Rejuvenate in Port Macquarie's natural playground on bush or coastal walks, wine tours or whale watching cruises. It’s all clean, green and good for the soul in Port Macquarie. 

Port Macquarie is one of Australia’s best walking towns, there are plenty of walking trails waiting for visitors to explore the region’s stunning coastline and magic hinterland.  From river rambles to day-long bush treks, there is a walking experience for all ages and fitness levels.  You'll discover a beautiful natural setting around the Hastings and Camden Haven Rivers and 17 beaches teamed with rare coastal rainforest at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The cooler temperate months of April to November are the best time to walk in the region.

Nearby walks

The Coastal Walk is a renowned 9km walk that begins in town and takes you along the beautiful Hastings River, past the iconic Breakwall with its hand-painted rocks, swimming beaches and headlands. On the way are migrating whales, picnic spots and historical sites such as Tacking Point Lighthouse  

Camden Haven River Walk is a 5.5km walk which takes you from Laurieton to the North Haven Surf Club along the beautiful Camden Haven Inlet with resident dolphins.

The Queens Lake Walking Trail is a 4.4km walk through tidal mangrove flats and forests with views across the Lake all the way 

The Grants Beach Walking Trail is a 3.5km walk from North Haven to Grants Beach through varied ecosystems adjacent to the sand dunes with eucalypt, paper bark and banksia woodland.

Kattang Nature Reserve offers spectacular views from Perpendicular Point, magnificent wildflowers in spring, great back drops for those holiday memories, easy walking on a well marked trail, picnicking, whale watching and fishing.  What more could you want?


New Googik Heritage Walking Track is a new 2km walk through the Lakes Innes Nature Reserve. Home to wallabies, kangaroos, birds and koalas, the walk links Port Macquarie’s CBD to the township of Lake Innes. Googik is Aboriginal for Jolly Nose Hill, and is one of the mountains seen along this spectacular bike and walking trail.

  • Kooloonbung Creek Walking Trail
  • Koolunbung Creek Nature Park is a 52 hectare park located in Port Macquarie’s town centre. With 10 access points you can walk through a variety of eco-systems with koalas, a historic cemetery, 165 bird species and peaceful waterways.

  • Rocks Ferry Reserve Wauchope
  • The Rocks Ferry Walking Trail is a 1.4km walk along the Hastings River at Wauchope with elevated views at Jack Dwyer Reserve

More nature....

  • Burrawan State Forest Old Bottle Butt Forestry Corporation Nsw
  • Old Bottlebutt has a 600m walking track and timber viewing platform in the Burrawan State Forest picnic area near Wauchope. This is the largest Red Bloodwood tree in the southern hemisphere, a staggering 54-metres high and 16-metres wide at its base.

  • Tacking Point Aerial
  • Imagine the thrill of taking-off  in a helicopter and soaring over the spectacular coastline & waterways.  Enjoy a birds eye view to the Great Dividing Range and catch a glimpse of Whales and Dolphins frolicking in the deep blue waters below.  Join Port Macquarie Helicopters for an unforgettable holiday experience. 

Take a whale-watching cruise, Port Macquarie is one of the best places to see whales in winter as it is the second most easterly point in NSW, ensuring close-up encounters on daily cruises. Port-Venture-Whale.jpg#asset:79339

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