Hastings River, Port Macquarie

4.7
#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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  • What a stunning view of this magnificent river. Dolphins were seen as was small sting rays and plenty of mullet in the water. Good place to watch the sunrise or sunset also.  more »
  • We stayed in our van right by the Hastings River and every day the dolphins swam up the river, playing about. It was lovely to watch. We also saw a turtle one day too. Very clean and a lovely view.  more »

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