Top Walking Trails of the Macleay Valley Coast


There’s more to the Macleay Valley Coast than breathtaking beaches and world-class waves.

Pack a picnic, get back to nature and explore our diverse national parks on one of these fantastic walking trails.

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There is the iconic point break at Crescent Head and one of the world’s best cave dives off South West Rocks. Camping in the national parks is popular, too.

Kayaking on the Macleay River is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty of both the hinterland and the coast. The meandering waterway flows through the valley and into the sea at South West Rocks. Bring your fishing rod and cast a line for freshwater fish upstream or estuary fish.


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South West Rocks, inside the cell of Trial Bay Gaol

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Crescent Head

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Hat Head

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Official video for the Macleay Valley Coast. Destination Macleay includes the towns of Kempsey, Crescent Head, Hat Head, South West Rocks, Gladstone, Frederickton and Bellbrook and offers a coast and country experience.

Where To Camp

The Macleay Valley welcomes visitors to our beautiful area. From beachfront and creekside caravan parks to the space and tranquillity of one of our National Parks and Reserves to the picturesque hinterland, you’ll find a range of camping options in the Macleay Valley Coast.

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