Hastings River, Port Macquarie

4.6
#5 of 17 in Parks in Port Macquarie
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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  • Did a 1 and half hour cruise yesterday, BYO drinks and nibbles and only $20 a head, spend a relaxing afternoon taking in the beautiful river with a fun informative boat driver she was great and very f...  more »
  • So calm and peaceful - the Hastings River is a great spot for a walk, picnic, sail. There is a fantastic coastal walkway along here not to be missed  more »

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