Discover your next chapter with a sea change to Port Macquarie

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

The Allure of Coastal Living

If you are considering a sea change and looking at retiring to Port Macquarie, then take it from a long-term resident – this is certainly a great place to be for the next chapter of your life! And many others will testify to this. The area has grown considerably over the last few years and continues to attract an influx of newcomers. Drawn here by Port Macquarie’s relaxed lifestyle, and beautiful beaches, it is still a country town at the heart, yet with a buzz around tourist periods and plenty of restaurants, cafes, and things to do. Whether you enjoy getting back to nature or going for a little shopping spree, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in our beautiful town.

Port Macquarie, with its laid-back lifestyle, attracts families, retirees, and tourists alike.

Why retire to Port Macquarie?

If you are seeking tranquility and natural beauty and just love being in the outdoors, we have beaches, bushland, and coastal walks that are simply splendid. Pristine beaches (17 beaches of which 6 are patrolled by lifeguards in the region) and water holes that captivate your pure imagination, seemingly untouched in places with quiet little nooks with beaches that come alive with families and children playing, with squeals of laughter and excitement.

Not forgetting we have a wide range of tourist attractions for families and couples including wineries, boat tours – fishing trips, relaxing river cruises or thrill rides, whale watching from May to November, and awesome scenic seaplane rides.

Prefer to talk to the animals? There’s the local Billabong Zoo that offers a great day out with an array of animals including Australian marsupials and wildlife to exotic animals such as lions, monkeys, crocodiles, meerkats, and more, or the Koala Hospital – the only one in NSW.

If you love shows and live entertainment, then you can check out our arts, culture, leisure, and entertainment hub, The Glasshouse (a wonderfully majestic architect-designed building situated in the centre of town), and our community Players Theatre. Dress up for city performances or go casual and support our budding community actors and production teams.

Port Macquarie is the ideal place to retire and be sure that your family will be itching to come and visit you – regularly! With so many other exciting things to see and do for the kids and young adults such as surfing, paddle boarding, skydiving, wakeboarding, camel rides, heritage tours, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre (with walks, gift shop, and café) plus more.

Then there are Port Macquarie and surrounding areas where you can explore more nature, attractions, and boutique shops. You’ll never run out of things to do.

Really, the only question to ask yourself about moving to Port Macquarie – is WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

For more information about our retirement villages and available villas, please get in touch with us. Contact Us – St Agnes’ Care & Lifestyle (

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