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Hastings River, Port Macquarie

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The Hastings River provides a handful of opportunities for recreation in Port Macquarie. The river starts 180 km (110 mi) north of the city in the Great Dividing Range and descends 1,040 m (3,410 ft) before emptying into the Tasman Sea. Spot dolphins and take in the history of the area on a cruise, paddle the river in a kayak, or enjoy a barbecue by the riverbank. If you angle, pick up a fishing license at a local bait-and-tackle shop and cast your line for bream, blackhead, tailor, whiting, and flathead. No matter how you spend your time on the river, make sure you apply insect repellent to keep the sandflies at bay. Work out when and for how long to visit Hastings River and other Port Macquarie attractions using our handy Port Macquarie vacation trip planner.
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  • It was a great day to kayak with calm wind. Luckily found a kayak hire along the cruise terminal - $15/hr. The ladies by the counter are so friendly and knowledgeable (most of them are kayakers too!)....  more »
  • We really enjoy our visit of port Macquarie over Christmas. Morning and evening walks along river is very enjoyable. Fishing is good too. Towards the town beach along the river there are a display of ...  more »
  • Long Rd to drive & very boring ... The whole river side looked gross nothing special to look at really