Macquarie Nature Reserve
Visit peaceful Macquarie Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy a family picnic and explore historic heritage at nearby Roto House Historic Site. 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.
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Things to do:
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 surrounding trees.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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.
Port Macquarie office
02 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
- Port Macquarie office