Port Macquarie Area
With outdoor adventures, gorgeous beaches, delicious fresh produce, and beautiful rainforest walks, the Port Macquarie region is teeming with attractions. One of the most popular is the Koala Hospital, which conducts daily tours at 3pm. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is also popular.
Explore splendid national parks, Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk, beautiful waterways such as the Hastings River and 18 sandy beaches. Enjoy the natural beauty with outdoor activities, including skydiving, paragliding, horseriding, surfing, boating, cycling, water skiing, kayaking, golf and fishing.
Only four hours’ drive north of Sydney, the region’s exciting events calendar includes the Festival of the Sun, a three-day music event. Discover the vibrant city of Port Macquarie’s fascinating colonial heritage on walking tours and visit the Glasshouse for engaging art and exhilarating shows.
Taste fresh local produce, including cheeses and Hastings River oysters, in a delicious range of cafes and restaurants and at food and wine festivals, such as Oysters in the Vines, Tastings on Hastings and Slice of Haven. The Hastings River wine region features clusters of vineyards and cellar doors.
Accommodation options suit a range of budgets. For an unforgettable experience, join Port Venture Cruises, or Port Jet to see majestic humpbacks on their annual migration. You can also spot whales from Perpendicular Point or Charles Hamey lookout in Kattang Nature Reserve.
South of Port Macquarie is Laurieton, a delightful village between Dooragan National Park and Camden Haven Inlet. Situated in the Dooragan National Park, North Brother Mountain offers panoramic views on the NSW North Coast, with spectacular views of the magnificent Camden Haven Inlet and Camden Haven River.
A short drive away is North Haven, a seaside village where the breathtaking Grants Beach Coastal Walk begins. In the hinterland is charming Kendall, home of , and enchanting Wauchope, home of Timbertown, a heritage theme park.