Port Macquarie is a large town on the mid-North Coast, New South Wales, Australia,
located about 390 km north of Sydney, and 570km south of Brisbane.
Ideally situated at the mouth of the Hastings River and the blue Pacific Ocean, Port Macquarie is a water lovers paradise.
15 pristine beaches, most of them patrolled, line the coast from Port Macquarie south to the Camden Haven.
Enjoy the coastal walks, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, fishing, whale watching,
and even camel rides.
Many beaches feature barbecue facilities and playgrounds.
St Thomas Anglican Church is in the heart of Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia,
and is surrounded by Hay Street, William Street and Murray Street.
You'll find our entrance is located on Hay Street.
The European settlement of Port Macquarie was established in 1821,
3 years after John Oxley reached the region
by trekking down the Hastings River from the New England area.
It is one of the oldest penal settlements outside of Sydney.
Many early structures still stand today, along with a range of museums
and interpretive centres, ideally suited
to the history buff.
Today, with a population of over 40,000 people, Port Macquarie is the regional centre for the area.