Hastings River, Port Macquarie

#5 of 17 in Parks in Port Macquarie
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Great spot for watersports, although there does not seem to be much on offer in terms of places to swim.  more »
  • We took the 2 hour sunset cruise from the town wharf last night with Port Jet and it was great. We saw Dolphins and a georgous sunset. They provide pizza, fruit and ice cream. They also have a...  more »
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