Port Macquarie accommodation
The magnificent Port Macquarie is a sun-soaked seaside town that relishes in nature, history and fun. After you have booked a hotel in Port Macquarie, fly north from Sydney Airport for 1.5 hours, or just over an hour south from Brisbane Airport. Brilliant golden light will dance off the sparkling ocean waves as you land, leading you out into the pleasant average summer high of 26 degrees Celsius to begin your Port Macquarie love affair.
What to do in Port Macquarie
Just 16 minutes west of the town centre, and with a very affordable admission fee, Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is the best place in the Greater Port Macquarie region to see its adorable inhabitants up close. Here you can encounter a 4.6 metre long crocodile, Ernie the dingo, Kamala and Sabu the snow leopards and, of course, plenty of fuzzy koalas. When you decide you'd like a relaxing walk, visit Sea Acres National Park and meander along its famous boardwalk, raised up to seven metres in the air to get amongst the busy canopy. If you're lucky you will spot some nesting birds or slithering snakes before sitting down for an exquisite meal at the nearby Rainforest Cafe.
Unique Australian history begins at the Lake Innes Ruins, an easy 15 minutes south of Port Macquarie's town centre. The historic ruins were first built as a manor by Major Archibald Clunes Innes in in the 1800s, and has since become classified by the National Trust of Australia. Guided tours are available for bookings that will lead you on a trip through time, learning about convict labour and the Depression of the 1840s that began the decline of this splendid manor.
The largest hedge maze in New South Wales is at the local Bago Vineyards. Hidden throughout this challenge are various items, including musical instruments, that visitors have to find if they want to win. Or visit on every second Sunday of the month for Jazz in the Vineyards, a live event of jazz music accompanied by their great wine, food and child-friendly entertainment.
Port Macquarie also has plenty of action-packed fun to experiment with. Start by hopping on a camel at Lighthouse Beach and taking an exciting safari along the coastline with Port Macquarie Camel Safaris. Remember to bring your camera because you might catch a glimpse of dolphins playing out at sea. A 900 kph, bone-shattering thrill ride is what Jet Fighter in Port Macquarie is all about. Hop inside the cockpit of their Albatros L-39C fighter jet and get the full 'Top Gun' experience, looping and swooping through the air at up to five G's.
Accommodation in Port Macquarie
Mercure Centro Port Macquarie is the luxurious centre for desirable Port Macquarie accommodation. The 71 lavish, air-conditioned rooms house comfortable beds, a Jacuzzi, minibar and work desk. The hotel itself is conveniently located within the town centre, however it also comes with its own outdoor heated swimming pool, massage therapy and Synergy Restaurant and Bar.
For a unique New South Wales excursion away from the bustling main centres, book a hotel in Port Macquarie and begin an adventure you'll never forget.