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".
The highlights? The food, the food and the food. And did I mention the food?
The views here will liberate you from whatever cares awaits you back in the Big Smoke.
The North Coast of NSW is home to famous Byron Bay, but there's plenty of other highlights in this region of beaches, forests and great food.