About Port Macquarie
Known for its stunning beaches and wildlife, Port Macquarie is a nice little surprise. A refreshing town that sure does give meaning to the term; big things come in small packages. Backpackers who love hanging out by the beach and exploring historical sites, don’t be surprised if you find yourself extending your stay!
Hostels in Port Macquarie embrace the Aussie culture of being so laid back they’re almost horizontal. You’ll find hostels with great features such as inviting pools to dive into whilst getting to know your hostel buddies. Not to mention that most hostels offer great social events that allow you to meet, mingle and make life-long memories with travellers from all around the globe. Most Port Macquarie hostels have free Wi-Fi to keep you connected, and many offer free breakfast – great news for your belly and your wallet! Whatever your preferred travel style we’re sure one of our Port Macquarie hostels will be the perfect fit.
Many of our Port Macquarie hostels can be found in the town centre, the perfect location for travellers who like to be in the heart of the action, as this is where you’ll find the busiest pubs and best restaurants. Beach bums might prefer a Port Macquarie hostel closer to the coast, where you can get from your bed to the white sandy bays in a matter of minutes. This is also the best place to base yourself if you want to beat the crowds and get up early for a spot of whale watching!
From beach paradise to cultural corners, Port Macquarie has it all. For your dose of nature make your way to the Sea Acres National Park – the state’s largest coastal rainforest. A highlight for most backpackers whilst they travel around Australia is seeing native animals such as koalas and kangaroos. If this tickles your fancy too, Port Macquarie accommodates well with its Koala Hospital and Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park. You’ll also find yourself with a variety of National Parks to choose from too during your trip to this little town. Plus, not to mention the stunning coastline where you can beach hop until your heart is content.
Getting around Port Macquarie via foot is an option for the backpackers out there who enjoy exploring and wandering around the ins and outs of towns. However, there is a bus service that runs regular daily services, for those looking to get around a bit quicker and beat some of the hills. Hiring a bike and cycling around the town and coast is a great way to explore with a tad more freedom.