The Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Get a flavour of Port Macquarie, New South Wales with a stay at the North Points Apartments
Get a flavour of Port Macquarie, New South Wales with a stay at the North Points Apartments | Courtesy of North Points Apartments / Expedia
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Port Macquarie is a coastal destination between the Pacific Ocean and the Hastings River, famous for its idyllic beaches, wildlife and lush natural environment. Port Mac also has a lot to see and do – visit the Billabong Zoo, Koala Hospital and Wildlife Park, the Glasshouse and Port Macquarie Museum or hike the Port Macquarie Coastal Walking Trail and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. And you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to hotels here – from standard to luxurious, choose from a wide range of accommodation. So, here are the best places to stay, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Ana Mandara Guest House, for riverfront luxury

Luxury, Bed and Breakfast

Living room and dining area at the Ana Mandara Guest House in Port Macquarie
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Wake up to the sound of grazing kangaroos and see dolphin displays at this luxury waterfront retreat. This adults-only hosted accommodation boasts of expansive rooms with rich furnishings – three of the rooms have private balconies, river views and private spa baths, while the fourth room is wheelchair accessible and is designed for easy access to facilities. To relax, soak in the hot tub or take a leisurely stroll by the water. Enjoy modern fine dining with the excellent three-course gourmet breakfast from the resident chef, experience the Ana Mandara seafood banquet or go to any of the restaurants and eateries in Port Macquarie to indulge in some coastal dining.

2. Rydges Port Macquarie, for central convenience

Luxury, Chain Hotel

Swimming pool and river view at the Rydges Port Macquarie
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Located in the heart of the CBD, this hotel provides views of the Hastings River and is a perfect location halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Nearby are theatres, galleries, restaurants and bars where guests can visit and beaches and outdoor activities to explore. There are several room types to choose from – some of which offer incredible ocean views. Facilities include conference rooms for events, a waterfront pool and a spa to unwind in.

3. The Mid Pacific, for clean living

Boutique Hotel

A large room with big windows at the Mid Pacific hotel in Port Macquarie
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This waterfront delight offers simple and comfortable accommodation in four room types. The spacious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, white walls and stylish furnishings. The sparkling pool overlooks the Hastings River – where guests can spend a sunny day – along with two indoor spas, an ideal spot to relax and unwind. Within walking distance, you’ll find many restaurants, cafes and bars where you can dig into local delicacies and enjoy wines and beers.

4. Club Wyndham Flynns Beach, for outdoor activities

Luxury, Resort

Swimming pool and hotel view at the Club Wyndham Flynn Beach
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This family-friendly resort is set in a natural environment surrounded by trees and it features facilities such as an outdoor pool, gym, spa and barbecue area. There are several accommodation types here – studios, apartments and suites – spacious and comfortable with contemporary designs and furnishings. Around Port Macquarie, there are a lot of activities to get involved in, such as cruising down Hastings River to see dolphins, exploring the native flora and fauna – including an area known as koala habitat – or taking a beach camel ride. Near the resort, there are excellent dining options at local restaurants.

5. Little Palm Cabins, for pet-friendly fun


Living room and dining area at the Little Palm Cabins in Port Macquarie
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Bordered by National Parks and Wetland Reserves, this luxurious cabin accommodation in Lake Cathie offers a peaceful stay in a place surrounded by nature. The accommodation ranges from studio apartments to one and two-bedroom cabins with kitchenettes and basic kitchen amenities. There is even a three-bedroom option with a fully furnished kitchen, an indoor and outdoor dining area, and a covered pergola and barbecue space. Pet-friendly rooms are available if you want to bring along your furry friend.

6. Macquarie Waters, for boutique chic design

Boutique Hotel, Apartment

Living room and dining area with a balcony and big windows at the Macquarie Waters
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This boutique apartment hotel has a range of premium features and facilities, such as a heated outdoor pool and spa. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, the Corner Restaurant, which caters to the gastronomic needs of guests, offering fresh food, the best Campos coffee and great wine. This place is for you if you enjoy relaxed dining, restaurant-style service with the buzz and charm of a café. The hotel is within walking distance from several Port Macquarie beaches, the Cruise Terminal and the Port Central Shopping Centre.

7. North Points Apartments, for waterfront views


A double queen room at the North Points Apartments in Port Macquarie
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These water view apartments are in the heart of Port Macquarie and within walking distance of the best attractions, the city has to offer. The accommodation ranges from one to three-bedroom apartments, with most having views of the water. All apartments have private balconies and amenities which will make you feel at home. To relax, spend time in the heated pool or work up a sweat in the fitness room – you can also spend time in the games room, as well as the barbeque area.

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