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What can you do in Port Macquarie over the weekend?
Sea Acres National Park
Take time to explore the local rainforests while visiting the mid North Coast on return flights to Port Macquarie. Sea Acres National Park is a popular place to go, and it’s only a five-minute drive from the centre of town. Learn about local rainforests in the Rainforest Centre, and then see the rainforest for yourself along the 1.3 kilometre (0.8 mile) Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk. The national park also has several more walking trails and the untouched Miners Beach to visit while holidaying on flights to Port Macquarie.
There are dozens of beaches to discover when you book tickets to Port Macquarie and Flynns Beach should be near the top of your list. The beach stretches for 500 metres and is tucked between rocky headlands at either end. Flynns Beach is a great surfing spot, and its calm waves make it ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers. Spending a few hours at Flynns Beach is a must if you book return flights to Port Macquarie in the summer.
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Head to the southeastern corner of Port Macquarie to visit the Tacking Point Lighthouse. It’s located on top of a tall rocky headland that looks out over the Pacific Ocean and rugged coastline of the Mid North Coast. This is one of the most spectacular views you’ll come across while holidaying on flights to Port Macquarie. The lighthouse itself has a whitewashed and blue design, giving the appearance that it would fit right into the islands of Greece. Tacking Point Lighthouse is especially great to visit if you book cheap flights to Port Macquarie between May and November. This is whale-watching season, and whales can often be spotted offshore.
When is the best time to visit Port Macquarie?
The main draws to Port Macquarie are its beaches and outdoor activities. The best time to book airfare to Port Macquarie is when it’s warm out and you can enjoy the best of what the town has to offer. You’ll get the best weather by booking tickets to Port Macquarie for during the summer months. Temperatures reach about 26°C, and there’s plenty of sunshine. Make the most of this great weather by spending time on the beach and taking part in water activities. Summer is the busiest time to book flights into Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ), since it’s a popular spot for families. Find the best hotel deals by booking early.
You can enjoy nice weather without the summer crowds by booking cheap flights to Port Macquarie in autumn or spring. These shoulder seasons average temperatures about 20° to 23°C during the day; not quite as warm as summer but still nice for taking coastal walks and rainforest hikes.
Winter is the low season in Port Macquarie. Temperatures lower to about 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. While it’s a bit too cold to lounge on the beach or get in the water, it is still temperate enough for hiking. Hotel rates are at their lowest in the winter, so you can benefit from some incredible deals by booking return flights to Port Macquarie between June and August. Winter also coincides with Port Macquarie’s whale-watching season between May and November.
What is the cost of visiting Port Macquarie?
Webjet helps travellers find the best deals on all different aspects of a trip. You can get your cheap flights to Port Macquarie booked through Webjet as well as a hotel and rental car. A hotel in the centre of town costs about $150 NZD per night. Rental cars start from about $30 NZD per day and are available to pick up at Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ).
Having a car is the best way to get around while holidaying on flights to Port Macquarie, but public transport is also an option. Public bus fare around Port Macquarie costs $2.40 AUD ($2.60 NZD).
Tourist attractions are the next thing to budget for when you book airfare to Port Macquarie. Sea Acres Rainforest Centre has an entrance fee of $8 AUD ($8.60 NZD). Learn about the Port Macquarie area by visiting the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Tickets cost $5 AUD ($5.35 NZD). The Koala Hospital and Billabong Zoo Koala and Wildlife Park are great places to learn about local animals while holidaying on flights to Port Macquarie. Entrance costs $5 AUD ($5.35 NZD) to the Koala Hospital and $34 AUD ($36.45 NZD) to the Wildlife Park.