7 Memorable Things to Do in Dunbogan during your stay

Dunbogan is a small coastal village in New South Wales, Australia.

It is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane and is a popular stopover point for travellers. The town has just over 1,000 people and is situated on the beautiful Coffs Coast.

There are plenty of things to do in Dunbogan, and the village is well-known for its surfing beaches. Other popular activities include fishing, swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing. There are also several walking tracks in the area, which lead to some stunning lookout points.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, you can take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk or enjoy a coffee or meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the village.

7 of the Best Things to Do in Dunbogan

We have put together a list of the best things to do in Dunbogan to help you make the most of your time in this beautiful town.

1. Dunbogan Boatshed and Marina

The Dunbogan Boatshed and Marina is the perfect place to start your exploration of the village. The boatshed offers a range of services, including boat hire, fishing gear rental, and a cafe.

It’s been there since the 1940s, and it still has that old boatshed feel with some modern touches – coffee and goodies, fish feeding, bait and tackle, kayak rentals, stand-up paddleboard lessons, and a barbecue boat hire.

Along with stunning views of the waters, a deck on this vacation house provides an ideal spot for enjoying a fine cup of coffee and absorbing the sights of the boats sailing by. North Brother Mountain’s breathtaking backdrop may be seen by both locals and tourists alike as they sip their beverages outside. You could even witness a dolphin feeding among the reeds while you feed fish from the deck. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

For the serious fisherman, or simply those who wish to explore, a kayak or boat are the best methods to explore the water. They provide a large selection of frozen bait and fishing equipment.

2. Geebung picnic area

Geebung Picnic Area is a beautiful spot for a picnic or barbecue. The area is situated on the banks of the Bellinger River and boasts stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside.

There are several picnic tables, BBQ facilities, and a children’s playground. The area is also popular with birdwatchers as there are many native birds in the area. Spend the day surfing, swimming, and fishing on Mid-North Australia’s beautiful coast.

After a stroll, relax with a picnic dinner in the shade. The heath surrounding erupts in colour with wildflowers and delicate ground orchids during the spring. In the summer months, it’s known for its Christmas bells.

Head loop walk south along the beach to Diamond Head loop walk if you’re looking for a walk. Also, keep an eye out for whales travelling during the annual migration, when humpbacks, and rarely, the far rarer southern right whale, may be seen.

3. Grants Beach

Grants Beach is one of the most popular surfing beaches in the area. The beach is located just north of the Camden Haven River mouth and is a great spot for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

The beach is also famous for fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. There are several walking tracks in the area, which lead to some stunning lookout points. The lookout is on a headland south of Grants Beach, with ocean views.

The track to the lookout is an easy walk and takes approximately 20 minutes. It’s well worth the effort as the views from the top are simply breathtaking. The beach is guarded by the Camden Haven Surf Club and council lifeguards during school holidays. Toilets, showers, and picnic tables are available near the southern end.

4. Crystalline Pottery

Crystalline Pottery is a must-visit for anyone interested in pottery or art. The studio is located in the heart of Dunbogan and offers a range of pottery classes and a gallery and retail space.

Rod Page’s Crystalline Pottery is a Gallery, Working Studio, and Garden that showcases his distinctive work. His unique designs include birdbaths,

bathroom vanity basins, water filters, water features, platters, vases, and lamp bases in various colours and sizes.

The picturesque park and gallery are open to the public, and the active studio with its pottery kiln and wheel where the clay is transformed into a beautiful work of art may be seen.

5. Queens Lake Nature Reserve

Queens Lake Nature Reserve is a beautiful spot for a nature walk or picnic. The reserve is located on the edge of Queens Lake and is an excellent spot for birdwatching, with over 200 species of birds recorded in the area.

The reserve also has a walking track, which takes you through the rainforest and past several waterfalls. The track is an easy walk and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Discover the peaceful charms of Queens Lake Nature Reserve, situated just south of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast, a little off the usual path. With a variety of lush greenery, such as groves of magnificent old-growth gums and thick rainforest, you’ll understand why it’s not only a haven for animals but also for nature lovers.

The beautiful lake is a great location for an afternoon of picnicking, fishing, swimming, and boating. Families will enjoy the calm waters where the children may play because it’s also a popular spot for windsurfing. You can even rent a kayak or boat for an afternoon of peaceful paddling from there.

6. Charles Hamey lookout

Charles Hamey Lookout is located on a headland south of Grants Beach and offers stunning ocean views all around. The track to the lookout is an easy walk and takes approximately 20 minutes.

Take in the breathtaking panorama of Dunbogan Beach as it makes its way around Diamond Head of the Crowdy Bay National Park. Look for dolphins and whales in the sparkling blue seas under. You’ll also see a lot of birdlife, and if you are lucky enough, you could even spot a peregrine falcon soaring high above.

Perhaps start by taking a step back and appreciating the intricate beauty of nature. Vivid wildflowers like the everlasting daisy, boronia, wedding bush, and flannel flower burst forth from the shrub in the spring.

7. Port Macquarie Camel Safaris

If you’re up for something different, and a little adventurous to make your holiday memorable why not take a ride on a Camel? Not too far away, Port Macquarie Camel Safaris offer a unique experience and some cute company.

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Final Words

There you have it – a list of the best things to do in Dunbogan. This beautiful town has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape or an adventure. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

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