Backpacking Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie Highlights

  • One of the most popular holiday destinations in New South Wales.

  • Great place for water sports such as surfing, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, jet boating or cruising on the Hastings River.

  • Challenge yourself and go bushwalking (hiking) in some of the rugged surrounding national parks.

  • See some of the local wildlife, including Australia's most recognised animal - the Koala, at Billabong Koala Park or the Koala Hospital.

About Port Macquarie

Population 40,000

Port Macquarie is one of the larger and most popular resort cities on the New South Wales north coast. The city has the advantage of both river frontage (the Hastings River enters the sea here), and ocean beaches, which start virtually in town.

During summer the place is teaming with people who come here to enjoy what this holiday destination has to offer. The main activities here include surfing, swimming, diving, fishing, cruising the Hastings River or bushwalking (hiking) in the rugged geography that surrounds Port Macquarie.

While you are here, you can also see some of Australia's favourite creatures, including plenty of Koala's at the Billabong Koala Park or Koala Hospital.

Port Macquarie is worth spending a few days to enjoy the beautiful surrounds and fun activities that are on offer.

Orientation Map for Port Macquarie

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Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre

Corner Gordon and Gore Streets
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Phone 1300 303 155