Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a thriving city, boasting a unique lifestyle. It is the perfect place for families with a welcoming community, high standard of education, and abundant outdoor activities.

Port Macquarie region is located in New South Wales, Australia and is renowned for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, and abundance of wildlife.

The thriving CBD is surrounded by water, with the Hastings River on one side and stunning beaches on the other, making it one of NSW’s most walkable towns.

Relaxed and friendly, you’ll feel right at home in a city that is bursting with restaurants, beaches, fun attractions, and is a welcoming atmosphere for families. It is a truly unique place to live.

Port Macquarie region is located in New South Wales, Australia and is renowned for its natural beauty, stunning beaches, and abundance of wildlife.
Average Temperatures

Average Temperatures

Summer 26°
Winter 16°
Population

Population

Current 82,300
Nearest Capital

Nearest Capital

4hr 15min drive. Sydney.

The benefits of living in Port Macquarie

  • Community spirit

    Community spirit

  • Seaside lifestyle

    Seaside lifestyle

  • Convenient living

    Convenient living

  • Recreation activities

    Recreation activities

  • Economic growth

    Economic growth

Getting there

The Port Macquarie region is on the NSW mid North Coast, four hours’ drive north of Sydney and six hours’ south of Brisbane, and is accessible via, car, bus, or flying.

Getting there
Airport

Airport

International: Sydney International Airport (4hr 40min drive)
Domestic: Port Macquarie Airport (4.5km from the town centre)

Train

Train

There is a interstate train service that runs between Sydney and Brisbane.

Bus

Bus

A reliable local bus service covering all local areas. All info on bus timetables can be found on the Busways website.

Highways

Highways

The A1 is Port Macquarie’s primary highway. It spans from QLD boarder to Vic boarder, along the East Coast.

Getting around

Port Macquarie boasts exceptional walkability, with most places reachable on foot within 15-20 minutes. The town is easy to move around, with plenty of options such as a local bus, Uber, walking and cycling, which is popular with an extensive cycle network.

Getting around

Accommodation

Accommodation in Port Macquarie suits various families and ranges from simple 2 bedroom units to large 3-4 bedroom houses.

Average rental prices (weekly)

2 bed unit

2 bed unit

Port Macquarie

$430

Sydney: $1100

3 bed unit

3 bed unit

Port Macquarie

$550

Sydney: $1700

2 bed house

2 bed house

Port Macquarie

$450

Sydney: $1800

3 bed house

3 bed house

Port Macquarie

$570

Sydney: $2300

Ref: www.realestate.com.au/nsw/port-macquarie-2444/

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Amenities

There is no shortage of family amenities in Port Macquarie, with a vast number of sports fields, parks and playgrounds, education facilities, health, shopping, dining and more!

Amenities
Education

Education

Port Macquarie is well supported with education facilities, in both state and private sector.

7+

Childcare and Kindergarten

8+

Primary schools

9+

Secondary schools

4+

Tertiary education

Medical services
Medical services

Medical services

Hospitals

Serviced by two hospitals with comprehensive services; Port Macquarie Base Hospital is a 228 bed facility with a 24-hour emergency department, and Port Macquarie Private is a 72 bed acute hospital offering medical, surgical and rehabilitation.

8+

Medical centres and GP’s

30+

Allied Health Providers

Shopping
Shopping

Shopping

The Port Macquarie region has some of the best shopping on the North Coast. Shop for groceries, essentials, and gifts; relax with a barista-made coffee or fresh bite to eat at the popular locally-owned and operated cafes while taking in the natural surroundings and fresh air. With gorgeous homewares, fashion, giftware, gourmet treats, and a rich array of local markets, there is no need to go anywhere else to shop.

2

Shopping malls

Premium centers for all your retail and service needs, in convenient locations.

10+

Department stores

Convenience is one place, Port Macquarie offers a wide variety of department stores for shoppers.

7+

Grocery stores

Enjoy a wide variety of grocery stores, from conventional, to boutique and specialty.

Dining
Dining

Dining

With a reputation for fresh, local produce, the Port Macquarie region is increasingly known as a foodie destination. The town itself is jam-packed with cafes, restaurants and bars, from the cute tiki-style Little Shack cafe to fine dining at The Stunned Mullet; fresh oysters can even be purchased directly from growers in the local area!

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Banking

Banking

Port Macquarie is well supported by national and regional banks.

Things to do

With beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails, and diverse range of activities and sports clubs, there is plenty to keep the family entertained!