Port Macquarie Travel Guide

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Oyster Farm

Oyster Farm


Great Port Macquarie is approximately 420 km north of Sydney . It is a 5-6 hour drive or you are able to catch a plane or train to this area. There are tour services to the area.

The Great Port Macquarie area covers the Hastings and Camden Haven Rivers which is west to the Great Dividing Range which has a coastline of 84kms. This part of the New South Wales Coast is a must see for anyone who wants to get away and enjoy some quiet time. The area is very diverse ranging from sand dunes, coastal wetlands, flood plains and mountain regions.

The temperature range is 7-27°C.The maximum daytime temperature ranges from 30 degrees C to below 15 degrees C.

The area consists of the following towns, Port Macquarie, Wauchop e, Laurieton , North Haven, Dunbogan, Comboyne , Kendall , Kew, Bonny Hills, Lake Cathie .

The Port Macquarie-Hastings population at June 2001 was 63,835, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which means the region had 979 more residents last year than it did in 2000. Hastings Council figures, however, put the population at the start of 2002 at 66,500 - a number it claims is growing by 4.6 people a day. The largest population group fall into the 25-44 age group, followed by the 45-64 and then the 10-24 group.

The natural surroundings are breathe taking and worth taking the time to see.

There are many hotels and motels which cater to families and pets or the up market traveler who may want more than a room. The hotel to look for would be The Observatory if that is the case. This is a 4 Star Hotel with some amazing facilities.

This place is a laid back and quiet beach town, more for a relaxing time for those who want to get away from the city life.


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