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  1. 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…

  2. 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 …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 …

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 …

  17. 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…