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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk

    Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk

    Many wonders of the rainforest reside above ground level, so getting up into the canopy is the best way to explore it properly. Rising seven metres through the forest understorey to the canopy...

  4. Bonny Hills Body and Beauty

    Bonny Hills Body and Beauty

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

    Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

    Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is an inspiring experience. Share the wonders of one of the largest remaining coastal rainforest reserves in New South Wales.

    Enjoy the tranquil...

  8. Sunset Art and Photography Gallery

    Sunset Art and Photography Gallery

    Sunset Gallery in Port Macquarie's CBD boasts one of the largest collections of original classic collectable movies posters on Australians east coast.
    Set amongst the heart of the cafe...

  9. Fruit Salad Tree Company

    Fruit Salad Tree Company

    A fruit salad tree, developed by the West family, who established the Fruit Salad Tree Company in 1990, in New England, New South Wales, bears up to six different fruits of the same family on the...

  10. 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...

  11. Kattang Nature Reserve

    Kattang Nature Reserve

    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...

  12. Port City Wave Bowl

    Port City Wave Bowl

    Experience great family fun at Port City Wave Bowl.

    Bumper Bowling is great for little kids. Just roll those brightly coloured balls down the ramp and away they go. They’re nice...

  13. Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

    Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

    Greater Port Macquarie is steeped in maritime history, and at the Maritime Museum's three venues you have the opportunity to relive over 100 years of heritage as each provide a variety of exhibits....

  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...

  15. 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...

  16. Port Macquarie Museum

    Port Macquarie Museum

    Port Macquarie Museum showcases the best of Port Macquarie's history from its British settlement as a penal colony in 1821, through to the present day as a popular tourist resort town.
    ...

  17. Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach

    Rainbow Beach trends south-south west for 2.5 kilometres from the dolerite rocks at Middle Rock Point to the sedimentary rocks at Bonny Hills, The beach is backed by a fore dune, then two...

  18. 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...

  19. Dooragan National Park

    Dooragan National Park

    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...

  20. 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...

  21. Perch Hole picnic area

    Perch Hole picnic area

    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...

  22. Bird Tree picnic area

    Bird Tree picnic area

    Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the...

  23. Burrawan State Forest

    Burrawan State Forest

    Burrawan State Forest is located on the New South Wales mid-north coast, near Wauchope and Port Macquarie. Burrawan State Forest is home to 'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood ...

  24. Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    Whether you're an eager history student or an outdoor adventurer, you'll find plenty to do at Lake Innes Nature Reserve, not far from Port Macquarie. The reserve features a fascinating historic...

  25. 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...

  26. Stoney Park Waterski Wakeboard Park

    Stoney Park Waterski Wakeboard Park

    World famous Stoney Park is situated at Telegraph Point, which is about 15 minutes north of beautiful Port Macquarie. At Stoney Park, they have created the ultimate skiers paradise, with two man...

  27. 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...

  28. Timbertown Heritage Theme Park

    Timbertown Heritage Theme Park

    Step back in time with a visit to Timbertown Wauchope, where you can ride the steam train, experience the bullocky display, observe the timber craftsmen at work and smell the coals of the...

  29. Charles Hamey lookout

    Charles Hamey lookout

    Just a short walk from the carpark, you'll be amazed at the breathtaking coastal views from Charles Hamey lookout. Sit on the cliff tops and admire magnificent scenery overlooking Gogleys Lagoon,...

  30. 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...

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