Experience nature in Port Macquarie
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.
Things to do in Port Macquarie area
With its perfect natural combination of beaches, the Hastings River and fertile valley, Port Macquarie is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. There are rainforest walks,snorkelling and scuba diving and scenic drives such as the hinterland route from Port Macquarie to Taree.
Explore the wetlands of Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park in the heart of Port Macquarie or take a guided tour through pristine rainforest at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. You can even visit the State's only dedicated Koala Hospital where about 300 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.
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
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 ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/crowdy-bay-national-park/cheesetree-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Covering some 52 hectares, the Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park has been developed to preserve an area of natural bushland with walking tracks and boardwalks where visitors can wander and enjoy the beaut...
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...
Close to the heart of Port Macquarie and just a few hundred metres from the beach, Macquarie Nature Reserve offers a peaceful setting surrounded by the region's past. Driving up the long curving drive...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/macquarie-nature-reserve
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