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Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

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All the practical information you need to know about Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

Getting there and parking

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is located at the entry to Sea Acres National Park. To get there:

  • From Port Macquarie, head south along Pacific Drive.
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is on the left just after Shelly Beach Road

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre in a bitumen carpark, including 2 accessible parking spots.

Best times to visit


Head to the cool rainforest to escape the summer heat.


Take binoculars and a camera on beach walks to look to sea for migrating whales.



There are flush toilets at the rainforest centre including an accessible toilet with with a fold-down change table for parents and carers.

  • Flush toilets


Step-free access

  • There's step-free access to the rainforest centre along a paved pathway and across a metal mesh bridge with handrails.
  • Inside, the ground floor of the building is flat and step-free with easy access to the entrance, toilets, shop, and ticket sales desk.
  • You can reach the rainforest walk through a single doorway at the back of the rainforest centre. The walk is a flat, fibre-reinforced polymer mesh walkway with handrails.

  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Accessible doorways

The rainforest centre has automatic double sliding doors.

Seats and resting points

There are timber bench seats at the back of the rainforest centre as you head to the rainforest walk.

Inside, there are also 4 chairs with arm rests and backrests for resting. These chairs can be moved as needed to watch short interpretive films, view the rainforest through a large window and enjoy the ambience of the centre.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - easy

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre has step-free access from the carpark to the main entrance of the building along a paved pathway and a metal mesh bridge with handrails.

The rainforest centre is flat inside, with step-free access to all parts of the top level including the toilets, shop and ticket sales desk.

There are:

  • Automatic double sliding doors at the entrance
  • Accessible toilets and a change facility for parents and carers
  • 2 accessible parking spots in the carpark
  • Arm chairs inside the centre and bench seats outside for resting

The lower floor of the centre, including the theatrette, is not wheelchair accessible and not open to the public.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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