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Excellent tour with Mitch

We did the morning Historic Tour with Mitch when in Port Macquarie recently. Mitch was excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chrisaus
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Terrigal, Australia
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Heritage by lightning light

Great experience. Mitch is personable, enlightened and knowledgabl. He is also prepared to tailor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
harris1562018
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Weston, Australia
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the morning Historic Tour with Mitch when in Port Macquarie recently. Mitch was excellent, very knowledgeable and very good company. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone staying in or near Port Macquarie.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Mitch is personable, enlightened and knowledgabl. He is also prepared to tailor the presentation to meet individual needs. My daughter’s.partner and I only had 90 minutes available but wish we had longer). Mitch declares not to be a historian (when first taught to...More

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

Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed the tour and appreciated my commentary from my perspective as a Heritage Consultant, having worked on most of the heritage projects in Port Macquarie over the past 25 years, and not as an historian. However, I...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Mitch met me in the foyer of the Glasshouse. My daughter in law joined us, then the 3 of us went downstairs. Ahh, all the lines upstairs now made sense. Well done, showing the different ages of the same place. The rest of the walk...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thanks Maree for your review and so pleased that you and Meg enjoyed my tour. It was a great day although I can't take full credit for the weather as it is like that most days in Port. Looking forward to doing the Grave Tales...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

Mitch was a great help in understanding the early beginings and the development of Port Macquarie. And he really know his local history. Fully recommend to anyone.

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thanks Greg so glad you enjoyed my tour and that you now have a good understanding of Port's early years and the development that's taken place along the way in order for us to get to where we area today.

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The grave tour was fantastic, so much information. Mitch was amazing and had my 15 year old son engaged the whole time. Very grateful he could do the tour for us. Thank you MitchMore

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Thank you Robyn for your review. So glad that you and Alex enjoyed my tour. You now know a little about some of my town's early residents and that sometimes its not those buried that are significant but also who some of them are connected...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

Mitch is a fountain of knowledge concerning Port Macquarie heritage with first hand information on the design and construction of The Glasshouse and the interpretation of the historic buildings beneath the impressive Glasshouse building. We did both tours, Port Macquarie's history and archaeology and Port...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Many thanks for such a wonderful review. My town sure has a fascinating history that goes unnoticed by so many. Glad you took the time to come on not one but both tours I offer and that you now appreciate what you were walking over...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour. Mitch is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of this town. It really makes you open your eyes and see the town in a new light. The visit to St Thomas Anglican church is a must see with Mitch. Very...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you Shaunagh and Scott. I love my town and I am so glad that you were able to walk with me and appreciate its history. You now know that it is more than just a tourist town and is actually one of the oldest...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018

This walking tour around Port Macquarie was fantastic. Mitch McKay is a very knowledgeable and informative guide and I learnt so much about Port Macquarie that I never knew before. There was only my husband and myself on the tour the day we went to...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Many thanks Kim for your review. So happy that you and Grahame enjoyed the tour and now know about Port's convict past. Glad my tour was the highlight of your stay.

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I had a very interesting tour across the historic cemetery with Mitch, who knew many stories about the lifes of people buried in the cemetery, how some of them were connected to each other and also many informative facts about the history and maintenance of...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you Yalena. So glad you enjoyed the tour and had the chance to learn about some of Port's early history during your stay. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia and have a safe trip back to Germany. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018

We would like to thank Mitch for his very interesting tour. There is so much history in Port Macquarie that you don't realise is beneath your feet! Mitch was generous enough to take only the two of us on his tour after we contacted him...More

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Mitch M, Owner at Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you Ruth and Kevin for your review. It's wonderful that you appreciated that there is more to my town's history than what lies above the ground.

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