Port Macquarie The best nature activities at Port Macquarie. Around Port Macquarie there's a network of rivers and canals, lakes and beaches that offer a variety of aquatic activities. Dolphins are a common sight all year round in the Hastings and Camden Haven rivers - they may even greet you on a dolphin-watch cruise. From headlands and lookouts, you'll also be able to see whales during their annual migration along the coast between May and August. Port Macquarie Area. This region is proud of its coastal towns, national parks, surf beaches and heritage areas. Here you can enjoy wildlife spotting – whales, dolphins and koalas – or just hit the beach for a paddle or surf before sampling one oft he award-winning local wines.Thanks to its idyllic climate and setting, the area attracts artists who contribute to a thriving arts scene.The city has a five-star array of beaches, from Town Beach at the very front of the city centre, to the 16 km golden swathe of North Beach on the far side of the Hastings River. Port Macquarie also has a fine range of accommodation,dining and activity options that make this a favourite for families and an outstanding choice for a holiday base. Be sure to also visit Wauchope –a lively town and gateway to over 40,000 hectares of national parks and state forests.