Magificent Mid North Coast NSW

Fully Guided Hiking Tours

Fully Guided 6 Day Hiking Holiday

Come and explore some of the amazing and iconic walking trails on the Mid North Coast of NSW. This package is for private groups, from one couple up to 11 people. Your accommodation will be in the heart of beautiful Port Macquarie, and each day you’ll be picked up by your guide and taken on one of the Mid North Coast’s iconic walks. You’ll walk the Port Macquarie Coastal walk; see Rawson and Ellenborough Falls; Walk to the top of North Brother Mountain and through Kattang Nature Reserve; Walk from the Lighthouse to the Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks and visit the largest Bottlebutt tree in the Southern Hemisphere, followed by a visit to the Bago Maze and winery near Wauchope. Have a look at this short 3 minute video of the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk to whet your appetite!

By late afternoon each day, you’ll be back at your accommodation and you’ll have free time to enjoy all the pubs, clubs, restaurants and nightlife of Port Macquarie. The FAQs below should answer most of your questions, so what are you waiting for…. Come and have a great holiday and see some of the best local sites in our beautiful area!!

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Trip dates

Departure Date Finish Date Tour Duration Price
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 Fri, 2 Oct 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 4 Oct 2020 Fri, 9 Oct 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 Fri, 30 Oct 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 8 Nov 2020 Fri, 13 Nov 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 15 Nov 2020 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 Fri, 4 Dec 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 6 Dec 2020 Fri, 11 Dec 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp
Sun, 13 Dec 2020 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 Magnificent MNC 6 days, 5 nights From $AU995pp

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Frequently asked questions

These packages are tailored for private groups. The minimum group size is 2 people. The maximum group size is 11people. Children are welcome but be aware it is a hiking holiday and all hikers, including children, should have hiking experience.

The tour is 6 days and 5 nights.
Prices per person (includes GST):
$995pp (10-11 guests),
$1,095pp (8-9 guests),
$1,195pp (6-7 guests),
$1,295pp (3-5 guests),
$1,395pp (2 guests)

Included

  • All accommodation, based on twin share luxury apartment in the heart of Port Macquarie.
  • All transport to and from all hikes
  • 2 morning teas and one lunch
  • A guide for the five days

Not included

  • Transport to and from Port Macquarie
  • Most meals
  • Passport (if applicable), visa (if applicable) and travel insurance

Day 1 – Sunday
3.00pm Arrive at accommodation
Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel or
Port Macquarie Breakwall Caravan Park
5.00pm Meet and great with your guide for the week. Briefing about the week ahead.
5.30pm Free time for the rest of the evening

Day 2 – Monday – Port Macquarie
7.00am Breakfast at your accommodation or at a nearby Cafe.
8.30am Meet your guide, and drive to Kattang Nature Reserve
9.30am Hike to Point Perpendicular, and Flower Bowl circuit (5km, easy)
12.00pm Fish lunch at the Laurieton Fish Co-op
1.00pm Hike to the top of North Brother (3km, 450m ascent, difficult)
2.30pm Hike back down the mountain. (3km, 450m decent, moderate)
4.00pm Drive back to Port Macquarie
5.00pm Free time for the rest of the evening 

Day 3 – Tuesday – South West Rocks
7.00am Breakfast at your accommodation or at a nearby Cafe.
8.30am Meet your guide, and drive 1 hour to South West Rocks
9.30am Hiking to Jail. (8km, 360m ascent, moderate)
1.00pm Lunch at local cafe
2.00pm Visit the Trial Bay Gaol
3.30pm Visit the Lighthouse
4.00pm Drive back to Port Macquarie
5.00pm Free time for the rest of the evening

Day 4 – Wednesday – Port Macquarie
7.30am Breakfast at your accommodation or at a nearby Cafe.
9.00am Meet your guide, and hike from Town Green to Lighthouse beach.
Rated easy to Moderate. Distance 9.0km. Total ascent 250m.
Stop for morning tea at Flynns Beach.
12.00pm Lunch at Sea Acres Rainforest Reserve
1.00pm Walk the boardwalk at Sea Acres
2.00pm Visit the Koala Hospital and Roto House.
3.30pm Free time for the rest of the evening

Day 5 – Thursday – West Comboyne and Elands
7.00am Breakfast at your accommodation or at a nearby Cafe.
8.30am Meet your guide, and drive 1 hour to Comboyne via Byabarra
9.30am Morning tea at Comboyne or Byabarra or Boorgana
10.00am Hike Boorgana Nature reserve and to Rawson Falls
12.00pm Drive to Ellenborough Falls
12.30pm Picnic lunch at Ellenborough Falls
1.30pm Hike to the bottom of Ellenborough Falls and to the lookouts
3.30pm Drive back to Port Macquarie
5.00pm Free time for the rest of the evening

Day 6 – Friday – Wauchope
7.30am Breakfast at your accommodation or at a nearby Cafe.
9.00am Check out from accommodation then meet your guide, and drive to Wauchope
9.30am Hike to Old Bottlebutt, 1.5km easy.
10.00am Drive to Bago Vineyards
10.30pm Morning tea at the vineyards, and visit the maze
12.00pm Drive back to Port Macquarie
12.30pm End of tour

Yes, as we cater for private groups, we can amend the itinerary to your wishes.

Bookings can be made online or manually. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings. A deposit of $300 per person will secure your booking.

For manual bookings the bank details for the deposit are:
Home Comforts Hiking
BSB 932000
Account 500196069

Bookings can be made online or manually. Click the ‘Book online’ button for online bookings. The cost of the trip will be in $US. A deposit of $US300 will secure your booking. If less than 2 months before the start date of the trip, then payment in full will be required.

For manual bookings, I will send you a PayPal invoice. You do not need a PayPal account to make the payment. You just need a Visa or Mastercard to make the payment. Alternatively, you can pay in $AU through a money transfer company such as OFX or your bank, if you prefer. In that case use the bank details above.

If we cancel the tour due to NSW Government imposed Covid 19 travel restrictions, then we will refund your deposit in full.

If you cancel more than 6 months prior to the trip start date we will refund 75% of your deposit. There are no refunds for cancellations made by you, less than 6 months from the trip start date.

The balance is due 1 month prior to the tour start date. If the tour is cancelled due to NSW Government imposed Covid 19 travel restrictions, we will refund your payment in full, or provide you with a credit for use on any of our other hikes.

There are no refunds, due to cancellation by you after this date (one month prior to departure).

Book your flights (if applicable) once you have paid for the trip in full.

We recommend that you take out travel insurance that covers cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances, medical costs, and your valuables.

Overall the hike is rated moderate. For inexperienced and less fit hikers, it would be rated moderate to hard. The total distance walked over 5 days of hiking is 35km. We walk at a slow to moderate pace with plenty of breaks and opportunities to enjoy the views and observe the abundant flora and fauna. Some of the hiking is hard, but none of the hiking is compulsory. As you are in your own private group, we can adjust the hiking and the pace to suit the wishes of your group.

Accommodation is in modern apartments in the heart of Port Macquarie. Accommodation is based on twin share. If you require a single room, there will be a single supplement of $350.

The apartments are generous in size and have a kitchen, bathroom and living area as well as the bedroom. They are located in the heart of Port Macquarie.

Port Macquarie is perfectly located on the Hastings River. There are many pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment venues to explore in your free time. You may also like to take a river cruise or go whale watching while you are here. If you would like extra nights booked, we can also arrange that for you.

There is only one meal included in the cost of the trip, that is a Lunch at Ellenborough Falls on day 5. We also include 2 morning teas at great cafes. These are the arrangements for the rest of the trip:

  • Breakfast – you can prepare your own in your apartment, or visit one of the many cafes in Port Macquarie. The apartments you stay in has a cafe on the ground floor
  • Lunch – Most days we’ll visit a local cafe for lunch. At Laurieton we will go to the fish market for lunch. At Ellenborough Falls We’ll provide a picnic lunch.
  • Dinner – You will be back at your accommodation by late afternoon each day. There are many pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment venues to explore in your free time.

Your guide will pick you up each morning and return you to your accommodation each late afternoon. You only need to carry a small day pack with water, snacks and any other personal items. Your luggage will remain at the accommodation.

  • Small backpack with waterproof cover
  • Shirts, pants, shorts, underwear, socks
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Hiking Pole(s)
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Swimsuit and micro towel
  • Money and/or Debit/Credit Card
  • Phone and/or tablet, camera and chargers
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Food/snacks

Meet at your accommodation. The address will be provided once you book and pay. On the first day, your guide will come and meet you at 5.00pm and provide a briefing.

At your accommodation at Port Macquarie, at about 1.00pm on Day 6.