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
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.
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
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
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
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 golden crescent sands of ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/crowdy-bay-national-park/geebung-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
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
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
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 elev...