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Perch Hole picnic area

Lake Innes Nature Reserve

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Overview

Perch Hole picnic area, beside Lake Innes, is an idyllic spot for a family celebration, a romantic picnic, or to get away from it all and enjoy some solitude in the middle of nature.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Lake Innes Nature Reserve
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing day by the water at Perch Hole picnic area.

People come from miles around to take in this beautiful setting, where you can also enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming in this large estuarine lake in the middle of the reserve. Birdwatching is another highlight here, as the lake supports a variety of birdlife including osprey, black swans and wood ducks, as well as many other aquatic animals.

Perhaps the best way to enjoy the lake though is to explore it by kayaking, canoeing, or setting sail in a small motored dingy.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Googik Heritage walking track, Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer

    Googik Heritage walking track

    Enjoy walking, hiking or cycling along Googik Heritage walking track in Lake Innes Nature Reserve while taking in some of the great sights of Port Macquarie.

  • Innes Ruins, Innes Ruins Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer

    Innes Ruins

    Innes Ruins at Innes Ruins Historic Site, near Port Macquarie, is closed until further notice due to the impacts of bushfires in October 2019.

 

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