Port Macquarie Accommodation

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a rapidly expanding regional centre on the NSW Mid-North Coast with over 65,000 residents. You'll find a growing base of businesses, government and health related regional services as well as a thriving tourism industry.

Many find Port Macquarie to be a perfect stopover for trips between Brisbane and Sydney (407 km north-east).  Port Macquarie has fantastic beaches and extensive waterways that make up the Hastings River offering great fishing, wineries, restaurants and shops.

Port Macquaries beaches include (from north to south): North Shore, Town Beach, Oxley Beach, Rocky Beach, Flynns Beach, Nobbys Beach, Shelly Beach, Miners Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Only Town Beach, Flynns Beach and Lighthouse Beach are patrolled and Lighthouse is only watched at the north end.

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Port Macquarie was named after Lachlan Macquarie, the governor of NSW. Prior to European settlement, the area is thought to have been occupied by the Kattang Aborigines. Captain Cook sailed past this section of the coast in 1770, as did Matthew Flinders in 1802. However, the first to investigate the Hastings River Valley was John Oxley who followed the Hastings River during an overland trek from the Tamworth district in 1818.

Three ships set sail with 44 military personnel and 60 convicts who were chosen for their skills and good behaviour and encouraged with the possibility of conditional pardons or tickets-of-leave after 18 months. Thus was a penal settlement established in 1821 under Captain Francis Allman.  The convicts were set to work clearing what is now the CBD of thick bush (mostly tea-tree and banksia) and substantial trees. One of the first buildings - the garrison hospital - still stands today. At this time, Port Macquarie was the most northerly settlement in the colony.(Map of Port Macquarie)

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Mantra in Port MacquarieQuayside Luxury Apartments - Mantra Resort
42 luxury self contained apartments in the Port Macquarie town centre at the corner of Short and William Street. Most apartments have views of the Hastings River. This is a Mantra Resort, so you know there will be outstanding features such as a gym, sauna, rooftop heated pool and much more. Located on the river walk promanade, Quayside is the perfect Port Macquarie accommodation. Book Now
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Accommodation Style: Resort, Apartments, Self Contained Holiday Units, Luxury Beach Front, Mantra Resort

HW Boutique Motel in Port MacquarieThe HW Boutique Motel (a Quality Inn)
Perfectly positioned on the headland at Port Macquarie, with spectacular beachfront views, stands an extraordinary boutique hotel. Boasting beautifully appointed rooms and spa baths, the HW is the most reasonably priced, seductive seaside stopover between Sydney and Brisbane. The HW rooms offer panoramic views from sunrise over Town Beach and Pacific Ocean to sunset over the Hastings River.Book Now
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Accommodation Style: Motel, Hotel, Luxury Beach Front

The Observatory in Port MacquarieThe Observatory Luxury Apartments
The multi award winning Observatory Resort is now recognised as Port Macquarie's premier accommodation destination. Opposite Town beach and only a 10 minute riverside stroll to the town centre, the Observatory boasts panoramic ocean and hinterland views. Offering a range of accommodations options from 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments, penthouses and motel style studio rooms. With full resort facilities, restaurant and day spa, the Observatory is the ultimate destination for the discerning holiday and business traveller. Book Now
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Accommodation Style: Resort, Apartments, Self Contained Holiday Units, Luxury Beach Front

Northpoint Waterfront Luxury Apartments Northpoint Luxury Apartments
A wide array of self-contained apartments offering you luxury to suit any holiday in Port Macquarie. North Point Apartments have a waterfront location on the Hastings River foreshore, right in the heart of the CBD. Large private balconies allow you to enjoy the spectacular ocean/harbour views and idyllic  coastal climate.Book Now
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Accommodation Style: Apartments, Self Contained Holiday Units, Luxury Beach Front

Shelly Beach Resort Port MacquarieShelly Beach Resort
This Port Macquarie resort has 19 townhouses that are set up to provide for a perfect family holiday. Guests will find fully self contained accommodation with 1 and 2 Bedroom Townhouses, large pool with outdoor spa, landscaped gardens, children's play area, tennis courts, indoor game room and much more all within walking distance of the beach.Book Now
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Accommodation Style: Apartments, Self Contained Holiday Units, Resort

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