Port Macquarie attractions things to do & see on holiday.
The palm trees, rolling parklands, hefty koala population and beach coves in Port Macquarie do a good job of masking the restaurants and accommodation, making it an ideal holiday destination for those in search of a beach escape without being too far removed from town attractions. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's abundant choice of exclusive deals on Port Macquarie holidays will help get your vacation off to the best possible start.
Offering travellers a full holiday of seaside fun, the Port Macquarie region features eighteen different beaches to choose from, six of which are lifeguard patrolled, eight are dog friendly and almost all are suitable for swimming and surfing. On days away from the beach you can enjoy some of the region's great nature reserves and parks; take a day trip to Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve or Lake Innes Nature Reserve; visit Port Macquarie Observatory, Billabong Koala and Aussie Wildlife Park, or Roto House and Macquarie Nature Reserve; or take the 9km coastal walk from Westport Park to Tacking Point Lighthouse.
Port Macquarie is one of the oldest towns in NSW and home to a number of historic buildings and sites that date back to colonial and convict days. Take a stroll along the heritage trail and visit thirteen of the town's most fascinating historic sites. While on your holiday you should also visit the Historical Society Museum, Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse, and the endearing Koala Hospital.
During your holiday to Port Macquarie you'll be delighted to discover a wide range of a la carte restaurants, contemporary cafes, bistros, romantic places for two and a number of restaurants catering specifically for families. For nights out, you will find a great deal of options including pubs, clubs, entertainment venues, theatres and the brand new Glasshouse; shopping is great throughout Port Macquarie as well with boutique shops, galleries and art and crafts centres.
Popular for its extensive beaches and waterways, Port Macquarie is an excellent holiday destination for those looking for escape from the bite of winter to spend a little time relishing the sunshine. Book with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA today and enjoy exclusive Port Macquarie Beach Holiday Packages that allow you bundle your flights, accommodation and other great bonuses together for a very affordable price. Plan the perfect holiday of seaside fun for your friends and family as the Port Macquarie region features eighteen different beaches to choose from. Many of these beaches are patrolled by lifeguards, eight are dog friendly if you are planning to bring your fury best friend, and almost all are suitable for swimming and surfing. The impressive white sands of Lighthouse Beach stretch on for 16km and offer camel rides, dolphin-watching and stunning views of the coast and Town Beach is popular for its sheltered cove and grassy esplanade which fronts the sand and surf.
In addition to its huge concentration of beaches, Port Macquarie is also home is quite a hefty koala population. These fury locals are incredibly endearing and may prompt you to book a Port Macquarie Wildlife Package through DISCOVER AUSTRALIA for a chance to interact with these unique Australian creatures. Koala's can be a bit shy and often stay perch in the treetops, so you can avoid having to track them by simply visiting the Billabong Koala and Aussie Wildlife Park where you can also watch kangaroos feeding and have a chance of taking a photo with a cute little koala. No wildlife holiday to Port Macquarie is complete without a visit to the endearing Koala hospital. It is the world's first hospital dedicated solely to the care and preservation of koalas and features quite impressive facilities. Visitors are welcome at all times during the day, however if you stop by in the afternoon you can take part in a "Feed, Walk and Talk" tour where you can learn about the history of each koala. Outside of the sanctuaries you have the chance at spotting other fascinating Australia animals while exploring the surrounding region. Take a stroll through the rainforest canopy at Sea Acres Nature Reserve or the more challenging Werrikimbe National Park where you can keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, platypus, reptiles and many exotic species of birds.
Port Macquarie's picturesque harbour and the Hastings River provide a romantic backdrop, ideal for a special holiday treat to bestow upon your favourite person. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's Port Macquarie Romantic Getaway Packages make planning that all-important vacation hassle-free and surprisingly affordable as they allow you to customise the perfect flights and luxurious accommodation and also include exciting value-added bonuses. Throughout Port Macquarie you'll be delighted to discover a wide range of a la carte restaurants, contemporary cafes, bistros and romantic places for two. For nights out, you will find a great deal of options including pubs, clubs, entertainment venues, theatres and the brand new Glasshouse. With all the money you'll be saving on your holiday package you may even decide to hire a car and venture out to the nearby wineries in the Port Macquarie area where you can splash out on gourmet delights and tantalising wines. Whatever your idea of the perfect getaway, Port Macquarie and DISCOVER AUSTRALIA are sure to serve up a fantastic time.