discover our waterways
Greater Port Macquarie offers wonderful inland waterways with the Hastings, Maria, Wilson and Camden Haven Rivers, Lake Cathie and three lakes at Laurieton - Stingray Creek, Queens Lake and Watson Taylor Lake. Activities are only limited by your imagination, with a great choice of professional river and ocean cruise specialists where you can take in the scenery, watch the dolphins play or be taken to where the fish are guaranteed to be biting.
Avid anglers will be in paradise as they hunt their favourite species from one of the many fishing spots along the rivers, lakes, beaches, and breakwalls. Local fishing and boating centres scattered around the area are always happy to give a few tips about what's biting, as well as being able to cater to all your bait and tackle needs.
Beach fishing is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Rocky Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Rainbow Beach and Grants Beach are all popular spots. If you want somewhere to get your 4WD dirty, try North Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Rainbow Beach, Grants Beach or Dunbogan Beach all of which have a 4WD entrance. A licence is required for recreational fishing (service.nsw.gov.au) and you also require a permit to drive on the approved 4WD beaches. Beach driving permits are available from the Visitor Information Centre located at the Glasshouse, Cnr of Clarence & Hay Streets.
For more information about beaches, please see the At the Beach page. To find out more about Whale Watching, visit our Whale Watching page.
Get out on the Hastings River in Port Macquarie on one of three fantastic boats operated by The Cruise Terminal. Port Venture Cruises supply a number of different experiences including a historic river cruise or a fun boom net ride at twilight, or the ‘must do’ lunch BBQ cruise. Their boat, t...
Address: 77 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 02 6583 3721
Operate three cruise boats across a broad range of water activities, including a variety of eco river cruises, seasonal whale watching from May to November, coastal reef fishing and fast fun RIB adventure rides along our pristine coastline. Cruise Adventures have the only passenger vessels capabl...
Address: River end of Short Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 1300 555 890 or 0414 897 444
For an unforgettable thrilling ocean and whale watching experience get on board Wave Rider. Their newest 18 passenger 900 horsepower super boat will have you surfing the waves or cruising up and down Port Macquarie’s remarkable coastline or speeding along the stunning Hastings River. Wave Rider...
Address: Corner of Town Green & Short Street, Port Macquarie
Phone: 0419 620 765
Port Macquarie Fishing Charters
Your charter fare includes quality rods and overhead reels, all bait and tackle, food and drinks, expert help and advice, onboard toilet, catch cleaned, iced and packed, free parking, free pick up and return.
Address: Town Green Boardwalk, next to Fishermans Co-op, Town Wharf, Port Macquarie
Phone: 0416 240 877