The Greater Port Macquarie region experienced significant flooding over the period 19-24 March, with parts of the region experiencing damage.
*Most of our Bicentenary Events+ Wakulda + Artists' Open Studio Weekend are still going ahead from 10 April*
Low lying areas were inundated, with a number of riverside properties destroyed or damaged. Many properties located along Hastings River Drive, Settlement Point and the North Shore, along with the villages of North Haven, Laurieton, Dunbogan, Kendall, Rollands Plains, Telegraph Point and Wauchope, have been impacted. This has been devastating for our community and we'd appreciate your support.
Fortunately, most local hospitality businesses were not impacted by the floods, and are still open and keen to host visitors as we recover from these difficult events. There is still so much to eat, see and do here.
Although most tourism operators are open, we recommend that you contact your accommodation providers in the above areas prior to travel, to check whether they are still able to accommodate you. We'd also encourage you to pre-book activities and attractions where possible.
The last week has seen an incredible clean up effort across the region, with many parts recovering quickly and looking great. However, please understand that some areas will take some time to recover. There is still a fair amount of debris in our rivers and ocean. National Parks and State Forests will likely be closed until at least 19 April (including campgrounds in these areas),our Koala Hospital will be closed until 31st March, and some roads and bridges across the region have been damaged, affecting access to a few locations, including Comboyne Rd access to Ellenborough Falls. We will continue to provide updates every few days on this page. We appreciate your patience.
Image: Town Green on 25thMarch after the flood cleanup.