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Hastings River

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Address: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Boat rip with BBQ

We spent a lovely morning travelling up the Hastings River although it is very flat so the scenery was nothing particular to write home about. The skipper detoured through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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115 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely morning travelling up the Hastings River although it is very flat so the scenery was nothing particular to write home about. The skipper detoured through obviously a very expensive housing area but I was not particularly interested and all I could think of was 'Stepford Wives'! It is possible the Ozzies are more interested in seeing... More 

Thank K3ntishmaid
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I was here last year and ate lunch over looking the River and it was honestly beautiful and so tranquil. Not a piece of litter in site. Was fantastic!

Thank Honestbutbrutal
Barham, Australia
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The extent of the water that flows from mountains to sea is huge.. We visited after the heavy March rains and extent of water over that period was amazing. Heading to the mouth of the river watching people fishing of the wall and sighting the amount of fish was amazing.

Thank BarhamTilly
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The rock wall says it all: people come here year after year (some as much as 20- 25 years) and with good reason. Dolphins in the river, it's clean, quiet, relaxing. A very pretty place that hasn't been overcrowded by development.

Thank amanda f
Perth, Australia
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115 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The river mouth is interesting and the walk along the breakwater is always an attraction to all. There are river cruises upstream during the day and often an evening sunset cruise around. Mostly the river is tidal and only in sustained wet weather does in flow strongly out to sea. At other times, the flow is in or out due... More 

1 Thank Owl700
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great fishing, swimming or paddle boarding. Im a fisher woman and in my boat travelled from the mouth to kilometres up stream. Catching flathead and bream. Great times!

Thank JIllian S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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!). I proceeded along the "woregore" in between the Pelican Island (check google map). You can only go there on high tide in the... More 

1 Thank lovesweets2
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 all sorts of art on the large stones. It brings shark and mastery to your walk. Every time you note something new and admire drawings.

Thank LiveWELL2013
Healesville, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Long Rd to drive & very boring ... The whole river side looked gross nothing special to look at really

Thank dc1742
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely easy and pleasant place to go for a run or whatever, wide paved paths, great views and a cool breeze.

Thank Wallarah

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