The Comboyne Plateau lies between the valleys of the Manning River to the south, the Hastings River to the north and the Camden Haven to the east. The small village of Comboyne, situated on Tourist Drive 8, is located on the plateau. Experience the natural beauty with all your senses. Fresh mountain air, green pastures, forests, peace and tranquillity.

It's a great day trip with spectacular views! Make sure you visit The Larrikin's Lock Up (Historic Comboyne Gaol & Retail/ Garden Centre), the Old Wares shop in the old Cheese Factory is open most weekends, and new owners of the old Sheather's Machinery Shed have opened 'Collected At Comboyne' showcasing pottery and and a print gallery, fresh local produce, collectibles and plants. 

For sustenance, check out the newly reopened 'The Udder Cow Cafe', or grab a tasty takeaway burger from the General Store (M-F) and picnic at nearby Boorgana Nature Reserve.

Boorgana Nature Reserve has a pretty picnic area and you can stroll down the 2.7 km walking track, which descends into the magnificent rainforest. About half way along this track Rawson Lookout overlooks the 40 metre drop of Mumfords Creek. Take on the Rawson Falls Walk and be rewarded with a beautiful swimming hole. Note that the walk back is uphill!

Comboyne is the gateway to Ellenborough Falls for Visitors from the Port Macquarie region. Located 28kms from Comboyne, Ellenborough Falls at 200m is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere. Take the 641 timber steps to the bottom of the valley to look up at the amazing falls. Allow a couple of hours to walk down and back.

Since European settlement about 120 years ago, the region has been a prime dairy farming area. Over recent years, a number of horticultural enterprises have been established. These include plantings of avocados, macadamias, blueberries and more.

If you have an interest in regenerative farming, book a tour of the family-owned Grazed & Grown Farm, before you leave. Meet the animals, taste fresh produce, and get a feel for the land.

If you can't bear to leave (and we wouldn't blame you), there are a small number of guest houses and unique getaways dotted around. Drop into the Community & Craft Centre for maps and advice.

Getting there

Comboyne is a pleasant country drive, about an hour south-west of Port Mac's CBD via the lovely township of Wauchope. Or, if you're staying in the Camden Haven, Take the scenic route via Kew/Lorne Rd (about an hour's drive from Port Mac with some unsealed sections fine for 2WD), Wingham or Elands. For road closure updates, click here.

This listing was updated on 25/02/2021 by Destination Barrington Coast. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.

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    Comboyne, New South Wales, 2429

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