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Things to do in Port Macquarie

Hiking Trail
Coastal walk , Port Macquarie
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Coastal walk is a long scenic walk through various types of scenery, including clifftops, beaches, and rainforest. The walk can be as demandi
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Koala Hospital , Port Macquarie
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Koala Hospital takes care of koalas injured through fire, dog attacks, and collisions with vehicles. Located in the Macquarie Nature Reserve,
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Dolphin & Whale Watching , Port Macquarie
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Definitely not a bus tour, with a maximum of four guests per tour, rather, The Secret Vines Experience is an exploration of the best of Port Macquarie’s local wineries, (and eateries) providing a truly authentic and personalized experience. Guests travel from their accommodation in a luxury Audi, then we take the picturesque laneways to local working and historical vineyards. We can visit regional cellar doors ranging from larger, well established wineries to small artisanal vineyards.
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Lighthouse
Tacking Point Lighthouse , Port Macquarie
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Constructed in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse is the third oldest lighthouse in Australia. Built along a rocky coast that saw 20 shipwrecks b
Theme Park
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Learn all about koalas at the Billabong Zoo Koala & Wildlife Park. This breeding center for the famous Australian marsupial gives you the opp

Port Macquarie

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Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind. Closely tied to the sugar cane industry and missionary settlement, Port Macquarie has grown to become a thriving city of over 40,000 inhabitants. The city is a popular retirement destination. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Port Macquarie and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

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Where to stay in Port Macquarie

As a well-established holiday destination, Port Macquarie offers a good number of places to stay. Most accommodations cluster in the town's scenic areas--at the mouth of the Hastings River and along the coast, as well as close to the beaches. While the town does feature several larger hotels, rental apartments and guesthouses outnumber them by far. If you're looking to stay outside town and closer to the lush surrounding countryside, you can choose anything from luxurious cabins to campgrounds.
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