Guided 5-day 'surf till you drop' experiences

Limeburners Creek National Park

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This popular 5-day surf experience by Surfaris Retreat is a great way to try a wide variety of breaks, challenge yourself and improve your board skills in beautiful Limeburners Creek National Park, near Port Macquarie.


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No wheelchair access
Easy. Basic level of fitness required. All skill levels welcome.
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Bookings required. Book online or email or call Surfaris Retreat on 02 6566 0009.
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  • Tours include meals and accommodation in shared rooms.
  • Upgrade to private motel accommodation available.
  • Wetsuits and boards available if you don’t bring your own.
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Join the friendly guides of Surfaris Retreat and surf till you can’t anymore. Based at a beautiful and serene location across from a surf beach, spend each day with experts who have decades of experience at tailoring surf outings to suit every skill level.

Surfaris Retreat provides you with everything you need, including a wetsuit and board if you don’t have your own. Spend 5 glorious days exploring the area’s varied breaks with your guides, for up to 2 sessions a day. Don’t worry if you work up a huge appetite, because meals are provided along with comfortable accommodation. And if you really can’t surf anymore, there are plenty of other options nearby to do some exploring or try your hand at golf or fishing. 

Surfaris Retreat is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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    Guided 5-day 'surf till you drop' experiences is in Limeburners Creek National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A place of historic heritage

    Coastal views from Point Plomer Headland, Limeburners Creek National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster

    Back in the early days of the Port Macquarie penal settlement, lime for building mortar was in great demand. They used to collect and burn enormous quantities of oyster shells from this area, giving the park its unusual name. Many of the landmarks in the park were named after some of the more colourful pioneers of the past. Barries Bay was originally a whaling station, named after the Barrie family who lived there for many years. Big Hill was named after Kevin Hill, reputedly a hermit who lived on the northwest side of the hill during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    Strong Aboriginal cultural connections

    Plomer Beach, Limeburners Creek National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

    The Dunghutti People from Kempsey and the Biripai people from Port Macquarie continue to have a strong connection with the area surrounding Limeburners Creek. Point Plomer and Big Hill in particular are Aboriginal sites of outstanding significance. Several sites and artefacts tracing Aboriginal settlement in this region back to at least 6,000 years have been found, including burial sites, shell middens, a quarry for stone tool production and axe grinding grooves in rock outcrops around Point Plomer.

    Wildlife and bird watching haven

    Bird, Limeburners Creek National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster

    Limeburners Creek National Park is a hot spot for animals. Spotted tail quoll, dingos, butterflies, micro bats, giant pythons and even brolgas make their home here. Birdwatchers will also be in heaven. You'll see rare pied oystercatchers and little terns along beaches, osprey and other large birds of prey circling above and migratory seabirds on their journey north. You might also see the rare ground parrot out in the grass and heathlands.

    • Big Hill Rainforest walking track Discover lush rainforest, rocky headlands, spectacular views and abundant wildlife along Big Hill Rainforest walking track.
    • Multi-day pack free hike on NSW Mid-North Coast Journey through untouched, coastal landscapes on this 3-day, pack-free walk with Positive Energy Adventures and Retreats. You’ll walk 34km across the beautiful Limeburner’s National Park and Goolawah National Park.

    Plants and animals protected in this park


    • An eastern ground parrot bird's green and yellow colouring camouflages it amongst grassland. Photo: Lachlan Hall © Lachlan Hall

      Eastern ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus wallicus)

      The eastern ground parrot is a beautiful, ground-dwelling native bird that lives in low heathland habitat along the NSW North and South coasts and escarpments. It’s listed as a vulnerable species in NSW.

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