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. 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...

  2. 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 offers a picturesque...

  3. Queens Lake Nature Reserve

    Queens Lake Nature Reserve

    A lakeside haven for koalas and wildlife, Queens Lake Nature Reserve is ideal for swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking and boating, south of Port Macquarie.A little off the beaten track, discover the...

  4. Rainforest loop

    Rainforest loop

    Rainforest loop is a relatively relaxed walk leading to the furthest end of the loop, where a small remote lookout platform looks back at Diamond Head. On the southern side of the loop, the rainforest - with its...

  5. Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach is seven kilometres south of Port Macquarie, and is a nine kilometre stretch of south-east facing sand heading to Lake Cathie. It is a favourite surf beach offering protection from the summer north...

  6. 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...

  7. Forest walking track

    Forest walking track

    Forest walking track explores the lush rainforest, woods and native grasses of Crowdy Bay National Park. This short and easy track, on the western side of Indian Head, will delight all ages and shows why this coastal...

  8. Macquarie Nature Reserve

    Macquarie Nature Reserve

    Visit peaceful Macquarie Nature Reserve, where you can discover historic heritage at Roto House and enjoy a family picnic. It’s also a great place for weddings near Port Macquarie.Close to the heart of Port...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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 kilometres long Duchess Gully...

  12. Waterfall walk

    Waterfall walk

    On Waterfall walk you'll pass a magnificent strangler fig, through sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest, to a sparkling waterfall and plunge pool where you can cool off with a refreshing swim after your walk....

  13. 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...

  14. 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....

  15. Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is a hub for culture, creativity and the arts. The Gallery showcases around 20 to 25 diverse exhibitions each year featuring...

  16. 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...

  17. 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, with North Brother...

  18. The Department Store

    The Department Store

    Hastings Co-Op operate two department stores, in Wauchope's central business district and in Peachtree Arcade, Port Macquarie, offer a unique shopping experience and stock a wide range of products for all tastes and...

  19. 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...

  20. Blackbutt Picnic Area

    Blackbutt Picnic Area

    Located near the northern end of Crowdy Bay National Park, just down from Dunbogan Beach, Blackbutt picnic area is a place full of surprises.Enter through a maze of sentry-like blackbutt and clumping banksia...

  21. Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

    Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

    Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail encompasses more than 50 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures, featuring original artist designs. Each sculpture is a unique artwork and is displayed over the Port Macquarie...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. Dooragan National Park

    Dooragan National Park

    Dooragan National Park near Port Macquarie features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, possibilities for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from iconic North Brother summit are...

  25. Port Fresh Seafoods

    Port Fresh Seafoods

    Port Fresh Seafoods offer a wide variety of fresh seafood to many local customers and supply many local restaurants in Greater Port Macquarie. They can also prepare seafood platters for any special occasion with...

  26. Kattang Nature Reserve

    Kattang Nature Reserve

    Near Port Macquarie and Taree, Kattang Nature Reserve offers spectacular views, magnificent wildflowers, great photography, easy walking, picnicking, whale watching and fishing.Kattang Nature Reserve is a...

  27. Stormriders


    Stormriders are your local destination for youth apparel, eyewear, footwear and accessories from the surf and skate industry's leading brands!RVCA, Hurley, Volcom, Stussy, Santa Cruz, Afends and Element keep...

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