Discover the best top things to do in Kempsey, Australia including The Slim Dusty Centre, Crescent Head Lookout, Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery, Macleay Valley Coast Visitor Center, Macley River Historical Museum, Rudder Park Historical Lookout, Kempsey Riverside Park, Kempsey Golf Club, Absolute Therapies.
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4.5 based on 78 reviews
The Slim Dusty Centre, in Slim's hometown of Kempsey, is a multi purpose cultural facility. The Museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family's own extensive archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all over the world. Visually rich, astonshingly varied, the display provides a look into Slim's first steps into show business. The early years of adventures with Joy, family and their mates, touring the towns and villages of Australia's Outback showcasing Old Purple with Slim and Joy's last touring caravan. Be sure to try our specially formulated "Homewood" blend of cofee and delcious treats from Dusty's Dinner Camp Cafe open daily 9.30am - 3pm.
Along the M1 Pacific Highway North Coast Area take the Kempsey turn off and be surprised by the Slim Dusty Centre. A beautiful building that surprises you from the moment you walk inside, beautiful café food and friendly helpful staff and local volunteers able to direct you easily through the many areas of the centre. Kempsey was not happy with the initial plans to build such a place and the money and time it took to complete was lots and lengthy but the end result is a timeless museum to a legend that was from Nulla Nulla west of Kempsey and lived a happy life of travelling and singing. Do call in!
4.5 based on 47 reviews
crescent head country club was the choice for birthday celebrations with kids and adults, the food was very hot and well presented, reasonably priced, with a buffet for vegetables and salads, so as much or little you could help yourself too, the Friday night we were there it was raffle night, so early to find a seat as the club was packed out in all the rooms, they also had a well stocked bar and games areas with televisions for 3 or more sports to watch and a pool table, kids play area, loos were nice and clean, parking a little tight but when you know were to go its ok
4 based on 18 reviews
The Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery is actually housed within a part of the visitor information centre.
It is only a small gallery, but focuses on both established and emerging aboriginal artists in the Dunghutti region and also within the Mid North Coast area.
There are no photographs permitted within the gallery to protect the artists against publication and or copying of images.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
The staff at the Macleay Valley Coast Visitor's Centre are extremely knowledgeable about their area and very helpful indeed. They gave us a route back to Port Macquarie that avoided the Pacific Highway ( its duplication is currently under construction, so not the speediest or most relaxing of routes) and provided a wonderful run along the Macleay River.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
We decided to visit the Macleay River Historical museum while visiting Kempsey recently. Entry is just $4 per adult and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
There are so many interesting items on display that cover such areas as the fishing industry, sport, Aboriginals in the area with a great display of stone spear heads. The timber industry is really well represented. There is this awesome model timber mill which actually works. The dairy industry and agricultural history of the valley are also well displayed as is the early way of life with a complete little cottage out the back fully furnished with items of the early days.
This is a great museum with lots of interesting things to keep everyone entertained. My husband loved the really ols Leyland truck which is still in good condition. There is also a great historical reference section with lots of books on the history of the region.
4 based on 5 reviews
Rudder Park Lookout is located on the hill overlooking Kempsey, just South of the traffic bridge over the Macleay River. The views are spectacular and there is a directional marker which shows you the distances to the main geographic points of interest.
There is a well on top of the hill and a historical marker where EW Rudder, founder of Kempsey erected hi house in 1895. There is an information board describing how Rudder first came to settle in the area which is really interesting. Rudder Park was created in 1956 by the Apex Club of Kempsey.
Great place to take a photo of the Macleay Valley, have a picnic or just stretch your legs.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
If you are looking for a nice quiet park close to the town centre with car parking and a childrens playground, head on down to Riverside Park. We enjoyed the walk along the Macleay River, passed the RSL Club following the Maritime Heritage Trail to Riverside Park. The childrens playground is nicely positioned under shady trees, plenty of space for a picnic and park benches by the path overlooking the river.
The Maritime Heritage Trail is a collection of historical photographs and details life in the region in the mid-late 1800s and early 1900s, it's well worth a look.
4 based on 3 reviews
The president was very friendly and the twi-light rate was terrific. The course needs work. especially in the rough. Basically there are fairways and the rest of the course is very rough.
challenging layout, a few bunkers and gully's to carry.
The one strong negative was the fly's, that were everywhere, the one strong positive was playing among Kangarooswhich were everywhere.
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