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Port Macquarie's hidden gem. This is a shaded riverbank campsite with a stunning outlook over the saltwater Maria River, running into the Hastings River. 

Warm your toes by the fireplace in the evenings as you gaze at the stars and roast a marshmallow. Grab a drink or two with other campers around the fire-pit, enjoying those mud crabs cooked in the camp kitchen.

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Port Macquarie's hidden gem. This is a shaded riverbank campsite with a stunning outlook over the saltwater Maria River, running into the Hastings River. 

Warm your toes by the fireplace in the evenings as you gaze at the stars and roast a marshmallow. Grab a drink or two with other campers around the fire-pit, enjoying those mud crabs cooked in the camp kitchen.

The property where you will be making camp is a working farm with border collies, 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, too!), to casting a line or launching your boat.

The location is a 12 minute drive to the holiday township of Port Macquarie; known for it’s beautiful beaches, coastal scenery, strawberry picking and koala hospital. 

Pets welcome (on leash). Boat ramp onsite.

Lodging provided
Cabin
14 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

BYO boat and lifejackets. Boat ramp.

Fishing

BYO equipment and bait. Excellent fishing for Jew fish, mud crabs, brim, and flathead. If you boat or drive down to Blackmans P...Read more

Hiking

Not on property. Local national parks in Hastings area, beach front walks.

Paddling

2 Kayaks are available for use. Must replace any damaged or lost items/ores..

Wind sports

Windsurfing and kitesurf in Port srea.

Surfing

BYO board to local beaches.

Swimming

Swim in river at your own risk.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Port Macquarie 'The Hatch' Farmstay in New South Wales.

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Coastal
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Swimming hole
Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Lil

Great relaxing place to stay

Lil B.
recommends this listing.
(0: ONLY DUAL BOOKING W/COTTAGE)
January 27th, 2022

The Hatch Farmstay was so much more than I expected! We stayed for two weeks and Susan and Bernard are great people and are really very approachable and interactive with all their campers. The ability to interact with all the farm animals but mind out for the pigs they bite - big warning given from Susan on our arrival😂😂😂. Being on the river it was so peaceful and the facilities were so well taken care of by Bernard.
Really recommend this stay for anyone of any age and any length of stay

Hipcamper Cait
Cait O.
recommends this listing.
(10: SUNNY RIVER EDGE)
January 26th, 2022

My partner and I stayed at The Hatch in our rooftop tent had had the loveliest time. Our hosts were so accommodating and friendly and there were gorgeous farm animals plodding around the surrounding paddocks. We also borrowed a couple of kayaks and had a fun paddle in the river. Highly recommend! :)

Hipcamper frankie

Something for the whole family

Frankie U.
recommends this listing.
(7: SUNNY CLEARING NEAR BEACH 2)
January 26th, 2022

big sites, quiet, amazing views, super helpful hosts and cuddly animals. we LOVED staying here!

Hipcamper Linda
Linda W.
recommends this listing.
(2: SHADY RIVER NEAR BOAT RAMP)
January 24th, 2022

Convenient location, not far off highway on the banks of the Maria River. Clean amenities and large sites.
Bernard and Susan are wonderful hosts.
Plenty to see, with cows, pigs, chooks and Shetland ponies in the paddocks.
Plenty to do with kayaks, fishing gear and crab pots available.
14 sites well maintained sites spaced along the river

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Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee B.
recommends this listing.
(6: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
January 24th, 2022

Our little family had a great time. It was the perfect spot for all. Our kids loved the animals and the trampoline, and we hardly seen them over the 4 days we were there.
The river was full of fish and decent size, we ended up catching a big whiting and cooked it on the BBQ that night. I can not recommend this place enough, the camp sites were spacious enough, clean, with a flat surface.
Thanks guys for having us. It was a great stay, all 3 kids are exhausted after having a FUN filled holiday. We will be back
Aimee and Luke 🐖☺️🐐🐇🐓🐔🐟🐄🐴

Fresh fish and chips on the fire Chase the owners dog keeping an eye on my sons fishing.
Hipcamper Raajeev

On of the best camp site

Raajeev P.
recommends this listing.
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January 24th, 2022

2nd trip to this camp site and the experiance has raised a level. Already booked in 3rd one.

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Hipcamper Brad

Camping on a river on a farm!

Brad S.
recommends this listing.
(6: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
January 24th, 2022

Beautiful spot on the river and very friendly owners. Being able to interact with the farm animals was a bonus too!
Great facilities super clean toilet and shower setup for campers!
We will be back most definitely!

Hipcamper Sean

Unreal weekend spot

Sean F.
recommends this listing.
(7: SUNNY CLEARING NEAR BEACH 2)
January 23rd, 2022

Great place to pull up the van for a few days. Susan and Bernie are great and make you feel at home. The kids loved the animals and the rides in Susan’s motorbike sidecar. Heaps of shade and easy boat ramp. Toilet kept clean as. Will definitely be back.

Port Macquarie 'The Hatch' Farmstay
Hipcamper Priscilla Hope

Best camping experience we’ve had!

Priscilla Hope K.
recommends this listing.
(2: SHADY RIVER NEAR BOAT RAMP)
January 21st, 2022

Camping along the river was incredible! Best views and we loved all the farm critters sooo much! Was awesome being able to take our pup along too she had so much fun playing with the dogs on the property! Will definitely be returning can not recommend this place enough!

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Property
Port Macquarie Farmstay
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
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