Mid North New South Wales

Surf zone description

Less famous than Byron Bay, Port Macquarie is a holiday resort surrounded by long beaches. Sport activities are cheaper than in Byron Bay (diving, sky diving, canoe, fishing, camel safaris...)
There is also the Koala Hospital close to Lord Street. The Kooloonbung Creek Nature Reserve is interesting for walks and bird watching.

Nambucca Heads, smaller holiday resort. To see: Mosaic wall on Bowra Street.

Travel within the zone "Mid North New South Wales"

By car: From Sydney follow the Pacific Highway north. It is a 5 hour drive to Port Macquarie. From Brisbane, it is a 6 hour drive south. The Oxley Highway, over the Great Dividing Range, provides access from Tamworth and Western New South Wales. By bus: Buses arrive in Port Macquarie regularly and can offer a convenient, budget way of getting here. For Greyhound Australia coach information and bookings:www.greyhound.com.au For Premier Motor Service coach information and bookings:www.premierms.com.au By train: The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope for passengers visiting Port Macquarie. (information and bookings: www.countrylink.com.au). To Nambucca Heads, stops in Nambucca Heads, the station is about 3kms from the city, follow Bowra Street. By plane: Port Macquarie is serviced by regular Qantas and Sunshine Express Flights. Flying time is one hour from Sydney and 1.5 hours from Brisbane. For Qantas flight information and bookings:www.qantas.com.au For Sunshine Express flight information and bookings:www.sunshineexpress.com.au

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Nambucca Heads 8
Port Macquarie 19