Port MacquarieNew South Wales
North of Sydney, Port Macquarie is a stunning coastal destination which boasts 17 sublime beaches and a lush hinterland on the interior. Port Macquarie is famed for its nature experiences, notably the renowned Koala Hospital, while a gorgeous all-year-round climate encourages yachting activity.
Port Macquarie is blessed with a relaxed coastal ambience and endless waterways for days spend outdoors exploring this yachting playground. The CBD is surrounded by water, in between the Hastings River and an assortment of inviting beaches. This is one of Australia’s best walking towns, with a 9km Coastal Walk from Town Green foreshore to Tacking Point lighthouse via the famous lookouts at Rocky Beach and Harry’s lookout.
Lighthouse Beach is a nine kilometre stretch of south-east facing sand, a favourite surf beach with protection from winds. The historic Tacking Point lighthouse overlooking the beach is one of the most photographed sights in Australia, and is also a phenomenal vantage point for whale watching between the months of May and November. On Lighthouse Beach you can delve into activities such as camel safari rides, beach fishing and 4WD tours.
Port Macquarie is also home to the world’s first dedicated Koala Hospital, where guests can visit rescued koalas in care before they are released back into the wild. This is a unique opportunity to learn about one of Australia’s favourite animals.
The natural encounters of Port Macquarie continue in the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Here, eco-displays provide a wealth of information about local Aboriginal culture and the rainforest environment, while regular exhibitions are held by local artists. Taking the Rainforest boardwalk, you will explore diverse flora and an array of wild birds and fauna.
Local superyacht agent Affinity Marine is on hand to organise bespoke, luxury experiences for superyachts visiting Port Macquarie. With local expertise and knowledge along with a superyacht level of service, guests can maximise the potential of their superyacht charter in Port Macquarie.