Awww shucks! We're pretty much half-way between Sydney and the Gold Coast, which makes us a great meeting point. Upgrades to roads means we're now just over 4 hrs drive from Sydney on dual carriageway. And we've got regular flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and (soon) Melbourne, a train service to Wauchope and bus links as well. Too easy!
Ways to Get Here:
Port Macquarie is positioned on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, just off the Pacific Highway. Recent upgrades to the highway now make it an easy 4 hour drive from Sydney’s northern suburbs, and less than 3 hours from Newcastle. Travelling from Brisbane is a 6-hour drive. From western New South Wales, the Oxley Highway provides access from the New England Highway, Armidale and Tamworth in less than 4 hours.
Traveling by electric vehicle? We got you covered, with charging stations across the region. Check out the map in the link below.
An easy hour's flight from Sydney or Brisbane, Port Macquarie Airport supports over 100 direct flights a week in and out of Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Lord Howe Island operating per week by Qantas, Rex, Fly Pelican and Eastern Air Services.
We are excited to welcome Bonza's new direct return services to Melbourne!
Our newly upgraded Airport has a Café & Bar, car rental desks, ATM and WiFi. A public car park is located adjacent to the terminal. Free parking is for the first 30 minutes to allow dropping off and picking up of passengers. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available.
Our Airport also supports a range of general aviation activities at the Airport include pilot training, aircraft maintenance and repair work, freight and charter operations, emergency aero medical (patient transfer), search and rescue and bushfire fighting services (both fixed wing and helicopters), joy / adventure flights, private and recreational flying, and skydiving.
We recommend you always contact your airline to confirm flight times.
Visit www.portmacquarieairport.com.au or call 02 6581 8744 for more information.
The service between Sydney and Brisbane stops daily at Kendall and Wauchope. A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station, which is 20 minutes inland from Port Macquarie.To book or contact NSW TrainLink visit www.nswtrainlink.info or call 13 22 32.
You can 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 visit www.greyhound.com.au or call 1300 473 946
For Premier Motor Service coach information visit www.premierms.com.au or call 13 34 10
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 Enterprise Rent- a-Car. Visit www.enterpriserentacar.com.au or call 1300 035 087.
Busways operates within the CBD and surrounding towns 7 days a week. Timetables are available at the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre, www.busways.com.au or call 02 6583 2499.
Port Bus has a fleet of small to large buses for private charter.
Indulgence Tours has a mini-bus seating up to 11 for charter, as well as smaller chartered vehicles.
The local Taxis service has taxi ranks throughout the region and can be contacted on www.porttaxis.com.au or 131 008.
And yes, Uber operates in Port Mac, subject to availability of course :)
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).
21 vehicle ferry located at Settlement Point Road.
Operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Closed for maintenance 9.30am - 3pm on 4th Wednesday of the month.
21 vehicle ferry located at Boundary Street off Hastings River Drive.
Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 9.50am and 2.45pm to 6.50pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 8am to 6.50pm.
School Holidays - Monday - Friday 6.30am to 6.50pm and Weekends 8am to 6.50pm
Closed for maintenance 10am - 2.45pm 4th Thursday of each month
For more information visit www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au
Port Macquarie Taxis has a small number of maxi-taxis. Local company Port Bus has a fleet of mini buses up to full size coaches for charter.
If you’re looking for the wow-factor, we have a local Sea-plane operator, as well as two local Helicopter companies that arrange private charter flights. Why not chopper your way to the vineyard for lunch??