Here’s some photos from around Port Macquarie, located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It is about 4 hours drive north of Sydney or 50 minutes flight from Sydney.
It’s a large town with an even larger tourist population with the main draw card being the beaches.
These photos are of Goal Point Lookout and Town Beach looking towards the town and the river mouth. This is by far the most popular area for tourists as it’s right in the middle of town and easy to walk to from almost anywhere. The lookout has some awesome views out over the Pacific Ocean and the entrance to the Hastings River.
I don’t know if it’s still operational, but above Town Beach sits the Observatory.
Further south is Shelly Beach. There’s about 6 more beaches between Town Beach and Shelly Beach. You can see a map here.
Shelly Beach is far more rocky than Town Beach and also has no life guards on duty, but its still popular. The road down to the beach is through a mini rain forest which is kind of cool to see.
Besides that I took some photos of the town… This is only the main street area, the Town Green and the Glasshouse.
And the Hastings River. Check out the pelican flying by.
And lastly I tried to get a photo of a Koala cause there are lots of them in Port Macquarie, instead I got a photo of the outside of the Billabong Koala Park which was closed. Sadly, I didn’t see any Koalas.