A visit to Port Macquarie is not complete without a visit to Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park, which includes a Historic Cemetery, conveniently accessible and only a five minute walk along Horton Street from the centre of town, at the Gordon Street intersection. The well maintained Historic Cemetery has graves of notable early settlers of the Hastings area.
Covering some 52 hectares, the Nature Reserve preserves an area of natural bushland, furnished with two walking tracks and boardwalks, allowing you to wander and enjoy the beauty of the area and the relevant eco-systems. There are picnic tables, toilet facilities and a large sculpture of a Water Dragon for young and old to enjoy.
You can return to the central business district of Port Macquarie via the recently rejuvenated Kooloonbung Creek Foreshore between Gordon and Hayward Streets, linking the central business district and Nature Reserve. Please note, sections of the timber boardwalk are closed for repair, with completion likely towards the end of 2022.
Wheelchair Access - there are ten entrances to the Park. Visitors using wheelchairs or motorised scooters can enjoy most of the Park. There are only two sets of steps on Circuit One - one near the Gordon Street bridge and one between Glebe Close and Anita Crescent. Circuit Two has no steps.