If it's been a long time since you've docked yourself at Port Macquarie, prepare to be surprised.
The notoriously difficult task of breeding koalas for the wild may become a reality thanks to an outpouring of donations in the wake of last summer's bushfires.
The once sleepy shores of this mid north coastal NSW town are now buzzing with creativity.
From historical homesteads and wildlife retreats to harbourside views and seaside sanctuaries, there are plenty of ways to discover the charming landscapes of NSW and the ACT.
There's a new buzz around Port Macquarie, led by artists, boutique businesses and inventive farmers.
If you're looking to get a glimpse of the chilled-out Byron vibe of yesteryear, all you need to do is get off the tourist trail.
There's plenty to see and do in this region without having to cross the border into Queensland.
These mini-breaks, or micro-cations, will help all of us become less harmful travellers. No house-sitters required