North Shore

The unique northern shore of the Hastings is serviced by two car ferries linking the north side to Port Macquarie’s CBD. The ferries provide access to North Shore (near the Settlement Point Ferry), Riverside (the Hibbard Ferry community), Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, North Beach and the north breakwall, Coal Wharf Reserve, the Corilla community, plus Crescent Head and Point Plomer via the Maria River Road (gravel road).
North Shore beach sweeps to the south-southwest for 13 km to Pelican Point, the northern entrance wall for the Hastings River mouth at Port Macquarie. The beach can be accessed by car at Queens Head where a car park and picnic area, with the head providing an excellent view south along the beach. The southern end including the isolated North Shore subdivision can be reached on a sealed road from the Settlement Point Ferry. An alternative route to Crescent Head is via the gravel Maria River road.
  • Suburb:North Shore
  • Postcode:2444
  • Population:385 (2018)
  • Municipality:Port Macquarie Hastings Council