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PORT MACQUARIE information & attractions
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The coastal holiday and fishing town of Port Macquarie is situated on the mid north coast between Kempsey and Taree.

The commercial centre of Port Macquarie, attractively laid out with towering palm trees along the streets, extends down to the scenic foreshore at the mouth of the Hastings River.

Port Macquarie has some lovely beaches along its ocean frontage which consisting of sandy bays and scenic headlands.


Port Macquarie Observatory
Open to the public for an entertaining presentation and star gazing several nights a week

Art & culture:

The Glasshouse
Presenting a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, performances, activities and events

Shopping & markets:

Settlement City Shopping Centre
A waterfront shopping centre located 1.5 kilometres west of the city centre with over 65 specialty retailers, a large stores and food court

Parks, gardens & trails:

Sea Acres National Park
A coastal rainforest park which extends down to the beach and includes a visitor centre offering tours, displays, information, gift shop and cafe
Limeburners Creek National Park
Just north of Port Macquarie, this coastal park features heathlands, forests, sand ridges and a large saltwater lake

Festivals & events:

Festival of the Sun
A two day mash-up of alternative, indie, hip hop, blues, roots and rock music from artists from all walks of the Australian music scene

Local tourist guides:

Greater Port Macquarie
Tourism guide for Port Macquarie and surroundings

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