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Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage

Port Macquarie, Australia
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About Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
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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Catherine H wrote a review 14 Jan
Sydney, Australia82 contributions68 helpful votes
Took the Port Macquarie walking tour today. It was a great tour. Mitch was a fantastic guide and his knowledge of the area was extensive. The information about the Glasshouse site and retained relics and foundations of historical buildings underneath was incredible. Mitch weaves this information into the walking tour around town and to the many historically significant sites he showed us. A very well constructed tour.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Catherine for a wonderful review. Great to know that you and Geoff enjoyed my Uncovering our Past walking tour. The Glasshouse is pretty impressive and when interwoven with the rest of my town's early European history it makes one appreciate my town so much more. Safe travels.
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Eric B wrote a review 5 Jan
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The level of information, personalising the history of Port Macquarie was excellent. Such knowledge is amazing. Thank you Mitch.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review Eric. Glad that you and Jacqui enjoyed my Grave Tales tour and found the information excellent. Enjoy the remainder of your holiday and safe travels back to Victoria.
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Dec 2021
Sydney, Australia1832 contributions488 helpful votes
We did the Historic Cemetery tour with Mitch and it was superb. Visiting this place with a knowledgeable guide who has personally done the research on the residents there made all the difference as many of the headstones are unreadable or only tell you the barest facts. A number of notables and relatives of notables reside here and Mitch delivers their stories with lively panache even though I am sure he has done this many times before. There was lots of opportunities for queries and interplay that made it a most enjoyable hour.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
Responded 20 Dec 2021
Thank you for your review. The last resting place for many of Port's early residents this cemetery (1824-1886) sure has a fascinating history as you have now discovered. Glad that you enjoyed my Grave Tales tour. You now know that Port's early days just wasn't for the convicts. Safe travels.
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Margaret H wrote a review Nov 2021
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The Guides knowledge was extensive. He was interested where we came from which was woven into his tour.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
Responded 12 Nov 2021
Thanks Margaret for your review. I really enjoy it when I can find a common connection with those resting in the cemetery and those on my Grave Tales walking tour - whether it be through places of birth, where they lived and worked or their profession.
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BCz wrote a review Nov 2021
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Very instructive tour with Mitch. A great way to discover the city. We have really appreciated his passion and deep knowledge of Port Macquarie. Totally worth the experience!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Response from Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage
Responded 9 Nov 2021
Many thanks Bernard for your review. Glad that you and Julielte enjoyed my Uncovering our Past tour. Now you have an appreciation of Port's convict past and how it relates to Australia's early European settlement. Safe travels and who knows we may meet again in your country.
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