Port Macquarie Area Attractions

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. Wilson River picnic area

    Deep in the forest of Willi Willi National Park, Wilson River picnic area is a great base to explore much of what this park has to offer. There’s a choice of three scenic walking tracks, through sub-tropical and warm...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. The Westport Club

    The Westport Club Port Macquarie is the regions premier entertainment hub offering everything from waterfront dining, to live music, the barefoot bowls.With a recent AUD13 million renovation, and sitting on...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. Perpendicular Point

    The majestic Perpendicular Point with its spectacular vertical cliffs plummeting 40 metres to the sea below, is the main feature of Kattang Nature Reserve. This reserve is surrounded by rock platforms, with the Camden...

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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.