Port Macquarie coastal walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 14 Short St, Port Macquarie

  • End: 14 Short St, Port Macquarie

  • Location: Sea Acres National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 385 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.42849706

  • Longitude: 152.9068533

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Historic Rail Trail

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Overnight Campsites

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Horse Riding


Port Macquarie coastal walk is a 9km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Sea Acres National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The south end of Port Macquarie coastal walk is one of the few places on the NSW coast where the forest meets the foam. Spot historical sites along the way while enjoying stunning seaside scenery.
You might spot a whale or two on their annual migration between May and November. Don't forget to record whale sightings at Wild About Whales.
Starting the walk at Town Beach, you'll wind around the coastline via Flagstaff, Rocky Beach lookout, and Nobby's Beach. Get your camera out at Harry's lookout to capture views over to Sea Acres, before ending your walk at Tacking Point lighthouse.
You can break the walk up into shorter sections if you prefer, especially if you're walking with kids. There are lots of opportunities to cool off with a swim along the way or to have a barbecue. Shelley Beach is a favourite spot for both activities.
Take a virtual tour of Port Macquarie coastal walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Getting there

The coastal walk starts at Westport Park in the town centre of Port Macquarie. Parking Parking is available in Port Macquarie or at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, as well as at various beaches and lookouts along the way.


Westport to Town Beach (2km)
Town Beach to Flynns Beach (2.2km)
Flynns Beach to Shelly Beach (2.2km)
Shelly Beach to Tacking Point (2.7km)
Shelly Beach car park to the north, or
Lighthouse Road to the south.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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