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Cheap Flights to Port Macquarie
|Popular in||February||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||$442||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||$424||From Melbourne to Port Macquarie|
|One-way from||$185||One-way flight from Melbourne to Port Macquarie|
Cheapest prices for Port Macquarie flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Port Macquarie?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - PQQ
$288 - $599
19 - 27 °C
53 - 200 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Port Macquarie?
The best time to book flights to Port Macquarie is 60 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Port Macquarie?
The cheapest flights to Port Macquarie are usually found when departing on a Saturday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Monday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Port Macquarie?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Port Macquarie. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.
When to fly
Some of the best and most popular months to book flights to Port Macquarie are March, September and December. The weather is great during these times, however, this is also the school holiday period, so if you don’t want your holiday overrun with children, perhaps book your flights to Port Macquarie another time. If you do happen to be visiting the town during December, then the Festival of The Sun should not be missed. Grab your camping gear and head down to Port Macquarie’s flagship music event, for three days of chilling by the beach, listening to live Australian and International bands and eating delicious food.
Port Macquarie is one of the best places to go whale watching as it is the second most easterly point in New South Wales. This location allows visitors to be able to have close up encounters with whales just meters away from the coast. Take a flight to Port Macquarie between June and October, in order to catch a glimpse of the whales beginning their northern migration.
Port Macquarie lies on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, a beautiful town with a rich history that stretches back to convict times. Today, cheap flights to Port Macquarie are in demand year-round. The beaches are superb, the climate perfect, development has been low-key and the town has retained its laid-back charm.
In the 1800s, John Oxley, the navigator, sailed along the Hastings River and named the spot where it flows into the Pacific Ocean after Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales. A penal settlement was founded for those who committed secondary crimes in NSW. Some buildings from that time still stand such as St Thomas’s Anglican Church and the museum.
Port Macquarie has stunning beaches, some with rainforest as a backdrop. Town Beach is the most popular, just minutes from the Town Centre, and Flynns Beach is the best family beach, kitted out with shaded areas, playground and picnic spots. Shelly Beach is also great for families while Lighthouse Beach is perfect for surfing and visiting the historic lighthouse that dates from 1879.
One of Port Macquarie’s most popular attractions is the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, where visitors can pat the koalas, meanwhile at the Koala Hospital there are daily “Feed, Walk and Talk” tours where visitors can learn about the history of each resident koala.
Timbertown Heritage Theme Park is just a 20-minute drive west of Port Macquarie. It’s one of the main attractions on the Mid North Coast.
Port Macquarie is widely thought of as one of the most liveable towns in Australia and it is clear to see why through the pleasant, although humid, subtropical climate. The summers are hot and sticky, with an average high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, while the winters are mild, with an average low temperature of 6 degrees. As a result, the town is popular throughout the year.
Busways operates about 30 services in the North Coast area. The CBD is compact and the bus route (Shelly Beach to Town Centre) takes in Rocky Beach, Flynns Beach and Nobbys Beach and Lighthouse Beach is not too far from Shelly Beach. For maximum independence or getting into the countryside, a car is recommended.
Getting downtown from the airport
Several rental car companies have desks at Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ). There are taxis and shuttle services too, it’s always a good idea to book your rental car in advance once you have booked your flights, saving you time and money.