Port Macquarie Attractions

Port Macquarie is one of the best destinations on the NSW North Coast for nature-based sights and attractions. The area is rich with nature reserves, picnic areas and beaches which have given rise to a number of scenic coastal and rainforest walks.

Port Macquarie also has more than a few recreational sports clubs, with golf and lawn bowls ranking among the favourites. Those feeling a little more adventurous can try horse riding, rock climbing, or even skydiving over the beautiful landscape of parks and cities, river and ocean.

Book some great Port Macquarie accommodation to enjoy some of the more relaxing activities that Port Macquarie has to offer. Take some time to visit its breweries and wineries, where local producers are making some of the highest quality products in the region. Browse Port Macquarie’s fascinating museums and art galleries, and then finish it all off with a trip to a day spa.

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  1. Innes Ruins

    Innes Ruins

    Innes Ruins is an important remnant of early settlement days on the north coast of NSW. Built by Major Archibald Clunes Innes, it contains rich history about the settlement of NSW, convict labour...

  2. Botanic walk

    Botanic walk

    Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on this short stroll across the Wilson River from the picnic...

  3. Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

    Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

    Greater Port Macquarie is steeped in maritime history, and at the Maritime Museum's three venues you have the opportunity to relive over 100 years of heritage as each provide a variety of exhibits....

  4. Palm Grove walk

    Palm Grove walk

    This easy half kilometre walk takes about 30 minutes, and begins from the scenic Wilson River picnic area. You may be lucky to see spotted-tailed quolls and wallabies darting among the smooth...

  5. Perch Hole picnic area

    Perch Hole picnic area

    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...

  6. St Thomas Anglican Church

    St Thomas Anglican Church

    During your visit to Port Macquarie you will be drawn to St Thomas' Church. One of Port Macquarie's most historic buildings, the St Thomas' Church dominates the landscape by land and river, as it...

  7. Burrawan State Forest

    Burrawan State Forest

    Burrawan State Forest is located on the New South Wales mid-north coast, near Wauchope and Port Macquarie. Burrawan State Forest is home to 'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood ...

  8. Emerald Downs Golf Course

    Emerald Downs Golf Course

    Emerald Downs Golf Course is an 18 hole, privately owned, public golf course which is open for social play 364 days of the year - only closing for Christmas Day.

    The clubhouse...

  9. Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk

    Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk

    Many wonders of the rainforest reside above ground level, so getting up into the canopy is the best way to explore it properly. Rising seven metres through the forest understorey to the canopy...

  10. Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Port Macquarie Day Spa

    Would you like to escape to a world of tranquillity, with friendly professional staff, amazing results driven products, and a huge variety of treatments? Well that's exactly what you'll get at Port...

  11. Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Glasshouse Regional Gallery

    Derived from local, national, and international sources, the exhibition program covers the visual arts, craft, and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. Significant...

  12. Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre

    Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre

    Port Macquarie Horse Riding Centre Beach Horse rides on Port Macquarie's north Shore and trail rides through the picturesque Cassegrain Winery Estate in New South Wales' mid north coast....

  13. Fruit Salad Tree Company

    Fruit Salad Tree Company

    A fruit salad tree, developed by the West family, who established the Fruit Salad Tree Company in 1990, in New England, New South Wales, bears up to six different fruits of the same family on the...

  14. Glasshouse

    Glasshouse

    No visit to Port Macquarie is complete without a visit to this spectacular building set right in the heart of Port's vibrant riverside city centre.

    Boasting a spectacular 588...

  15. Port Macquarie Museum

    Port Macquarie Museum

    Port Macquarie Museum showcases the best of Port Macquarie's history from its British settlement as a penal colony in 1821, through to the present day as a popular tourist resort town.
    ...

  16. Hastings Forest Way touring route

    Hastings Forest Way touring route

    Get away from everything and discover remote bushland on Hastings Forest Way touring route. This scenic drive is a fantastic way to explore the wilderness and falls country of Werrikimbe National...

  17. Port City Wave Bowl

    Port City Wave Bowl

    Experience great family fun at Port City Wave Bowl.

    Bumper Bowling is great for little kids. Just roll those brightly coloured balls down the ramp and away they go. They’re nice...

  18. Double Wharf picnic area

    Double Wharf picnic area

    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...

  19. Macquarie Nature Reserve

    Macquarie 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...

  20. Roto House

    Roto House

    From the moment you come inside the picket fence and onto the bull-nosed verandah of Roto House, it feels as though you've stepped back in time. Passing inside the front door flanked by ruby lights...

  21. Sunset Art and Photography Gallery

    Sunset Art and Photography Gallery

    Sunset Gallery in Port Macquarie's CBD boasts one of the largest collections of original classic collectable movies posters on Australians east coast.
    Set amongst the heart of the cafe...

  22. Waterfall walk

    Waterfall walk

    On Waterfall walk you'll pass a magnificent strangler fig, through sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest, to a sparkling waterfall and plunge pool where you can cool off with a refreshing swim...

  23. Flynns Beach

    Flynns Beach

    Flynns Beach, situated three kilometres south of Port Macquarie, is almost 500 metres long and nestled between a pair of rocky headlands to the north and south. It has good protection from westerly...

  24. Bird Tree picnic area

    Bird Tree picnic area

    Middle Brother National Park may look small from the outside, but inside are two big surprises. Surviving years of local logging, Bird Tree and Benaroon are two of the largest blackbutts in the...

  25. Aqua Vitae Day Spa

    Aqua Vitae Day Spa

    Aqua Vitae Day Spa is an exclusive oasis of serenity devoted to pure pampering. Located in Port Macquarie at the top of Gordon Street in the Five Star Complex, the modest facade opens into an...

  26. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park

    Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park

    For a wild day out you must visit Billabong Zoo, it's the perfect family outing. The park boasts a wide variety of Australian and exotic, animals and birds and features the world renowned koala...

  27. Hastings Fine Art Gallery

    Hastings Fine Art Gallery

    Discover the Hastings Fine Art Gallery located in Port Macquarie, in the grounds of the Historic Maritime Museum. It features an eclectic exhibition of original artworks by member artists of the...

  28. Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach is seven kilometres south of Port Macquarie, it's a nine kilometre stretch of south-east facing sand, home to a series of hospitable beach breaks. The best waves can be found at...

  29. World Par-TEA

    World Par-TEA

    World Par-TEA is Australian owned and a family operated tea shop. The owners have searched around the world for some of the highest grade loose leaf teas available and with over 150 traditional and...

  30. Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse

    Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse

    Port Macquarie's Historic Courthouse was built in 1869 to fulfil an urgent and pressing need to replace the original Courthouse, which was in a derelict state.

    The building was...

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