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Hastings River

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Pretty Area of Town

A really nice area of town, visited and watched the Ironman event here. Had many a picnic at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danielle P
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Nice river views, quite a long walk if you want it to be,quite busy in summer

I stayed in PMQ for several months, not just a toe in the water visit. PMQ has quite alot of eating... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Jonny_Onchan
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Isle of Man
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 action whilst the sun was rising - a...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

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 river run by....More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

The river runs from town along the breakwall out to the ocean. Many paddle boards and fishers use the river.

Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Part of a holiday package. Good boat and interesting informative commentary. Showed a different side to the area. And the dolphins turned up right on cue!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

What a wonderful place to stroll and watch the wildlife and people. We chatted to the locals who were very enthusiastic about their town.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

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 is quite a lot to...More

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

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

Thank Sheldon P
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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 can join a fishing trip too-

Thank Gareth G
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

nice spots along the hastings with many different areas dotted along its length offering different things to do

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Took a 4hour cruise up the Hastings from Port Macquarie with about 18 relatives. Very reasonably priced & top value in checking out the upper reaches. Didn't quite make it into the Everglades, but got to see Settlement Point, North Shore, Hibbard & the Canal...More

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