Flanked by some of NSW best National Parks and boasting an array of amazing camping locations, the Mighty Macleay Valley Coast tells stories of a time long past. Rich in Indigenous heritage, the town of Kempsey is also home to the Slim Dusty Centre, Australia’s country music legend.
The adventurous will find their way from the North Shore of Port Macquarie and make their way along the beach to one of our favourite camping areas Point Plomer located in the Limeburners Creek National Park. Continue North along the Pacific Coast past several remarkable camping, surfing and fishing locations to the National Surfing Reserve of Crescent Head where you can hang ten toes with the locals. Take time to stop at the bakery for a pie or sausage roll.
From the hinterland to the sea, kayaking on the river is a marvelous way to soak up the natural beauty of the region on the mid NSW North Coast. Fishing is popular too, whether casting a line upstream or in the Macleay estuary or from beaches and rocks in the seaside national parks.
South West Rocks at the mouth of the Macleay River is also an easy-going seaside town with stunning beaches. Two kilometers off South West Rocks is Fish Rock Cave, one of the best cave dives in the world and a haven for endangered grey nurse sharks. Don’t miss your chance to wander through the ruins of Trial Bay Gaol in the Arakoon National Park