The charming seaside town of Port Macquarie is a popular holiday spot for families and couples thanks to its pristine waterways, beautiful bays and sandy surf beaches, rainforests, national parks and fun attractions.
Located mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane, the great year-round climate lets you enjoy every day of your stay, with endless choices for leisure activities. Take a cruise down Hastings River, try parasailing or jet skiing, or finally go on that deep sea fishing adventure you've been dreaming of.
Perhaps you prefer some action and adventure, like a 4WD tour, Skirmish, or try Australia's first outdoor vertical wind tunnel.
Or go inland for a day trip to a local vineyard for some wine tasting, have a picnic at a nearby national park or pick your own strawberries fresh from the farm.
There's also the town to explore with its historical European architecture dating back to the 1820s, and for history buffs, there's even a sign-posted heritage walking rail and museums. Plus Port Macquarie has plenty of tasty cafes and restaurants lining the streets, as well as art galleries and great boutique shopping.
Only an hour's flight from Sydney and accessible by train through Wauchope, this region really does have something to offer everyone of all ages.
Things to do in Port Macquarie
- Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park
- Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
- Port Macquarie Surf School
- Skirmish Down Under
- Sunset, river and whale watching cruises
- Pick your own strawberries farm
- Jet skiing
- Deep sea fishing
- Vineyards and wine tasting
- Hastings River
- Extreme Velocity wind tunnel experience