Kempsey Area activities

  1. 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 littoral rainforest and heathl…

  2. Little Bay Beach

    Little Bay is a secluded beach nestled between granite cliffs, just south of the headland near Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park. Pack your fishing gear for a day at the beach. There’s the option for a leisurely lunch beneath the sha…

  3. 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…

  4. 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 northern precinct of Hat Head …

  5. 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…

  6. Manning Valley River Cruises

    Cruise the beautiful Manning River on "Aboard the Island Explorer" while listening to informative commentary on history and facts. The Island Explorer offers a large undercover, carpeted deck and a forward viewing deck with superior st…

  7. 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…

  8. 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 NSW. Start at historic Overshot…

  9. 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, Carrai National Park protects vast t…

  10. 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…

  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. 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. John's passion has al…

  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. 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 …

  15. 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…

  16. Seabreeze Beach Hotel

    The Seabreeze Beach Hotel, located in the heart of South West Rocks, is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. South West Rocks is a small coastal town located half way between Sydney and Brisbane, 35 kilometres north east of Kempsey and ap…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…