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Port Macquarie's hidden gem! This is a riverbank campsite with a stunning outlook over the saltwater Maria River which runs into Port Macquarie's main Hastings River. 

During your farm stay, pat, feed and cuddle many of the working farm animals including border collies, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats, mini horses, cows, guinea pigs, rabbits, and cats (there is a

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Port Macquarie's hidden gem! This is a riverbank campsite with a stunning outlook over the saltwater Maria River which runs into Port Macquarie's main Hastings River. 

During your farm stay, pat, feed and cuddle many of the working farm animals including border collies, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats, mini horses, cows, guinea pigs, rabbits, and cats (there is always a newborn of some kind!).

Take one of our kayaks out for a paddle, cast a line (BYO rod) or launch your boat from our personal natural boat ramp into the saltwater Maria River, known for catching beaut’ mud crabs and flatheads (if you have a fishing / boating license). We have some bait available to purchase, and paddles and life jackets to borrow.

By night, warm your toes by your own private firepit in the evenings as you gaze at the stars and roast a marshmallow. Alternatively, grab a drink or two with other campers in our communal fire pit and camp kitchen.

An absolute interactive delight for both kids and adults that will leave everyone begging to stay longer!

The holiday township of Port Macquarie is a quick 13-minute drive away, famous for the stunning beaches, coastal scenery, koala hospital and good surf. Local well known 'Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries' is also just around the corner. 

Friendly pets welcome. Boat ramp onsite. BYO gumboots; some of the communal areas are muddy with all the rain. Normal car driving access is fine and sites still grassy (please message us if unsure about your vehicle).

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
15 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
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: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 98%

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Firewood (Large Bag Size)

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Firewood (Large 240L Bin Size)

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2 Dozen Eggs

Fresh laid eggs on the farm.

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Fish Bait - Chicken

Chicken breast available for fish bait.

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Fish Bait - Mullet

Tweed Bait Mullet available for fish bait.

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Fish Bait - Prawns

Tweed Bait Prawns available for fish bait.

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Fish Bait - Squid

Tweed Bait Squid available for purchase to use as fish bait.

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Freshly laid eggs by chickens on the farm.

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Animal Nursery Tour / Feeding

Most late afternoons Susan allows guests to join her for the routine egg coll...Read more

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Camp-Fire Kit

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Half dozen eggs

Freshly laid eggs by chickens on the farm.

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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

Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are available for use. Must replace any damaged or lost items.

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 The Hatch Farm - Camping Farmstay in New South Wales.

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Coastal
Lake
Field
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Swimming hole
Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Aimee-Lyndall

Camping in paradise!

Aimee Lyndall J.
recommends this listing.
(10: SUNNY RIVER EDGE)
September 25th, 2022

My partner, dogs and I loved our stay at The Hatch. The place is incredibly beautiful and the owners and animals made our stay very magical. Thank you so much, we will be back ❤️

Hipcamper Kyran

Riverside family camp

Kyran F.
recommends this listing.
(8: SUNNY CLEARING NEAR BEACH 2)
September 25th, 2022

The location is wonderful, right on the rivers edge. But the highlight for our kids was all the animals. They loved holding the kitten rabbits and feeding the other animals. Thanks Susan, you made our stay very enjoyable

The Hatch Farm - Camping Farmstay
Hipcamper Jason

Camping with animals

Jason C.
recommends this listing.
(2: SHADY RIVER NEAR BOAT RAMP)
September 25th, 2022

Awesome place to take the family on the river access great for boats and fishing off the banks well set up hats off to the owner for a great area

Hipcamper Ashkan
Ashkan K.
recommends this listing.
(9: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
September 25th, 2022

I liked the camping place, it was quite, private and highly equipped with basic amenities like toilet l, bathroom, kitchen, etc.

Hipcamper caitlin
Caitlin G.
recommends this listing.
(4: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
September 22nd, 2022

Such a cool spot and so fun for our pup to stare at the goats for hours! Would love to stay for longer!

Hipcamper Brendhan

Riverside camping, dog friendly

Brendhan R.
recommends this listing.
(4: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
September 19th, 2022

Bernard and Susan were friendly and helpful hosts. The property was ideal for the style of camping we love. Located next to the lovely Maria River which offers fishing (yes we caught fish!) and other riverside activities. Will have to come back to have another crack at catching a mud crab. Toilet and shower were clean and the communal kitchen was fabulous. Make sure you try the farm fresh eggs, the blue ones are my favourite. Plenty of interesting animals on the Farm, and our dogs had a ball! Easy drive into town if you need anything. Would come back without hesitation.

The Hatch Farm - Camping Farmstay
Hipcamper Aimee
Aimee G.
recommends this listing.
(2: SHADY RIVER NEAR BOAT RAMP)
September 18th, 2022

We absolutely loved our stay. It was amazing to see all of the animals, and we had a spectacular view camping right along the river. Plenty of activities and experiences for children and adults alike & extremely friendly and accommodating hosts.
We would definitely recommend a stay at The Hatch Farm.

Hipcamper Kellie
Kellie M.
recommends this listing.
(2: SHADY RIVER NEAR BOAT RAMP)
September 14th, 2022

We loved it here again even though a cooler and wetter climate than our last visit, lucky enough to have gorgeous riverside view to ourselves

Camping right on the riverBeautiful vistasGetting to spend time with furry friends
Hipcamper Neil
Neil C.
recommends this listing.
(4: SHADY RIVER EDGE)
September 10th, 2022

Owner is friendly, plenty of animals and the owner is more than happy for you to feed/pet them.

Farm dogs are very friendly and love a good pat, will come and visit you through the evening too.

Location is great for enjoying the water too. Generous camp ground size

Property
The Hatch Farm, Port Macquarie
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
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