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.
Breweries, excellent seafood, great coffee: the Mid-North coast now has a foodie feel.
A surprisingly sweet ride on a smaller passenger jet.
This former convict settlement has Australia's best climate - and some the best bodyboarding waves in the country.
If a hotel stay is all about location, you can't beat the Observatory's plum beachfront position.
Hatted chef Clayton Donovan looks at favourite food indulgences in Port Macquarie.