Only a four hour drive and 400 km north of Sydney, Port Macquarie
is situated at the mouth of the Hastings River, mid way between
Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW.
There is much to enjoy in the region with magnificent beaches,
coastal lakes and waterways, beautiful nature reserves, historical
interests, fantastic recreational activities, fine dining and first
class entertainment. Make Port Macquarie your base and check out some of the tours and adventure
activities in the region.
Originally a settlement for convicts banished for crimes committed in NSW,
much of it’s early heritage has gone, with St Thomas’ Church, constructed in
1824 entirely by convicts, being one of the few reminder of those early days.
Check out the Hastings
District Historical Museum for information on the history of the
town. The Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is
a coastal rainforest community, being the larges and most diverse in the region
and it offers a nature display
with a boardwalk through the rainforest.
Port Macquarie also has a Koala Hospital and Study Center ‘Roto House’,
where visitors can join the ‘Feed, Walk and Talk Tour’ to learn about what they
do, the volunteers involved and the efforts to raise funds through the
‘Adopt a Koala’ program.