Port Macquarie is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the NorthCoast of NSW. It’s an easy 4 hours drive north of Sydney (now dual carriage all theway) 2.5 hours from Newcastle and 5 hours to the Gold Coast. Port Macquarie Airportis serviced by 6 direct daily flights from Sydney with Qant asLink and Virgin Australiaand a daily direct service to Brisbane with Virgin Austr alia. There is also the XPTtrain service 3 times a day between Sydney and Brisbane stopping at Wauchope.
Greater Port Macquarie extends from the mouth of the Hastings and Camden HavenRivers west to the Great Dividing Range, with a coastline of 84kms. The total areaof the region is 3,693 sq kms. The topography of the area is very diverse includingsand dunes, coastal wetlands, flood plains, forests and mountain regions.
The main towns within the Greater Port Macquarie region are Port Macquarie, Wauchope,Laurieton, North Haven, Dunbogan, Comboyne, Kendall, Kew, Bonny Hillsand Lake Cathie.
The area enjoys the best climate in Australia, with the average temperature rangingfrom 7°C to 27°C