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Port Macquarie Travel Guide  

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Port Macquarie is located at nearly 600km south from Brisbane and 400 km north from Sydney. The city is situated at the mouth Hastings River and is surrounded by beaches along its coast. The elevation of Port Macquarie is about 16feet. Wauchope is the nearest railway station in this city, which is 19 km to the west.
According to the 2006 census, the population of Port Macquarie is 39219. The temperature of Port Macquarie ranges between 13 degrees and 22 degrees. The maximum rainfall recorded in the city is 60.6 inches. The city is named after Lachlan Macquarie, the previous governor of New South Wales. Kattang Aboringes occupied the place before the Europeans settled here. Captain Cook sailed though its coast in 1770, followed by Matthew Flinders in 1802. However, John Oxley was the first person to discover the Hastings River Valley. He followed the river, while he was trekking through the Tamworth district.

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Reviews Port Macquarie

Robert Bale
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Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The major attractions of Port Macquarie are the beaches. The major beaches are the Town Beach, Rocky Beach and North Shore with Lighthouses featuring barbecues. Many other water sports are also available for the tourists such as boating, fishing and... more wind surfing through which the visitors can enjoy the stunning beauty of the landscape. There are several historic buildings such as Wesleyan Church, Courthouse, St.Thomas Church and Roto House, which displays many collections of the past. There are a number of amazing gardens where the visitors can explore the unique Australian wildlife, beautiful gardens and rainforest walks. The Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park is noteworthy among them.The travellers can choose visiting Lake Cathie, if they wish to spend a relaxed time. They can also tour along the Hasting River, which is known for its scenic beauty. A number of restaurants and pubs are available for guests.
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