The Macleay Valley Coast is strategically located mid-way between Brisbane and Sydney, as well as between the regional centres of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast.
The upgrade of the Pacific Highway to dual carriage, completed in 2013, has further improved highway travel times to major centres along the East Coast. The upgrade provides Kempsey with a unique strategic advantage, with the southern and northern interchanges closely located to the main township.
Road access is complemented by the North Coast Rail Corridor, which dissects the town to the west.
Kempsey Airport, located a 10-minute drive west of town, offers a superior facility for charter flights, while regular passenger services are available from Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
The impressive Macleay River is a major feature of the area, both as a historic transport corridor and a place for boating, fishing and other recreational pursuits.