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Macquarie Nature Reserve

Overview

Visit peaceful Macquarie Nature Reserve, where you can discover historic heritage at Roto House and enjoy a family picnic. It’s also a great place for weddings near Port Macquarie.

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Close to the heart of Port Macquarie and just a few hundred metres from the beach, Macquarie Nature Reserve offers a peaceful setting surrounded by the region’s past.

Driving up the long curving driveway, you’ll be thrown back in time as you catch glimpses of the beautiful old Roto House. The nature reserve is also an important wildlife corridor, and is home to a koala hospital. Children will love learning from the volunteers about the work of the Koala Preservation Society to rehabilitate and release sick and orphaned koalas.

It’s so picturesque here that many choose to have their wedding or special celebration in the lovely gardens. Others prefer to spend a relaxing afternoon picnicking in the shade of the large old magnolia tree near Roto House, or wandering through the extensive grounds of tall eucalypts, exotic plants and gardens.

Highlights in this park

  • Roto House, Macquarie Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Roto House

    Step back in time and explore the rooms of Roto House, a beautifully preserved, late-Victorian building. If you're lucky you might spot a koala in the...

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

General enquiries

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Macquarie Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Roto House, Macquarie Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government