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Googik Heritage walking track

Lake Innes Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Googik Heritage walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    2km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Googik Heritage walking track is in the northern precinct of Lake Innes Nature Reserve. To get there:

    • From Port Macquarie CBD, follow Lake Road for approximately 3km.
    • The track starts on the left just before Chestnut Road

    Alternatively, if beginning from St Columba Anglican School:

    • From Port Macquarie CBD, head west on Gordon Street then continue on Oxley Highway.
    • Turn left at the roundabout onto John Oxley Drive
    • Turn left on Major Innes DriveĀ 
    • Turn left into Braeroy Drive and then left again into Kyla Crescent
    • The track starts on the left after approximately 150m


    Parking is available in the surrounding streets at both ends of the walking track.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


    Go birdwatching or enjoy wildlife-spotting around the lake and fire trails.


    Enjoy cycling or hiking along Googik heritage walk or get out on the water canoeing, kayaking or fishing.


    Cool down when the weather is hot by swimming on lovely Lake Innes or enjoying a relaxed picnic by the lakeside. Take in the gorgeous displays of Christmas bell in bloom along the Christmas Bell Plains.


    Take a guided tour of Innes Ruins and learn about the area's intriguing history.


    Drinking water

    Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    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).



    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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