CHECK-IN & DIRECTIONS
Unfortunately no, at this time we do not provide a Shuttle Service from the local Port Macquarie Airport.
Check-In is from 2pm to 5:30pm daily. If you have arrived in Port Macquarie earlier and your Townhouse has been adequately prepared to our standards we may be able to arrange access for you, however, our suggestion is that you take advantage of the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the local area.
A drive along Pacific Drive into Port Macquarie will help to orientate you better for future outings. You’ll pass Flynn’s Beach and Town Beach as well as multiple cafes and restaurants. Let the kids stretch their legs along any of the beach/coastal walks and enjoy the sunshine.
It’s really not a problem at all, we understand travel can be a little unpredictable… especially with children!
As long as we know ahead of time we can make arrangements, and for those unexpected delays, just give us a quick update while in transit and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you (see what we did there J ).
Generally we ask that all check-outs be completed prior to 10am so that we can thoroughly clean and prepare your townhouse for our next guest. However, we understand that sometimes it’s extremely helpful to have a little extra time to get organized. Where-ever possible we will work with you to make your stay as smooth and peaceful as possible.
Every Shelly Beach Resort Townhouse has its own private single car parking space right next to your front door. If you have more than one vehicle there are additional parking spaces throughout the resort and street side parking near the office.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
Absolutely. A holiday would not be complete without kicking back to watch Netflix once the days fun is complete.
We offer FREE WiFi throughout the resort – just ask one of our resort staff for the password when you check in 🙂
Shelly Beach Resort is packed full of extra features. Here are some of the facilities included to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Inside your Holiday Apartment:
Washer and dryer, Private patio, Dining room, Living room, Flat-screen television, Cable channels, DVD player, Fridge (full size), Microwave, Stove, Dishwasher, Coffee maker, Kitchenware, Cribs (surcharge), Rollaway beds (surcharge), Childcare in room (surcharge), Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board, Blackout drapes, Climate control (air conditioning), Ceiling fan.
Around the Resort:
BBQ Area,Outdoor Swimming Pool,Non-Smoking Rooms,On-site undercover parking,Conference Facilities,Spa,WiFi Internet,Free WiFi,Free Parking,Tennis Court,Children Play Area,Street parking,Games Room,Tour Desk.
Without question! There is nothing worse than planning a vacation expecting all the facilities and benchtop space you need to cater for a large Family, only to find your accommodation provider has misinformed you about the kitchen!
Every Shelly Beach Resort Townhouse contains a FULLY equipped kitchen and laundry.
Stove Top, Oven, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Cutlery, Crockery and Cooking Utensils are all included for your convenience.
It sure is. We supply all linen for our Holiday Accommodation in Port Macquarie, so there is no need to bring a thing – unless you have a favourite pillow or a snuggle rug you just can’t leave home without! However, our townhouses are not serviced daily during you stay.
Each townhouse has its own washing machine and dryer for laundering of towels and linen and the utilities cupboard is equipped with cleaning supplies. If you prefer, housekeeping can be arranged for you for a small fee.
Inside the resort you will find a large games room and undercover BBQ/picnic area that overlooks the pool, making this an ideal family area. We also have a full size tennis court (floodlit until 9.30 pm) and an outdoor children’s playground.
Outside the gates the possibilities are endless. Local beaches, fishing, paddle boarding, hiking, beach soccer or cricket. Hire a boat or take a cruise on the river with a local charter operator. In season Whales can be seen from the local lookouts and Tacking Point Lighthouse. There are also a number of large local indoor playgrounds for those rainy days not to mention the Cinema!
The only way in and out of Shelly Beach Resort is via the main driveway past the front office. While this drive is not gated, the majority of private and communal areas (pools, parks, etc.) within the resort grounds are all fenced.
While we take every measure to ensure the safety of your children, it is a resort policy that all children are to be supervised by their parents/guardians at all times.
There is a small Takeaway / Convenience store located 180m from Shelly Beach Resort for fresh milk, bread and other smaller items. Alternatively there is a larger convenience store located at Flynn’s Beach to the north, or Coles at Lighthouse beach to the south.
- Asty’s @ Shelly Beach: 180m
- Australia Post Flynn’s Beach, Convenience Store: 2.1 Km’s
- Coles (Lighthouse Beach): 3.0km
OUT AND ABOUT
You sure can. Shelly Beach is a short 450 metre stroll through the rainforest from the resort. It has public toilets, BBQ’s and picnic tables. From Shelly Beach there are well maintain walking trails that follow the coast line to the north and south.
Flip a coin, either way you’re in for a treat. A picturesque stroll all the way into to Port Macquarie or camera worthy a elevate coast trek towards Lighthouse Beach and the historic Tacking Point Lighthouse.
Absolutely. Port Macquarie has a thriving vibrant café culture, both in the town centre and scattered along the coastal strip and Town Beach, Flynns Beach and Lighthouse Beach. There are definitely some hot spots for the Coffee lovers.
With only a 5 minute drive from Shelly beach into the heart of Port Macquarie you can enjoy a wide range of cuisine. Indian, Thai, Sushi, Mexican, Italian…. even a specialty Burger place that you can’t help but venture in. Whatever your taste buds are craving, there is a good chance you’ll find it nearby.
There are more than 20 National Parks for you to explore in the Greater Port Macquarie area. Some include:
Sea Acres National Park: Sea Acres National Park in Port Macquarie is located directly opposit your Self Contained Holiday Accommodation and is an easy walk for all to enjoy. Explore it alone or take a guided tour to find out more about the Aboriginal history of the area. Fees: Free park entry
Dooragan National Park: Dooragan National Park near Port Macquarie features excellent trails and walks suiting all levels of fitness, possibilities for picnics, and even hang gliding. The scenic views from iconic North Brother summit are breathtaking. Fees: Free park entry
Lake Innes Nature Reserve: At Lake Innes Nature Reserve, near Port Macquarie, visitors can enjoy cycling, fishing, birdwatching, swimming, kayaking and learning about NSW convict settlement history. Fees: Free park entry
Queens Lake Nature Reserve: A lakeside haven for koalas and wildlife, Queens Lake Nature Reserve is ideal for swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking and boating, south of Port Macquarie. Fees: Free park entry
Crowdy Bay National Park: Crowdy Bay National Park, near Port Macquarie is a great coastal getaway. Offering beach camping, picnic areas, fishing spots and walking tracks, there is plenty to see and do. Fees: Park entry fees apply
Kattang Nature Reserve: Near Port Macquarie and Taree, Kattang Nature Reserve offers spectacular views, magnificent wildflowers, great photography, easy walking, picnicking, whale watching and fishing. Fees: Free park entry
Middle Brother National Park: Created to protect two of the largest blackbutt trees in NSW, Middle Brother National Park offers places to picnic, easy walks, birdwatching, and scenic lookouts. Fees: Free park entry
Werrikimbe National Park: Werrikimbe National Park, near Port Macquarie and Tamworth, offers walks through World Heritage rainforest, camping, pinicking, scenic drives and 4WD trails. Fees: Free park entry
Hat Head National Park: Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming. Fees: Park entry fees apply at Hungry Head and Smoky Beach.
Brimbin Nature Reserve: Brimbin Nature Reserve, located on the NSW Mid North Coast, only 9km north of Taree, is a great spot for canoeing, walking, birdwatching and picnicking. Fees: Free park entry
For a complete list including activities available in each park please visit National Parks NSW
Port Macquarie offers a plethora of options when it comes to “things to do”.
For the Adventurer: There are endless possibilities in the local National Parks, Beaches and Estuaries. Canoeing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Swimming, hiking and Climbing.
There are also several local businesses providing indoor rock climbing, Jet boat tours, Jet Ski hire, Surfing Lessons and much, much more.
For the Historian: Port Macquarie is one of Australia’s earliest settlements and penal colonies dating back to 1921. The regions is filled with historic landmarks, museums, and ruins from days-gone-by.
For the Fisherman: Whether you’re a Rock Cod, Sand Gropper or a Deep Sea Pearch there is plenty of Top Spots locally.
The Northern Break wall is accessible by Ferry giving you access to a deep natural channel off the northern beach with currents push out to sea.
Lake Cathie is great for the kids to get a line wet. This tidal lake system hosts Flathead, Whiting and Bream in abundance. Alternatively there are a number of local Jetties on the Hastings and Camden Estuaries.
For those more adventurous you might like to try Rock Fishing south of Lake Cathie, or hire a boat and explore the rivers. There are also a number of local Charters for Deep Sea Adventure.
For the Romantic: Secluded beaches, breathtaking views, tranquil rain forests, nature trails and starry nights. Combine the natural beauty of Port Macquarie and surrounds with river cruises, vineyards, and over 50 local high quality cuisine and your romantic week-end away is complete.
For the Kids: The Port Macquarie Hastings regions is filled with activities for young, and the young at heart. Let your imagination run wild with Sun, Sand and Water. There are fantastic child-friendly hiking trails, parks, fishing spots, and outdoor activity zones like the Wayne Richards Mountain Bike track.
Paddle boards, canoes, surf boards and jet skis are all available for hire from local operators several of which offer guided tours or lessons for kids.
Indoor options include Ten Pin Bowling, Rock Climbing, Laser Tag, Inflatable world, and Large Indoor Playgrounds.
There’s always something for the little ones to do here in Port Macquarie.
There are over 50 annual events hosted in the Port Macquarie Hastings region every year.
From IRONMAN Australia to the Beechwood Billy Cart Classic – Moonlight Movies to Grape Stomping Championships – King of the Mountain to Riverside Markets.
There’s always something worth exploring in the Hastings.
For more information visit: PortMacuraieInfo.com.au
According to Google Maps:
- Coles (Lighthouse Beach): 3.0km
- Coles (Port Macquarie): 5.1 km
- SUPA IGA (Port Macquarie): 5.1 km
- Woolworths (Port Macquarie): 7.6 Km
In addition to the relaxed but vibrant CBD, Port Macquarie is home to several large shopping complexes boasting over 110 specially stores including major retailers and local boutiques.