Nature in Kempsey
Kempsey is a historic river town close to national parks and majestic beaches. Kempsey is a convenient place for an overnight stop for anyone driving between Sydney and the North Coast.
Kempsey is an historic river town that's close to national parks and beautiful beaches. Situated on the wide Macleay River, Kempsey is midway between Sydney and the Queensland border making it a popular location to break your journey. The town has a number of historic buildings to admire - visit the Val Melville Centre to find out more about historic Kempsey. The centre was designed by acclaimed Australian architect, Glenn Murcutt, and houses the visitor information centre as well as the Macleay River Historical Society Museum and Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery.
Nearby are several easy drives to enjoy such as the detour from Kempsey to Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks which is highly recommended. The village of Gladstone, 15 km north-east of Kempsey, is a historic precinct with great character. Among its notable buildings is the Gladstone Hotel, which claims to have the best beer on the Macleay River. The Gladstone Court House and Police Station are heritage-listed.
Friday 26 December to
Friday 26 December 2014
Hat Head Trig Marathon
The Hat Head Trig Marathon is held
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Sunday 22 February to
Sunday 13 December 2015
Funkya at Unkya is a grass roots bi
The Home Ground Cricket Tour
The Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour is a summer celebration of cricket and community that will travel through New South Wales in the lead up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Stopping at 27 towns along the way, this roadshow of cricket themed entertainment is not to be missed, so join the fun as the Home Ground Cricket Tour rolls into a town near you!
Fresh produce at roadside stall near Kempsey. Image Don Fuchs
Esther Quinlin's 'Lillipilly' at the Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery
Roadside picnic near Kempsey. Image Don Fuchs