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Port Macquarie

 

With a climate amongst Australia’s best, it’s not surprising that Greater Port Macquarie is amongst Australia’s longest established and best loved holiday destinations. Discover glorious bays and beaches, intricate inland waterways, rainforests and rolling hinterland.

 

Relax on a white sand beach, punctuated by rocky headlands where hidden treasures can be found in rock pools. Take an early morning stroll along a waterfront pathway, where you will be greeted by sparkling ocean or river vistas, schools of dolphins, the spectacle simple beauty of a majestic pelican.

 

Meander through rainforest or explore vast areas of wetlands. At Shelly Beach, you can stroll through tracts of coastal rainforest along 1.3 kilometers of boardwalk, often up in the tree canopy itself. At Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, an area of 52 hectares of natural bushland, there are 3 kilometers of walking tracks and boardwalks through tranquil parklands so as not to disturb the fragile eco-system.

 

Awarded the prestigious NSW 4th City of the Arts, the region abounds with talented artists in all genres and almost 100 arts and cultural groups, creating a rich cultural diversity and offering a wide range of regular performances, exhibitions and activities throughout the year for the community and visitors alike.

 

The European settlement of Port Macquarie was established in 1821, 3 years after John Oxley reached the region by trekking down the Hastings River from the New England area. It is one of the oldest penal settlements outside of Sydney. Many early structures still stand today, along with a range of museums and interpretive centres, ideally suited to the history buff!

 

You will be impressed by the range of accommodation, the pubs, clubs and shops and you will also be astonished to find such a diversity of places to wine and dine, including several award winning restaurants.

 

Explore the Camden Haven.

 

Stretching from the rugged escarpments and lush pastures of Comboyne Plateau to the unspoilt beaches, rocky headlands and stunning views of the coastal strip between Bonny Hills and Diamond Head, the Camden Haven is within a 30 minute drive south of Port Macquarie. ]

 

The Camden Haven is renowned for its fishing and beaches, National Parks, State Forests, and outdoor lifestyle. Catch black-fish at Northern Breakwall, pick up a mud crab or two on Queens Lake or take a deep sea fishing charter; discover the rich fauna and flora in Kattang Nature Reserve and don’t miss magnificent North Brother Mountain. This region is a birdwatchers and bush walkers paradise.

Explore the remnant rainforest of Borganna Nature Reserve or the serene beauty of Swans Crossing and Upsalls Creek. Picnic in Henry Kendall Reserve beside Stingray Creek or on top of Diamond Head in Crowdy Bay National Park. Discover Kendall crafts and the herbal delights of Norfolk Punch. Visit the Bago and Long Point Vineyards or the Lorne Valley Macadamia “Nut” Farm.

 

Discover Wauchope

Once the commercial hub of the region, just 20 minutes west of Port Macquarie, this bustling rural town is rich in history and bursting with country hospitality.

 

Enjoy unique country shopping, with a mix of modern and original architecture. Explore the Hastings Cooperative Department store and the interesting local art, craft and book stores. If you’ve timed your visit right, make sure to visit Hastings Farmer’s Markets which are held at the Wauchope showgrounds on the fourth Saturday of every month.

 

And a trip to Timbertown is a must! Experience the unique atmosphere and old-world charm of yesteryear. Take part in the daily pioneering activities at this famous heritage theme park. See an old sawmill in action, ride on a steam train - or in a horse drawn carriage - and enjoy a taste of authentic Aussie tucker. It’s a great place for a family day out.

 

Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is located a short 10 minutes east of Wauchope. Here you can have a “hands-on” experience with some of Australia’s most loved animals, Koalas, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Wombats and much more. Stroll through the manicured grounds and gardens, take a picnic or make use the barbecue facilities.

 

Tour the Hinterland

The rugged Comboyne Plateau rises more than 400 metres above sea level on the western edge of the Camden Haven. Lush pastures and rolling hills are home to boutique country retreats and hideaways where you can delight in the unspoiled beauty and the simple pleasures of this emerald heartland.

Travel along country roads, winding through magnificent scenery, visiting interesting villages, with unique cafes, galleries and cottage industries. Walk or ride along dappled forest trails; canoe down glistening rivers; visit normally inaccessible places in comfort with a guided 4WD tour.

 

The Hinterland is home to spectacular natural wonders - and none more so than Ellenborough Falls. Here, the waters plunge 200 vertical metres into a magnificent boxed gorge: this can be viewed at the top of the falls or there’s a fairly easy walk to a viewing platform that looks back towards the falls.

 

Boorgana Nature Reserve, on the western edge of Comboyne Plateau, is another nature lover’s paradise. Stroll through this remnant rainforest along the one kilometre walking track and take in splendid sights of steep gullies and a rich diversity of plant and animal life. To cap it all off, the walk concludes with stunning views from the top of Rawson Falls.

 

NATIONAL PARKS, STATE FORESTS & RESERVES

Wauchope-Hinterland Forests & Parks

Bellangry State Forest

Kippara State Forest

Boorgana Nature Reserve

Bago Bluff National Park

Broken Bago State Forest

Camden Haven - South Forests & Parks

Kerewong/Upsalls Creeek State Forests

Coorabakh National Park

Comboyne State Forest

Middle Brother State Forest

Doyles River State Forest

Yoorigan National Park

Dooragan National Park

Coastal Forests & Parks

Kattang Nature Reserve

Queens Lake Nature Reserve

Sea Acres Nature Reserve

Limburners Creek Nature Reserve

Lake Innes Nature Reserve

Crowdy Bay National Park

Hat Head National Park

Arakoon State Recreation Area

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