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Observatory Media provides journalists and industry with access to company announcements, general press releases, media newsletters, links to published articles as well as a facility to answer media enquiries. If you require Observatory images or logos, please email your request with your contact details to

Media Releases

April 30, 2009: Port Macquarie Hospitality skills boosted by new partnership
Tourism and hospitality students at North Coast TAFE's Port Macquarie campus stand to benefit from on-the-job training with a leading local hotel thanks to a new industry-TAFE initiative.
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March 5, 2009: TVs 'Getaway' and Kelly Landry choose The Observatory
The team will spend only two nights in the region, staying at the Observatory Hotel at Town Beach while in Port Macquarie before moving on to Crescent Head.
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March 1, 2009: The Observatory goes GREEN
Under a staged strategy supervised by the Carbon Reduction Institute, endorsed by Country Energy and recently implemented, The Observatory will be entirely carbon-neutral in three years.
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December 18, 2008: Historic artefacts to go on display at The Observatory
A treasure trove of historic artefacts unearthed by The Observatory hotel at Town Beach will go on display in 2009.
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November 21, 2008: Tourism President applauds local achievements
Port Macquarie's tourism industry made its mark among keen competition from across the state at the annual NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney on Thursday night.
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October 28, 2008: Australian Service Excellence Awards - Hospitality winner
The Observatory resort hotel Port Macquarie has been placed second overall, highly commended, in Australia-wide awards for hospitality excellence, pipped for the top honour only by a prominent Sydney restaurant.
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October 16, 2008: The Observatory wins NSW Customer Service Awards
A local resort-hotel's dedication to customer satisfaction has paid off in its recognition with a top NSW Service Excellence award, given by the Customer Service Institute of Australia in on Wednesday night (October 15 2008).
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June 16, 2008: Port Macquarie Hotel Tops the State
Port Macquarie's The Observatory has been voted NSW and ACT Operator of the Year for 2008 by the national Hotels Motels and Accommodation Association (HMAA).
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May 30, 2008: Port Macquarie opens its arms to Mums and their daughters living with cancer!
The Observatory Camp Quality ladies's pamper weekend has won overwhelming support from the Port Macquarie community.
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Media Newsletters

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Media Visits

The Observatory is a proud ambassador for Port Macquarie and regularly hosts media familiarisation trips for professional journalists, travel writers and TV crews from Australia and overseas.

Enquiries including a proposed story/segment outline should be emailed to Kylie King, Marketing Manager, or call (02) 6586 8000 for urgent enquiries.