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.
Bushwalking, Wauchope Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Horse Riding, Beechwood
Bellrowan Valley, Horse Riding, Beechwood Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie
Morning surf, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Armstrong Oysters, Laurieton
Armstrong Oysters, Fresh Local Oysters, Camden Haven Laurieton Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Timbertown, Wauchope. Image W Crozier
Ellenborough Falls, North Coast
Hiker at Ellenborough Falls, near Taree and Port Macquarie, North Coast NSW. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast