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Hastings River

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Beautiful river with many places to hire boats or eat. I highly recommend having oysters at The Big... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Francisco
Smooth as glass

This river is lovely to sit and watch the bird life and people passing by. There are great boat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
cey c
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful river with many places to hire boats or eat. I highly recommend having oysters at The Big Oyster. This place is not to be missed.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This river is lovely to sit and watch the bird life and people passing by. There are great boat trips, kayaking, whale watching any water sport it is catered for. Take the Breakwall walk it is a must do as it follows the river to...More

Thank cey c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were cruising in a Chinese junk. I had expected to see more wildlife. The cruise was named Eco tour on the Hastings river.

Thank Yvonne E
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

Thank K3ntishmaid
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank BarhamTilly
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank Owl700
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 30 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...More

1  Thank lovesweets2
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