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This church was built by convict labour and was one of the first solid buildings to be built in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela S
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Paris, France
Architecture and the view

On a casual afternoon we just had a stroll around the place and admired the design, and the view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheldon P
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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It is fascinating to visit this historical church built by convicts 1824 - 1828 and gain an appreciation of the culture of the times by taking a guided tour. This church is still a place of worship.
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50 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was built by convict labour and was one of the first solid buildings to be built in Port Macquarie. It has very high pews which I think were designed for privacy. There is a team of voluntary guides who will very happily recount...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a casual afternoon we just had a stroll around the place and admired the design, and the view from above. Just a stone's throw from the cbd.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A magnificent proud church that makes you second guess the legitimacy of its age. They certainly don't make them like this anymore. Would've loved to do the tour but because it was a Sunday when we visited, the church was being used for it's primary...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielkayelene
Reviewed 20 October 2018

what an interesting trip back in time! This historic place of worship is littered with historical artefacts and information.. The guides are passionate about their church and it shows . The climb up the stairs to the top of the tower is the most magnificent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aussiemagnolia
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This convict built church, opened 1828, is one of the oldest in Australia. Beautifully preserved and renovated sympathetically, it is a real historic gem. The views from top of the tower are spectacular. The volunteer guides have a real passion for the church and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Such an unusual Anglican church inside. The church was built by convicts, and inside the seating is in the form of boxed areas. Would have been great with small children, to keep them in control!! There is also a tower, with magnificent fire of Port...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Whilst undertaking the self-guided historic walk in Port Macquarie we made our way to St Thomas' Church, a convict built church (1824 - 1828) and were pleasantly surprised to find a volunteer couple in the church who were very happy to give us a tour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swrb30
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest consecrated churches in Australia still in regular use. Beautifully built using convict made bricks and nineteenth century building techniques, take a guided tour and hear how it was built and the history of its parishioners. Allow an hour to do it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very interesting history and the best view of the town from the top of the tower. The volunteer guides are enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, so make all the difference. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank deirodeir
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is well worth visiting and hearing the history of the church from the volunteer guides. Spectacular view over Port Macquarie from the tower makes it worth the climb.

Date of experience: March 2018
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