Wildlife and quiet beaches in Port Macquarie

After a few wonderful days in Byron Bay, we continued our ‘beach lifestyle’ in Port Macquarie. Another place along the coast, but more quiet and less well-known, but definitely still a popular spot among Australians. Especially the people from Sydney are more than happy to make a trip to this seaside resort during the weekend or half term.

Walking to the beach.
Beach of Port Macquarie.

After a ride of four and a half hours, we arrived at the camping site Flynns Beach Caravan Park. A green place, quiet and equipped with the necessary facilities. Our stay in Australia was not during peak season, which we noticed at the campsites where we stayed. It could only be a little busier on weekends, because Australians like to go out for camping in their spare time. It’s a culture thing.

When looking up at Flynns Beach Caravan Park.
Lizards at the camping site.

Surrounded by the beautiful trees and lizards, we experienced again a few wonderful days. The beach, within walking distance, was a popular place to visit and Ralf could even catch a few waves. We loved spending the mornings on the beach and planning an afternoon activity in the nearby area.

Second hand book shop close to the beach.
Rental surfboards at the beach.
Ralf after a good surf session in the sea.

Such as the Koale Hospital, a special place where koalas are collected that had become dependent on care due to an accident. It’s so special to see how the locals are committed to wildlife in Australia. After all, there’s also a lot of wildlife in Australia. Something we also experienced while driving on the road. It’s amazing that these foundations can take care of these animals in need until they’re ready to return back to their own natural environment.

Ralf and Lara watching a Koala at the Koala Hospital.
Sleeping Koala.

Another nice place to visit is the town centre where you can stroll around the boulevard and find some trendy boutiques and restaurants. Such as Botanic Wine Garden, a cozy place on the Clarence Street, where you can choose refined dishes and drink the best wines from Australia by the glass. Definitely recommended if you’re in the area.

Dinner at Botanic Wine Garden.

The days in Port Macquarie started very sunny and ended in grey weather, exactly what they predicted at our next stop: Sydney. We packed our things, decided to hit the road again, and skipped this city. Ready for our next stop: Mornington Peninsula. A long way to go, but luckily Australia never get bored on the road.

Information Flynn Caravan Park

Venue Type

Suitable for ages
Children (under guidance of a parent/carer), Adults

Reception – kitchen with bbq – toilets – showers – laundry room – picknick area – swimming pool –  suitable for tents, caravans and campervans – walking distance from the beach

Address & Contact
22 Ocean St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australië
t: +61 2 6583 5754
For more information about Flynn Caravan Park click here

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