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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner 2010
tråvelling to port macœuarie by car Port Macquarie is positioned on the New South Wales North Coast, just off the Pacific Highway. Improvements to the highway now make it easily 4½ hrs drive from Sydney's northern suburbs, and less than 3hrs from Newcastle. Travelling south, it is a 7hrs drive from Brisbane. From western New South Wales, the Oxley Highway provides access from the New England Highway, Armidale and Tamworth in less than 4hrs. by air Port Macquarie is less than one hour's flying time from Sydney and 1½ hrs from Brisbane. QantasLink and Virgin Blue provide daily flights between Sydney and Port Macquarie, with smooth connections from intrastate and interstate flights. Daily flights also operate between Brisbane, Coffs Harbour and Canberra to Port Macquarie on Brindabella Airlines. For more information, visit www.qantas.com, www.virginblue.com.au, www.brindabella-airlines.com.au by rail The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope, 20 mins inland from Port Macquarie, and Kendall daily. A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station. For more information visit CountryLink at www.countrylink.info. by coach Travel in style aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on one of the daily services from Brisbane and Sydney. Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the Greater Port Macquarie area. tråvelling aroun∂ port macœuarie rental cars The best way to explore the region is on a self-drive tour. To experience the best of the beach and the hinterland, pick up a rental car from one of the national car hire companies or locally owned 1st Class Rentals. With convenient locations at the airport and in town, 1st Class Rentals can service your car needs from economy to 4WD, at an affordable price. eco-friendly transport If you are staying in the CBD, Flynns Beach or Shelly Beach area, park the car and use the coastal walk or local bus service. Busways operate between the shopping centres and beaches, and travel to most towns and areas around the Greater Port Macquarie region. Taxis are also available and for larger groups, maxi taxis seat up to eleven people. For more information visit www.busways.com.au or call the taxi service on 02 6581 0081. ferry Port Macquarie is serviced by two ferries linking the CBD to the North Shore, providing access to Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, North Beach and Crescent Head via Maria River Road (gravel road) and Point Plomer Road (4WD access only). For ferry operation times, visit www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au. Visiting the Port Macquarie Region? Let CountryLink take you there. Visiting the Port Macquarie Region? Let CountryLink take you there. Peach RAI 0010 With daily services to the region, CountryLink is the convenient and safe way to travel. Our trains provide air-conditioned comfort, first or economy class seats, and a buffet car offering tasty hot and cold meals and beverages. So sit back, relax and let CountryLink take the hassle out of getting there. Phone 13 22 32, visit www.countrylink.info or contact your nearest CountryLink Travel Centre or accredited agent. www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au 34