Port Macquarie

Beaches
Flynns Beach

Good surf beach. Patrolled all summer. Shady parking, BBQs and showers.

Rainbow Beach

In Bonny Hills 30 mins south of Port Macquarie. Variety of breaks at this beautiful beach. Best with an east or south swell.

Town Beach

Busy beach right in town. Surf at the northern end.

Lighthouse Beach

Great surf beach patrolled on the weekend in summer. Good views down the long beach from the lighthouse.

Nightlife
Hotel Macquarie

Decent food here and cheap accommodation. Popular on the weekend though it has a reputation for fights. Also has cheap accommodation.

Altitude Nightclub

This place has a door charge of around $10. Sticky floors, awful music and over the top security. It is the only place in town open late.

Attractions
The Coastal Walk

A great day walk from the carpark in Short St. It goes through all of Port Macquarie’s beaches to Lighthouse Beach. You can make it return in about 7 hours.

Koala Hospital

Koala rehabilitation centre. You can visit & take a tour here. Entry is by donation. If you are staying for a while in Port Macquarie you can volunteer here

Food
Port City Bowling Club

$25 daily all you can eat buffet.

Tacking Point Surf Club

Good food and coffee here as well as cheap beers on the weekend. Great spot.

Bels Gordon St Bakery

Great pies and pastries.

Accommodation
Port Macquarie Backpackers

Great atmosphere, a swimming pool, pool table, free body boards, snorkel gear and fishing rods.

Beachside Backpacker

Fun friendly place in a good location.

Ozzie Pozzie YHA Backpackers

Nice hostel with a swimming pool. They can arrange longer term accommodation and work.