Painting & Graffiti on Sea Wall
A walk along the riverfront near the river mouth you will see the rock seawall which has been very colourfully decorated by potential artists and graffitti talents. An amusing distraction from the beauty of the Hastings River. Having this area for graffiti expression helps restrict damage to the town buildings.
The Walk II
At the end of the Uptin Walk there is Flagstaff Hill, just 83 steps up and you're there..........or, 83 steps down and you're not there! It has a seat to rest on and lovely views back towards Town Beach and on to Oxley Beach.
From here it becomes the Doctor's Walk that takes you around to Windmill Hill Lookout and the appropriately named Rocky Beach, a name that highlights the problems associated with surfing around Port, i.e. most of the beaches have rocky reefs and small islands which cause chaos to the wave patterns.
This does not detract from the scenic beauty of the walk however, in fact, it may even enhance it.
A favourite country town
Port Macquarie is a really nice town, one of my favourites, a bit less than halfway from Sydney to Brisbane and a great place to stop on the journey - and recommended for a visit for a longer period of time.
It's easily reached along the Pacific Highway and is on the coast on the Hastings River so it offers beaches and river activities. There are many river excursions and a seaplane offering scenic flights.
Population is around 40,000 and tourism is strong, so the town offers plenty of activities, with trips and facilities such as shops and restaurants.
The town centre is a pleasant area with plenty of greenery and a good selection of shops and restaurants.
It's well laid out, level and easy to stroll around.
The town is full of lovely old buildings and interesting architecture.