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.
Located near the northern end of Crowdy Bay National Park, just down from Dunbogan Beach, Blackbutt picnic area is a place full of surprises.
Enter through a maze of sentry-like blackbutt and...
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 ...
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 spot ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lake-innes-nature-reserve/perch-hole-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
9km (one way) - 3 hour - Easy difficulty
Take in the unique location of Sea Acres National Park along the coastal walk; the south end of the walk is one of the few places on the east coast wh...
0.6km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
Rainforest loop is a relatively relaxed walk leading to the furthest end of the loop, where a small remote lookout platform looks back at Diamond ...