Port Macquarie

Visit the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, on the NSW North Coast, and give a cheery hello to recuperating koalas. The scenic drive north from Sydney is four hours. You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie, which is teeming with outdoor attractions and is a hot destination for lovers of fresh produce such as oysters. Pick your own strawberries at Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries and taste their award-winning range of jams and preserves.
Kattang National Park, Port Macquarie
Surfers, Port Macquarie

About the Port Macquarie region

Port Macquarie is a vibrant coastal city at the heart of a beautiful region teeming with outdoor adventures, gorgeous beaches, delicious fresh produce including oysters, and delightful walks. One of the most popular attractions is the Koala Hospital, which cares for sick and injured koalas. You can visit the hospital every day of the year and a tour is conducted daily at 3pm.

The city is a great base for exploring the region’s enchanting national parks, beautiful waterways such as the Hastings River, 18 sandy beaches and ocean. Enjoy the natural beauty with outdoor activities, including skydiving, paragliding, horseriding, surfing, boating, cycling, water skiing, kayaking, golf and fishing.

A temperate climate, Port Macquarie’s parks, gardens and trails make it a charming place for walks. The 9km Coastal Walk is an exhilarating way to uncover this pretty area. Another way is on the water, on a cruise to see dolphins and whales.

As the second most easterly point in NSW, Port Macquarie is an excellent location for whale watching between May and November. In Camden Haven walk through Kattang Nature Reserve to Perpendicular Point and spot the passing whales.

With whales this close to the coastline, cruise operators are able to reduce the travel time getting to the whales so you can spend more time with them for an unforgettable experience, especially when they’re breaching and tail slapping.

Taste fresh local produce, including cheeses and oysters, in Port Macquarie's many gourmet cafés and quality restaurants. You’ll find plenty of places to stay in the area, and the Hastings River wine region features clusters of vineyards and cellar doors.

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  1. Best Western Plus HW Boutique Hotel

    Perfectly positioned on the headland at Port Macquarie, directly opposite spectacular Town Beach, the Best Western Plus HW Boutique Hotel Port Macquarie boasts 44 beautifully appointed rooms, complimentary WiFi, LCD televisions and Foxtel. Book...

  2. Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat

    Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat is a multiple award winning secluded piece of heaven by the pristine Camden Haven River. Take the airwalk, open the front door and straight away you'll feel the magic of living in the trees. Go to sleep and wake...

  3. Mercure Centro Hotel Port Macquarie

    Mercure Centro Hotel offers the perfect getaway for business and leisure guests alike. Conveniently located in the hub of Port Macquarie's cosmopolitan town centre, the hotel is positioned close to many of Port Macquarie's picturesque surf beaches,...

  4. Ramada Resort Flynns Beach

    Wyndham Vacation Resort Flynns Beach is only metres from one of the most popular family beaches in Port Macquarie, the holiday haven of the NSW mid north coast. Set in a striking natural setting, this family friendly resort boasts excellent...

  5. Rydges Port Macquarie

    Rydges Port Macquarie in the heart of the central business district provides breathtaking views of Hastings River and is in an ideal location halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. This Port Macquarie accommodation on the coast puts guests near...

  6. The Observatory

    The Observatory is the North Coast's most awarded hotel and offers stunning ocean views of Town Beach. Choose from luxury accommodation including one, two and three bedroom open plan apartments, hotel rooms or luxury penthouses. On-site resort...

  7. Waters Edge Port Macquarie

    Perfectly located on the banks of the beautiful Hastings River, Waters Edge Port Macquarie is one of Port Macquarie's few waterfront accommodation locations and the only venue that is centrally located between Settlement City and Port Central...