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Lovely big wide river able to be enjoyed from many parts of town

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Reviewed 19 September 2018
Sue T
Canberra, Australia
A very pleasant morning river cruise

Recently on a Saturday morning we were part of a reunion get together and 20 of us chartered a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Forbes, Australia
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Walking along the river until reaching its merging point with the ocean is a lovely walk. Despite the river not having a real WOW effect, it's still lovely and easy on the eye.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Had a nice walk a long the Coastal Walk, But Just did not get the Rock Art. More Graffiti to me, just made no Sense? No Real Meaning? People just Graffiting Rocks with Names ETC

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jimmyWollongong
Reviewed 19 September 2018

How do you review a river? For us it is from the point of view of choosing restaurants that overlook it (like rivermark and the Whalebone) and walking along it (such as out to Settlement Point ferry). We love seeing the birdlife (pelicans and darters)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Recently on a Saturday morning we were part of a reunion get together and 20 of us chartered a ferry for a 2 hour cruise up the Hastings River. The ferry was crewed by a pair of very experienced local guides who showed us many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 536fink
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Nice, quiet, relaxing afternoon/evening. You can catch ferry with your car to cross the steady river and visit North shore (other side) (nothing much there other than local's residence) and spend 30 minutes near the bank of the river and enjoy the sun-set.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Luther07
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Blue...sparkle....inviting...wait, it's winter. Just amazing drive along the river today from break wall to highway... really worth taking in the relaxed views on a warm winters day

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

There is a Chinese Junk boat on the Hasting River that goes takes you out during sunset. Eevery time I am visiting Port Macqaurie for work, The Hasting River always is pretty and is a great relaxing activity to do after work. The views of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fionaberry2017
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Even though I was the only person who doesn't enjoy fishing, the sceneries makes up for any angler angst. It appears that the council is looking after the river and the banks, the sun rise and the setting of the sun all appeared to be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Phoebe_metta
Reviewed 12 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 16 April 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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