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Port Macquarie, NSW

With the mouth of the wide, lazy Hastings River on one side and the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean on the other, Port Macquarie is a water lover’s paradise where surfing, water skiing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale watching, scuba diving and great fishing are all available.

Away from the beach, there are plenty of activities for all interests and ages. Action and adventure in a high speed boat, 4wd tours, scenic river cruises and family attractions. Explore the galleries, arts and crafts centres and museums.

Combine this with great shopping, good food and wine and for your ideal holiday or short break, you have just what you need.

Must do:

  • Take a stroll along the riverside breakwall, watch the pelicans drift by and chat to the anglers.
  • Pack a picnic or grab some local fish and chips and find yourself a shady spot beside the river.
  • Climb up to historic Tacking Point Lighthouse and sip champagne at sunset.
  • Keep an eye out for pods of dolphins as you stroll along the coastal walking tracks.
  • Take a scenic flight in a sea plane, historic tiger moth, jet fighter or microlight.
  • Dine out on some fresh Hasting River Oysters – freshly prepared at one of the riverside cafes.
  • Visit the patients of the Koala Hospital.

Greater Port Macquarie

With the best climate in Australia, it’s not surprising that Greater Port Macquarie is amongst Australia’s longest established and most popular holiday destinations. Head south to the Camden Haven to rediscover the laid-back holidays you remember from your childhood, take your time exploring the rolling green hinterland and vast National Parks surrounding Wauchope and be spoilt for holiday choice in Port Macquarie. Whatever time of year you visit, you’ll find that Greater Port Macquarie has just what you need.

Nearest Airport: Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Map

Experiences

  • Beach

Popular Activities

  • Beach
  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery

About Port Macquarie

  • Locality: Major urban locality
  • Port Macquarie Postcode: 2444
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: North Coast NSW
  • Latitude: -31.43426
  • Longitude: 152.90848
  • Elevation: 11m
  • Population: 44830
  • Median Income: $29640
  • Area (Sq/km): 54.472
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.

Accommodation

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Glasshouse Mountains