Port Macquarie is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is the perfect stop on a road trip along the stunning, east coast of Australia.
The area boasts the best climate in Australia. Our rocky headlands, golden beaches, lush rainforests and abundant wildlife make Port Macquarie a must see destination.
For more information on Port Macquarie and surrounds visit http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au
Things to do in Port Macquarie
Restaurants and cafes
Greater Port Macquarie is developing a reputation as a culinary highlight of the Mid North Coast. Foodies will delight in sampling the range of award winning wines from local vineyards and locally grown fresh produce. If you're looking to eat out you can choose from a wide range of a la carte restaurants, contemporary cafes, affordable bistros, romantic little places for two and a number of restaurants catering specifically for families. You'll be spoilt for choice!
Weekly, monthly or annually, Greater Port Macquarie has an extensive range of markets for you to discover and explore. Whether you wish to uncover the freshest local produce or the eclectic art and craft of our locals, there is a market to suit everyone’s need.
The amazing diversity of Greater Port Macquarie's landscape is one of the state's best-kept secrets.
The region's National and state Parks offer scenic walks, mountain bike tracks and 4WD tracks to explore the wilderness. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife - Port Macquarie is home to large numbers of koalas, kangaroos, platypus, goannas and more than 340 species of birds.
Port Macquarie is a water lover's paradise. Take a cruise or jet boat up the Hastings River and be mesmerised by the sight of whales (May-Sept) and dolphins (all year).
Port Macquarie's clean and uncrowded beaches are the perfect spot for visitors of all ages and interests. For a relaxing family picnic, game of beach cricket, 4WD adventure or the chance to try your hand at surfing, the perfect beach is just waiting to be found.
Greater Port Macquarie has 18 different beaches to choose from, of which 6 are lifeguard patrolled, 8 are dog friendly and almost all of them suitable for swimming and surfing.
Adventure and Sport
There is endless entertainment for the active and adventurous in Port Macquarie. Abseiling, skydiving, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, surfing, climbing and go-karting will satisfy those looking for some action, while others will prefer a friendly game of tennis or round of golf at one of our beautiful courses.
Heritage, museums and galleries
As one of Australia's first settlements outside of Sydney, Greater Port Macquarie is home to a number of historic buildings and sites that date back to our colonial and convict days. A stroll along the sign-posted heritage walking trail will take visitors to 13 of the town's most fascinating historic and archaeological sites.
Greater Port Macquarie is also home to a large number of artists, and was awarded the prestigious NSW 4th City of the Arts. There are close to 100 arts and cultural groups in the area, creating a rich cultural diversity and offering a wide range of regular performances, exhibitions and activities throughout the year for the community and visitors alike.
Port Macquarie is a 4 hours drive or easy 45min flight from Sydney or 6 hour drive or 1hr flight from Brisbane.