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.

  • Timbertown Wauchope, Port Macquarie
  • Ellenborough Falls, Port Macquarie

Experience nature in the Port Macquarie area

Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie

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.

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.

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.