Port Macquarie Nature
Getting back to nature at Port Macquarie is easy. At Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, also home to the town's historic cemetery, walking tracks and boardwalks wind through 52 hectares of natural bushland. At Sea Acres National Park, a 1.3km-accessible elevated rainforest boardwalk allows you to explore one of the largest, least disturbed and most diverse coastal rainforests in NSW.
About Port Macquarie
Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.
A temperate climate, parks, gardens and walking trails make it a great place to enjoy walks. The 9-km Coastal Walk, from the breakwall on Town Green to Lighthouse Beach, is a great way to uncover this pretty coastal city. Another way is on the water, on a cruise to see dolphins - or whales during the annual whale-watching season from May to November. Cross the Hastings River on the historic vehicle ferry to visit the Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve where you can spend the day swimming, bushwalking and wildlife watching.
Don't miss a visit to the State's only koala hospital, head to Tacking Point Lighthouse for panoramic views or visit the Regional Art Gallery in the Glasshouse to check out one of its regular exhibitions. Port Macquarie has a fine range of accommodation, dining and shopping options to keep everyone happy. There are several wineries in the area that are well worth a visit - Cassegrain Wines and Roses Vineyard at Innes View.
Friday 19 September to Thursday 31 December 2015
Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail 50 large scale koala sculptures, wi
The Port Macquarie region is known for its beautiful beaches, scenic drives, ancient forests and snorkeling sites waiting to be explored. Travel along the pristine stretch of coastline and visit the area's national parks and reserves to observe native fauna and flora.
From peaceful coastal walks to high-energy water-based activities and camel rides on the beach, there are plenty of ways to spend a day by the sea in Port Macquarie. Take in panoramic views of the region on the Grants Beach Coastal Walk and see a diverse range of birdlife.
Taste fresh local produce, including cheeses and oysters, in Port Macquarie's many gourmet cafes and restaurants, or whip up your own creation with produce available direct from the farmgate. Many of the region's wineries also offer oustanding cellar door experiences.
Fly into Port Macquarie Airport
Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Fly direct daily to and from Sydney and Brisbane with QantasLink and Virgin Airlines. A seasonal weekly QantasLink service to Lord Howe Island is also available from Port Macquarie during the months of February to June, and September to December. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Sydney to travel into Port Macquarie.
Fishing Friends, Pilot Beach, Camden Haven Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Beach fun, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Wine Cellar Tasting, Cassegrain Winery, San Crox,\r\nPort Macquarie Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism\r\n
Morning surf, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Glasshouse, Port Macquarie Image Credit: Greater Port Macquarie Tourism
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast
The coastal walk around Port Macquarie headlands. Image R Eason, Greater Port Macquarie Tourism