Port Macquarie Area

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.

Port Macquarie Breakwall, 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.

Royal Hotel, Port Macquarie

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. Situated in the Dooragan National Park, North Brother Mountain offers panoramic views on the NSW North Coast, with spectacular views of the magnificent Camden Haven Inlet and Camden Haven River.

Town Beach, Port Macquarie

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.

Port Macquarie Airport

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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Hastings Moonlight Movies

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Saturday 28 April 2018 , Port Macquarie

    Hastings Moonlight Movies is a free family entertainment program sponsored by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and is held in public parks or reserves around the local area. Venues are in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Bonny Hills. It's an …

    27 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. Heritage Festival Port Macquarie

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Port Macquarie

    Autumn is the perfect season to discover the region's rich history during the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Heritage Festival. As one of the oldest settlements in NSW, so much awaits you to discover or rediscover, including the region…

    27 Apr - 20 May
  3. Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Port Macquarie

    The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of …

    27 Apr - 14 Oct
  4. Wauchope Farmers Market

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , Wauchope

    The Wauchope Farmers' Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month. The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety of produce and hand crafted gourmet food product…

    28 Apr - 23 Jun