Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

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.

$5 Bike hire

Hire a bike to explore the town or ride along the coast

Ask at reception

$30 Sunrise surfing

Start the day watching the sunrise before hitting the water, catching some waves and saying hello to our friendly dolphins. Guided activity with all equipment and transport included.

Daily (minimum 5 people)
Meet at reception

$50 Whale watching

Book our whale watching tour to meet some local marine life. Note: only available between June and November.

Book at reception

$15 Sunset Paddle Boarding

End the day watching the sunset on the Hasting River. Improve your stability and say hello to our friendly dolphins. Guided activity with all equipment included.

Ask at reception
Hasting River

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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Port Cruise Adventures
10% off
YHA members receive 10% off all cruises, including Whale Watching, Eco River Cruise, Ocean Blast Thrill Ride, Sunset Cruise and Jet Ski Hire. Cruises depart from our office on the boardwalk at the end of the Town Green.
  • 0419 620 765
Bellingen Canoe Adventures
20% off tours
Canoe the amazing Bellingen River. See dolphins, koalas, eagles, turtles and more. Breathtaking scenery and knowledgeable guide. YHA members receive 20% off tours, including croissants and fruit plus free transport. Min 2 people*
Greyhound Australia
10% off tickets
10% off on point to point express tickets OR get 5% off when you book a pass through YHA's travel desk.
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