Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a city of almost 47,000 people on the mid north coast of New South just short of 400 kilometres north of Sydney with a large range of pet friendly accommodation venues available and very good pet related services to ensure that people travelling with their pets are catered for.

On the shores of the Tasman Sea, Port Macquarie is also at the mouth of the Hastings River and has a large number of heritage listed buildings. There is also a very large koala population with Port Macquarie even having its own koala hospital and renowned for the Billabong Zoo which is a wildlife park with a koala breeding section.

Port Macquarie has 2 large shopping centres plus a marina to cater for all those with boats of all kinds. Fishing, swimming and surfing are extremely popular with the temperature rangeing from average highs of 27 degrees in the summer down to 19 degrees in the winter. The very popular 9 kilometre walk that goes through the town takes you as far as Tacking Point Lighthouse and another popular meeting place is The Glasshouse, a large arts and entertainment centre.

There are a number of beaches in the Port Macquarie area with Lighthouse Beach being well known as a pet friendly beach. Others are Miners Beach, North Shore Beach, Shelly Beach, Town Beach, Nobbys Beach, Oxley Beach, Flynns Beach and Rocky Beach.

Annual events in Port Macquarie include the Pacific Coast Slam, Tasting on Hastings every October, Hello Koala Festival over the June long weekend, Festival of the Sun in December, Big Band Blast, Sundowner Ocean Classic in November and the Mountain Bike Festival of Australia over the first weekend in June.

Some people of note who grew up in Port Macquarie include Australian swimming champion James Magnussen, country music star Aleyce Simmonds, Rugby Union player Nick Cummins, Damian King, a world boarding champion and brilliant wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt.

Pet friendly accommodation in Port Macquarie is made up of pet friendly beach houses and holiday homes, pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly motels, pet friendly bed and breakfasts, cottages, cabins and apartments, units and flats. Pet services on the other hand in Port Macquarie include pet friendly dining options with plenty of cafes and restaurants, vets, farriers, horse riding, dog grooming and washing, pet minding, dog walking, pet food suppliers, pet and animal transport operators, aquarium suppliers, boarding kennels and catteries, pet photography, pet funeral businesses, pet breeders, pet food supplies and pet insurance agents.

Port Macquarie is one of those places that has almost everything and it has maintained a natural beauty with the locals being very conscious of their beautiful city. The pet friendly accommodation providers are of an exceptional standard and a holiday in Port Macquarie for you is highly recommended. Take a look through the pet friendly venues below, make a choice and spoil yourself with a relaxing break in Port Macquarie shortly.


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