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

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Sue T
Canberra, Australia
A very pleasant morning river cruise

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed yesterday

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Jonny_Onchan
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The river runs from town along the breakwall out to the ocean. Many paddle boards and fishers use the river.

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Part of a holiday package. Good boat and interesting informative commentary. Showed a different side to the area. And the dolphins turned up right on cue!

Thank allann879
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