A beautiful coastal destination with stunning natural attractions and the world’s largest urban population of koalas, Port Macquarie is a must-do for nature lovers.
WHAT TO DO & SEE IN PORT MACQUARIE
HOW TO GET TO PORT MACQUARIE
In Port Macquarie, busses arrive at Coach Terminal, 109 Gordon St.
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HOW TO GET AROUND PORT MACQUARIE
Your Greyhound bus to Port Macquarie will drop you at the coach terminal on Gordon Street next to the Irish Pub.
From there, you can begin exploring this subtropical coastal paradise. With Port Macquarie’s compact CBD, it’s an easy walk from the centre of town to most beaches and attractions.
The Port Macquarie Coastal Walking Trail, taking in nine kilometres of dramatic coastline and local landmarks, is one of New South Wales’ most stunning coastal walks. Starting at the Town Green foreshore, you’ll pass through Town Beach, Flynns Beach, Nobbys Beach, Shellys Beach and Miners Beach on your way to Lighthouse Beach and the historic Tacking Point Lighthouse.
You can also get to know the area by embarking on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, which encompasses more than 60 fibreglass koala sculptures, each hand-painted with unique designs. The koala sculptures have been strategically placed throughout the Port Macquarie region to lead visitors to interesting landmarks and historical sites, from the mountains to the sea.
Those looking to explore Port Macquarie by bicycle can use Boomerang Bike Hire Port Macquarie. A credit card is required to unlock a bike from the station at Port Central Shopping Centre (26 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie), next to the Glasshouse Theatre and the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre.
Port Macquarie does not have an extensive public transport network, although Busways does run daily services throughout the CBD and surrounding towns. Timetables are available from the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre at the Glasshouse, on the corner of Clarence and Hay Streets.
A number of national hire car companies operate throughout Port Macquarie, as well as the locally owned Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Port Macquarie Taxi Cabs can be hailed on the street and at taxi ranks and pre-booked online or over the phone (131 008).