On the mid north coast of New South Wales you'll find the holiday town of Port Macquarie, with its golden beaches, lush rainforest and abundant wildlife.
If you love the water, then Port Macquarie is the place for you.
With 17 beaches stretching along the coastline between Port Macquarie and Laurieton, extensive river systems and peaceful waterways to explore - it truly is a water lovers' paradise in this part of Australia.
Rich in history, buzzing with art and alive with culture - just some of the reasons why people keep coming back to Port Macquarie.
- Try the scenic Coastal Walk past many significant landmarks. Keep a look out for passing whales between May and November, and dolphins throughout the year.
- Visit the Glasshouse, a hub for culture, creativity and performing arts and home to the regional art gallery and an award-winning theatre - each offering rich and varied programmes inspired by local, national and international talent.
- Lose yourself at the Foreshore Market and The Artist Market in the Vines and taste some of the region's freshest produce alongside the work of local artists.
- Wander through a rainforest canopy on the Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk and marvel at native birds and animals including the scarlet robin and the diamond python at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
Making the most of its position at the entrance to the subtropical coast, Port Macquarie is overwhelmingly holiday-focused with a string of beautiful beaches and activities.
A temperate climate, parks, gardens and walking trails make this a great place to explore.
Port Macquarie offers everything you need for your beachside holiday with friends, family or loved ones.
There's a great golf club, water-based tours and activities, the stunning Sea Acres National Park and even the world’s first Koala Hospital.
You'll also find a range of dining and shopping options in and around town - plus several wineries well worth a visit.
Explore the coast
Port Macquarie is a diverse region packed with attractions from Kendall to North Haven, and Wauchope to Laurieton.
Take a drive and you’ll discover an area where touring routes become cultural adventures and gentle drives twist through natural reserves filled with Aboriginal heritage.
There's Lighthouse Beach - a nine kilometre stretch of south-east facing sand. The Cedar Creek Goldfield with its unique wooden water wheel where you can pan for gold - and Burrawan State Forest, where you'll find the over 200 year old Red Bloodwood tree known as 'Old Bottlebutt'.
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In summer, Port Macquarie weather rarely goes above 30°C. In winter, the weather remains mild and is sunny and dry for most of the time. February is the hottest month of the year, July is the coldest. You can expect the greatest rainfall to occur over summer, normally in February, with August generally the driest month.
From the airport
Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from the town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Getting around Port Macquarie is best done on foot or in a hire car. Having a car gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the best of the region. For a more unique way to see the town, bikes are a great idea - a simple search online will point you in the right direction.