Port Macquarie has a stirring history that began almost with the earliest days of European settlement in Australia. Today, the town still has many tangible reminders of that period and these are among its attractions.The city has a five-star array of beaches from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach at the very front of the city centre; to the 16 km golden swathe of North Beach on the far side of the Hastings River. One of Port Macquarie’s most famous festivals is Tastings on Hastings, a month-long event held each October. Showcasing local produce, local wines and beers, and the skills of local and international chefs, this festival is a foodie’s dream. Tastings on Hastings features more than 80 exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment, with the stunning backdrop of the Hastings River area and Port Macquarie.
Port Macquarie has a wide variety of accommodation including motels, apartments and luxury hotels.