A little off the beaten track, discover the tranquil charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve, just south of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast. With a variety of lush vegetation, including stands of magnificent old growth gums and dense rainforest, you'll see why it's not only a haven for wildlife but nature-lovers too.
The pristine lake is an ideal destination for a day of picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating. It's also a popular spot for windsurfing, and families will love the tranquil waters where the kids can play. There's even a small wharf where you can launch a kayak or boat for an afternoon of peaceful paddling.
The surrounding forests are home to over 200 species of animals, making this reserve perfect for wildlife and birdwatching. While looking to the tree-tops, you might even spot a koala dozing in the branches.
**To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au **
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