Port By Night Tours - Port Macquarie

Port by Night Tour

Port by Night Tours is Port Macquarie's only night walking tour. Starting at the beautiful Town Green where Port Macquarie was founded. Your host, Bruce Thompson, will guide you through the brutal penal colony that became a modern day tourist Mecca.

Visit historic sites and see images of the past appear before your eyes. Who were the original inhabitants of this land? What bizarre punishments did convicts receive? Who is buried under St Thomas church? What connection did the first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, have with Port Macquarie? What strange practices did undertakers engage in during the early times? How did common but mysterious sayings used everyday language originate? These questions and more will be answered as you tour Port Macquarie before visiting the dead at the Historic Burying Ground under the cover of darkness.

Port By Night Tours operates between October to March.


Night Tours October - March

Port by Night Tours starts at the Town Green just 100 metres from the Glasshouse. Get yourself to Horton Street in the middle of town and head north towards the beautiful Town Green by the Hastings River. Cross the road after you pass the cinema and McDonalds on your right. Once you get to the statue of Sir Edmund Barton opposite the Royal Hotel you are there. Look for the man in black! Tours are not suitable for children as some stories are of graphic nature. Group tours available on other nights Minimum 15 persons. Subject to availability. Bring comfortable walking shoes and bottled water. Ponchos will be provided in wet weather conditions.
Start Location Horton Street Port Macquarie
Duration Half Day or Less and Evening