Stephen Keir

My family moved here in 1974, which means we have been living in the area now for 39 years. That’s long enough to know the best places to visit and my top three spots to see while you’re here are Crescent Head, Trial Bay Gaol and Kempsey.

Of course, you can’t go past any of the beaches in the area. They’re some of Australia’s best. My other passions are my business, Akubra Hats, and also I love my horse racing and golf. If you’re in the area in November, and you’re looking for a fun day out then don’t miss the ultimate racing event on our calendar, the Kempsey Cup horse races.

The lifestyle here is extremely attractive. The Macleay offers a terrific life-work balance and is a brilliant place to live and do business. There is plenty to do, and the community has such a caring nature. With Sydney now only a few hours’ drive away or half an hour by plane, it makes the Macleay Valley a very accessible location to live, work and play.



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