Beaches and Waterways

Beaches and Waterways in Port Macquarie, NSW

Whatever the way you wish to enjoy a day out on, across and even beneath the water wonderlands of Port Macquarie - its rivers, estuaries, beaches, surf and open ocean - excellent facilities are at your command. There are action sports to get the adrenalin pumping, relaxing scenic cruises, dolphin and whale watching and learn-to-surf for adults and kids.



Soul Surfing is dedicated not to mere technicalities but to nurturing your surf experience to maximum enjoyment and safety. All equipment included, refreshments for everyone; personal service in smaller or private classes sees you catch more waves. Half and full day surf tours and safaris for experienced riders tailored to demand. Dynamic school holiday programs; birthday parties. Lessons in Port Macquarie and Bonny Hills.
Tel: freecall 1800 787 353

Port Macquarie Surf School offers all equipment for daily, group or private lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. Courtesy bus available. Board hire and sales.
Tel: 6585 5453



Kayak Tours offers healthy exercise along with the chance to enjoy nature as you go. Centrally based at the launching ramp near Country Comfort Motel, Port Macquarie - scenic 2-hour river and mangroves tour, with fruit on North Shore beach; 4-hour freshwater rapids tour; kayak surfing available.
Tel: 6584 1039. - Kris Isherwood 0401 392 613. - Mark Harrison 0409 776 566.



What's your wish in the great outdoors? The glorious bush hinterland and coast is your playground in the company of the knowledgeable, professional guides of Edge Experience, Port Macquarie's outdoor adventure specialist. Choose abseiling, mountain biking, kayaking or freshwater fishing.

Beginner abseiling or exhilarating 54m slopes with lunch at Jollynose Summit and stunning views. Biking amid acres of national parklands and wildflower reserves for all levels from leisurely scenic tours to testing slopes. Wheels, wine and dine terminates with a local produce feast at Bago Vineyards. Freshwater fishing in picturesque river systems. Kayaking in flora and fauna reserves, bird-spotting, Aboriginal lore.
Bike hire/delivery service.
Biking tours from $65 incl.
4WD transfers.
Tel: 0427 324 009

Aquatic Blue Charters offers 7-day jet ski hire fully supervised in Port's 8.25ha ski park. Conveniently located base at the river end of Short Street in the Port Macquarie CBD. Yamaha 3-seater 110hp 4-stroke skis, no licence required, no age limit for passengers.
Blue & yellow floating office at berth 15, Town Wharf.
Tel: 6583 8811



Jordan's Boating Centre hires canopy covered fishing boats for long days in the sun, with directions to the best spots from experienced local fishermen. Also: barbecue pontoon boats with comfy upholstered seating and enclosed W.C. Expert instructors for sailing, sailboarding and sea kayaks.

Located close to Port Panthers/Settlement City on the Hastings River.
Tel: 6583 1005 for bookings, information; a/hours 6583 8535.

Settlement Point Boatshed, at the river's tip on Settlement Point Road, hires fishing boats, canopy runabouts, half-cabins, skipper boats, picnic & barbecue boats powered by reliable Yamaha motors. Hourly, half-day or full day rates, from $25; fuel and life jackets included. Reel, tackle and bait shop; ice and cold drinks; EFTPOS. Canoe hire from $6.
Adjacent to Settlement Point Ferry; open from 6am daily.
Tel: Garry or Susan Searle on 6583 6300 - 0418 669969.

Port Macquarie Deep Sea Fishing on the 40ft Randel Ocean Star puts you into the expert hands of Port's most experienced charter operator, the vessel equipped with superb electronics, comfy seating and private toilet. Quality rod, reel, bait, food and drinks supplied; free pick-up and return. Your catch of snapper, marlin, dolphin fish, pearl perch, kingfish or jewfish is cleaned, iced and packed.
Located adjacent to the Fisherman's Coop at Town Wharf.
Tel: John on 6584 6965 or 0416 240 877.

Castaway Estuary Charters offers estuary lure-casting charters on the Hastings and surrounding rivers on board its 5m Quintrex Hornet Trophy with a qualified skipper, and quality rods, reels and lures provided. Catering for beginners including children through to tournament anglers. No fishing licence required: boat has licence coverage. Enjoy the adventure of landing bream, flathead, whiting, jewfish or bass. We encourage catch and release but will prepare one or two fish for eating.

Contact Mark or Paul at Port Marina Bait & Tackle at the marina on Park Street, Port Macquarie.
Tel: 6583 1111
Mobile: 0429 234 345;