Port Macquarie travel guide

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You're Going to Love Port Macquarie

With a population of 41 491, Port Macquarie is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Port Macquarie

If you’re looking for affordable options, Whalebone Wharf (269 Hastings River Drive) and Emanuel's steak house (23 Park St) are great picks.

When to visit Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Port Macquarie in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Port Macquarie in February, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 7 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 170 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Port Macquarie, with an average rainfall of 80 mm.

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How to Get to Port Macquarie


When flying to Port Macquarie, you’ll arrive at Port Macquarie (PQQ), which is located 3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Port Macquarie is to pick up a car hire from Sydney, which is about 314 km from Port Macquarie. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Bargain Car Rentals, among others, in Sydney.

Airports near Port Macquarie

Airlines serving Port Macquarie

Excellent (1,825 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (23 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (379 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (215 reviews)
Excellent (17 reviews)

Where to stay in Port Macquarie

Average rates range from around $156 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $212 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Port Macquarie

Most booked hotels in Port Macquarie

Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Mantra The Observatory
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
ibis Styles Port Macquarie
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Waters Edge Port Macquarie
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Rydges Port Macquarie
Good (7.3, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Port Macquarie

Expect to pay $2.03 per litre in Port Macquarie (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.32 and $32.43. The most frequently booked car type in Port Macquarie is Economy (MG 3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Subaru Forester or similar) is, on average, 46% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.