Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Port Macquarie is a large town on the mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, located about 390 km (242 mi) north of Sydney, and 570 km (354 mi) south of Brisbane. The town is located on the coast, at the mouth of the Hastings River.
Port Macquarie is considered to be one of the best tourist destinations on the NSW coast. It has everything: a history which dates back to convict times, superb nature reserves in the area, some interesting historical buildings, lovely beaches with good surfing and excellent fishing opportunities, a fine museum, beautiful walking tracks around the headlands and beaches, lots of amusements for the kids; even a koala hospital.
Things to see and do
* Town Green
* Whale watching
* Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
* Beaches – Flynns, Shelly, Town
* Billabong Koala Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 42,000 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Transport Links - QANTAS provides up to three flights per day from Kingsford Smith International Airport, on Dash 8 (or similar Turboprop driven) aircraft. The flight to or from Sydney takes between 50 minutes to an hour. Virgin Blue operate a low cost service, several flights daily, to and from Sydney. From Brisbane, Brindabella Airlines airlines provide two flight per day on weekdays and one flight per day on weekends, via Coffs Harbour, which takes approximately two hours.
Both Greyhound and Premier Motor Service run multiple daily bus services to and from Port Macquarie to and from Sydney and Brisbane.