Absalom Reserve

Playground & Walking Trail Port Macquarie

Absalom Reserve is located within the Greater Port Macquarie area of the NSW Mid North Coast.

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”
~ Richard Paul Evans

The Reserve

Absalmon Reserve is a beautiful spot to play, ride bikes, scoot, go for walks and be in nature for a few hours with the kids.

There is a limited natural shade over the playground, with no shelter or fencing, so you may need to consider the time of day you visit depending on the time of year.

Absalmon Reserve has no formal picnic facilities or public amenities, but plenty of grass to lay out your picnic rug. There was no dedicated parking for the reserve or playground, just nearby residential areas. The reserve itself is wheelchair accessible, but the playground is not.

Absalmon Reserve is a haven of native shady plants, a little creek with local wildlife and a path to explore, leading under the roadway into the next reserve.


Reserve Features: Located in a quiet residential area nestled behind houses in a large reserve.

Reserve Facilities: Large reserve area with shade trees.

Other Features: Paved pathway winds through native bushland linking through to another playground in Sandhurst Reserve.

The Playground

The Absalom Reserve Playground is suitable for ages 2-12 years.

Play Facilities:  Swings (one baby swing), slides (two toddler slides), climbing and sliding poles, springers, a fort and some climbing frames.

Fencing:  No, all open.

Shade:  Limited natural shade.

Seating: Limited, but heaps grassy area, perfect for blankets, rugs or your own outdoor chairs.

Shelter:  No, all open.

Picnic Facilities: No, but there is plenty of grassy areas.

Toilets: No.

Water: No drinking water. On the reserve, there is a lake with local wildlife.

Parking: No dedicated parking, just in nearby residential areas.

Wheelchair Accessible: The reserve is, but the playground is not an all-abilities playground.

Other Features:  Walking tracks, ponds, creeks and wildlife within Absalom Reserve.

Where is the Reserve?

You can access Absalom Reserve easily on foot via Beechtree Circuit or Sapphire Drive in Port Macquarie.

From Sapphire Drive, Absalom Reserve offers a leisurely 30-minute return walk along a dedicated path and features two playgrounds; Absalom Reserve Playground at one end and Sandhurst Reserve Playground at the other.

The walking trail takes you through some native bushland and connects to parts of Port Macquarie’s Greenmeadows, Crestwood and Dahlsford districts.

Absalom Reserve

Beechtree Circuit
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Absalom Reserve
Beechtree Circuit
Port Macquarie NSW 2444