Discover the beautiful seaside town of Port Macquarie. Located four hours north of Sydney at the mouth of the Hastings River, the town has everything you could want in a holiday destination. Enjoy an array of beautiful beaches, rich heritage, fantastic walks, top attractions and excellent restaurants.
Port Macquarie is lined with a number of pristine beaches, offering tempting waves for surfers, and a refreshing place to swim. The closest beach to the town centre is Town Beach, which is patrolled during the summer and has useful facilities including toilets and showers. There is a kiosk serving up tasty food and coffee to enjoy at the picnic tables overlooking the beach. Explore the stunning coastline on the 9KM Port Macquarie Coastal Walk, which begins at Town Green Foreshore and takes you along the soft sand all the way to Tacking Point Lighthouse. Soak up the spectacular natural beauty from the viewing platforms along the way, and look out for whales between May-September.
Indulge in the rich culture of the town at the Port Macquarie Museum, which showcases the town’s history from British settlement in 1981, to convict history through to the present day. Learn more about Port Macquarie’s history on a guided heritage walk through the town.
Meet some Aussie wildlife at the koala hospital and the Billabong Zoo, and see over 50 hand-painted koala sculptures on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.
When the sun goes down, you will be spoilt for choice with magnificent dining options, and a vibrant bar scene.