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Where is Greater Port Macquarie?

Located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, boasting 17 gorgeous beaches, a lush hinterland, a diverse variety of attractions including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, river cruises, and a choice of accommodation from 4.5-star luxury hotels to camping by the beach.

We also represent Greater Port Macquarie area, encompassing the Wauchope hinterland, and Camden Haven.

When’s the best time to go?

Top it off with one of the best year-round climates and a busy events calendar, it’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

What's the best way to get there?

Port Macquarie is approximately a one-hour flight from Brisbane and Sydney airports. It is also approximately a 4.5-hour drive from Sydney, and approximately a 5.5-hour drive from Brisbane, depending on traffic.

Which Airlines fly to Port Macquarie?
Does Port Macquarie host famils?

Yes. We host group and individual media and influencer famils throughout the year. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Register your interest.

What kinds of wildlife will I see on a trip to Port Macquarie?

Did you know that we have some awesome wildlife encounters and sights for you to discover? Horse rides through the bushland, camel safaris on a beach, whale watching cruises and of course the cutest koalas to see up close.

What is a common length of stay in Port Macquarie?

Port Macquarie doubles as a great long- as well as short-stay destination. With a range of activities suited to any kind of travellers.

What kinds of activities can I find in Port Macquarie?

No matter you interests and passions, Port Macquarie has something for you. From grabbing a delicious brunch at one of the many cafes to taking a free tour at the Koala tour (the only of its kind in the world), Port Macquarie guests can enjoy a range of activities. These include whale watching, camel Riding, strawberry picking, maze exploration, wine tasting, explore Sea Acres rainforest and the Coastal Walk, exploring the many beaches.

What are the range of dining options available in Port Macquarie?

Port Macquarie has a range of different restaurants and cafes suited to every budget. These include high-end fine dining establishments, many of which practice a farm-to-table philosophy, sourcing the freshest local ingredients to serve to customers. Additionally, Port Macquarie has a fine selection of cafes and beachfront kiosks to grab a quick bite.

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October 2019
  • Night time Zoo Safari and a newly renovated Cafe at the Billabong Zoo
    Billabong Zoo received confirmation of $150,00 funding through DNSW Regional Tourism Fund to support the development of a new deck that incorporates a function and dining room extension, providing a space that will enable visitors to experience the Billabong Zoo in an interactive capacity throughout the evening. The total project is $470K, it will usher in the ‘night zoo’ activation they have been planning for a while. They have also opened their newly renovated ‘Zoo Cafe’ to public.
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  • The Koala Hospital Receives Regional Grant
    The Koala Hospital has been successful in an application for $5 million through the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council provided input and support including a letter of support signed by the Mayor. There are big plans to grow the scope and delivery of the organisation including architecturally designed new facilities, clinics and intensive care wards and increasing funding for koala research.
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July 2019
  • New TwoTripleFour Restaurant at Cassegrain Winery
    Twotriplefour is built on the philosophy of savour the region. It’s the place to relish in a shared feast, indulge in a glass of wine, kick back in our welcoming dining space or enjoy a moment of sun on the patio. It is the place to slow down, be present and savour everything the exceptional region has to offer. The restaurant's locally sourced, highly seasonal, farm-to-table menu is the creation of Head Chef, Adam Blanks and co-owner, Pete Cutcliffe.
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February 2019
  • Sails Port Macquarie Undergoes Refurbishment
    Sails Port Macquarie is a stunning 4.5-star waterfront hotel in Port Macquarie, which emerged from an extensive $15 million refurbishment in 2018 to reveal 92 stunning guest rooms and suites overlooking the beautiful Hastings River.
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