Located approximately half way between Brisbane and Sydney, Port Macquarie is 550km south of Brisbane and 400km north of Sydney. Easily accessible by bus, train, car and plane, Port Macquarie is easy to get around and offers rental cars both in the town centre and from the airport.
If you plan on arriving in Port Macquarie by car, you can follow the Pacific Highway all the way from Brisbane or Sydney until it connects with the Oxley Highway which will take you directly into Port Macquarie. If you're driving up from Sydney, you'll need to take the Port Macquarie exit off the Pacific Highway then turn right at the large roundabout and follow the road all the way into town. It's important to remember to stop for regular 'driver reviver' rest stops every two hours to avoid driver fatigue.
If you're flying into Port Macquarie you'll arrive at the Port Macquarie Airport just 5km west of the centre of town. Serviced by Qantas and Virgin Australia flights daily from Brisbane and Sydney, visitors wanting to fly in from other parts of Australia will have to catch a connecting flight to one of these capital cities before continuing on from there. Car hire is available from the terminal however if you don't require a car, there are shuttle services that run between the airport and downtown Port Macquarie. Taxis are also a convenient and affordable option for getting to and from town.
Bus services are also an affordable and convenient way to travel to Port Macquarie with all Premier and Greyhound services that operate between Sydney and Brisbane stopping in Port Macquarie. Greyhound services have even been known to drop you at your accommodation on request. The popular CountryLink rail service is also a reliable, convenient and affordable way to travel and trains to Port Macquarie depart throughout Brisbane and New South Wales.