The coastal city of Port Macquarie is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales approximately 5 hours drive north of Sydney on the Pacific Highway. The city is situated at the mouth of the Hastings River and is known for its extensive Koala habitat.
The area itself is a combination of mountain ranges and forests, coastal wetlands and flood plains and sand dunes. All of these differing geographical conditions come together to provide a unique holiday experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
No matter whether it’s relaxation or adventure you’re after it’s all available at Port Macquarie. Try your hand at surfing or any other number of water sports in the area or simply explore the paths and walkways that surround Port Macquarie’s beautiful beaches.
Take in some of the local attractions of the area: Timbertown is a historical village that recreates the past and takes you back 100 years to the pioneering days of Australia.
Take a ride on a steam engine, saw some timber, or enjoy the old fashioned delicacies of a home style cooked meal. Open to the public everyday, Timbertown has been operating since 1976 and is a great way the day and learn something at the same time.
Feel like a bit of fun? Then why not take the whole family to the award winning amusement park Ton of Fun? Featuring go carts, quad bikes and waterslides it has everything you need to make a fun day out. Relax and have something to eat in one of the BBQ or picnic areas, or play a round of putt putt golf.
There are also a number of annual events taking place in Port Macquarie: Held every December, the Festival of the Sun is an alternative music event that draws big crowds due to its eclectic line-up and BYO policy.
The Slice of Heaven Food and Wine Festival is held in May every year and is a great opportunity to sample some local delicacies from the region.
Port Macquarie is fast becoming the culinary highlight of the Mid North Coast. Sample from award winning wines and superb locally grown produce; dine out in one of the many contemporary cafes or a la carte restaurants along the waters edge or simply buy some amazing local seafood and find your favourite spot at the beach.
There is a variety of accommodation options in Port Macquarie from backpacker/hostel type stays through to self catered apartments and cottages. Holiday housing and bed and breakfasts are also available.