The seaside city of Port Macquarie is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW. By road its only 260km north of Newcastle (2.5 hours), 420km from Sydney (4 hours) and 557km from Brisbane (7 hours). Port Macquarie is accessible through its commercial airport with both Qantas Link and Virgin Australia flights to and from Sydney. A Country link coach service also connects the Port Macquarie CBD to the Wauchope Railway for trips to Sydney or Brisbane and all towns in-between via the XPT.
Due to its halfway point between Sydney and Brisbane many organisations have chosen Port Macquarie as the perfect place to set up regional offices. The area enjoys the best climate in Australia, with the average temperature ranging from 7°C to 27°C.
Port Macquarie’s neighbouring towns are Wauchope, Laurieton, North Haven, Dunbogan, Comboyne, Kendall, Kew, Bonny Hills and Lake Cathie. These towns make up the Greater Port Macquarie region which has a population of approximately 74,600.
According to the website portmacquarieinfo.com, the population of the Greater Port Macquarie region has been growing at an average rate of 1.62% per annum. This rate is significantly higher than the growth rate for both the Mid North Coast (1.1%) and New South Wales (0.8%) over the same period.
Port Macquarie is the ideal town to bring up children, it has 4 public primary schools, 5 private primary schools - there are two Catholic, an Adventist, an Anglican and a non denominational Christian school. The town has two very good government high schools and four private high school campuses - again there are two Catholic, an Anglican and a non denominational Christian school. Port Macquarie has a comprehensive TAFE campus which it shares with the University of Newcastle to provide high quality regional education opportunities.
With high quality telecommunications services such as fixed line ADSL and 3G Mobile broadband covered by all three major carriers, Port Macquarie is the ideal place for education and business opportunities alike.
Port Macquarie has expert healthcare services with almost every type of specialist available, high class public and private health facilities and the University of NSW Medical School has a teaching school attached to the base hospital.
With a great climate, beaches and a hinterland to explore Port Macquarie should be your next home town or place to have an investment property.