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Port MacquarieAustralia

Spot majestic whales from a historic lighthouse, explore the scenic coast and learn about the area’s convict history at this lovely seaside town in New South Wales.

Port Macquarie is a charming town on New South Wales’ Mid North Coast, at the mouth of the meandering Hastings River. Experience the town’s rich maritime heritage, historic architecture, exciting wildlife parks and diverse coastal landscapes. Try adventurous watersports, tour the waterfront by bike and relax with a local wine on a scenic cruise.

Explore the Port Macquarie township to find a range of historic buildings and relics from the area’s convict past. The Old Courthouse, the Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery and St. Thomas Anglican Church offer a glimpse of Port Macquarie’s European settlement as a penal colony. Learn about the area’s maritime history at the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Relax with a cup of coffee or collect fresh market produce at the Town Green, a public park with views of the town’s scenic wharf.

Embark on Port Macquarie’s breathtaking coastal walk, a hiking trail that leads south from the town to Flynn’s Beach and beyond. Head to Tacking Point Lighthouse to see a historic lighthouse with idyllic headland views. If you’re lucky, a pod of whales might breach in the ocean below.

Meet some of Australia’s unique animals at Port Macquarie’s fantastic wildlife parks. See native and exotic animals at the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park or critters being nursed back to health at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Visit the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre on Shelly Beach to explore a lush rainforest national park. Wander along boardwalks and nature trails to see native flying foxes, wallabies and kangaroos.

Port Macquarie is 385 kilometres (239 miles) north of Sydney, New South Wales’ capital city. Catch regional flights from Sydney or Brisbane to Port Macquarie Airport. Buses connect Port Macquarie to other major cities on Australia’s east coast. Reach Port Macquarie by car or train to Wauchope, a stop on the North Coast Railway Line approximately 20 minutes’ drive away. Port Macquarie’s compact town centre and sunny, mild weather make it an ideal destination for walking tours.

Where to stay in Port Macquarie

Top hotels in Port Macquarie

Rydges Port Macquarie
Rydges Port Macquarie
4 out of 5
1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
The price is Rs12,641 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, this hotel is steps away from Glasshouse Cultural Centre and Port Macquarie Museum. Port Macquarie Courthouse and Woregore ...

4/5Very Good! (957 reviews)

"Very lovely pool area. Relaxing to splash about and watch the sea"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

Rydges Port Macquarie
ibis Styles Port Macquarie
ibis Styles Port Macquarie
3.5 out of 5
1 Stewart Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
The price is Rs10,354 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated by the ocean, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Town Beach and Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Mid North Coast Maritime Museum Pilot ...

4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"It was very close to the beaches. And was about a twenty minute walk into town."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

ibis Styles Port Macquarie
THE MID PACIFIC
THE MID PACIFIC
4 out of 5
71 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
The price is Rs8,661 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec

Situated on the riverwalk, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Mid North Coast Maritime Museum Pilot Boat Shed, Glasshouse Cultural Centre and Port Macquarie ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"Convenient location, nice view, comfortable, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

THE MID PACIFIC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Port Macquarie

Mantra Quayside
Mantra Quayside
4 out of 5
Cnr William Street and Short St, Port Macquarie, NSW
The price is Rs14,535 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Mid North Coast Maritime Museum Pilot Boat Shed and St Thomas Anglican ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,240 reviews)

"Walking distance to the shops and restaurant. Very good location. The hotel staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Mantra Quayside
Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills
Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills
4 out of 5
24 Beach Street, Bonny Hills, NSW
The price is Rs5,372 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Bonny Hills campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Mary Reserve and Rainbow Beach Reserve. North Haven Beach and Crowdy Bay National ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (289 reviews)

"We stayed in a 2 bedroom Delux cabin and were very impressed with it. The cabin was spacious, modern and clean. The Holiday park was well equipped with activities for the kids, even in winter and the beautiful Rainbow Beach was only a short walk from our cabin. We had a lovely weekend and would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills
Northpoint Apartments
Northpoint Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Murray St, Port Macquarie, NSW
The price is Rs13,376 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, this luxury apartment building is steps away from Port Macquarie Museum, Port Macquarie Courthouse and Glasshouse Cultural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (232 reviews)

"Very well located and managed apartments. The apartment we had was clean and nicely and thoughtfully furnished. Management and staff were very friendly and helpful. The property has a heated pool with a large hand rail and easy walk-in, walkout for older people or those with some mobility problems. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Northpoint Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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