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.
1.3km (return) - 0.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Many wonders of the rainforest reside above ground level, so getting up into the canopy is the best way to explore it properly. Rising s...
Just a short walk from the carpark, you'll be amazed at the breathtaking coastal views from Charles Hamey lookout. Sit on the cliff tops and admire magnificent scenery overlooking Gogleys Lagoon, with...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kattang-nature-reserve/charles-hamey-lookout/lookout
4.8km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Medium difficulty
Diamond Head loop walk is the ideal introduction to the splendour of Crowdy Bay National Park, near Port Macquarie. Linking Diamond Head...
Deep in the forest of Willi Willi National Park, Wilson River picnic area is a great base to explore much of what this park has to offer. There's a choice of three scenic walking tracks, through sub-t...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/willi-willi-national-park/wilson-river-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Dooragan National Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while enjoying the view over a casual picnic and watching the passing parade of wildlife. Located west of Laurieton - a pretty coastal ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/dooragan-national-park