Queens Lake Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Queens Lake Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Port Macquarie:
- Head south on Ocean Drive for approximately 20km
- Turn right onto Bonny View Drive, then left onto Jolley Nose Drive and drive for 1km.
- Turn right onto Corama Place
- Turn left onto the dirt road at the ‘T’ intersection and continue into Queens Lake Nature Reserve
Park entry points
- Waterloo Creek Road See on map
- Queens Lake picnic area See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Queens Lake Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Take advantage of the milder weather and go windsurfing on the lake. Or, if you prefer to stay on land, explore the reserve on foot and enjoy a spot of birdwatching along the way.
It's an ideal time to use the reserve's riverside location to enjoy swimming, fishing, paddling and boating.
Use the cooler months as an opportunity to get yourself active and go cycling through the reserve. You might even spot some wildlife as you're riding along.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
15°C and 29°C
7°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
- in the North Coast region
Queens Lake 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
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