The flight times that you will experience on flights to Port Macquarie, Australia, will vary somewhat depending on your departure point from New Zealand. One flight from Auckland International (AKL) to Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ), Port Macquarie, will take about 5h 45min to complete. If you are departing from Christchurch (CHC), you can expect a flight time of about 6h 5min and for flights from Wellington (WLG), the travel time is about 7h 20min.
While it is unfortunate that there are no direct flights here from any city in New Zealand, that does not mean that you still can't find some great Port Macquarie flight deals to make this trip. There is a one-stop flight from Wellington that has a layover at Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) and there is also a flight from Christchurch that has a layover at the same airport. When travelling from Auckland International, you can find a one-stop flight that also has a layover at Sydney Kingsford Smith.
Although you are making a trip to a rather small town on the east coast of Australia when you travel to Port Macquarie, that does not mean that there are not several transportation options to get you from the airport to the centre of the city. You can take the Line 341 bus that makes the trip to town in about 25min for a price of A$ 3.50 (NZ$ 3.60). There is also plenty of taxi service that is available at the airport, which makes the trip to the centre of the city in about 7min for a fare of around A$ 16.50 (NZ$ 17.40). There are airport shuttles that make the trip in about 7min and they will set you back about A$ 37 (NZ$ 40). One last option is to book a town car that can make the trip to town in about 7min for a price of around A$ 55 (NZ$ 58).
It is probably fair to say that an animal species that is synonymous with Australia is the koala. If you want to learn more about these cute animals, make the trip to the Koala Hospital where they rehabilitate injured koalas and offer public tours to visitors. The Sea Acres Rainforest Centre offers a number of very well-established trails, including some immaculately crafted suspension bridges in a rainforest setting, plus there is a fantastic café nestled in the trees. One of the best-known landmarks in this part of the world is the Tacking Point Lighthouse that sits on a point in the ocean just southeast of the town. If your plans include finding a nice beach to relax at or maybe even do some surfing, then an ideal location in Port Macquarie is Town Beach. The Port Macquarie Museum offers an extensive history of this region, plus there are plenty of volunteers that work here who will give you a more in-depth explanation of the works you will find inside the walls of the Museum.
Travellers that are departing from New Zealand and heading to Australia will need a valid passport to visit this country. There is no requirement for visitors to obtain a visa prior to visiting Australia but when you arrive in Australia, immigration officials will grant you a Special Category Visa that allows you to visit Australia as a tourist.
Travelers will need to book flights to Port Macquarie (PQQ) if they wish to fly to Port Macquarie. The Port Macquarie airport is 3.3 km from the city center.