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Port Macquarie Area

Highlights

Greater Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is the vibrant coastal city at the heart of the Greater Port Macquarie area. Seaside villages include Laurieton and North Haven, while Wauchope and Kendall are just two of the rural communities in this beautiful coastal region of NSW that is packed with stunning natural attractions - beaches, lakes and rivers, rainforests, national parks and nature reserves.

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Port Macquarie Area

The best way to appreciate the beauty of natural landscapes in this region is by getting out and enjoying the diverse range of activities, ranging from sports to adrenalin-pumping adventure. Air sports include skydiving and paragliding, and you will be wowed by the sight of beautiful beaches, rivers, lush farming country and forests. Enjoy horseriding, surfing, boating, cycling, water skiing, kayaking and wake boarding. For people who enjoy outdoor sports try golf, tennis, bowls and fishing. Chill out after all that activity at a day spa, on a river cruise or with a scenic flight.

Port Macquarie also has a calendar of exciting events that showcase the best of the region. For food lovers, Tastings on Hastings in October is a great introduction to locally-made wine, beer, cheese and farm fresh produce. Other food events include Oysters in the Vines in January, Slice of Haven Food and Wine Festival in May and regular farmers markets.

Festival of the Sun in December is one of the best music festivals on the coast. Participants and fans from around Australia head to Port Macquarie in May for the Ironman Australia Triathlon.

The Glasshouse Port Macquarie is a cutting-edge venue for cultural and arts events year-round. 

Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie

Nature

The Port Macquarie region is known for its beautiful beaches, scenic drives, ancient forests and snorkeling sites waiting to be explored. Travel along the pristine stretch of coastline and visit the area's national parks and reserves to observe native fauna and flora.

Lighthouse Beach, Port Macquarie

Beaches

From peaceful coastal walks to high-energy water-based activities and camel rides on the beach, there are plenty of ways to spend a day by the sea in Port Macquarie. Take in panoramic views of the region on the Grants Beach Coastal Walk and see a diverse range of birdlife.

Port Macquarie Food and Wine

Food and Wine

Taste fresh local produce, including cheeses and oysters, in Port Macquarie's many gourmet cafes and restaurants, or whip up your own creation with produce available direct from the farmgate. Many of the region's wineries also offer oustanding cellar door experiences. 

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 30km 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

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