Things to do in Port Macquarie
Surrounded by pristine beaches, parks, nature reserves, and spectacular coastlines, Port Macquarie offers many beautiful walks, leisure activities, shopping and culinary experiences to suit every taste.
Family fun in Port Macquarie
The Greater Port Macquarie area has 18 beaches, six of which are patrolled, and almost all of them are great for surfing and swimming. Three kilometres south of Port Macquarie is Flynns Beach, a 500m stretch that is perfect for swimming and learning to surf. Grants Beach at North Haven offers great surf and an excellent bushland walking track.
Come and meet the animals at Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, home to an array of Australian and exotic animals, reptiles and birds. Learn more from the daily animal presentations, shows and keeper talks, or get your photo taken with a koala or dingo.
Fun for all the family, Timbertown Heritage Theme Park allows visitors to step back in time to experience the history of the region first-hand. Located in Wauchope amongst 87 acres of forest, Timbertown is a working heritage village that brings to life the everyday existence of Australian pioneers.
Port Macquarie wine
Port Macquarie is the ideal destination for wine lovers, with a huge selection of wineries and cellar doors. Vineyards in the region produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, as well as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdelho.
Visit bago vineyards for a rustic setting, traditional sparkling and varietal wines, and Bago's Jazz in the Vineyards on the second Sunday of the month. For award-winning wines and a superb restaurant, visit Cassegrain Wines or step back in time at Douglas Vale Historical Vineyard, built in 1862 for George Francis.
A little off the beaten track, discover the tranquil charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve, just south of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast. With a variety of lush vegetation, including stands of m...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/queens-lake-nature-reserve
Port Venture Cruises runs the largest vessel cruising the Hastings River in Port Macquarie. She is a lovely, all-weather spacious river catamaran, with two decks or viewing levels, and plenty of space...www.portventure.com.au
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 entire...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/middle-brother-national-park/bird-tree-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
1.8km (one way) - 1 hour - Easy difficulty
It's not hard to see why this beautiful spot is a favourite among locals and nature-lovers alike. Wander through the shady grove on this short walk ...
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 ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve/innes-ruins/historic-site