Kempsey Area activities

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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 …

  4. 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,…

  5. Surfaris Surf Camp

    Learn to surf with Surfaris on uncrowded beaches halfway between Sydney and Byron Bay in gorgeous Crescent Head, one of the world’s best surfing destinations. Surfaris has been operating for more than two decades and offers tours for beginn…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…