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. 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,...

  2. 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,...

  3. Port Macquarie Panthers

    Port Macquarie Panthers

    Overlooking the pristine waters of the Hastings River, just minutes from some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and just a short stroll from the town centre, Port Macquarie Panthers is Your club – your place to...

  4. Metcalfes Walking Track

    Metcalfes Walking Track

    This track is perfect for introducing the kids to the wonders of nature. They’ll love the chance to spot a koala or two along the way. Metcalfes walking track links Kylies Beach campground and Indian Head campground,...

  5. Stormriders

    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...

  6. 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...

  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 beauty of the elevated,...

  8. 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...

  9. Palm Grove Walk

    Palm Grove Walk

    This easy 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. Trail markers and...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Glasshouse

    Glasshouse

    Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, the Glasshouse is home to a Theatre, Regional Gallery, Ross Family Studio, Visitor Information Centre, gift shop, conference and meeting facilities, heritage displays, cafe and...

  14. Geebung Picnic Area

    Geebung Picnic Area

    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 white crescent sands of Dunbogan Beach,...

  15. Port Central Shopping Centre

    Port Central Shopping Centre

    Port Central Shopping Centre – In the heart of Port Macquarie CBD. Port Central is open seven days a week and with Target, Ritchies Supa IGA and over 55 specialties stores, over 850 parking spaces and free wifi...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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....

  20. Saltwater Wine Surf Centre

    Saltwater Wine Surf Centre

    Saltwater Wine Surf Centre are the New South Wales' Mid North Coast's original surf shops! Founded in Forster in 1975 by legend surfboard shaper, Bob Brown, they now have three stores - Port Macquarie,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 the largest collection of original artworks for sale in the Hastings/Camden Haven...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. Rawson Falls Walk

    Rawson Falls Walk

    While in Boorganna Nature Reserve, be sure to take the trip out along Rawson Falls walk, which you can follow all the way down to the very base of the waterfall, with its deep, tranquil plunge pool at the bottom...

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