Port Macquarie YHA - Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

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Things to do in 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.

At the hostel

Bike hire

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

When:
Daily
Where:
Ask at reception
Cost:
$5

Dreamcatcher workshop

Learn to make this fascinating Native American tradition to take home as souvenir

When:
Daily
Where:
Ask at reception
Cost:
$15

Pizza night

All-you-can-eat pizza, garlic bread and wine? Yes please!

When:
Thursdays
Where:
Dining hall
Cost:
$8

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.

When:
Daily (minimum 5 people)
Where:
Meet at reception
Cost:
$25

Whale watching

Book our whale watching tour to meet some local marine life

When:
Daily
Where:
Book at reception
Cost:
$50

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$959
per person

East Coast Highlights

Travel Australia's popular East Coast and visit the 3 must-do attractions - Fraser Island, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island. Save even more by adding a 10 night YHA accommodation pack to use anywhere en-route!

East Cost Highlights package includes the most popular tours along Australia's East Coast. This saves you over $70 and also gives you peace of mind that you're on the best quality East Coast tours. 

Package includes:

  • 3 Day Fraser Island tour
  • 2 Day Whitsunday Sailing tour
  • 2 nights at Magnetic Island YHA, including ferry transfers and entry to Koala Sanctuary.



The East Coast Highlights package offers the flexibility to add Greyhound’s Hop on/Hop off coach pass from Sydney to Cairns or vice versa (valid 3 months from date of travel). You can also choose to add a 10 or 15 night YHA accommodation pack. (valid 3 and 4 months from date of purchase)


To help plan your trip, we have included a suggested Southbound Itinerary (Cairns to Sydney) and Northbound Itinerary (Sydney to Cairns) for you to download. This is simply a suggestion, the package is designed to be flexible so you can hop on and off wherever you like along the route.

It is recommended you pre-book dates, especially for the Fraser Island and Whitsunday tours, as they can be booked out during the peak season. Please put your preferred date for each of the 3 trips in the comments when making a booking as well as your YHA/HI membership number.

FREE things to do in 36 Waugh Street, Port Macquarie, NSW & ACT

  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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