Port Macquarie was developed as a prison settlement for hard core criminals in 1821. The city has undergone a lot changes since then and has developed into a major part of tourism Australia. The sandy and beautiful beaches like the North Shore, Oxley Beach, Town Beach, Flynns Beach, Shelly Beach and Nobbys Beach are the first choice for retirement settlers.
Apart from beaches, the city is also known as a shopping paradise. The fashion stores at Port Central offer lucrative deals to the customers. Some of the top stores present in Port Central are Collette by Collette Hayman, Jay Jays, Jeanswest, Lovisa, Noni B, Strand Bags and Susan. You can also go to Settlement city as it houses a range of supermarkets and featured brands.
Street shoppers can get their dose of retail therapy on Horton or Clarence Sts. These two streets are hub of Australian fashion. The designer boutiques at Camden Haven and Wauchope are also good options if your choice is different from usual designs and stuff.