Summer/Autumn Trail Guide Map

Getting Here – Fly or Drive

Port Macquarie is on the NSW Mid North Coast, midway between Sydney and Brisbane – just a 1-hour flight from either city, or 90 minutes direct from Canberra.

If you prefer to drive, it’s 4 hours from Sydney (391km), and less than 3 hours (244km) from Newcastle. It is about 5 hours 30 minutes (537km) south of Brisbane.  Plan your drive now.

QantasLink provide daily flights between Sydney and Port Macquarie.

Port Macquarie – the Perfect Escape

The home of the Hello Koala Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie boasts 17 beautiful uncrowded beaches, cool green rainforest hinterland and a host of activities and attractions in an unspoilt setting. Greater Port Macquarie extends from the mouth of the Hastings and Camden Haven Rivers west to the Great Dividing Range, with a coastline of 84kms.

It boasts a fantastic year-round climate from lows of just 8°C in winter to balmy 27°C highs in summer, giving you the perfect holiday getaway or weekend break.

Following the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail will take you to wonderful destinations and spectacular scenery and towns throughout the region. Wauchope, Laurieton, North Haven, Camden Haven, Ellenborough, Dunbogan, Comboyne, Kendall, Kew, Bonny Hills, and Lake Cathie, as well as Kempsey are all waiting to be discovered.

Nobby’s Beach Steps by Matt Cramer (

Temptations for Everyone From the Ocean to the Trees 

Kids (of all ages – even the grown-up ones!) love searching for the unique individually hand-painted and themed Hello Koalas sculptures, each one bringing new excitement, making this a wonderful free activity for families to enjoy together. You might see koalas wild in the bushland, or visit the famous Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. There are stunning bushwalks, or stroll closer to the treetops at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, taking the meandering 1.3km elevated rainforest loop.

Whether you like surfing, swimming, lazing in the sun, fishing, bushwalking, camping, living the high life, cafes, fine dining, or art, culture and tourist attractions, the Port Macquarie region has it all. Stay in 4.5-star luxury hotels, camp or backpack it – the choice is yours.

Port Macquarie’s 9km Coastal Walk from town to Lighthouse Beach is one of the country’s top four coastal walks, and for those who prefer the greener side of life, Old Bottlebutt, near Wauchope, is the largest Red Bloodwood tree in the Southern Hemisphere at 16m wide! Find out more at

Come and explore all that Greater Port Macquarie and the Mid North Coast have to offer – We’d love to say ‘Hello!’