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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner 07
Away from the beach, there are plenty of activities for all interests and ages. Action and adventure in high speed boats or 4WD tours, scenic river cruises, and family attractions. Explore the shops and galleries, arts and crafts centres and museums. Whatever your pace, with such a wide range of activities available you’ll find just what you need. 12 Greater PortMacquarie out and about cast away Greater Port Macquarie is a haven for fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Cast off from a pier, a boat, the beach or a riverbank for bream, blackfish, tailor, whiting and flathead. If you're hankering to land a monster from the deep, experienced operators offer a range of fishing charters. Talk to the locals about the best fishing spots and the right gear. kayaking & canoeing An ideal way to explore the Hastings and Camden Haven Rivers, or the tranquil, sheltered waters of Queens Lake. Go with an organised group or there are a number of places available where you can hire your own. 4WD adventure This is your chance for some serious "off road" action. Beach permits and maps showing the range of 4WD only routes through the State Forests, are available from the Visitors Information Centre. Alternatively you can sit back and relax while one of the local experts show you the sights on a full or half-day guided adventure. surfs up Surfing is the most popular past time of the locals, in fact Port Macquarie is home to world champions. A number of specialised surf shops can advise on everything you'll need, and if you've never surfed before, lessons are available. skydiving Set your pulses racing with a tandem skydive. No experience is necessary. Skilled and fully-qualified skydiving operators are based at Port Macquarie airport . cruising The waterways of the region are brought to life daily by experienced boatmen and guides. Dolphin spotting, boom netting, devonshire tea, barbecue and lunch cruises are all on offer or pick up the pace and test your skills on a jet ski. Join an organised cruise, or head out on your own. horse riding Explore the bush on horseback on a trail ride through the rolling hills of the Bellrowan Valley. Daily one and two-hour rides include morning or afternoon tea and a whip cracking demonstration. You can't get more Aussie than that!