Whether you're an eager history student or an outdoor adventurer, you'll find plenty to do at Lake Innes Nature Reserve, not far from Port Macquarie. The reserve features a fascinating historic site s...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve
Port Macquarie on NSW North Coast has beautiful beaches and national parks and is a great place to go wildlife spotting both on and off shore. Port Macquarie offers a great range of activities to bring you closer to nature, from rainforest walks to snorkelling and scuba diving in its marine reserves.
Experience nature in the Port Macquarie area
With its perfect natural combination of beaches, the Hastings River and fertile valley, Port Macquarie is an excellent base for experiencing nature. There are rainforest walks, snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as scenic drives such as the hinterland route from Port Macquarie to Taree.
Visit the State's only dedicated Koala Hospital where about 250 koalas are nurtured back to health each year.
National parks in the area include Werrikimbe National Park and Dooragan National Park, with lookouts, picnic areas and walking trails.
A little off the beaten track, discover the tranquil charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve, just south of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast. With a variety of lush vegetation, including stands of m...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/queens-lake-nature-reserve
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 ju...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/karuah-nature-reserve/double-wharf-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Dooragan National Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. Located west of Laurieton - a pretty coastal ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dooragan-national-park
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 rainfores...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/queens-lake-nature-reserve/queens-lake-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Kattang Nature Reserve is a spectacular location on the mid-north coast, just waiting to be explored. Surrounded on all three sides by Pacific Ocean, the majestic Perpendicular Point stands tall with ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kattang-nature-reserve
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-t...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/willi-willi-national-park/wilson-river-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing day by the water at Perch Hole picnic area on Lake Innes, on the north coast of NSW. This large estuarine lake in the middle of the reserve is an idyllic spot ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve/perch-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq