Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic place to stay by the sea should try the lovely coastal resort of Port Macquarie in Australia. Located in the state of New South Wales this delightful area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cabins, B&Bs and caravan parks.
Holidaymakers will find several excellent sandy beaches at Port Macquarie including Flynns Beach, which is very popular with families. Visitors to the beaches can relax and soak up the sun or try some of the watersports available here such as swimming, snorkelling, surfing, water skiing and fishing. To enjoy the scenic views at Port Macquarie, visitors can hike, cycle and horse ride. Holidaymakers will find some excellent golf courses in the area not least the Emerald Downs 18-hole course. Other activities popular with holidaymakers are tennis, indoor rock climbing, paintballing and body flying in a wind tunnel. This area features numerous restaurants, bars and cafes offering a great choice of local and international dishes as well as snacks. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from stores at the shopping centres in Port Macquarie.
Visitors to Port Macquarie will find many interesting places to visit such as the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, where there are koalas, kangaroos, wombats and other creatures. Guided tours are available of the Sea Acres National Park and Rainforest Centre, which is also located at Port Macquarie. Holidaymakers can also take a cruise along the Hastings River where they can see whales and dolphins off the coast. A lot of historic sites, buildings, museums and galleries can be found in this wonderful holiday resort. Popular examples are the Historical Society Museum, Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and the Port Macquarie Regional Gallery at the Glass House. Tourists can enjoy beautiful views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, built in 1879.
January and February are generally the hottest months of the year with average high temperatures of 24 degrees centigrade. June and July are the coolest months with an average high of 16 degrees centigrade and average lows of just 6 degrees. The wettest time of the year is March when there can be as much as 100mm of rainfall on average.
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) has flights arriving from Brisbane (BNE) and Sydney (SYD). From here holidaymakers can hire a car or take a taxi to their accommodation in Port Macquarie. Overseas visitors can fly to Sydney International Airport (SYD) and get a connecting flight to Port Macquarie. Flights arrive in Sydney from various international airports including Beijing-Capital (PEK), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others.