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Port Macquarie/Australia

Introducing Port Macquarie

Pleasure has long replaced punishment as the main purpose of Port Macquarie. Formed in 1821 as a place of hard labour for those convicts who reoffended after being sentenced to Sydney, it was the third town to be established on the Australian mainland. These days, though, Port, as it’s commonly known, is overwhelmingly holiday-focused, making the most of its position at the entrance to the subtropical coast, its beautiful surf beaches and its laid-back coffee culture.