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  1. 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, is a place of exceptional beauty…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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. 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 …

  7. 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…

  8. Delicate Beach

    South of Crescent Head are the beautiful beaches of the Goolawah Camping Reserve. One of them, Delicate Beach, is very popular with fisherman and nature lovers. This beach has no lifesaving patrols, so it is advised to surf safely and k…

  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 takes its name from a stand of …

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 business district of S…

  13. 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 …

  14. 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…

  15. Double Wharf picnic area

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle for the day, you couldn’t find a more peaceful picnic spot than Double Wharf picnic area. On the banks of Karuah River, it’s a picturesque spot to just sit back and relax – yet there’s also…

  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 introduction to the remote …

  17. Hat Head Bowls Club

    Bowling and recreation club offering two outdoor bowling greens, indoor bowls, pool, darts, comfortable covered outdoor area, air conditioned premises, dining room. They provide ATM, Keno, Tab and areas available for your special functions.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…