Uncovering Our Past
Port Macquarie's History & Archaeology
Port Macquarie, the traditional country of the Birpai, has a fascinating past since those days, back in 1821 when it was founded by the British as a penal settlement.
This tour provides a general introduction to Port Macquarie. Going on foot through the streets allows you to engage vividly with the town's history while listening to the stories. You will visit some of our historical sites and experience for yourself how our history is being interpreted.
Times: 9.30am Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and lasts 2.5 hours.
Departs: from the Glasshouse, corner Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie
Cost: $35.00 per person
Port Macquarie Historic Cemetery
This informative tour takes you through Port Macquarie's historic cemetery where nearly 1,500 soldiers, convicts and settlers are buried.
In the grave silence of the cemetery, you will hear intriguing stories of those who lie buried there and their families. The cemetery is rich with history and there is much to learn about the ongoing conservation of the monuments.
Times: 2.00pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and lasts 1.5 hours.
Departs: from the cemetery steps, corner Gordon and Horton Streets, Port Macquarie
Cost: $25.00 per person