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Located in Australia, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, is the vibrant coastal town at the heart of the Greater Port Macquarie area - Port Macquarie. The town is located at the mouth of River Hastings and on the coast, and is about a 4 hour drive from Sydney and half-way to Byron Bay. Home to a collection of pristine beaches, parks and gardens, historical and wildlife attractions, top fishing and surfing locations and more, Port Macquarie is a great destination for a family holiday. Muslim visitors should be aware that they will not be able to find many Muslim-friendly facilities in Port Macquarie. There are no known mosques in Port Macquarie, neither are there any Halal restaurants in Port Macquarie. As Port Macquarie is steeped in history, a historical walk through the town’s CBD to the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, to Port Macquarie's Historic Courthouse and Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum is a must. Also worthy of a visit is the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, which is one of the largest remaining coastal rainforest reserves in New South Wales, located about 4 kilometers from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Discover the many wonders and tranquil beauty of the largest and most diverse coastal rainforest; by exploring the 1.3 kilometer accessible elevated Rainforest Boardwalk, which takes visitors through pristine subtropical rainforest. Apart from stunning plants and trees, tourists also get the chance to see a variety of rainforest birds, while here. There are guided tours that visitors can take while at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital is the first hospital in the world that is dedicated to the care and preservation of koalas. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the koalas being fed daily by volunteers. The Koala Hospital is a fabulous initiative that even allows visitors the chance to adopt a koala and to plant a koala food tree. Those with kids will also enjoy a visit to the Billabong Koala Breeding Centre & Wildlife Park. The perfect place for an outing with the family, the Billabong Zoo boasts a plethora of exotic animals and birds, as well as Australian ones. Also found here is the world renowned koala breeding centre. While here, a visit to the Reptopia is also a must. Visitors will come across the most venomous land snake on the planet, here, as well as other reptiles. Visitors looking to relax and unwind can do so on one of the many golden-sand beaches in Port Macquarie. They can also take a historic vehicle ferry across the Hastings River to the Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve where they can spend the day swimming, bushwalking and wildlife watching....more

Port Macquarie, Australia

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Located in Australia, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, is the vibrant coastal town at the heart of the Greater Port Macquarie area - Port Macquarie. The town is located at the mouth of River Hastings and on the coast, and is about a 4 hour drive from Sydney and half-way to Byron Bay. Home to a collection of pristine beaches, parks and gardens, historical and wildlife attractions, top fishing and surfing locations and more, Port Macquarie is a great destination for a family holiday. Muslim visitors should be aware that they will not be able to find many Muslim-friendly facilities in Port Macquarie. There are no known mosques in Port Macquarie, neither are there any Halal restaurants in Port Macquarie.

As Port Macquarie is steeped in history, a historical walk through the town’s CBD to the Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, to Port Macquarie's Historic Courthouse and Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum is a must.

Also worthy of a visit is the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, which is one of the largest remaining coastal rainforest reserves in New South Wales, located about 4 kilometers from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Discover the many wonders and tranquil beauty of the largest and most diverse coastal rainforest; by exploring the 1.3 kilometer accessible elevated Rainforest Boardwalk, which takes visitors through pristine subtropical rainforest. Apart from stunning plants and trees, tourists also get the chance to see a variety of rainforest birds, while here. There are guided tours that visitors can take while at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital is the first hospital in the world that is dedicated to the care and preservation of koalas. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the koalas being fed daily by volunteers. The Koala Hospital is a fabulous initiative that even allows visitors the chance to adopt a koala and to plant a koala food tree.

Those with kids will also enjoy a visit to the Billabong Koala Breeding Centre & Wildlife Park. The perfect place for an outing with the family, the Billabong Zoo boasts a plethora of exotic animals and birds, as well as Australian ones. Also found here is the world renowned koala breeding centre. While here, a visit to the Reptopia is also a must. Visitors will come across the most venomous land snake on the planet, here, as well as other reptiles.

Visitors looking to relax and unwind can do so on one of the many golden-sand beaches in Port Macquarie. They can also take a historic vehicle ferry across the Hastings River to the Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve where they can spend the day swimming, bushwalking and wildlife watching.

Nearby Airports

The closest airport to Port Macquarie is Port Macquarie Airport, which is a domestic airport located about 6 kilometres from the center of Port Macquarie. For international flights, visitors will have to use the services at the Sydney Airport, which is about 401 kilometres away.

Halal Restaurants

There are no known Halal restaurants in Port Macquarie. There is however a Halal certified bakery in Port Macquarie, namely the Cheesecake Shop Macquarie Fields. Muslim visitors could also dine on seafood or vegetarian dishes in non-halal restaurants. They will however have to ensure that the ordered item does not contain any non-halal ingredients. Muslim tourists must be aware that these restaurants are also known to serve alcohol.

Mosques

There are no known mosques in Port Macquarie. If necessary, for Jumua’ah prayers, Muslim visitors could travel to Newcastle, which is a couple of hours away. Since other prayer areas in Port Macquarie are hard to find, Muslim tourists are advised to offer their prayers in the hotel room, when possible.

Things to Do and See in Port Macquarie

  • Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse
  • The Koala Hospital
  • Hastings River Cruise
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Visitor Centre
  • North Brother Mountain
  • Port Macquarie Historical Society and Museum
  • The Glasshouse
  • Port Macquarie Observatory
  • Port Macquarie Beaches
  • No Halal restaurant found.
  • No Airport found.
  • No Attraction found.
  • No Halal dish found.
  • No mosque found.
  • No Blog found.


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