Top 9 Things to do in Kempsey, Australia

July 16, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

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.
Restaurants in Kempsey

1. The Slim Dusty Centre

490 Macleay Valley Way | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia +61 2 6562 6533
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

The Slim Dusty Centre

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.

Reviewed By debbieme2017 - Crescent Head, Australia

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!

2. Crescent Head Lookout

Skyline Crescent, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Crescent Head Lookout

Reviewed By maidensmeadows - Kempsey, Australia

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

Lachlan Street, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 6562 1432
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4 based on 18 reviews

Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery

Reviewed By 1TraveltheWorld - Alice Springs, Australia

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. Macleay Valley Coast Visitor Center

62-118 Lachlan St | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia +61 2 6563 1555
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Macleay Valley Coast Visitor Center

Reviewed By V581ZSdonb - Sydney, Australia

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.

5. Macley River Historical Museum

62 Lachlan Street, South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia +61 2 6562 7572
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Macley River Historical Museum

Reviewed By Anita T - Forster, Australia

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.

6. Rudder Park Historical Lookout

12 Lord St, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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4 based on 5 reviews

Rudder Park Historical Lookout

Reviewed By Anita T - Forster, Australia

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.

7. Kempsey Riverside Park

1 Verge St, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kempsey Riverside Park

Reviewed By kpiddy - Brisbane, Australia

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.

8. Kempsey Golf Club

330 Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia +61 2 6562 6291
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4 based on 3 reviews

Kempsey Golf Club

Reviewed By michaelbkolsky - Surprise, Arizona

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.

9. Absolute Therapies

20 Elbow St, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia +61 435 025 260
Absolute Therapies

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