“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.

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