Port Macquarie Travel Guide

Located on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales, Port Macquarie is a vibrant beach town just 550km south of Brisbane and 400km north of Sydney. Punctuated by picturesque waterways such as creeks, canals, bays, Hastings River and the Pacific Ocean, Port Macquarie is renowned for its temperate climate, beautiful natural attractions, walking trails, gardens and five star beaches that stretch from Port Macquarie and Town Beach to North Beach. Enjoying these beaches is one of the most popular ways to spend your time in Port Macquarie, however there are also a number of historical and natural attractions including the maritime museum, old courthouse, koala hospital, whale watching and much more.


Conveniently located half way between Brisbane and Sydney, Port Macquarie is a popular beachside holiday destination for young people, couples and families. There is a range of Port Macquarie accommodation to suit all travellers and budgets, all offering comfortable facilities and close to popular local dining and attractions. Visitors can choose from a range of deluxe hotels and resorts, B&Bs, coastal retreats, budget motels, spacious and self-catering apartments, romantic villas and a range of family-friendly accommodation.

Port Macquarie Packages

An easy and affordable way to plan a visit to this beachside holiday destination, Port Macquarie holiday packages are the ideal way to save time and money on your booking. Allowing you to combine all your holiday essentials like accommodation, transfers, meals and tours, these Port Macquarie holiday packages also offer a range of added extras like car hire or flights if needed. Not only offering significant savings, these holiday packages also benefit from bonuses like free nights, room upgrades and complimentary inclusions like breakfast, WiFi, free parking and even massages.


Port Macquarie is home to a wide range of natural and historical attractions including picturesque coastal walks along the beaches, relaxing cruises with the opportunity to spot dolphins and whales as well as tranquil nature reserves where you can swim, bush walk and watch wildlife. Port Macquarie is also home to the only koala hospital in the state which is not to be missed as well as the Tacking Point Lighthouse and the Regional Art Gallery for a bit of culture. There are also several wineries located in the area that are the ideal way to spend the day touring the vineyards and sampling some of the lovely local wines and gourmet produce including Cassegrain Wines and Roses Vineyard.

Getting To Port Macquarie

Conveniently situated just off the Oxley Highway, getting to Port Macquarie is simple thanks to its position mid-way between Brisbane and Sydney. Just 550km south of Brisbane and 400km north of Sydney, Port Macquarie is also easily accessed by CountryLink train and Greyhound bus services. However if you're arriving to Port Macquarie from a little further away, the Port Macquarie Airport is conveniently located just 5km west of downtown Port Macquarie and is serviced by a number of flights from Brisbane and Sydney. Getting To Port Macquarie