Port Macquarie's iconic history is being celebrated with a new app and heritage walk brochure for tourists and locals to enjoy.
"The brochure can be used as a guide to historical sites in and around the CBD, or as a self-guided walking tour," said Port Macquarie Museum President Clive Smith.
"The brochure also provides information about how to access our free web based walking tour audio and visual guide app."
The app gives visitors an audio description of each site and together with historic images allows them to reimagine the landscape as it once was.
The development of the Heritage Walk brochure and app was funded by the NSW Government.
Historical sites profiled include the Royal Hotel, St Thomas Church, Prisoners Barracks and the remains of Overseers Cottages.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts Ben Franklin was in Port Macquarie for the launch.
He described the initiative as a "wonderful idea".
"It allows visitors and locals to travel around 22 heritage sites in this wonderful town and understand how important Port Macquarie is to the history of NSW and Australia," Mr Franklin said.
During his time in Port Macquarie Mr Franklin toured the Port Macquarie Museum and looked at expansion plans.
"It is really so exciting, the museum could really be a hub for all of Port Macquarie and beyond.
"We don't have a museum the size they are talking about from Newcastle to the Queensland border."
The Port Macquarie Heritage Walk Guide and App can be accessed online and the free app (izi. TRAVEL) can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play or Microsoft.
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