Kempsey Area activities

  1. Riverside Tavern

    The Riverside Tavern is about 10 years old, set on the banks of the Macleay River. It has a large bistro and bar with both inside and outside children's play areas, as well as poker machines and Keno. They cater to parties and weddings and …

  2. 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 to the Aboriginal Dunghutti, Nga…

  3. Fish Rock Dive Centre

    Fish Rock Cave is their best known and most popular dive site but the cave is just the beginning of the great diving around South West Rocks. The surrounds of Fish Rock offer some spectacular dives and opportunities to view the abundant mar…

  4. Collombatti Lookout

    Collombatti Lookout offers 360 degrees views of the Macleay Valley Coast, on a clear day see from Mt Yarrahapinni to Crescent Head along the coast. There are also views of Kempsey to the south and Bellbrook's Andersons Sugarloaf Mountain t…

  5. South West Rocks Country Club

    As the name suggests South West Rocks Country Club is located in the seaside town of South West Rocks. Featuring multiple dining options, modern function facilities, an 18-hole challenging golf course, four synthetic tennis courts, bottle s…

  6. 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 is demonstrated on site. Also,…

  7. 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 village of Hat Head. T…

  8. Willawarrin Hotel

    A country hotel in country surroundings. This is the third hotel to be built in the village. The Willawarrin Hotel dates from 1926 and the first publican was John O'Neill. The bistro is open Thursday to Sunday where one can enjoy some coun…

  9. Rawspice Boutique

    Rawspice Boutique offers a unique fashion experience that utilises tailor-made service to ensure each customer leaves feeling satisfied and valued. They pride themselves on supplying chic and, wherever possible, Australian-owned labels. He…

  10. Manning River Hotel

    The Manning River Hotel was built in the late 1950's and has been a regular drop in spot for locals and visitors staying in the surrounding motels. The Manning River Hotel is a family friendly hotel and is home to newly renovated Channels f…

  11. 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 opportunities for all Austra…

  12. 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 work of early Australia…

  13. Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park

    Wigay Aboriginal Cultural Park in Kempsey provides a unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginal culture and learn about traditional foods, all within a natural parkland setting. Wander through the 2.75 hectare park at your own pac…

  14. 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 and octagonal tower. Bu…

  15. 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 blanket under a coastal wattle or f…

  16. Yarrahapinni Studio Gallery

    Pamela Houghton Jones is a design artist, producing contemporary hand-worked textile art panels, lino prints, and works on paper. Inspired by the outback and local scenes - the colours and textures reflect the natural landscapes and native…

  17. 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 beaches and pristine headlands …

  18. Big Hill Rainforest Walking Track

    Starting at the picnic area by the beach, this short loop trail winds around the top of the headland, providing sweeping views of the pristine coastline and rocky shores below. Find a spot on the headland to sit and take in the untouched b…