Itineraries & Trails

Top things to do - Port Macquarie

Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding

Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding is the North Coast’s most awarded and recommended horse riding experience. Professionally guided daily trail rides, overnight packages, 2-day pub ride adventure and the 3 day Bellrowan to Bago trek. Horses are our love and giving our visitors the greatest experience is our passion all year round!  We also provide the opportunity for backpackers and Woofers to stay and work on the property.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6587 5227
Address:Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding, Crows Road Beechwood, Beechwood, NSW, 2446, Australia
Email:ride@bellrowanvalley.com.au
Website:www.bellrowanvalley.com.au
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Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park

Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park displays a variety of Australian native and exotic species in a naturalistic setting. Animals include koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingos, quolls, reptiles, birds, monkeys and snow leopards. Daily hands on presentations with the animals allow you to get closer than you think. We also offer fresh made food in our zoo cafe and a wide variety of souvenirs.  Just off the Pacific Highway at Port Macquarie.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6585 1060
Address:Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park, 61 Billabong Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Email:info@billabongkoala.com.au
Website:www.billabongkoala.com.au
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Burrawan State Forest

Burrawan State Forest features the ‘Old Bottlebutt’ – an ancient and impressive bloodwood tree in an area of protected remnant rainforest. Picnic shelter & toilet facilties are located at the start of a 600m loop incorporating 3 footbridge creek crossings before reaching the tree. A timber viewing platform and seating will allow visitors to experience this magnificent bloodwood in all its glory.

Contact details

Phone:1300 655 687
Address:Burrawang State Forest, Bago Road, via the Wauchope, Herons Creek, NSW,
Email:tourism@fcnsw.com.au
Website:www.forestrycorporation.com.au
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Cassegrain Wines

Cassegrain Wines overlooks rolling vineyards, calming picnic grounds and features magnificent rose gardens. Conveniently located on the Pacific Highway at Port Macquarie the contemporary and spacious Cellar door (open daily) provides visitors with the opportunity to taste the full range of Cassegrain Wines and the open plan nature of the winery allows visitors to view the winemaking team at work.  Adjacent to cellar door is “The restaurant at Cassegrain” which is also open daily.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6582 8377
Address:Cassegrain Wines, Pacific Highway, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Email:info@cassegrainwines.com.au
Website:www.cassegrainwines.com.au
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Glasshouse Arts, Conference & Entertainment Centre

The multi award-winning Glasshouse is located in the heart of Port Macquarie’s vibrant CBD. This spectacular building houses an expansive regional gallery, theatre and studio, meeting rooms, interactive heritage displays, wi-fi service, gift shop and Port Macquarie’s Visitor Information Centre. The Glasshouse is open 7 days a week.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6581 8888
Address:Glasshouse Arts, Conference & Entertainment Centre, Corner of Clarence & Hay Streets, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Email:info@glasshouse.org.au
Website:www.glasshouse.org.au
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Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

There are now 50 new reasons to visit Port Macquarie with the vibrant Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail waiting for you to discover.  50 sculptures have been skillfully painted and crafted by 50 local and national artists, each with their own creative story.  The sculptures will bring a smile as you discover them located around the Port Macquarie region.  Walk the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail from Settlement City along Westport Foreshore to the Town Green, then up Clarence Street to Town Beach and Rotary Park.  For all details on the trail visit the website or Click here to download a full map of the trail (6MB)

 

 

Contact details

Address:Hello Koala Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie, NSW,
Email:info@hellokoalas.com
Website:www.hellokoalas.com
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Herons Creek Heritage & Tourist Trail

Australia’s famed director Baz Luhrmann is helping to put a hidden gem on the tourist map. The location of his childhood home is one of 30 historic sites showcased in the new Herons Creek Heritage and Tourist Trail. The self-drive Trail celebrates the life and stories of Aboriginal and European settlers’ who lived in the townships, including a sign of all things Baz where his family lived for 10 years when they ran a roadside service station.

Featuring a series of signs at tourist sites, businesses and significant landmarks, visitors can learn about the region’s unique heritage and creative origins.  The Trail features two different drive routes, ‘The Pioneer Way’, and ‘Village Way’. In time ‘Cedar Way’ and ‘Great North Way’ will be developed as well.

Herons Creek was settled in the mid-1800s and became a significant area for the pioneer timber cutting industry. The Trail celebrates the former glory of the area such as where the paddle streamers picked up logs, where the railway station was located, places of worship, and the homes of the first settlers and their first offspring including Alice Latham.

Tourism spots along the way include Bago Winery and picnicking at Queens Lake Picnic grounds. The area offers stunning natural scenery for bike riding, bird watching, bush walking, boating, fishing and swimming. The project is overseen by ‘Herons Creek Chapel & friends’ under the auspices of the Kendall Heritage Society (an active Heritage group that started 15 years ago, with the aim of preserving the history of Kendall and surrounding districts).

Contact details

Phone:0411 426 427
Address:Herons Creek Heritage Community Chapel, Herons Creek, NSW,
Email:martin@heronscreek.com.au
Website:www.heronscreek.com.au
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Port Macquarie Sea Planes

Join us for a wonderful experience taking in the region by air. Taking off on water, we soar over the spectacular coastline and waterways and enjoy birds eye views to the Great Dividing Range. We have a range of scenic flights available to suit you. Are you planning a special event where you can arrive in style by seaplane? Imagine arriving at a riverside restaurant after a spectacular flight! Call us or come on down to the Town Beach end of the wharf at Port Macquarie to choose and book your flight. We also offer gift vouchers for that perfect present that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Contact details

Phone:0404 684 212
Address:Port Macquarie Sea Planes, Waterfront, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Email:info@portmacquarieseaplanes.com.au
Website:www.portmacquarieseaplanes.com.au
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Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

The Sea Acres coastal rainforest community is the most diverse in the region and the Rainforest Centre is a ‘must see’ eco-tourism attraction. Explore the rainforest on the 1.3 km wheelchair-accessible elevated walkway. You can drive to Shelly Beach off Pacific Drive or walk to Miners beach off Lighthouse Road. Join an Aboriginal guide for a bush tucker tour and then chill in the Rainforest Café, a pleasant leafy venue for relaxed dining.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6582 3355
Address:Seacres Rainforest Centre, Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444, Australia
Email:SeaAcres@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website:www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
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The Koala Hospital

The Koala Hospital is located in Port Macquarie and is the only dedicated Koala Hospital in the world. It not only treats sick and injured koalas but is also involved in research with the University of Sydney into koala diseases. The Koala Preservation Society of N.S.W. runs the hospital which is situated in the grounds of the Macquarie Nature Reserve, Lord Street. The Hospital is open 365 days a year and visitors are welcome at all times during the day, however a “Feed, Walk and Talk” tour is conducted every afternoon at 3.00 p.m.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6584 1522
Address:The Koala Hospital, Lord Street, Port Macquarie, NSW,
Website:www.koalahospital.org.au
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Timbertown Heritage Theme Park

Experience a truly unique theme park depicting a timbertown of the 1880-1930 period. Our famous steam train operates daily, bullock shows, steam sawmill and eateries are all within Timbertown so you can enjoy the good old days. Timbertown is a must see when travelling tourist Drive 8, on The Legendary Pacific Coast or staying in Wauchope or Port Macquarie.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6586 1940
Address:Timbertown Heritage Theme Park, 2325 Oxley Highway, Wauchope, NSW, 2446, Australia
Email:events@timbertown.com.au
Website:www.timbertown.com.au
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