Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Port Macquarie

The beaches, rainforest and riverfront display a scene truly unique to Port Macquarie. This city is well-known for its whale watching and surfing. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Port Macquarie

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Port Macquarie a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Koala Hospital (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Macquarie Nature Reserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Port Macquarie Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Observatory (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Cassegrain Winery (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Port Macquarie

Travelers enjoy Port Macquarie for its surfing. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is famous for its lush rainforest, riverfront and seaside. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Port Macquarie. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Macquarie Nature Reserve (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Nobbys Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Lighthouse Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Town Beach (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • North Haven Beach (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Port Macquarie

Fly into Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Port Macquarie?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 339 house rentals around Port Macquarie. From 158 Condos/Apartments to 133 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Port Macquarie is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Port Macquarie?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Port Macquarie. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Macquarie Nature Reserve: 537 home rentals
  • Port Macquarie Courthouse: 538 home rentals
  • Mid North Coast Maritime Museum: 539 home rentals
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse: 386 home rentals
  • Glasshouse Cultural Centre: 538 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Macquarie listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Port Macquarie?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 158 Condos/Apartments in Port Macquarie. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Port Macquarie include:

  • Houses: 133 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 7 lodging choices
  • Villas: 5 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Port Macquarie?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 87 vacation homes with pool available in Port Macquarie.

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