North Coast

New South Wales

Biripi Country

Port Macquarie - Beaches or Hinterland

Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +

Port Macquarie - 17 Beaches +

Port Macquarie is a beautiful coastal town 4hrs north of Sydney. Port Macquarie is known for its 17 uncrowded beautiful beaches, lush hinterland, abundant wildlife and a diverse variety of attractions. Port Macquarie has a great year-round climate, so you can usually participate in activities such as high-speed boats and scenic river cruises, or enjoy the wealth of eateries and foodie experiences. 

Take a walk through the World Heritage rainforest in Werrikimbe National Park or enjoy one of the scenic drives and 4WD trails. You will see tall eucalyptus forests and pristine rivers with cascading waterfalls. There are also camping and picnicking facilities at Werrikimbe National Park.  

Port Macquarie is rich in history, with impressive convict built buildings.  The Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park includes a well maintained Historic Cemetery with graves of notable early settlers.  Take a self-guided or guided tour of the Historic Roto House (circa. 1890), one of the few remaining 19th century buildings.

If you are into Whale Watching you can take a trip to Perpendicular Point, on of the best spots in the district to watch whales as they migrate to & from the warmer northern waters. Humpback whales are usually visable from May - October. Southern Right whales can sometimes be seen too.

Port Macquarie has a vibrant art scene, is alive with culture and a busy festivals and cultural event calendar.  

Things to Do

  • Rock wall climbing
  • Skydiving
  • Horse riding
  • 4 Wheel Driving
  • Bushwalking
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf

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25 Feb 2018

Other Things to See in New South Wales

  • Art Gallery of NSW

    Art Gallery of NSW

  • Bare Island

    Bare Island

  • Bondi Pavillion

    Bondi Pavillion

  • Luna Park

    Luna Park

  • Scenic World Skyway

    Scenic World Skyway

  • St Mary's Cathedral

    St Mary's Cathedral