Surf’s Up in Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is fast becoming Australia’s best kept secret.

Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2011 --( Surfing, Australia’s favourite pastime attracts thousands of Aussies to beaches across the country all year round. But one place stands out for its great waves, year round sunshine and laid back atmosphere: Port Macquarie.

Less popular with the tourists than its northern neighbour, Byron Bay, Port Macquarie is fast becoming Australia’s best kept secret and fewer people means more space in the water for everyone to enjoy. For the visitor, the accommodation can easily match the prestige of its northern neighbour in both charm and character.

The town will shortly be seeing an influx of the country’s top amateur surfers, for the biggest amateur event of the year, the Australian Surf Festival. The festival attracts nearly 400 surfers to the town and will be running from 13-27 August.

More than just a surf festival, it will showcase live music, surf art, surfing education courses, as well as a world class exhibition by one of Australia’s leading indigenous artists, Vernon Ah Kee.

Port Macquarie is the ideal holiday destination not just for surfers, but for families looking for a fun filled escape and couples looking for a bit of romance. It’s impossible not to feel spoilt by its beautiful beaches and stunning landscape.

LivingSocial Escapes will be offering generous discounts on accommodation packages in Port Macquarie this week. LivingSocial travel deals require minimal planning, coming with amazing extras including breakfast, late check outs, romantic dinners and activities. Each holiday deal is listed for a week to give couples the time to organise their diaries.

“Time out with the family is special and LivingSocial Escapes make covetable travel destinations affordable for families. Each travel deal experience on LivingSocial Escapes is authentic, accessible and requires minimal planning,” says LivingSocial Australia and New Zealand CEO Colin Fabig.

More information on holiday deals by Escapes can be found at

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Aga Bialkowska