Port Macquarie – Australia!

Ladies and gentlemen! Please welcome Brian Curtin, fellow eXtasy author! He is here to show us beautiful Port Macquarie Australia!

Port Macquarie is roughly 400 Kilometres north of Sydney and 600 south of Brisbane Queensland. It is accessible by land, sea or air, with scheduled flights daily via Qantas and Virgin Blue to and from Sydney and Brisbane.

The people here are extremely friendly in the clubs and in the street.

My favourite club is the Westport. Where you can sit and relax or wine and dine, with a magnificent view of the Hastings River through the massive glass wall, that extends from a lounge to a snack and coffee bar, and through to the restaurant. Visitors and children are welcome and children can sit almost anywhere provided adults accompany them.

There is an excellent bus service within township and outer smaller towns such as Kempsey, Wauchope, and Kendall.

Ideally situated at the mouth of the Hastings River and the blue Pacific Ocean, Port Macquarie is a water lovers paradise. Fifteen pristine beaches, most of them patrolled, line the coast from Port Macquarie south to the Camden Haven. Enjoy the coastal walks, surfing, sail boarding, swimming, fishing, whale watching, and even camel rides. Many beaches feature barbecue facilities and playgrounds.

The European settlement of Port Macquarie was established in 1821, three years after John Oxley reached the region by trekking down the Hastings River from the New England area. It is one of the oldest penal settlements outside of Sydney. Many early structures still stand today, along with a range of museums and interpretive centres, ideally suited to the history buff.

Today, with a population of over 40,000 people, Port Macquarie is the regional centre for the area.

You will be impressed by the range of accommodation, the pubs, clubs and shops and the diversity of places to wine and dine, including several award winning restaurants.

Brian Curtin

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