Things To Do

Whether you're looking for a rural retreat for birdwatching or bushwalking, or you'd rather a village stay with a country pub and friendly locals, Telegraph Point has something to offer.

Relax overnight just a short drive from the Pacific Highway, or spend a few days to visit local attractions alongside the Wilson River and our beautiful state forests.

  • Hiking Trails

    Explore the local bushwalking trails of the Cairncross State Forest, Ballengarra, and Cooperabung Creek Nature Reserve.

  • Wilson River

    As well as being a popular water skiing and fishing spot, the Wilson River is also a great place to paddle a canoe with three main canoe trails. 

  • Scenic Drives

    Looking for some light 4-WDing or a great view? Explore popular local lookouts and scenic drives.

  • Mountain Biking

    With an extensive network of forest trails, there's plenty of room for BMXing and mountain bike riding. 

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Things To Do In Telegraph Point

The village of Telegraph Point lies between two areas of state forest - the Cairncross State Forest to the south and Ballengarra State Forest to the north. Local activities include waterskiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking, mountain bike riding, bush walking, four-wheel-driving, camping, rock hopping in streams and creeks, and picnicking. 

The best access to the Wilson River is from under the bridge at Log Wharf Reserve. There's picnic tables, public toilets, a fishing wharf, and boat ramp.

During the summer months, the local man-made lake and holiday park Stoney Park is turned into a Fun Park at Stoney Aqua Park. The local sports field, Charlie Watt Reserve, hosts competition events for the Port Macquarie Dog Club and is the training field for the Western Phoenix football club.

Both the Telegraph Point Sports & Recreation Club and the Riverview Tavern provide meals, drinks, trivia, raffles, and family-friendly entertainment. The Old Butter Factory hosts regular live music events and is a gorgeous wedding reception venue. Nearby, you'll find Ricardoes Strawberries & Tomatoes and Mid-North Coast Paintball. The local Liberty petrol station is known for having the cheapest fuel in the region with the friendliest service!

The local community hall hosts yoga and fitness classes, art classes, a cards night, reading room, and regular social gatherings.

Log Wharf Reserve


Telegraph Point is home to a variety of birds. There are Red-Browed Finch, Fairy Wrens, Lewin’s Honeyeater, King Parrot, Pale-yellow Robin, White-headed pigeon, Rainbow Lorikeet, Bowerbirds, Catbird, Eastern Koel, scrubwrens, thornbills, friarbirds, and cockatoos in abundance.

king parrot

In the walking trails alongside the Wilson River, heading east from Log Wharf, or towards Limeburner’s Creek, birdwatchers will find a number of marshland and heathland species. The swamp mahoganies, tea tree, and marsh areas are home to Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Regent Honeyeater, Lewin’s Rail, Grass Owl, Rufous Songlark, Australasian Bittern, Brolga, Forest Kingfishers, Lorikeets, and Nightjars.

From the open fields you’ll see Raptors, Brown Falcon, Square-tailed Kite, Little Eagle, Spotted Harrier, and others.

As you head west into the subtropical rainforest of Cairncross State Forest, you’ll find Brush-turkey, Rufous Fantail, Logrunner, Wompoo and Rose-crowned Fruit-Doves, Powerful Owl, Sooty Owl, Masked Owl, Olive Whistler, and more.

Regent Honeyeater

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