Byron Bay's neighbour has the same charm, minus the stars.
An idyllic base from which to explore an area that has been doing it tough over summer.
Of Australia's state capitals, only Sydney and Hobart are older than Port Macquarie.
The check-in counters have changed little in the upgrade, but who needs them when online check-in is so easy?
The pool, the views and the pavilions make this a hinterland highlight in the Byron Bay region.
Breweries, excellent seafood, great coffee: the Mid-North coast now has a foodie feel.
One of Port Stephens' premier resorts has put on a fresh face.
With dwarf palm trees edging the pool and cane chairs dangling from the veranda, the place seems to murmur "oasis".