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Best Accommodation in Port Macquarie for Your Next Beach Vacay

There's so much to love about Port Macquarie accommodation and these places have seriously upped the ante.

Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat
Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat

Just four hours from Sydney, Port Macquarie is an outdoor lover's paradise. With the Hastings River to one side and a beautiful line-up of sandy beaches to the other, plus foreshore parks and nature reserves, this little slice of paradise is a dreamy getaway. Whether you’re settling in and exploring the surrounds or stopping by on your way up the coast, these stellar holiday homes and resorts are where you want to unwind at the end of the day. Scroll down to check out the best accommodation in Port Macquarie!

Ana Mandara

This secluded adults only retreat combines the extensive amenities of a luxury hotel with the intimacy of a boutique guesthouse. Guests can book one of the four private guestrooms, (three offer stunning open views of the riverfront), and once you’re in you can make full use of the riverfront property’s in-room massage services, jacuzzi, sun deck and most importantly, the plush bathrobes. If you manage to pull away from the onsite facilities, Port Macquarie’s world-class beaches are just minutes away. If you’re looking for a place with wow factor… this is it!

152 Settlement Point Road, Port Macquarie

Macquarie Waters Boutique Hotel

Equipped with all your favourite vacation indulgences, this boutique apartment hotel promises to keep the family entertained from (late) morning till night. A mix of luxury hotel rooms and self-contained apartments feature everything from coffee plungers to Foxtel and come complete with their own patio or balcony. For the ones that brunch, you're in for a treat at The Corner Restaurant. Adored by locals and hotel guests in equal measure, there isn’t a better way to start the day than with homemade Belgian waffles served with warm chocolate sauce, mixed berry compote and vanilla ice cream.

11 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie

Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat

If you won’t travel for less than five stars, Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat has you covered! Perched on the north side of the idyllic Hastings River, this intimate two-bedroom oasis is one of the best accommodation options in Port Macquarie if you’re looking to unplug. Spacious, light filled interiors feature ceiling to floor louver windows, stone travertine floors and command spectacular views of the distant city lights, Hastings River, Pelican Island and the majestic mountains rising behind the town.

20 N Shore Dr, North Shore

Sails Port Macquarie

A waterfront hotel overlooking Port Macquarie harbour, Sails is a luxury stay that has everything you could ever want in a coastal getaway. Lush landscaping, heated pools with private cabanas, and direct access to the harbour where you can fish from their private jetty or take one of their complimentary kayaks out on the water. As for the rooms, our pick is the water view suite. And although they have their own restaurant and bar, you are within walking distance to the town centre, which is overflowing with places to eat. 

20 Park Street, Port Macquarie

Diamond Waters Treehouse

Although undeniably beachy, Port Macquarie offers up a whole bunch of unique stays, and Diamond Waters Treehouse is yet another. Perched on the edge of Camden Haven River, the 12-acre garden houses just two unique, hand-crafted hideaways. Set between the river and the sea, each one is designed for privacy (accommodating up to four guests). The treehouses are surrounded by breathtaking views and pristine bushwalking territory. Take the airwalk, let the fresh air come over you and experience the magic of living amongst the trees. 

128 Diamond Head Road, Laurieton

Port Pacific Resort

With its laid-back coastal style, impressive entertainment offering, and prime location, it’s easy to see why the Port Pacific Resort is one of the best accommodation options in Port Macquarie. With a range of accommodation from one to three-bedroom apartments, expect dreamy coastal features like ocean views and private outdoor living spaces. When you’re not blissing out on the balcony, make use of the enviable list of in-house facilities such as a tennis court, pool tables, a children’s playground, kayaks and loads more.

6 – 14 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie

Rydges Port Macquarie

Perfectly positioned in the middle of town along the foreshore park, Rydges Port Macquarie has everything you need at your doorstep, from cafes, restaurants and bars to beaches, coastal walks and water play. Even with all this going on, Rydges gives you very little reason to leave with a heated pool and spa, an award-winning restaurant, Zebu, a day spa and waterfront rooms and apartments with private balconies.  

1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie

Mantra Observatory

Enjoy gorgeous beach views from a luxurious terrace apartment, or a spacious three-bedroom overlooking Town Beach and the Hastings River at Mantra Observatory - the perfect place to get away with your nearest and dearest or your special someone. The resort also features a pool, bar, library, and sauna and boasts an easy five-minute walk to the beach. Dining is totally taken care of with plenty of restaurants in walking distance.

40 William St, Port Macquarie 

Experienced the best Port Macquarie accommodation and looking to spend more time away from home this summer? For a change of scenery, check out our roundup of the best tiny cabins, or road trip your way from the coast to the country and experience the vast beauty of New South Wales and all that’s begging to be explored.