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Port Macquarie and the most beautiful beaches in Australia

Situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane is Port Macquarie, a small town overlooking the ocean which deserves a visit not only for a pleasant walk but above all for its beautiful beaches and landscapes.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

With a total of 10 beaches to remove the breath, Port Macquarie allows you to engage in a wide variety of activities ranging from surfing, Australia’s national sport, fishing, swimming, as well as numerous walks in the beautiful national parks. Some beaches have no lifeguard service and it is highly recommended that you read the signs present.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

For those like me who like to use their feet as a means of transport, I suggest a nice “walk” (about 10 miles) from Town Beach to Lighthouse Beach, stopping at the sights, from which you can admire the white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and a Nature Reserve. At the Lighthouse Beach, as the name implies, is a lighthouse on a promontory overlooking the ocean. Sit back and enjoy the scenery. All the hard work pays off earlier. If you are very lucky you may see dolphins riding the waves and when it is time even whales. How exciting is that!?

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Note one small detail: bus routes end at 6 pm so unless you are going to do 20 km in a day you better be organized! Another absolute must is Koala Hospital: the rehabilitation center for Koala. It can be visited free of charge every day and it costs 15 euro to attend a small guided tour that showcases the sweet patients.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Australia has many amazing hotels like Qualia Hamilton Island, the best resort in the world and Mira Mira | A quirky bed and breakfast in Australia.

Port Macquarie photos: Corey Hamilton, lale_depasquale, kirkhillephotography, Seannn, Tim J Keegan, marsellous.

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