Thursday, June 17, 2010

Unseasonably Good Deals in Port Macquarie this Winter

Port Macquarie is reinvigorating itself as a winter destination with a big line-up of outdoor events and ‘Unseasonably Good Deals’ at 25 accommodation, tour operator and attractions from June to September 2010.

Save over 30% off hotels and get alongside the buzz of the waterways when the Bodyboarding Championships (15 July), Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix (24 to 25 July) and Australian Surf Festival (15 and 28 August) come to town. These are free events for spectators.

Or take part yourself and book a delicious organic cooking class at the newly opened Amber Healing Farm; be pampered at Port Macquarie Day Spa; amaze the kids with PortJet’s whale-watching tour; and feed the mischievous monkeys at Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park.

Accommodation offers include:

 Stay at the 4 star ‘Flynns on Surf’ for just $129 per night for a one-bedroom apartment and receive a bonus $50 restaurant voucher and upgrade to a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment for only $10 per room. Includes parking, LCD TV, Austar, heated pool. Min 2 night stay
 Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park is offering $126 per night for a deluxe two bedroom Spa Bayside Cottage (sleeps 4) and receive a bonus complimentary dinner at The Corner restaurant. Min 3 night stay

Attraction offers include:

 Visit the new Amber Healing Farm for $85 per person and enjoy a 4-hour cooking class with organic vegetarian produce, lunch overlooking the water and a free ‘Health in a Bag’ organic hand-milled cake mix.
 Port Macquarie Day Spa is offering $197.50 per person for the Romance Escape Package for two people - includes full body exfoliation, hydro-therapy spa bath, half hour renewal massage and one hour facial per person
 PortJet has 2 adult tickets for the price of 1, or just $55, to go whale-watching
 Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park is offering 10% with every child entering

“Visitors to Port in Winter will enjoy warm sunny days, beautiful crowd-free beaches and lots to see and do.” said Tourism Manager, Linda Hall.

For a full list of the deals and more information contact the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre on 1300 303 155 or go online at

The ‘Unseasonably Good Deals’ are part of Port Macquarie’s new $120k winter tourism campaign running from June to September 2010. For the first time in years a new television commercial promoting the Port Macquarie brand will go to air in Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, North Coast and New England from early June through to September, to coincide with the ’Unseasonably Good Deals’ retail tactical campaign. The winter campaign will also be supported by print and online advertising. With a new-look destination website, a dedicated campaign microsite – - and 10,000 copies of the Unseasonably Good Deals flier being distributed nationally, the tourism industry is bracing itself for a great response.

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