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. 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 after your walk....

  2. 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 just sit back and...

  3. 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 barked blue gum trees....

  4. Port Central Shopping Centre

    Port Central Shopping Centre

    Port Central Shopping Centre – In the heart of Port Macquarie CBD. Port Central is open seven days a week and with Target, Ritchies Supa IGA and over 55 specialties stores, over 850 parking spaces and free wifi...

  5. 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-seat theatre,...

  6. Port Macquarie Golf Club

    Port Macquarie Golf Club

    Nestled alongside the picturesque Lighthouse Beach lies the challenging and conditioned Port Macquarie Golf Course and Club. The 18 hole course provides a test for all levels of golfers whilst the surrounding natural...

  7. 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 touring exhibitions are...

  8. 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 above, Sea Acres...

  9. 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 offers a picturesque...

  10. 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 breeding centre. Be...

  11. 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 (Corymbia gummifera) tree...

  12. The Westport Club

    The Westport Club

    The Westport Club Port Macquarie is the regions premier entertainment hub offering everything from waterfront dining, to live music, the barefoot bowls.With a recent AUD13 million renovation, and sitting on...

  13. 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. The museum's...

  14. 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, and sales of original artworks by member artists of the Hastings...

  15. 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 and the culture of...

  16. 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 one plant. All fruits...

  17. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

    Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

    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 elevated,...

  18. Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

    Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

    Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail encompasses more than 50 one metre high fibreglass koala sculptures, featuring original artist designs. Each sculpture is a unique artwork and is displayed over the Port Macquarie...

  19. 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 the more sheltered...

  20. 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 did in early times...

  21. 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 area. Designed to...

  22. 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 driveway, you'll be...

  23. 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 Macquarie Day Spa....

  24. Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    Lake Innes Nature Reserve

    Whether you're an eager history student or an outdoor adventurer, you'll find plenty to do at Lake Innes Nature Reserve, not far from Port Macquarie. The reserve features a fascinating historic site set in gorgeous...

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