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Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage

Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 447 429 016
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Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery Tour

We found the tour of The Historic Cemetery in Port Macquarie very interesting. Mitch was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel D
Cemetery Tour

Mitch was very passionate and knowledgeable about the local history and we had a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenton W
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Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, winner of the 2010 North Coast Tourism Award and again recognised in 2011, offers the following walking tours: 1) Uncovering Our Past - This tour covers the history and archaeology of Port Macquarie, it is 2 1/2 hours in duration and departs at 9:30am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 2) Grave Tales - This tour takes you on a journey through our historic cemetery, it is 1 1/2 hours in duration and departs at 2pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tours do not depart on pubic holidays.
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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+61 447 429 016
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the tour of The Historic Cemetery in Port Macquarie very interesting. Mitch was very informative and passionate, he took his time sharing his knowledge of the area. We would highly recommend this tour to visitors and locals alike. Thank You Mitch.More

Thank Rachel D
Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks Linda and Anthony for your review and to Rachel for organising the tour. So glad that you could visit the cemetery once again while you were back in Port and this time had the chance to learn about its history and of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mitch was very passionate and knowledgeable about the local history and we had a very interesting tour of the cemetery. Would definitely recommend taking the time to do it.We certainly learnt that a cemetery is much more than just deciphering headstones. Thanks Mitch for the...More

Thank Brenton W
Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Brenton for joining my tour and for your review. Yes, cemeteries are more than just deciphering headstones. I know that the next time you wander through a cemetery you'll look at it in a totally different way. Thanks again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and I went on holidays to Port Macquarie in October 2017 and went on the Historic Tour of Port Macquarie. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable of not just Port Macquarie history, but many other areas. We climbed our way to the very...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kelly. It's great that you and your mum enjoyed my tour. Happy to have been able to pass on some of my knowledge of Port's early years and show you around my town.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour, Mitch was an excellent guide and so very knowledgable on all the local history both old and more current. It was fascinating to see the sensitive preservation and recreation of some of the local buildings and sites.

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Alison for your review. Port's history is fascinating and very interesting once you know where to look. So glad that you enjoyed my tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour with heaps of information & personal antidotes. Mitch is very knowledgeable, friendly & makes you feel at ease straight about. Would recommend the tour to anyone.

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Claire and Darryl for your review. Glad you enjoyed my tour and hope to see you back some time soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mitch has a wealth of information and experience with heritage issues. He made sure to find our interests and to customise his emphasis to make a group tour feel like a personal tour. If you just want a pleasant morning walk in Port Macquarie or...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jackie for a great review and for appreciating my efforts in making a group tour feel personal. Glad that you could learn a little of my town's history while you were here and hope that you enjoy the rest of you time in Australia....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour. Very informative. Mitch's knowledge of the individuals buried at the cemetery gave us an insight into colonial Australia.

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Penelope for your review. Next time you take a walk through the cemetery you'll now know something about those that you walk past.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We have just finished a very interesting walking tour around Port Macquarie township. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of early European settlement past readily evident in Port Macquarie, so the walk with Mitch enabled us to look beyond the present into what the early township...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks for your review. Glad that I opened your eyes to Port's past and that you could appreciate that while a lot of early the settlement is not readily evident a lot still remains below ground. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

If you are at all interested in history This is an excellent tour with a very good and informative guide. Not only do you get a lovely walk around the town, you also get a great insight into history old and new. Highly recommended

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks Scottiie for the review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time on my tour in Port Macquarie. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Australia and New Zealand.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Having previously done one of Mitch's tours I was still enthralled to revisit some of the sites I had previously seen as well as a taste of some new aspects of Port Macquarie. I am fortunate to have undertaken lots of guided walks both in...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Many thanks Narelle. It was great to welcome you back on one of my tours. History is about discovery and I'm glad that you were able to discover a little more of our history.

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