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By Car

Getting here 

Port Macquarie is positioned on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, just off the Pacific Highway. Recent upgrades to the highway now make it an easy 4 hour drive from Sydney’s northern suburbs, and less than 3 hours from Newcastle. Travelling from Brisbane is a 7 hour drive.  From western New South Wales, the Oxley Highway provides access from the New England Highway, Armidale and Tamworth in less than 4 hours.

By Rail

  • Wauchope Railway Station
  • The service between Sydney and Brisbane stops daily at Kendall and Wauchope.  A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station, which is 20 minutes inland from Port Macquarie. 

    To book or contact NSW TrainLink visit or call 13 22 32.

By Air

During normal periods of operation, Port Macquarie is approximately one hour flying time from Sydney or Brisbane. QantasLink and Virgin Australia provide daily flights between Sydney and Port Macquarie. Virgin Australia also provides daily flights between Brisbane and Port Macquarie. 

For Qantas Link visit or call 13 13 13.
For Virgin Australia visit or call 13 67 89.

Port Macquarie Airport

  • Port Macquarie Airport
  • During normal periods of operation, our newly upgraded Airport caters for all of your travel plans with over 100 flights a week in and out of Port Macquarie. There is a Café & Bar, car rental desks, ATM and WiFi. A public car park is located adjacent to the terminal. Free parking is for the first 30 minutes to allow dropping off and picking up of passengers. Taxi and shuttle bus services are available. 

    We recommend you always contact your airline to confirm flight times.

Visit or call 02 6581 8744 for more information.

By Coach

During normal periods of operation, you can travel in style aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on one of the daily services from Brisbane and Sydney. Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the Greater Port Macquarie area.

For Greyhound Australia coach information visit or call 1300 473 946.

For Premier Motor Service coach information visit or call 13 34 10.

By Rental Car

The best way to explore the region is on a self-drive tour. To experience the best of the beach and the hinterland, pick up a rental car from one of the national car hire companies or locally owned Enterprise Rent- a-Car. With convenient locations at the airport and in town, Enterprise Rent-a-Car can service your car needs from economy to 4WD, at an affordable price.

For more information visit or call 1300 035 087.

Local Bus and Taxi Services

  • Port Macquarie Taxis
  • Busways operates within the CBD and surrounding towns 7 days a week. Timetables are available at the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre, or call 02 6583 2499.

    The local Taxis service has taxi ranks throughout the region and can be contacted on or 131 008. 

By Ferry

Port Macquarie is serviced by two ferries linking the CBD to the North Shore, providing access to Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, North Beach and Crescent Head via Maria River Road (gravel road) and Point Plomer Road (4WD access only).

Settlement Point Ferry

21 vehicle ferry located at Settlement Point Road.
Operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. 
Closed for maintenance 9.30am - 3pm on 4th Wednesday of the month.

Hibbard Ferry

21 vehicle ferry located at Boundary Street off Hastings River Drive. 
Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 9.50am and 2.45pm to 6.50pm. 
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 8am to 6.50pm. 
School Holidays - Monday - Friday 6.30am to 6.50pm and Weekends 8am to 6.50pm
Closed for maintenance 10am - 2.45pm 4th Thursday of each month 

For more information visit


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