If the ideal weather isn’t enough to send you to Port Macquarie, the endless amount of things to do while you’re there will help you confirm your travel plans. Port Macquarie is halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, making it easily accessible by car, and the perfect place to relax away from the city. Whether you like sunbathing on the beach, exploring hiking trails or days filled with shopping and great meals, Port Macquarie has something for every visitor.
Escape the crowded city beaches and enjoy the diverse waters of Port Macquarie. The beaches are uncrowded, the rivers are gorgeous and the lakes are filled with family fun. Rent a car when you’re in the area and see them all over the course of your vacation.
There are 18 diverse beaches in the Port Macquarie area, so don’t forget your boardies or bathing suit. Plan a picnic and a swim on Oxley’s Beach just south of town or venture farther away to Flynn’s Beach for a day of surf and sun. Of the 18 beaches in the area, six are patrolled by lifeguards and eight are dog-friendly, so explore them all or choose the ones that best suit your needs.
Nature Trails and Hikes
You don’t have to be a beachcomber to have fun in Port Macquarie. Whether you drive to the area or rent a car when you’re there, you can access some of New South Wales’ most amazing parks and natural attractions within 30 minutes of the coast. Take a vigorous hike through Werrikimbe National Park or visit the exhibits and natural wonders of the rainforest at Sea Acres Nature Reserve. Your kids will never stop talking about the incredible wildlife they witnessed on their trip to Port Macquarie.
Appreciate the Indoors
You never have to worry about the weather when you travel to Port Macquarie. If rain falls while you’re visiting, there are tons of restaurants, pubs, museums and shops to discover. Try the award-winning cuisine at Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant or let the kids run free at Two Worlds Cafe and Kids Play Centre. Indulge in a wine tasting at Bago Vineyards or spend your vacation money in one of Port Macquarie’s many boutiques. If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss out on The Koala Hospital, Jumbos Playland or the Port Macquarie Astronomical Association.
When you vacation in Port Macquarie, you won’t want to miss out on any of the area’s adventures. Renting a car can give you the freedom you need to see all of the sites – indoor and outdoor – that the area has to offer.