Port Macquarie is another seaside town that has man made Canal Estates for residential living. This kind of real estate is not cheap, it is top of the range prices, for every home in the estate has its own mooring and small beach. It is resort style living.
You can drive in and around the estate viewing the large expensive homes often hidden by a high wall, or the best view is from the waterfront.
You may need over $1 million dollars to buy a house in one of these estates.
This is a link [below] to a Million $ house for sale in the canal estate at the moment. Have a look at what you get for your money!
On our return ferry trip from Timbertown the ferrymaster took us into the canals of Port Macquarie to see the luxury homes. The homes were large and beautiful, most having a jetty for the family runabout or luxury boat. It was a nice gesture as the canal tour was not on the itinery.
A walk along the riverfront near the river mouth you will see the rock seawall which has been very colourfully decorated by potential artists and graffitti talents. An amusing distraction from the beauty of the Hastings River. Having this area for graffiti expression helps restrict damage to the town buildings.