Port Macquarie & Jolly Nose Destination Guide

We invite you to explore the beautiful Port Macquarie Hastings Valley while you’re in the region for our event – Port Macqurie has so much to offer!

Supported by Port Macquarie Hastings Council this will be the perfect winter weekend getaway for mountain biking lovers, besties and their families we reckon!

Events supported

Fox Superflow

Super-fast, challenging A-lines in the rockgarden and flowy B-lines too – the local Hastings Valley MTB Riders claim some of the fastest superflow racers in our series history and once you race their home tracks, you’ll know why! So much heart is going into these trails, you’ll be frothing! The trails at Jolly Nose MTB Park will dial your superflow stoke factor to 11! Find out more…

Shimano MTB GP

This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best! From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line! Race for four (GP4) or seven (GP7) hours solo, in relay pairs or teams of three. There are age-group and eBike categories. Expect less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers. Find out more…

Here is footage from recent Rocky Trail events on the Gravity Trails at Jolly Nose and beautiful coverage of the region for you to start planning your race and visit in the region:

Start planning that Fox Superflow weekend in Port Macquarie! Video Faber Film.

It will be easy to entertain your race entourage in Port Macquarie and surrounds and we can see you practice on the Saturday and then kick back and relax with everyone on the local shores. Our event schedule was specifically designed with those social activities in mind: We have all race tracks ready and marked for the Saturday, so you can come and do some recky rides in your own time, before hitting race day on the Sunday!

First things first:
Race & venue at Jolly Nose MTB Park

Rocky Trail held an inaugural event at Jolly Nose MTB Park in 2018 and the feedback from our racers was overwhelmingly enthusiastic! The local club has a very passionate ‘enduro gravity’ crowd and they have been building and grooming trails that will let the ‘stoke level’ soar sky-high!

About Jolly Nose MTB Park

Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Park is located in Queens Lake State Forest near Bonny Hills just South of Port Macquarie. The park boasts approximately 50km of single track mountain bike trails for both enduro & cross country mountain bike riding.

Address: Spring Creek Road, Bonny Hills 2445

Camping: We are in a NSW State Forest, so you can camp and we will be using the Main Car Park on the left of Spring Creek Road as the base – this is where you park and camp. The event centre will be a few 100 m further towards the West – the access is along a fire road, which is cleaned up this week, however, it is a bit of a wet area and we want to avoid any cars getting bogged. All details in the rider briefing.

The custodians of the park are the Hastings Valley MTB Riders (HVMBR). These guys have been racing the superflow events with Rocky Trail for years and their trails have been inspired by exactly this style of riding and racing – you’re in for an absolute treat!

Port Macquarie Hasting Valley

Port Macquarie and Hasting Valley is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, boasting 17 gorgeous beaches, a lush hinterland, a diverse variety of attractions including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, river cruises, and a choice of accommodation from 4.5 star luxury hotels to camping by the beach. Top it off with one of the best year-round climates and a busy events calendar, it’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

So we’ve scheduled this Championship event in the middle of school holidays, because we know there is so much to see and do and to explore, even in winter! Let us tempt you!

Discover Port Macquarie in this video of the local Coastal Walk.

Your rocky trail schedule in Port Macquarie

Log off early Friday and be in Port Macquarie by sunset to enjoy cocktails or a hearty brew and settle in for a perfect mountain bike weekend break.

Check into your accommodation

We are working on a line-up of accommodation partners or you. You can check out the Visitor Information Portal in the meantime.

After Dark: Dinner & Bars

As the tension of the week slips away, treat yourself to the first of many enjoyable dining experiences whilst in Port Macquarie.

Saturday vibes & get some practice laps in!

The Fox Superflow trails will be marked for the Saturday so sneak off after breakfast (or bring the whole gang out!) to Jolly Nose MTB Park for some fun shredding on the three race tracks!

Time to unwind and relax – the beauty of a Fox Superflow weekend away is that you can chose to do exactly what you want to after your ride on a Saturday! Whether it’s visiting a winery, taking a scenic coastal walk, visiting a farm-gate or absolutely nothing at all!

> Saturday afternoon experiences in and around Port Macquarie

> Event Schedule

Sunday: #raceday

Bring the fambam to cheer you on and they will also have plenty of things to do while you race as well!

1. Beaches
Come for the comp, stay for the beaches! Port Macquarie is stunning year-round, with miles of unspoilt coastline and hinterland, and fabulous cafes, bars and attractions. Visit
www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au for heaps of great trip ideas.

Rainbow beach, Bonny Hills | iloveportmacquarie #bringyourfamily #bringyourmates

2. Food Scene
Come for the event, stay for the food! Come and see why Port Macquarie’s bar and dining scene has become a favourite with travel writers, food critics and locals alike.

#pamperedinport #iloveportmacquarie | The Stunned Mullet restaurant, Port Macquarie. Pic: Lindsay Moller Photography

3. Nature and Wellbeing
Wellness is local, home grown produce served with love. Seaside sunrises and wholesome food are the perfect combo for rejuvenating before, during and after the big event. Take a beachfront yoga class or a wander at Sea Acres Rainforest. Head for the stunning unspoilt coastline of the Camden Haven, or forage at Wauchope’s Farmer’s Market. Stay longer for a proper event week relaxation #iloveportmacquarie

4. Family fun
It’s easy to keep your event entourage entertained in Port Macquarie, with so much to eat, see and do! Port Macquarie is a playground where nature and nurture come together for the ultimate holiday escape. Coastal walks, winery tours, cruises, the list goes on. Event week fun at Port Macquarie. #iloveportmacquarie #bringthefamily

5. Coastal Walk
While you’re in Port Macquarie, don’t forget to check out our #1 attraction on Trip Advisor- Our stunning Coastal Walk! #iloveportmacquarie

6. Trip ideas
Bring your family and/or your mates and make a weekend of it. There’s so much to eat, see and do! #iloveportmacquarie

7. Making memories
Enjoy your Port Macquarie ‘Playcation’ and create magical memories with your favourite people. Sunrises at the beach and Sunsets at the bar bookend days filled with a great mix of adventure and relaxation. Oh and don’t get us started on the amazing food! You’ll be spoilt for choice…#iloveportmacquarie

8. Koala love
Port Macquarie is home to the largest Koala population in the country, so don’t miss an opportunity to get up close and personal with these national treasures at Billabong Zoo and the Koala Hospital. #koalalove #iloveportmacquarie

9. Coastal Spledur
Leave the crowds behind and join the Kangaroos for a sunrise dip! From Point Plomer in the north to Diamond Head in the south, there are countless kilometres of unspoiled and stunning beaches for you to explore in the Port Macquarie region. #iloveportmacquarie

10. Surf & Skate
Shhhh it’s a secret… Did you know that the Port Macquarie region has some of the best surf breaks on the east coast? We’ve got great surf schools as well as a top-level skate park at Town Beach. #iloveportmacquarie

11. Water fun
When in doubt, just add water. Port Macquarie is much more than stunning beaches. Water adventure parks, Whale and dolphin watching cruises, jet boating, water and jet skiing, surf schools, fishing charters, kayaking & SUP hire, bbq boat hire and so much more! #iloveportmacquarie

12. Riding High
Get on your bike….or a horse…or a camel…or all three! The Port Macquarie region is a popular destination with mountainbike riders since the Jollynose MTB Park opened. If that’s not your thing, try one of our horse riding experiences or jump on a camel at Lighthouse Beach! So many riding options…#iloveportmacquarie

13. Glasshouse
Come for the event, and stay for a show! Port Macquarie’s world class Glasshouse Theatre and Gallery plays host to more than 200 shows, events and exhibitions every year. Visit http://www.glasshouse.org.au to see what’s on, or http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au for more info. #iloveportmacquarie

14. Artwalk during School Holidays
Date change due to Covid-19: 1-8 October 2020
Enjoy pop up performances, artistic interventions and creative installations.

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