Port Macquarie is a nice small little town about 300 kms north of Sydney.
Now if you’re looking for a place to party this isn’t likely the place for you. However if you want to spend time in a nice little town and take a break from the bigger backpacker centres it’s a nice little place to spend one or two nights in.
In town you’ll see lots of little nice little cafes and shops to explore.
In the centre of town there is a wharf where often you’ll see people fishing from one side. From the other side you can can leap into the water on hot day.
If jumping off a wharf is not your thing than go a little further and check out town beach. On your way there though be sure to take a little time to look at the painted rocks.
Port Macquarie is nice little stopover town with friendly locals if you’re looking for a break from the bigger backpacker places.