Kempsey Area Attractions

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  1. Little Bay to Smoky Cape

    If you’re an adventurous walker, you’ll love the Little Bay to Smoky Cape walk.This 10 kilometre coastal track begins near Little Bay picnic area in Arakoon National Park, near Kempsey on the north coast of...

  2. Arakoon National Park

    Arakoon National Park, home to historic Trial Bay Gaol, offers beachside camping, rocky foreshores with great fishing and beaches perfect for whale watching and swimming.The idyllic Arakoon National Park on...

  3. Killick Beach

    19 kilometres south-east of Kempsey, Killick Beach is bordered by the natural beauty of the Hat Head National Park, starting near the village of Crescent Head in the south the beach extends to Hungry south of the...

  4. Goolawah National Park

    For beach camping near Kempsey and Crescent Head, head to Goolawah National Park. You can go surfing, fishing, birdwatching and even whale watching from the headlands.Come and be captivated by the uncrowded...

  5. Gap Beach Walking Track

    If you’re after a heart-pumping trek, then grab your hiking boots and head for Gap Beach walking track, in Hat Head National Park. Near South West Rocks, it’s a great walk for experienced bushwalkers, birdwatchers,...

  6. Scott Jackson Artworks

    Artists' Studio and Gallery in a bush setting displaying paintings, prints and cards by Australian Artist Scott Jackson.Scott Jackson is an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the mid...

  7. Smoky Cape Walking Track

    Experience one of the largest remnants of unique littoral rainforest on the NSW coast on this moderately challenging hike. Smoky Cape walking track forms part of the longer Little Bay to Smoky Cape walk in the...

  8. Bridle trail

    Retrace history along an easy walking track, Bridle trail, near Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park, five kilometres east of South West Rocks.  In days gone by, horses would haul the massive steam crane used in...

  9. Cedar Park Picnic Area

    Cedar Park picnic area offers an ideal base for exploring Ngambaa Nature Reserve, with picnic facilities and a walking track close to Kempsey.Cedar Park picnic area sits on the banks of Stockyard Creek, and...

  10. Hat Head National Park

    Hat Head National Park on the mid-north coast of NSW near South West Rocks is a natural paradise. Explore the lighthouse, camp by the beach and go fishing and swimming.Hat Head National Park, near Kempsey,...

  11. Carrai National Park

    Carrai National Park is located on a granite plateau off the North Coast of New South Wales, offering bushwalking, mountain biking, 4WD touring and camping for self-reliant campers.Inland from Kempsey,...

  12. Kempsey Museum

    Kempsey Museum features the history of the Macleay Valley from before white settlement to the present day, including a pioneer cottage furnished using historical items. Set in South Kempsey Park, next to Visitor...

  13. Smoky Cape Lighthouse

    Standing high on a narrow headland, Smoky Cape Lighthouse is surrounded by the stunning coastal scenery of Hat Head National Park. The lighthouse itself is as beautiful as the views – check out its winding staircase...

  14. Powder Magazine walking track

    Powder Magazine track is an excellent short walk to the historic powder magazines on the headland at Arakoon National Park on the North Coast.  Only one of the constructions still stands, but you can still admire the...

  15. John Barton Photography

    John Barton's photo gallery has limited edition photos for sale of the Mid North Coast, other areas of Australia and overseas. The photographs change regularly so that you have new subjects to look at in the gallery....

  16. Kinchela Trig Lookout Walk

    This short track leads gently uphill to reveal spectacular views of coastal estuaries and mountain hinterland, on the North Coast of NSW, south of Nambucca Heads. Not far from Hungry Gate campground, it’s a great...

  17. Captain Cook's lookout

    For a scenic treat, make your way to Captain Cook’s lookout at the base of Smoky Cape lighthouse. Pause to feel the salty breeze as you gaze out over the Tasman Sea and Hat Head National Park.Visit between...

  18. Little Bay picnic area

    With covered picnic areas, space for games and a little creek meandering through it, the Little Bay picnic area is a pretty spot for families to relax.You’ll find the perfect place to unroll your picnic...

  19. Monument Hill Walking Track

    If you take a walk along the Monument Hill walking track, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of casuarinas in the heathlands, spectacular coastal views, and the fresh sea breeze upon your cheeks as you approach the...

  20. Ngambaa Nature Reserve

    Ngambaa Nature Reserve offers a retreat for animals and people alike, with areas of old-growth forest perfect for car touring, bushwalking, birdwatching, a family picnic and barbecue.Of shared significance...

  21. Trial Bay Gaol

    Step back in time on a guided tour of Trial Bay Gaol, soaking up the history and the amazing coastal views that surround it.The gaol opened in 1886, after 13 years of construction. It must have been a strange...

  22. Green Island Walking Track

    An energising, medium level walk to delight both birdwatchers and wildflower enthusiasts. Green Island walking track leads through woodland and heath to a lookout with brilliant views to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in the...

  23. Korogoro Walking Track

    Panoramic coastal views are only one of the attractions on this moderate track, encircling the headland at Hat Head. Korogoro walking track, on the easternmost tip of Hat Head National Park, winds through rare...

  24. The Slim Dusty Centre

    Visit this innovative museum dedicated to Australia's iconic legend Slim Dusty, and experience a wealth of music history and Australian culture and art. Slim's dream was to provide a venue for music and cultural...

  25. Horseshoe Bay Beach

    South West Rocks has a beautiful little beach surrounded by towering pines. This sheltered area is very popular with families wanting to swim. Horseshoe Bay Beach is close to rewarding fishing spots and central to the...

  26. Banyandah Studio

    Situated less than 15 minutes from Crescent Head, Banyandah Studio offers beautiful surroundings including a working Alpaca Farm and fruits in season.The ancient form of Encaustic Art using beeswax as paints...

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