Welcome to the Macleay Valley -
The seaside village of Crescent Head is a famous surfing beach; take the short 15 min drive to Crescent head where the golf course is situated on the headland. There are a few beaches along the dirt road out to Point Plommer -
Surrounded by national park the sleepy village of Hat Head is a leisurely 20min drive. This spot is great for the kids to swim or snorkel in the turquoise tidal inlet. The area is also known for its great fishing too.
South West Rocks, the entrance to the Macleay river and historic Trial Bay Goal & Smokey Cape Lighthouse is a scenic 30min drive along the Macleay river, passing the villages of Gladstone & Smithtown home to Nestlé’s Milo factory. Or travel north from Kempsey through Frederickton and treat yourself to a world famous Freddo’s Pie.
Take a Scenic drive along the Macleay River heading west towards Armidale. There are magnificent natural waterholes great for cooling off and scenic picnic spots. The Slim Dusty Way winds through the historic country villages of Willawarrin & Bellbrook. You can walk around the homestead of Slim Dusty at NullaNulla. The mighty Macleay river also has an abundance of fish. Up in the fresh waters is the iconic Bass or down in the salt waters bream, flathead, blackfish.
Kempsey is the birth place of a few famous Australians & icons;
King Gee clothing,
Thomas Keneally author,
Jolene Anderson actress,
Joe Robertson singer, &
Greg Ingliss footballer.
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