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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.
10 Vehicle/Tent sites
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in New South Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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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1166 Ratings · 572 reviews
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Melanie C.recommends
May 5, 2024
4: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Great little spot! Extremely peaceful, dog friendly, and good amenities all close to Port Macquarie.
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Emma P.recommends
May 3, 2024
2: BOAT RAMP
I loved camping on Bernard and Susan’s farm by the water. Bernard was accomodating and I got to meet so many farm animals. Grabbed some fresh farm eggs and had them for breakfast! I recommend, especially for those who enjoy fishing.
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Matt C.recommends
April 27, 2024
6: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Perfect Hipcamp for our young fam!
The Hatch is a true Gem. We absolutely LOVED our time at Susan’s place. Susan was warm and welcoming, and had our pre ordered fire wood ready for us when we arrived for a 3 night stay. Brilliant facilities, and just a perfect spot on the river. Our little one LOVED the daily animal feeding and jumping on the trampoline with mum. Highly recommended and can’t wait for a return visit.
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Courtney H.recommends
April 23, 2024
5: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Getaway with everything at your fin
What a great stay!! Loved the river access, animals, swings, trampoline and campsite. The rock fire place at each site set the vibe perfectly. Even with a little rain our site (site 6) remained free of water collections and we were able to park our boat on the river in front of camp. Hot water showers was a luxury and sink to wash up dishes was super convenient! 15 minutes to Port Macquarie, 5 minutes from major service station with all the fast foods, 2 minutes from Ricardo's Tomato's (which has strawberry picking and a cute cafe). Highly recommend for families. Our toddler had a blast, which meant mum and dad had an awesome time too!
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Shaun R.recommends
April 22, 2024
7: SUNNY CLEARING NEAR BEACH 2
Very helpful and generous hosts. Great spot, plenty of things to see and do for the kids. The fishing and crabbing was successful.
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Jessie L.recommends
April 20, 2024
4: SHADY RIVER EDGE
Farm stay - amazing
Amazing place!! We were just passing through on a trip to qld and had the privilege of staying. This is better than staying at a holiday park or just an camping ground. If we come back to Port Mac we will definitely stay here again. Highly recommend for families
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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: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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