Trip time! Discover the beaches, natural setting, and wineries in Port Macquarie.

Port Macquarie is a charming town on New South Wales’ Mid North Coast, at the mouth of the meandering Hastings River. Experience the town’s rich maritime heritage, historic architecture, exciting wildlife parks and diverse coastal landscapes. Try adventurous watersports, tour the waterfront by bike and relax with a local wine on a scenic cruise.

Explore the Port Macquarie township to find a range of historic buildings and relics from the area’s convict past. The Old Courthouse, the Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery and St. Thomas Anglican Church offer a glimpse of Port Macquarie’s European settlement as a penal colony. Learn about the area’s maritime history at the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Relax with a cup of coffee or collect fresh market produce at the Town Green, a public park with views of the town’s scenic wharf.

Embark on Port Macquarie’s breathtaking coastal walk, a hiking trail that leads south from the town to Flynn’s Beach and beyond. Head to Tacking Point Lighthouse to see a historic lighthouse with idyllic headland views. If you’re lucky, a pod of whales might breach in the ocean below.

Meet some of Australia’s unique animals at Port Macquarie’s fantastic wildlife parks. See native and exotic animals at the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park or critters being nursed back to health at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Visit the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on Shelly Beach to explore a lush rainforest national park. Wander along boardwalks and nature trails to see native flying foxes, wallabies and kangaroos.

Port Macquarie is 385 kilometres (239 miles) north of Sydney, New South Wales’ capital city. Catch regional flights from Sydney or Brisbane to Port Macquarie Airport. Buses connect Port Macquarie to other major cities on Australia’s east coast. Reach Port Macquarie by car or train to Wauchope, a stop on the North Coast Railway Line approximately 20 minutes’ drive away. Port Macquarie’s compact town centre and sunny, mild weather make it an ideal destination for walking tours.

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Top Hotels in Port Macquarie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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THE MID PACIFIC
4 out of 5
71 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
NT$2,425
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.4/5Wonderful! (860 reviews)

"The staffs are very friendly. The room is surprisingly clean and modern."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/6

THE MID PACIFIC
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Waters Edge Port Macquarie
3.5 out of 5
1 Buller Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
NT$3,239
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.2/5Excellent! (1,447 reviews)

"Loved the view over the pool and the water. The staff were happy to help as well."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/16

Waters Edge Port Macquarie
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Rydges Port Macquarie
4 out of 5
1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
NT$3,259
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.2/5Excellent! (1,508 reviews)

"Good location & friendly staff. Outdated decor but comfortable enough."…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/31

Rydges Port Macquarie

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