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. 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...

  2. 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 entire state. Bird Tree...

  3. 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 and hardwood...

  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 for over 14 years and...

  5. Bird Tree and Benaroon

    Bird Tree and Benaroon

    Bird Tree and Benaroon, two of the biggest Blackbutt trees in New South Wales are situated in the Middle Brother National Park. Benaroon is rated as the largest Blackbutt in Australia and has a girth of 15 metres....

  6. 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 above, Sea Acres...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 (Corymbia gummifera) tree...

  9. 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 to find...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Hastings Forest Way touring route

    Hastings Forest Way touring route

    Get away from everything and discover remote bushland on Hastings Forest Way touring route. This scenic drive is a fantastic way to explore the wilderness and falls country of Werrikimbe National Park. Make it a day...

  14. 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...

  15. Grants Beach

    Grants Beach

    Grants (North Haven) Beach is located on the north side of the Camden Haven River mouth. The southern end is protected by the break wall which offers great 'right handers' with a southerly swell. The beach is home to...

  16. 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 one plant. All fruits...

  17. Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach is seven kilometres south of Port Macquarie, it's a nine kilometre stretch of south-east facing sand, home to a series of hospitable beach breaks. The best waves can be found at the more sheltered...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Derived from local, national, and international sources, the exhibition program covers the visual arts, craft, and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. Significant touring exhibitions are...

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