New wayfinding signs in Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton

Lovely spot: Gaol Point Lookout is one of the locations for the new signs.
Lovely spot: Gaol Point Lookout is one of the locations for the new signs.

Visitors have given the thumbs up to new signs which make it easier to explore the area.

About 40 signs in popular areas in Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Wauchope provide locals and visitors with more information on their location, nearby attractions and highlight routes to find key landmarks.

Tourist Carolyn Tudehope, on holiday from the Gold Coast, said the signs put locations in perspective.

“Signage is the most important thing when you are in a new place,” she said.

Mrs Tudehope said the signs included some good points of reference.

Matt Taylor from Newcastle said the signs were good for tourists and visitors.

“It tells you where everything is and it’s pretty detailed,” he said.

This $250,000 project was funded by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the federal government, and administered on behalf of the state government by the NSW Department of Industry.

The coastal walk is easier to navigate thanks to wayfinding signs.

The coastal walk is easier to navigate thanks to wayfinding signs.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council installed the signs.

Director Melissa Watkins said the new signs were very noticeable and provided a great way for people to discover new things to see and do while out and about exploring our region.

“Wayfinding signage helps to tell a great story of our region by highlighting our rich local heritage and allowing people to easily find their way around our towns and villages,” she said.

“The signs will also support the local economy by connecting popular tourist attractions with nearby shopping, dining and transport precincts.”

Ms Watkins said signs along the Port Macquarie Coastal Walk had also been upgraded as part of the project, making this popular attraction even more user-friendly.

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