Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the region this Easter with the majority of tourism and hospitality operators open for business after the floods.
The clean-up is well underway, and although the flood aftermath is still plain to see in some areas, tourists are urged not to bypass our region.
Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association president Janette Hyde encouraged tourists to visit over the Easter holidays and enjoy what the region offered.
"We will welcome you with open arms and help us get back on track," she said.
Mrs Hyde also encouraged people to make the most of the Dine and Discover NSW initiative.
The Service NSW website shows businesses from Port Macquarie to Wauchope, Laurieton, North Haven and Kew are registered for Dine and Discover NSW.
The state government initiative encourages the community to support dining, arts and tourism businesses and stimulate spending to boost the economy.
NSW residents aged 18 and over can apply for $100 in vouchers.
The vouchers can be used at participating NSW businesses registered as COVID-safe.
Rydges Port Macquarie general manager Andrew McKenna also wants people to support venues and attractions by using the Dine and Discover vouchers.
He said Port Macquarie is open for business after the floods.
"Let's get people up here and all the tourism operators will benefit," Mr McKenna said.
He said Rydges Port Macquarie's Easter bookings were very strong.
A spokesperson for another Port Macquarie accommodation provider said they were fully booked over Easter.
Businesses are set to benefit from a tourist influx.
"The businesses need support, especially after the year we've had," the spokesperson said.
"It would be great if we can encourage more people to come to town. All of the businesses will benefit from it."
Meanwhile, Paul McGurk from Port Macquarie's Beachport Bed and Breakfast expects accommodation providers won't have problems filling their rooms over the Easter break.
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