Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

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  • Getting here by train

    20 km to Wauchope Station. Daily CountryLink services to Port Macquarie (7.5 hours).

    Getting here by bus

    850m from bus stop. Daily Greyhound service between Sydney and Brisbane. Free pickup for daytime bus services. Download Directions for night bus arrivals if arriving on night services.

    Nearest airport

    5km to Port Macquarie Airport. Free pick up.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Koala Hospital
    • Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park
    • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre 
    • Hastings River
    • Tacking Point Lighthouse
    • Lord Howe Island
    • Werrikimbe National Park
    • Mount Gower


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Beach Camel Rides
    • Fishing Charters
    • Surfing/Snorkelling/Diving
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Whale Watching
    • Speedboating 
    • 4WD Tours
    • Horse Riding Tours
    • Cycling Paths
    • Skydiving
    • Rainforest Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Black Duck Brewery

    Find us...

    Address: 36 Waugh Street
    Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
    Email: portmacquarie@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 6583 8133
    Hostel Manager: Richard Bock
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa. Surcharge: $2 credit card, $1 Eftpos.

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  • Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

    Located halfway between Sydney and Byron Bay, Port Macquarie YHA is more like a resort than a backpacker hostel. Guests can relax in the poolside cabana, swim, or snooze in a hammock under palm trees. 

    Make new friends with a BBQ in our cosy courtyard, enjoy loads of entertainment in the games and TV/movie room, and hang out with Cheeky, our pet parrot. The town, shops, riverside cafes and bars are just a 5 minutes stroll away. This hostel is not recommended as suitable for children under 12 from December to April.



    • Sleeps 68 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms


    • Barbecue
    • Bicycles
    • Courtesy bus
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Games room
    • Parking
    • Surfboards
    • Swimming pool
    • TV


    • 4WD tours
    • Beach
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Horseriding
    • National Park
    • Surf/snorkel/dive
    • Swimming
    • Beach camel rides
    • Whale watching
    • Cruise/jet boat
    • Wildlife Park
    • Skydiving


    90% customer rating, based on 737 reviews
    • Genuine friendly and organised. Made me feel very welcome and at ease after a big drive would have liked to stay longer!!
      Brendan M May 2017
    • The reception staff were fantastic, really friendly and helpful
      SHANE O May 2017
    • Friendly staff knowledgeable. In house activities varied and fun. Easy walking distance to shops and waterfront. Good kitchen facilities.
      Carolyn L April 2017
    • Chilled Style, Nice Staff, #goodvibes
      Martin May 2017
    • It was a terrific experience
      Trudie D May 2017
    • Really lovely and friendly atmosphere, staff were very sociable and helpful when recommending things to do. Pool was gorgeous after a long bus ride, and everything was clean. Would 100% stay here again
      Vivienne R March 2017
    • On the beta hostels that I've stayed at on the east coast. So clean, chilled and friendly. Fantastically managed.
      Jade H March 2017
    • Nice comfortable hostel with lots of communal rooms, seating areas. Staff were friendly, rooms were good. Hostel was not that busy so kitchen had lots of space for cooking and was well equipped. Nice place!
      Kate W March 2017
    • Excellent hostel. Bright and clean.
      Sue K March 2017
    • Had a great time and met some great people very friendly enjoyable atmosphere would definitely go back again and recommend to others.
      Natalie P March 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 36 Waugh Street
    Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
    Email: portmacquarie@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+612) 6583 8133
    Hostel Manager: Richard Bock
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa. Surcharge: $2 credit card, $1 Eftpos.

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    9:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 11:00am daily

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    Things to do in Port Macquarie

    Visit Australia's only Koala hospital - and it's free. Nine amazing beaches offering cheap surf lessons, bargain scuba diving courses, kayak tours, camel rides, jet skiing, and whale watching. Go bike riding, indoor rock climbing, or on a guided subtropical rainforest walk.

    Free body boards and $5 all-day bike hire available at the hostel.

    Riverside bars, cafes and restaurants all with live music, nightclubs, karaoke nights and open-mic nights.

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    FREE things to do in Port Macquarie

    1. Visit Australia's only Koala hospital, free entry and tour every day
    2. Explore masses of wildlife at Kooloonbung Creek, just a 5-minute walk form the hostel.
    3. Spot Dolphins and Pelicans from the riverside walk. Spot whales from the costal vantagepoints.
    4. Explore 9 of Port Macquarie's beautiful beaches on the 8km coastal walk to the fifth oldest lighthouse in Australia. Walk pass Sea Acres National Rainforest Park, one of the only sub-tropical coastal rainforests in Australia.
    5. Did you know Port Macquarie saw the invention of the first surf skis? Explore Port Macquarie's wealth of historic buildings, including art galleries, boatyards, court houses and much more. Each one offering a unique experience of the importance of Ports history towards modern day Australia.
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