Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage

Cultural and Theme Tours

Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage offers walking tours by multi-award-winning Heritage Consultant Mitch McKay – a resident of Port Macquarie for more than 35 years.

The ‘Uncovering Our Past Tour’ and ‘Grave Tales Tour’ provide an insight into Port Macquarie’s fascinating past when it was established, back in 1821, as a purpose-built settlement for the earliest ‘tourists’ – the convicts.

There is no better way to appreciate the town’s history than on foot.

Listen to the stories, visit historical sites and see how the local history is being interpreted.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence five years running.

Facilities

Basic Cultural and Theme Tours Family Friendly Half Day or Less History & Heritage National Trust Nature and wildlife Public Toilet Sightseeing Tours Visitor Information Centre Walk Walking and Biking Tours

Services

$35

This tour provides a general introduction to Port Macquarie and there is no better way to appreciate the town’s history than on foot.

Listen to the stories, visit some of the historical sites and see how history is being interpreted.

Tour departs 9.30am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). Bookings are essential.

Tour is at a leisurely walk. Bring a hat, sunscreen, camera and a water bottle. Wear walking shoes or joggers.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

$25

This informative tour takes you through Port Macquarie’s historic cemetery where nearly 1,500 soldiers, convicts and settlers are buried.

Learn about the history of the cemetery, the intriguing stories of some of its occupants and their relatives and hear about the ongoing repair and conservation of the monuments.

Tour departs 2pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (excluding public holidays). Bookings are essential.

Tour is at a leisurely walk. Bring a hat, sunscreen, camera and a water bottle. Wear walking shoes or joggers

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