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. Plan to visit Hastings River during your Port Macquarie vacation using our convenient Port Macquarie holiday tool .
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  • We did a 2 hour cruise up and back the river from the main wharf in town centre. It was very pleasant and tea/coffee was provided as well as fish and chips for lunch at a reasonable extra cost. There ...  more »
  • There are so many places to walk along this waterway, and always a nice breeze. The further down the river you go the quieter it gets. Cruises along the river are also available  more »
  • Great for couples and families with nice bars and restaurants along the river here and public docks- Level lawns for kids to play and you can watch the ships very close pass by going out to sea. You c...  more »

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