“You’re going to Port Macquarie? The Retirement village?”

The questions my father asked in astonishment when I recently told him I was going to Port Macquarie for a weekend to check out the town and attend their annual foodie festival, Tastings on Hastings.

Like many, he hadn’t been to Port Macquarie for many years and was still under the impression this town had nothing to offer but an ageing population. And to be honest, I can see why people would want to retire here. The weather is warm and sunny all year round, they have great surf beaches, plenty of nice restaurants and the locals are super friendly. Not to mention it’s only a one hour flight or four hour drive from Sydney. And since the invention of internet shopping, who needs the stress of big city buying expeditions.

Alex - a.k.a Miss Darlinghurst - was pleasantly surprised by what she found on a recent trip to Port Macquarie.  Find out why here.

Winter Deals

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Winter Deals...all in one place

You’ll be surprised what’s on offer in Port Macquarie - ocean-view penthouses, boutique B&Bs in the hinterland and tree-house retreats set in a rainforest, are just some of the indulgences. Settle in to a cozy cabin with valley views or a sophisticated seaside pad with coastal breezes. Check out these great winter accommodation deals.

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Indulge with Port Macquarie's ocean view penthouses, boutique hinterland B&Bs, and rainforest tree-house retreats. Reconnect on a cosy break

Great deals end soon on relaxing retreats

In Port Macquarie you’ll find accommodation gems with a big warm welcome, and you may never want to leave.  From luxury B&Bs on the river, to tree-house retreats in a rainforest and farm-stay cottages in hinterland valleys, this really is the good life. 

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