Crescent Head

Surfing is the big drawcard of Crescent Head, particularly for long-board riders. On the mid North Coast of NSW, it’s home to one of the best right-hand point breaks in the world, and the easy-going town is one of the hottest spots of international surfing. The Malibu Classic is held every May.

Hire a Malibu board in town and enjoy superb surfing beaches north and south of Crescent Head, including Main Beach, Back Beach, Killick Beach, Goolawah Reserve Beach, Big Hill, Delicate Nobby and Racecourse Beach. Check out the beach that suits your experience before entering the surf.

Crescent Head, Macleay Valley Coast - Kempsey Area - North Coast

You can learn to surf or brush up your skills with Surfaris, which has a surf camp. Other things to do around Crescent Head include bushwalking, swimming and fishing in Hat Head National Park, Goolawah National Park and Limeburners Creek National Park. On the Big Hill Rainforest walking track you can spot koalas and from a headland marvel at whales during their annual migration.

For golfers, the Crescent Head Country Club’s six-hole course offers marvellous views of the ocean where humpbacks swim between May and November. Accommodation options in Crescent Head include resorts, motels, holiday houses, holiday parks and campgrounds. In the Kempsey region, the town is a short drive from Kempsey and South West Rocks and less than five hours’ north of Sydney.


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  1. Lloyd Spiegel Kempsey

    Sunday 01 July 2018 , Kempsey

    Lloyd Spiegel releases ‘Backroads’. Australian acoustic blues mastermind Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his eighth album ‘Backroads’ and is touring to back it up. Backroads is a hard-edged, brutally honest account o…

    01 Jul
  2. Slim Dusty Festival

    Monday 15 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Kempsey

    Fun and Friendly Country Music Festival for all ages in October with camping on site - choose powered and unpowered sites. Their great bus tour this year will be to Slim Dusty's childhood homestead and The Pub with No Beer with morning tea …

    15 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. Crescent Head Rugby Sevens

    Saturday 02 February 2019 , Crescent Head

    Crescent Head Rugby Sevens is one of the most prestigious rugby sevens tournaments held in the NSW Country, with over AUD16,000 prize money on offer. There are Mens and Womens divisions. All teams must be an ARU registered club or ARU reco…

    02 Feb