Port Macquarie (PQQ)
NSW’s mid-north coast’s Port Macquarie Airport is only five kilometres from the city’s CBD. The airport, on Boundary Street, is owned and run by the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, and features general aviation, maintenance and training as well as commercial flights.
Car Hire & Transport
The arrivals section of the terminal has car rental desks for operators Port Macquarie Airport Vehicle, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, 1st Class Rentals and Avis. There is free parking for up to half an hour opposite the terminal. Port Macquarie Airport Vehicles offers secured parking onsite.
It is about a $10 trip to the city’s heart through local cab company Port Macquarie Taxi Cabs (which can be reached through 131 008). Other options for getting out include shuttle company Cruise In Style Airport Transfers, and Busways buses, whose 340 and 341 buses include the airport on their routes, with the 340 travelling through the city centre.
Port Macquarie is known for its splendid coastline and abundant marine life. Port Macquarie, Lighthouse and Town Beach are all postcard-perfect, and the possibility of spotting humpback whales draws many to the water between June and October (whale watching cruises - as well as numerous chartered fishing boats - depart Town Wharf).
A highly recommended way of seeing the sea is the nine-kilometre Coast Walk, which ends at the historic Tacking Point Lighthouse, Australia’s third-oldest. Other local attractions include the Billabong Koala Wildlife Park and the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.
Port Macquarie enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with average and high of 27.4 degrees Celsius in January and average low of 18.1, and 18.7 and 6.3 in July.