Kempsey Area activities

  1. 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, and those who love a chal…

  2. 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…

  3. South West Rocks Dive Centre

    The South West Rocks Dive Centre is family owned and operated and has been conducting daily charter dives to Fish Rock since 1980. Catering to all levels of experience, friendly staff will ensure your visit to South West Rocks is relaxing a…

  4. Jack Perkins Walking Track

    Jack Perkins walking track is a short walk that boasts some of the best views in Hat Head National Park, only a short drive from Kempsey. Take in spectacular views across the Tasman Sea from Captain Cook’s lookout before stepping out on Jac…

  5. Connors Walking Track

    Tracing the rugged coastline, in northern NSW near Kempsey, this moderately challenging track offers delights all year round. Close to Hungry Gate campground in the southern section of Hat Head National Park, Connors walking track offers fa…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 feeling building a prison in s…

  8. 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,…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 north coast of New South Wales. Here he …

  12. 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 summit. The monument itse…

  13. Limeburners Creek National Park

    Hidden away between Crescent Head and Port Macquarie on the mid north coast, you’ll find this idyllic stretch of pristine coast. Get off the beaten track and enjoy this remote piece of beachside paradise. Discover golden sandy beaches, ama…

  14. Crescent Head Country Club

    Crescent Head Country Club offers a relaxed family atmosphere in a beautiful coastal setting. Enjoy a game of golf whilst watching whales and dolphins frolicking in the water. Or just sit back relax and enjoy the magnificent views across t…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 the granite quarry during…

  17. 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 Information Centre. Displays…

  18. 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 May and July to see southern rig…