Hastings River, Port Macquarie

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#5 of 18 in Parks in Port Macquarie
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Pelicans, Herons, Sandpipers, seagulls, dolphins...flocks of galahs, lorikeets and cockatoos! One of the most beautiful places on earth! This IS the garden of Eden...stunning! 
    Pelicans, Herons, Sandpipers, seagulls, dolphins...flocks of galahs, lorikeets and cockatoos! One of the most beautiful places on earth! This IS the garden of Eden...stunning!  more »
  • We stayed overlooking the river and enjoyed the peaceful flow of the river past our balcony. Always lots to see. 
    We stayed overlooking the river and enjoyed the peaceful flow of the river past our balcony. Always lots to see.  more »

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