YHA Port Macquarie | Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

YHA Port Macquarie | 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)
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$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.

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Hasting River

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 from the hostel.
  3. See the stars like you never have before at the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory.
  4. Spot Dolphins and Pelicans from the riverside walk.
  5. Spot whales from the costal vantagepoints.
  6. Uncover the past and bring it to life with a choice of heritage walking tours that last anywhere from 1.5-2.5 hours with Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage for as little as $30.
  7. Enjoy the freely accessible Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail which takes you across the greater port Macquarie area follow a trail of 83+ fibreglass koalas all handcrafted by different artists.
  8. Check out all 9 of Port Macquarie's most beautiful beaches on the 8km coastal walk to the fifth oldest lighthouse in Australia. Taking you past Sea Acres National Rainforest Park, one of the only sub-tropical coastal rainforests in Australia.
  9. Explore Port Macquarie's wealth of historic buildings, including art galleries, boatyards, court houses and much more. Each one offering a unique experience and insight to the historic importance of Port to modern day Australia.


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