Explore one of Australia's oldest penal settlements
As one of Australia's first settlements outside of Sydney, Greater Port Macquarie is home to a number of historic buildings and sites that date back to our colonial and convict days. A stroll along the sign-posted heritage walking trail will take visitors to 13 of the town's most fascinating historic and archaeological sites.
Greater Port Macquarie is also home to a large number of artists in all genres, and was awarded the prestigious NSW 4th City of the Arts. There are close to 100 arts and cultural groups in the area, creating a rich cultural diversity and offering a wide range of regular performances, exhibitions and activities throughout the year for the community and visitors alike.