Port Macquarie is a fairly large coastal town with many water activities available such as coastal cruises, fishing, swimming and easy access to national parks and other interesting small towns if you have a car.
The weather is warm/hot for much of the year. Places to visit...Sea Acres coastal rainforest board walk, Lighthouse Beach, tomatoe and strawberry farm.
This was our first visit to Port Macquarie. We look forward to going there again. We were impressed with the beautiful beach, out accomadation, the museum, shops and atmosphere in general.
It was very difficult to leave as we were feeling very relaxed and would love to have seen more of the city.
Port Macquarie is a typical east coast beach tourist place of Australia. It has very nice beaches. The Hinterland is a short drive where there is many walking trails in the mountains.
It is a great family place for a holiday.
Port Macquarie offers lots of interesting things to do and a trip to Timbertown is well worthwhile for the whole family to see the early days in the settlement of the region.
Great place to visit although it is getting overpriced and crowded in school holidays time.Nowhere to park for free for more than an hour,and no cheap places to eat.
This is our favourite City in the World, with every possible facility to make it the place where we may seriously choose to reside permanently in the future.
Port Macquarie is an old city and very hard to find new/modern accommodation. Good for a family trip if you want the beach and just chill out.
In general, Port is expensive for some reason (have never worked out why ... it just is). If your visiting Northern NSW my recommendation would be Coffs Harbour as it is cheaper, has a lot more to do there and a better variety of accommodation and restaurants.
Very nicely blended into the existing natural highlights of the area, the inlet and rivers. Ease of access to water based activities is superb.
Great place to stay and relax or pick up your board for a surf. Its been many years (20) since I was last in Port Macquarie and its changed.
Staying along the water is the only place to stay.
Lovely relaxing small town with very easy access to coast. Waterfront has been made the main feature with boat trips leaving from CBD.
The coastal walkway was the highlight along beautiful beaches and a walk to town involved a casual stroll through beachside parks. Great town to holiday in and really relax and not see traffic!
Port Macquarie, the gardens, parks and surrounding areas are well designed lots of roundabouts all in all very impressive town.
Beautiful place to visit. However it was very quite while I was there.being a young traveller there was very little to do.
Port Macquarie would be perfectly to young famiies.
Penrith Panthers has a branch in Port Mac, and there are a few other sporting/general clubs to suit most requirements.
Plenty of places to swim/fish/lie on the sand. There is an Irish Pub - which we inhabited a few times - with good food & better beers. Between visits, a new shopping complex opened with the usual chains represented. Cassegrain winery is on the outskirts of town on the highway. Ports are nice, but the wares are rather expensive.
A great city with lots of charm and a great feel. Love the waterfront the beaches and mountains surrounding it.
Easy to get around as well.
Port Macquarie is central to lots of other beautiful beaches, Lake Cathie, North Haven and Laurieton.
It is also close to Kempsey and the surrounds. One would never be bored visiting this area.
The Beaches are Fab, People are Good, Great Climate, Great Food!!!!! Whale Bone is EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!!