Port Macquarie Area

Highlights

Outdoor adventures and Koala Hospital

Explore the wonderful Greater Port Macquarie region, including gorgeous beaches, beautiful rivers and incredible national parks. Visit the Koala Hospital and the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, taste succulent Hastings River oysters, and spot dolphins and whales.

  • Whale watching, Port Macquarie
  • Tastings on Hastings, Port Macquarie

About the Greater Port Macquarie region

With outdoor adventures, gorgeous beaches, delicious fresh produce, and beautiful rainforest walks, the Port Macquarie region is teeming with attractions. One of the most popular is the Koala Hospital, which conducts daily tours at 3pm. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is also popular.

Explore splendid national parks, Sea Acres Rainforest boardwalk, beautiful waterways such as the Hastings River and 18 sandy beaches. Enjoy the natural beauty with outdoor activities, including skydiving, paragliding, horseriding, surfing, boating, cycling, water skiing, kayaking, golf and fishing.

Sea Acres Rainforest, Port Macquarie

Only four hours’ drive north of Sydney, the region’s exciting events calendar includes the Festival of the Sun, a three-day music event. Discover the vibrant city of Port Macquarie’s fascinating colonial heritage on walking tours and visit the Glasshouse for engaging art and exhilarating shows.

Taste fresh local produce, including cheeses and Hastings River oysters, in a delicious range of cafes and restaurants and at food and wine festivals, such as Oysters in the Vines, Tastings on Hastings and Slice of Haven. The Hastings River wine region features clusters of vineyards and cellar doors.

Headland Walk, Crowdy Bay

Accommodation options suit a range of budgets. For an unforgettable experience, join Port Venture Cruises, Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures or Port Jet to see majestic humpbacks on their annual migration. You can also spot whales from Perpendicular Point or Charles Hamey lookout in Kattang Nature Reserve.

South of Port Macquarie is Laurieton, a delightful village between Dooragan National Park and Camden Haven Inlet. A short drive away is North Haven, a seaside village where the breathtaking Grants Beach Coastal Walk begins. In the hinterland is charming Kendall, home of Kendall National Violin Competition, and enchanting Wauchope, home of Timbertown, a heritage theme park.

Fly into Port Macquarie Airport

Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Fly direct daily to and from Sydney and Brisbane with QantasLink and Virgin Airlines. A seasonal weekly QantasLink service to Lord Howe Island is also available from Port Macquarie during the months of February to June, and September to December. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Sydney to travel into Port Macquarie.

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Local areas

  • Kendall Kendall is surrounded by the rich soils of the Comboyne Plateau to the west and the Pacific Ocean to
  • Laurieton Laurieton is 30 km south of Port Macquarie and offers an idyllic holiday spot.
  • North Haven North Haven is a small village on the NSW North Coast 30km south of Port Macquarie.
  • Port Macquarie Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways. VisitNSW.com lists Port Macquarie accommodation, carava
  • Wauchope Wauchope is a thriving rural town that has stylish homeware shops, cafes & funky fashion wear. VisitNSW.com