Discover the Mid North Coast
Once you’ve stepped off your boat, you’ll find an oasis of natural wonders, with golden beaches, lush rainforests and abundant wildlife. The adventure doesn’t stop there, because the Port Macquarie region also offers a variety of tourist attractions, outdoor activities, festivals and culinary experiences for you to enjoy.
To find out more, contact the Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on 1300 303 155, open between 9.00am and 5.30pm weekdays and 9.00am to 4.00pm weekends, or visit www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au—you won’t be disappointed.
Transport & accommodation
To make the most of your stay, you’ll want to have easy access to everything on offer. You can hire a bike, a kayak, take a ride on a bus, catch a taxi, or get a rental car for as long as you need it. There are also direct daily flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane from Port Macquarie Airport. To get cosy on dry land, Port Macquarie has a wide range of accommodation options to suit. Click here to find out more.
Pristine beaches with white sands welcome visitors of all ages—whether you want to go paddling in a kayak, snorkel, swim, or just relax. With 18 sandy beaches in the region, you’re spoilt for choice, and you may never want to leave! The family will love Flynns Beach, a patrolled beach protected form the winds. For a more quiet escape, visit Pilot Beach at the mouth of Camden Haven River, and Town Beach offers great conditions for surfers. Click here for your beach guide.
National parks & wildlife
Surrounded by national parks and state forests, some of the best nature experiences of New South Wales are waiting for you. Highlights are the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk and one of the largest remaining coastal rainforest reserves in New South Wales at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. For more information, click here.
Local food & produce
The North Coast hinterland boasts beautiful vineyards where you can savour the delicate flavours of local wines. Try Bago Vineyards for wine and jazz on the second Sunday of every month (as well as the Bago Maze), or Rose’s Vineyard, where the kids can be entertained at the animal farm. Enjoy freshly shucked Hastings River oysters and fine local cheeses at one of our eateries, or pick your own strawberries at Ricardoes Farm.
Get up close and personal with Australia’s rare wildlife and exotic animals at Port Macquarie’s Billabong Zoo or visit the Koala Hospital. Families will love panning for gold and riding the steam train at Timbertown theme park. For history buffs, visit the Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage Centre and Port Macquarie Museum.
Heritage & culture
Discover the heritage of Port Macquarie on a walking tour or a Port by Night Tour and for engaging art and exhilarating shows, look no further than the Glasshouse. Festivals and events are held throughout the year. If you would like to find out what’s on during your stay, please visit the Port Macquarie What’s On page.
Sports & adventure
Whether you want to waterski or ride in a jet boat, paraglide or skydive, go horseriding or canoeing, try rock climbing or abseiling, or go-karting—your Mid North Coast adventure awaits you. Or maybe you’d prefer to just cast a line or have a leisurely game of tennis. For golf by the sea, visit the 18-hole course at Port Macquarie Golf Club. Find what you’re looking for here.