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. St Thomas Anglican Church

    St Thomas Anglican Church

    During your visit to Port Macquarie you will be drawn to St Thomas' Church. One of Port Macquarie's most historic buildings, the St Thomas' Church dominates the landscape by land and river, as it did in early times...

  2. 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 two kilometre walk starts...

  3. 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. Starting at Diamond Head campground, you'll link up with Headland walking track and Forest walking...

  4. Abundance Lifestyle and Garden

    Abundance Lifestyle and Garden

    Abundance Lifestyle and Garden is a cafe and garden centre with peace and quiet and a beautiful water front setting. It is situated only 15 minutes from central Port Macquarie. Abundance is owned and run by locals who...

  5. 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...

  6. Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding

    Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding

    Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding is one of Australia’s most well known and loved horse riding experiences, situated in the hinterland of Greater Port Macquarie. Catering for all levels of riding experience, come for an...

  7. 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. The museum's...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery

    Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery

    Ultragrafik is an Art Gallery with a difference, located in the heart of Port Macquarie. Ultragrafik offers a distinctive display of visionary and imaginative original art, limited edition signed prints, unique gift...

  11. Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    At Lake Innes Nature Reserve, near Port Macquarie, visitors can enjoy cycling, fishing, birdwatching, swimming, kayaking and learning about NSW convict settlement history.Whether you’re an eager history...

  12. 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,...

  13. Botanic Walk

    Botanic Walk

    Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on this short stroll across the Wilson River from the picnic area. Designed to...

  14. 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 and light too...

  15. Mount Boss State Forest

    Mount Boss State Forest

    Only a short drive from Wauchope, Mount Boss State Forest is the local's secret spot!Cobrabald visitor areas offer two separate camping areas. Wild Bull is the larger of the two, with barbecue...

  16. Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk

    Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk

    The Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk is best experienced on a guided tour. An easy 1.3 kilometre walk through the rainforest canopy, you’ll see forest birds and animals.Many wonders of the rainforest reside...

  17. 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.People come from miles around to take in this beautiful setting, where you can also enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing and...

  18. Willi Willi National Park

    Willi Willi National Park

    A scenic drive from Wauchope brings you to beautiful Willi Willi National Park, where lush rainforest, waterfalls and relaxing picnics await you.Willi Willi National Park forms an extensive mountain...

  19. Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach

    With a natural tidal lagoon, a long stretch of white sandy beach surrounded by spectacular rainforests, you are guaranteed to find yourself the perfect spot to relax at one with nature. Ideal for families...

  20. 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...

  21. Grants Beach Coastal Walk

    Grants Beach Coastal Walk

    The Grants Beach Coastal Walk starts at North Haven near the mouth of the Camden Haven River and ends at the cliffs of Grants Headland at Bonny Hills. It is well signposted and passes through heathland, rich in...

  22. 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 for over 14 years and...

  23. Pilot Beach

    Pilot Beach

    A calm beach at the mouth of the beautiful Camden Haven River, Pilot Beach is situated between the two break walls, keeping it protected from large seas most of the time. It is the ideal beach for families with young...

  24. Roto House

    Roto House

    Take a journey back in time with a self-guided or guided tour of Historic Roto House and discover one of the very few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Port Macquarie.From the moment you pass the...

  25. Middle Brother National Park

    Middle Brother National Park

    Created to protect two of the largest blackbutt trees in NSW, Middle Brother National Park offers places to picnic, easy walks, birddwatching, and scenic lookouts.Tall, stately, magnificent forest, with...

  26. 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...

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