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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. 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…

  3. 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 …

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 …

  7. 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…

  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. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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 …

  14. 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 …

  15. 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…

  16. Arakoon National Park

    Arakoon National Park, home to historic Trial Bay Gaol, offers beachside camping, rocky foreshores with great fishing and beaches perfect for whale watching and swimming. The idyllic Arakoon National Park on the NSW mid north coast is home…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. SWR SUP

    Welcome to South West Rocks Stand up Paddle, (SWRSUP). Stand up paddle board hire and tours. They offer a free introductory beach lesson with every hire. You’ll find them on the beautiful waters of Back Creek, South West Rocks, right next…