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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  • Even though I was the only person who doesn't enjoy fishing, the sceneries makes up for any angler angst. It appears that the council is looking after the river and the banks, the sun rise and the set...  more »
  • A really nice area of town, visited and watched the Ironman event here. Had many a picnic at the side of the river with my family watching the pelicans and boating activity! Stunning to watch all the ...  more »
  • I stayed in PMQ for several months, not just a toe in the water visit. PMQ has quite alot of eating places,but not so many along the river The Beach House is a good spot to grab a beer and watch the r...  more »
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  • Fantastic place for a family holiday, picnics, fishing. I love to watch the dolphins swimming up and down the river every year we holiday there. My family loves the area.
  • So very beautiful , well worth a picnic or lunch on the river
  • Great place to visit. Def be returning
  • Nice picnic area
  • Relaxing
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