Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a vibrant coastal city at the heart of a beautiful region teeming with outdoor adventures, gorgeous beaches and delicious fresh produce and seafood. A fascinating history dating back to the convict era adds to the allure. Australia’s biggest population of coastal koalas is here, on the mid North Coast of New South Wales. And the region is famous for its Hastings River oysters and its vineyards produce award-winning wines. From local culinary delights to splendid natural beauty, Port Macquarie is a picture-perfect gem to visit.

Top things to do

Discover cuddly koalas and enchanting rainforest, beautiful beaches and delightful walks, and delicious food and elegant wines in Port Macquarie. With its impressive range of attractions and experiences, the region is a great holiday destination. Taste freshly shucked oysters, walk in a rainforest and encounter koalas in wonderful settings.

The City

Port Macquarie is a great place to relax, get back in touch with nature and be inspired by the simple things in life, like long walks on the beach and delicious fresh produce. This beautiful slice of northern New South Wales is packed with natural attractions – tranquil lakes and rivers, rainforests, national parks and nature reserves. There are seaside villages and rural communities where you can explore farmers markets and taste local delicacies. The city of Port Macquarie is the vibrant heart, with a delightful waterfront dining scene and a calendar of exciting events, such as Tastings on Hastings in November with local wine, beer, cheese and other delights. If you want to be active, there's horseriding, surfing, boating, cycling, water skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding; plus golf, tennis, bowls and fishing. For some luxury you could visit a day spa, or take a river cruise or a scenic flight. Port Macquarie will charm you, time and again.

Restaurants

Enjoy a wide range of dining experiences in Port Macquarie and take full advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds the city. From local wineries and breweries to acclaimed restaurants by the harbour, the region offers many delicious options including the freshest seasonal produce, elegant wines and craft beers.

Events

Port Macquarie's fresh local produce is on show at food and wine festivals throughout the year and at weekend farmers markets. Watch extraordinary sporting competitions that take in the region's beautiful natural surroundings, such as the prestigious IRONMAN Australia.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation choices are available in Port Macquarie. Many places to stay have ocean views and are close to the town centre and local attractions. Prices are competitive and suit the budget conscious traveller as well as those looking for a more luxurious stay.

Do & See

Port Macquarie is filled with activities sure to delight water sports enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, nature lovers and history aficionados. Enjoy a leisurely coastal walk, visit a scenic nature reserve, go fruit picking, or sign up for the exhilaration of skydiving or flying in a fighter jet. Whatever your interests, there are plenty of wonderful sights to explore and exciting things to experience.

Tourist Information

Port Macquarie is easy to reach from Sydney by car, plane, or public transport. Discover the natural beauty, delicious food and outdoor adventures at your own pace by renting a car, or join one of the many tours that explore this splendid region of the mid North Coast of NSW.