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Hastings River, Port Macquarie

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 120 reviews on the web
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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  • We took a cruise up the river as part of a hotel package deal. It is certainly a surprise once you enter the canal area and see some to the expensive housing that has arisen in this area. well wot a f...  read more »
  • This river gives a long stretch of walking path and is lovely to walk along at any time of the day. We took a sunset cruise on the river in a Chinese Junk which was perfect if you want to see the rich...  read more »
  • There is a walk alonf the foreshore and out along the breakwall. It starts west of the Westport Club, meanders down alongside the cruise terminal and goes all the way out to the end of the breakwall. ...  read more »
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