Queens Lake Nature Reserve

A lakeside haven for koalas and wildlife, Queens Lake Nature Reserve is ideal for swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking and boating, 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie.

A little off the beaten track, discover the tranquil charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve. With a variety of lush vegetation, including stands of magnificent old growth gums and dense rainforest, you’ll see why it’s not only a haven for wildlife but nature-lovers too.

The pristine lake is an ideal destination for a day of picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating. It’s also a popular spot for windsurfing, and families will love the tranquil waters where the kids can play. There’s even a small wharf where you can launch a kayak or boat for an afternoon of peaceful paddling.

The surrounding forests are home to over 200 species of animals, making this reserve perfect for wildlife and birdwatching. While looking to the tree-tops, you might even spot a koala dozing in the branches.

Nearby events

  1. National Photographic Portrait Prize

    Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , Port Macquarie

    The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. Now in its eleventh year, this annual…

    16 Feb - 21 Apr
  2. From Somewhere: Todd Fuller

    Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , Port Macquarie

    In this period Fuller reflected on his early memories to the area, holidaying with his family as a child. With the memories of the sea air and the sense of freedom it brings in his mind, Fuller went onto produce a body of work that would…

    16 Feb - 21 Apr
  3. Spawn The Drift - Easter Race Car Event

    Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019 , Port Macquarie

    Spawn the Drift is a race car event that will be held over two days on the Easter weekend 2019 at the Port Macquarie Go Kart Track. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally over steers, with loss of traction in…

    20 Apr - 21 Apr