Port Macquarie is rolling out the red carpet to visitors this Summer with new thrills, places to stay and elegant eateries.

Take to the skies on a new helicopter joy flight to Stoney Park water sports centre, let loose at the new Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Path, stay at the new Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat or renovated NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park.

“If you thought you knew Port Macquarie, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences will show another corner of our diverse and beautiful region.” said Liesa Davies, Economic Development at Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

  • New – Helicopter joy flight to Stoney Park – the fastest new way to arrive at Stoney Park is with Port Macquarie Helicopters which now land at this world-class water sports centre. After a scenic joy flight, hit the waterways on two man-made lakes with a raft of water activities including the new Aqua Park, tube-rides, water-skiing and wakeboarding. Scenic joy flights to the coast from Stoney Park start from $170pp for 15mins. www.portmacquariehelicopters.com.auand www.stoneyaquapark.com.au

  • New – Jolly Nose Mountain Bike Path – one of the best new nature experiences in the region is at this newly opened bike park located in the beautiful Queens Lake State Forest in Bonny Hills. With 50km of mountain bike trails for all age groups and experience, Jolly Nose offers jumps, bridges, drops and rollers. www.hvmbr.com

  • New – Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat – a water-lovers dream this new luxury self-contained retreat is nestled on the Hastings River and comes with kayaks, paddle boards, fishing equipment and a riverside camp fire. An intimate two guest room retreat, Akuna provides a serene refuge with views of distant city lights, the Hastings River, Pelican Island and majestic mountains. Enjoy spacious, light filled interiors, ceiling to floor louver windows, mod mid-century design and barbeque dinner packs. Prices start from $160 including a gourmet breakfast. www.akunaluxurywaterfrontretreat.com.au

  • NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park – campers have even more reason to stay at Port Macquarie Breakwall with a renovated pool complex, new toilet blocks, 34 refurbished cabins, new office and a new children’s playground by Christmas.  The park boasts arguably the best holiday location in town bordered by the beach, the city centre and the Hastings River, just a two minute walk to Town Beach and a five-minute walk to town. www.portmacquariebreakwall.com.au

  • New – Boathouse Bar and Restaurant – part of the multi-million-dollar renovation of Sails Port Macquarie, every meal is served with a side dish of sunshine and delicious fresh sea air at the new Boathouse Bar and Restaurant. Perfect for brunch, cocktails and snacks or a candle-lit dinner, it is nestled amongst the yachts on Port Macquarie Marina with gorgeous decks overlooking the bay. www.sailsportmacquarie.com.au

Port Macquarie is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, boasting 17 gorgeous beaches, a lush hinterland, a diverse variety of attractions including the Koala Hospital, Billabong Zoo, river cruises, and a choice of accommodation from 4.5-star luxury hotels to camping by the beach.

Top it off with one of the best year-round climates and a busy events calendar, it’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

Located a 4-hour drive North of Sydney or a 1-hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to the rest of Australia. Call 1300 303 155 or go on-line at www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au.