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Port Macquarie, New South Wales Holidays

Port Macquarie is a town at the mouth of the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. It’s known for its beaches, wildlife and penal colony past. A coastal walk from the town centre to the 19th-century Tacking Point Lighthouse offers views over waters home to whales and dolphins. Billabong Zoo is also known for its koala breeding centre.

Port Macquarie Holidays

The Glasshouse is an arts centre with a gallery and theatre offering live music, plays and opera. Nearby, Port Macquarie Museum displays exhibits on the region's history. The sprawling bushland of Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park harbours many bird species, while a long boardwalk weaves through coastal rainforest in Sea Acres National Park. The Macquarie Nature Reserve contains the late-Victorian weatherboard Roto House, built by land surveyor John Flynn. St. Thomas' Anglican Church is another popular tourist destination which was built by convicts in the 19th century. Greater Port Macquarie has things to see and do for all ages of various interests who can enjoy activities such as high-speed boats, scenic river cruises and much more. With the Pacific Ocean, golden beaches, lush rainforests and abundant wildlife.


Rich in history, vibrant with art and alive with culture, Greater Port Macquarie is a treasure trove of impressive convict-built buildings to ancient Aboriginal land, from expressive public art to exotic exhibitions, and with an abundance of festivals and cultural events. There is plenty of excitement on the water, whether it be the thrill of whale watching on a jet boat, catching your first wave at one of the beautiful beaches or exploring the stunning river systems on a leisurely cruise. Away from the water there are plenty of things to fill your days including horse riding, tandem sky diving or paragliding - whatever the thrill or pace there is something for everyone!

 

Port Macquarie Tourist Attractions:

• Koala Hospital

• Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

• Tacking Point Lighthouse

• Lighthouse Beach

• Flynns Beach

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