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The Hatch Farm - Port Macquarie

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· The Hatch, New South Wales
150 acres hosted by Bernard & Susan J.
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Welcome to Port Macquarie's 'The Hatch Farm'; a pet friendly, interactive animal and fishing farm stay! A 150-acre working farm with a stunning outlook over the saltwater Maria River (with a rustic boat ramp and waterway running into the Hastings River). Located on the Mid North Coast NSW, 4kms off the Pacific Highway, and a quick 13/15-minute drive to the holiday township of Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie is known for its beautiful beaches, coastal scenery and walks, koala hospital, and local strawberry and tomato picking. Bernard and Susan are custodians of the farm, primarily using the land for poultry (egg), pig, and goat farming. They are transitioning to an off-grid and eco-friendly lifestyle for their retirement. The Hatch Farm is home to many animals, most of whom are rescues - including border collies, cavalier king charles spaniels, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats, miniature horses, cows, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. There is plenty to do and see around the farm from complete relaxation, interacting with the friendly animals (there is usually a variety of babies to cuddle!), to casting a line or launching your boat from the rustic boat ramp. Friendly pets welcome.
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1175 Ratings · 578 reviews
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M A D I S O N R.recommends
June 30, 2024
2: BOAT RAMP
We had a great time at Bernard and Susan’s spot. We booked just a few hours before arriving and had no issues with the last minute booking. The spot was just what we needed, plenty of space to park our truck, toilets, hot showers and the river view as an added bonus. Molly and Chloe (farm dogs) were so sweet and kept us company while we enjoyed a relaxing morning next to the river. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
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Kim H.recommends
June 27, 2024
4: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Stunning location
Beautiful camping spot! Bernard and Susan were excellent hosts. Fresh eggs were tasty. Easy to find.
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Riley C.recommends
June 23, 2024
4: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Camping with animals
Amazing campsite and amazing activities. Highly recommend
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Samii G.recommends
June 12, 2024
4: SHADY RIVER EDGE
We recently spent a few days camping by the river and it was an unforgettable experience! The location was absolutely stunning, with breathtaking views of the river that made for perfect mornings and evenings. One of the highlights was feeding the animals – it added such a charming and interactive element to our stay. Susan and Bernard were incredibly friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Their warm hospitality and helpfulness made us feel right at home. Highly recommend this spot for anyone looking to connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful, scenic retreat
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Tyson A.recommends
June 10, 2024
8: SUNNY CLEARING NEAR BEACH 2
Fishing, Animals, Kayaking 10/10
Hosts were very accommodating and friendly. Happy to show you around and explain everything thats happening around the farm. Would definitely return. Amazing spot on the river. Toilets/showers were good. Kayaking around the island across the river was great. All the animals were great to see.
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Sean H.recommends
June 9, 2024
2: BOAT RAMP
Camping location on the river was perfect. Green grass, room for caravans, fires and fishing as you please. Susan is a good host, very communicative regarding the farm with access to see and feed all the animals. We will be back.
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The Hatch, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Biripi First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bernard & Susan J.

Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
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