for some of the highest grade loose leaf teas available and with over 150 traditional and exotic varieties to...

  2. North Brother Mountain

    North Brother Mountain

    Situated in the Dooragan National Park, North Brother Mountain offers some of the most accessible, panoramic views on the east coast of Australia. The immediate view is over the magnificent Camden Haven Inlet with the...

  3. Hastings Fine Art Gallery

    Hastings Fine Art Gallery

    Discover the Hastings Fine Art Gallery located in Port Macquarie, in the grounds of the Historic Maritime Museum. It features an eclectic exhibition, and sales of original artworks by member artists of the Hastings...

  4. Kendall Tennis Club

    Kendall Tennis Club

    Kendall Tennis club is one of Australia's most awarded tennis clubs. With three new hard courts to complement the three synthetic grass the club can enjoy six courts for its 300 members. They have Paralympian and...

  5. Queens Lake picnic area

    Queens Lake picnic area

    Be warned; once discovered, you might not want to leave the natural beauty of Queens Lake picnic area, just a short drive south of Port Macquarie. Nestled amongst towering eucalypts and lush rainforest, this idyllic...

  6. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park

    Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park

    For a wild day out you must visit Billabong Zoo, it's the perfect family outing. The park boasts a wide variety of Australian and exotic, animals and birds and features the world renowned koala breeding centre. Be...

  7. Perpendicular Point walking track

    Perpendicular Point walking track

    It's not hard to see why this beautiful spot is a favourite among locals and nature-lovers alike. Wander through the shady grove on this short walk and you'll emerge at majestic Perpendicular Point. From the lookout,...

  8. Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Would you like to escape to a world of tranquillity, with friendly professional staff, amazing results driven products, and a huge variety of treatments? Well that's exactly what you'll get at Port Macquarie Day Spa....

  9. Double Wharf picnic area

    Double Wharf picnic area

    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 just sit back and...

  10. Flynns Beach

    Flynns Beach

    Flynns Beach, situated three kilometres south of Port Macquarie, is almost 500 metres long and nestled between a pair of rocky headlands to the north and south. It has good protection from westerly and southerly winds...

  11. 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 the gold rush as a...

  12. 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-seat theatre,...

  13. Cheesetree picnic area

    Cheesetree picnic area

    Close to Crowdy Bay National Park's northern entrance, this grassy, wind-sheltered nook is nestled behind the dunes and offers plenty of space for the kids to run around. Only a short drive from Port Macquarie,...

  14. Port Macquarie Golf Club

    Port Macquarie Golf Club

    Nestled alongside the picturesque Lighthouse Beach lies the challenging and conditioned Port Macquarie Golf Course and Club. The 18 hole course provides a test for all levels of golfers whilst the surrounding natural...

  15. Koala Hospital

    Koala Hospital

    The Koala Hospital is in the grounds of Roto House. It is the world's first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas. The hospital has a treatment room, eight Intensive Care Units, a 24 Hour...

  16. 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 to the serenity of...

  17. Dunbogan Boatshed

    Dunbogan Boatshed

    Dunbogan Boatshed is nestled on the banks of the Camden Haven River. Built in the 1940s, it still carries the charm of an old boatshed, with some new touches - coffee and treats, bait and tackle, fish feeding, kayak,...

  18. Diamond Head Loop walk

    Diamond Head Loop walk

    Diamond Head loop walk is the ideal introduction to the splendour of Crowdy Bay National Park, near Port Macquarie. Linking Diamond Head campground with Indian Head, this medium walk is packed with visual delights...

  19. Old Bottlebutt

    Old Bottlebutt

    'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) tree located in Burrawan State Forest. Old Bottlebutt is unique in its shape - its large flared 'butt' having a massive girth of more than 16...

  20. Innes Ruins

    Innes Ruins

    Innes Ruins is an important remnant of early settlement days on the north coast of NSW. Built by Major Archibald Clunes Innes, it contains rich history about the settlement of NSW, convict labour and the culture of...

  21. Palm Grove walk

    Palm Grove walk

    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 quolls and wallabies darting among the smooth barked blue gum trees....

  22. Aqua Vitae Day Spa

    Aqua Vitae Day Spa

    Aqua Vitae Day Spa is an exclusive oasis of serenity devoted to pure pampering. Located in Port Macquarie at the top of Gordon Street in the Five Star Complex, the modest facade opens into an Aladdin's cave of...

  23. Port Macquarie coastal walk

    Port Macquarie coastal walk

    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 where the forest meets the foam. You can start the walk at Town Beach...

  24. Googik Heritage walking track

    Googik Heritage walking track

    There are few nicer ways to enjoy the sights that picturesque Port Macquarie has to offer than a hike or stroll along Googik Heritage walking track. Set in a pristine natural environment, the 2km walk starts at Lake...

  25. Roto House

    Roto House

    From the moment you come inside the picket fence and onto the bull-nosed verandah of Roto House, it feels as though you've stepped back in time. Passing inside the front door flanked by ruby lights, you pass into a...

  26. Diamond Waters Garden

    Diamond Waters Garden

    As one of the oldest gardens in both the Camden Haven and Port Macquarie Districts, Diamond Waters Garden is a walk in the rainforest filled with rare and extraordinary plants including giant king ferns, bromeliads,...

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