Port Macquarie is positioned on the New South Wales North Coast, just off the Pacific Highway. Improvements to the highway now make it easily 4 hours' drive from Sydney’s northern suburbs, and less than 3 hours from Newcastle. Travelling south, it is a 7 hours' drive from Brisbane. From western New South Wales, the Oxley Highway provides access from the New England Highway, Armidale and Tamworth in less than 4 hours.
Port Macquarie is approximately one hour's flying time from Sydney or Brisbane. QantasLink and Virgin Australia provide daily flights between Sydney and Port Macquarie. Virgin Australia now provide flights between Brisbane and Port Macquarie.
To book or contact Qantaslink visit www.qantas.com.au or call 13 13 13.
To book or contact Virgin Australia visit www.virginaustralia.com or call 13 67 89.
Port Macquarie Airport
Location: 99 Boundary Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6581 8744
Port Macquarie Airport has an Airport Café & Bar, car rental desks, an ATM and wireless internet facilities. A public car park is located adjacent to the terminal. Free parking is provided for the first 30 minutes to allow for dropping off and picking up of passengers at the terminal building. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available.
The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope, 20 mins inland from Port Macquarie, and Kendall daily.
A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station. To book or contact NSW Train Link visit www.nswtrainlink.info or call 13 22 32.
Travel in style aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on one of the daily services from Brisbane and Sydney. Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the Greater Port Macquarie area.
For Greyhound Australia coach information and bookings visit www.greyhound.com.au or call 1300 473 946.
For Premier Motor Service coach information and bookings visit www.premierms.com.au or call 13 34 10.
By Bus with Trailer
Holiday Coast Connections provides friendly, personalised and efficient bus transport between Port Macquarie, Taree, Forster/Tuncurry and Newcastle Airport, Hamilton Railway Station, Newcastle City Rail, Mater Hospital, John Hunter Hospital & The University of Newcastle.
For more information and timetable details visit www.holidaycoastconnections.com.au or call (02) 6581 5557
By Rental Car
The best way to explore the region is on a self-drive tour. To experience the best of the beach and the hinterland, pick up a rental car from one of the national car hire companies or locally owned 1st Class Rentals. With convenient locations at the airport and in town, 1st Class Rentals can service your car needs from economy to 4WD, at an affordable price.
For more information on 1st Class Rentals visit www.1stclassrentals.com.au or call 1300 66 88 46.
By Eco-friendly Transport
If you are staying in the CBD, Flynns Beach or Shelly Beach area, park the car and use the coastal walk or local bus service. Busways operate between the shopping centres and beaches, and travel to most towns and areas around the Greater Port Macquarie region. Taxis are also available and for larger groups, maxi taxis seat up to eleven people.
A full range of local bus timetables is available at the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre, or visit www.busways.com.au or call (02) 6583 2499. To contact the taxi service, call on (02) 6581 0081.
Port Macquarie is serviced by two ferries linking the CBD to the North Shore, providing access to Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, North Beach and Crescent Head via Maria River Road (gravel road) and Point Plomer Road (4WD access only).
Settlement Point Ferry
21 vehicle ferry located at Settlement Point Road.
Operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. Closed for maintenance between 9.30am and 3.30pm every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
15 vehicle ferry located at Boundary Street off Hastings River Drive.
Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 10am and 2.45pm to 7pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 8am to 7pm.
School Holidays - 6.30am to 7pm.