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Port Macquarie coastal walk

Sea Acres National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Port Macquarie coastal walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


9km one-way


3 - 4hrs

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Very steep


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

Getting there and parking

The coastal walk starts at Westport Park in the town centre of Port Macquarie.


Parking is available in Port Macquarie or at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, as well as at various beaches and lookouts along the way.

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.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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.

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.

Port Macquarie coastal walk

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