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

$5 Bike hire

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

Ask at reception

$15 Dreamcatcher workshop

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

Ask at reception

$8 Pizza night

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

Dining hall

$25 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

Book at reception

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27 Night East Coast Adventure Package

Travel Australia's East Coast and save with this great value package. Experience Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, Magnetic Island, and the Great Barrier Reef. Includes all accommodation.

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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Port Cruise Adventures
10% Off
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.
Port Macquarie Kayak Tours
10% Off hire
10% off kayak hire - cheapest kayaks on the East Coast! $35 two-hour tour departs 10am daily Buller St Bridge (just down the road from the YHA). Hire Stand up paddle boards (S.U.P) $20 per hour.
Byron Easy Bus
10% Off online
10% off for online credit card bookings. Our modern, air-conditioned vehicles service Ballina, Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports. Secure, online booking service with instant email confirmation. Our fast and reliable service on arrival and departure will be as relaxed as your time in Byron Bay.
Bellingen Canoe Adventures
20% off tours
Canoe the amazing Bellingen River. See dolphins, koalas, eagles, turtles and more. Breathtaking scenery and knowledgeable guide. Includes croissants and fruit plus free transport. Min. 2 people.
  • (02) 6655 9955
Greyhound Australia
10% Off tickets
10% off on point to point express tickets. When selecting passengers, choose "Concession" to receive your discount. OR get 5% off when you book a pass through YHA's travel desk.
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