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Playful Port Macquarie

The iconic seaside town of Port Macquarie continually reels in visitors to its pretty beaches, laid-back lifestyle and perfect weather. Why? Where should we – and you – start…?

The beach is probably the best place. Visit Town Beach for crowds and beachy buzz, Oxley Beach for shady, picnic-perfect spots and Rainbow Beach for a dog-friendly stretch of white sand. Once you’re tanned and terrific, you should check out some history. Head to the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum for over 100 years worth of maritime history and Lake Innes to investigate the ruins of Major Archibald Clunes Innes’ home from the 1800s. Lastly, don’t forget to check out theKoala Hospital. Not nearly as depressing as it sounds, this place is ideal for learning about our native cuddly cuties.


PORT MACQUARIE TOP 10

10. Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park Snuggle up to a chubby koala as you watch the wallabies hop and the wombats plod.

5. Douglas Vale Homestead and Vineyard This 19th century property is home to some of the best wine in town. Bring a designated driver.

9. Tacking Point Lighthouse Built in 1879, this spot is classified by the National Trust and has a rockin’ view to boot.

4. Historical Society Museum Explore the region’s history, from its start as a penal settlement in 1821 to the awesome place it is today.

8. Regional Gallery @ The Glasshouse Arty-farty types will love the huge range of art and world-class exhibitions at this gallery.

3. Sea Acres Nature Reserve and Rainforest Centre Explore nature’s best and most lavish with a cruise along the 1.3km (0.8mi) boardwalk.

7. Lighthouse Beach This stretch of sand and sea is divine. You’ll have no issues spending the entire day here. Seriously.

2. CBD You’ll find a stack of restaurants and small boutiques to explore. Bring plenty of $$$.

6. Timbertown Step back in time with a carriage ride and a look at how the timber craftsmen got down to business in the 1800s.

1. Flynns Beach The most popular beach in Port M is big, bright and packed.


PORT MACQUARIE EVENTS

If you’re a ’40s and ’50s fanatic, you can’t miss the retro coolness of the Wintersun Festival in June.

Up for watching the best surfers in the country hash it out? The Australian Surf Festival in August features the hottest surfers from all over Oz.

Food and wine? Heck yeah! You’ll find everything food and wine (and more) at Tastings of the Hastings every October.

If you like some good ol’ Aussie rock under the best sun in Oz, head to the Festival of the Sun in December.


WHEN TO GO

  • Not surprisingly, summer is one of the best times to visit Port Macquarie. The sun is at its peak (30°C+(86°F+)), the beaches are at their prettiest and there are heaps of people about.
  • If you want the sun and beaches without the crowds, spring is a better time to visit.


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GETTING AROUND

  • Busways buses are a great way to move around. There are stacks of routes and the fares are pretty cheap (especially for the oldies).
  • Found yourself in a post-party pickle at 3 a.m.? Call the Port Macquarie Taxi Service on (02) 6581 0081 for the best way to get home in the wee hours.
  • Because the CBD is so compact, it’s easily walkable. Soak up the sun while you explore!

Hotels in Port Macquarie

Recommended hotels

From US$95

1 Flynns on Surf

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

25 Surf Street Map

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Featuring deluxe spaces tucked in verdant surroundings and situated close to the beach, Flynns on Surf makes for a suitable base for discerning travellers looking to enjoy a city break in Port... More

Wish we stayed more than 1 night
The location is great for surfers but a short drive to the city centre. The apartment is wonderful. Very new and modern. Beds are comfy and the amenities were very clean. Definitely recommend this...
23 Jun 2015
From US$111

2 Northpoint Apartments

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

2 Murray Street Map

Northpoint's quiet CBD location is surrounded by the unique vibrancy and atmosphere of Port Macquarie's cosmopolitan holiday lifestyle. Our spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments have open plan... More

Relaxing Family Getaway
Had a chilled break with the family here. Close to plenty of cafés and restaurants. Room was very spacious and heaps of room to spread out. Will stay here again.
24 May 2015
From US$76

3 Mercure Centro Port Macquarie

4 stars
3.9 / 5 19 reviews

103 William Street Map

Plan your stay at the Mercure Centro Hotel Port Macquarie, which has excellent accommodations, prime location and is a gateway to whale watching and dolphin cruises and scenic tours offered at the... More

Great one night stopover.
Handy position. Payed $10 for undercover parking as only 2 hour parking outside. Ok if staying Sunday night. Lovely roomy room with comfortable bed.. Free wifi was handy. No toaster or microwave...
2 Sep 2015
From US$68

4 Aston Hill Motor Lodge

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

15 Mort Street Map

Explore this heritage-rich and scenic New South Wales town and stay in any of the tasteful and well-equipped accommodations of Aston Hill Motor Lodge, set in a quiet residential area yet within... More

cleanest
This is the cleanest place i have ever stayed. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Very comfy bed. I would stay here again when returning to port maquarie.
25 Aug 2015
From US$105

5 Rydges Port Macquarie

4 stars
4.3 / 5 46 reviews

1 Hay Street Map

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Rydges Port Macquarie is a charming and friendly hotel that offers unsurpassed service and comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralThe hotel offers a versatile range of... More

Relaxing two days
Our two day stay at Rydges Port Macquarie was quite pleasurable. The hotel amenities and room we stayed in represented excellent value. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room overlooked a...
27 Apr 2015
From US$60

6 Excelsior Motor Inn

3 stars
3.7 / 5 7 reviews

92 William Street Map

With comfortable accommodations and accessible location, Excelsior Motor Inn makes for a suitable base for travellers while in this part of New South Wales. From this budget motel in Port... More

It's a motel
Average motel for a quick stopover. Don't expect too much.
12 Jul 2015
From US$108

7 Beach Blue Resort

4 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews

68 Pacific Drive Map

Offering plush self-contained accommodations set close to beaches and other must-visit area attractions, Beach Blue Resort invites savvy travellers to an ideal starting point in this New South... More

Great family orientated resort
My 3 young boys and myself recently stayed, absolutely loved it and highly recommend it.The apartment was spotless and suited our needs perfectly - it's ideally located, furnished nicely and the 2...
25 Jul 2015
From US$100

8 Beachside Holiday Apartments

4 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

48 Pacific Drive Map

Book 120 Days In Advance, Stay 6 Nights & Save 26%

Beachside Holiday Apartments welcomes travellers with posh self-catering accommodations set conveniently close to local attractions in this coastal city in New South Wales. Vacationers staying at... More

Fantastic location
Great stay, fantastic location opposite great beach. Nice big rooms, clean.
7 Apr 2015
From US$93

9 Country Comfort Waters Edge Port Macquarie

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

1 Buller Street Map

Country Comfort Port Macquarie provides quality accommodation and friendly services for travellers in Port Macquarie close to city attractions such as Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and St Thomas... More

Lovely view
This hotel has everything you need, except Wifi ( you need to sit in the lobby to access it) Short walk into town, great view from my room, overlooked pool & river. Restaurant not bad, convenient...
11 Aug 2015
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