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Address: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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A beautiful destination

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
amanda f
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 flow strongly out to sea. At other times, the flow is in or out due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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!

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Thank JIllian S
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 Pelican Island (check google map). You can only go there on high tide in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We really enjoy our visit of port Macquarie over Christmas. Morning and evening walks along river is very enjoyable. Fishing is good too. Towards the town beach along the river there are a display of all sorts of art on the large stones. It brings shark and mastery to your walk. Every time you note something new and admire drawings.

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Healesville, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Long Rd to drive & very boring ... The whole river side looked gross nothing special to look at really

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely easy and pleasant place to go for a run or whatever, wide paved paths, great views and a cool breeze.

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Thank Wallarah
Redlands, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The water of river is not clear like I expected but we, human, love to be near water. In good weather it is pretty and relaxing. We saw spectacular thunders and lightnings - but be aware this area is known for hails as big as baseball size! I heard some people were struck by lightning too!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It worth spending time to discover this spot a bit of the beaten track no regrect great at sunrise or sunset.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

it was $17 each and worth the money. It was a pleasant evening and Sean the crew driver is very funny and made us laugh. My friend Linda and I bought our own wine -just one glass each and we enjoyed it a lot.I think it is people who made the difference.

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